Today I’m reviewing a product that really isn’t like anything I’ve tried before. Whenever any product surprises me, I feel I must write about it – after all, if it’s unique, it deserves a mention!
I picked up the M Pink 355 shade from the Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimitied Supreme Matte Lipstick collection. I got it because the shade seemed interesting and the promise of a matte finish was quite alluring. I really love matte lipsticks for their versatility – they are suitable for office-wear, a simple day out and even special evenings and parties. So you can see why I gravitated towards this product though on using it I realized that it was something different from what I was expecting.
This lipstick gives you the most intense matte finish you could ever imagine. Its texture is somewhat like dry butter – when you put it on, it’s soft and glides easily but has an extremely dry texture. Since it is so matte, this lipstick does nothing to moisturize your lips. I make sure to exfoliate and put on a lip balm before I use this lipstick. But don’t get me wrong, the dry-butter-texture and extreme matte finish somehow feel good, even as the idea itself may not sound too appealing.
This Shu Uemura lipstick has a long staying power and remains intact for at least 4 – 5 hours. Worn for an entire day, the pigmentation fades a bit and but your lips never look bare. The M Pink 355 is a soft mid-tone pink that gives a fuchsia tinge to the lips. Since my lips are pigmented, I wear foundation underneath to prevent the colour becoming a darker shade on most days. But sometimes, when I want a more intense pink, I forgo the foundation and get a darker shade.
Essentially speaking, I get two colours with one lipstick!
- Great Coverage
- Lovely Color
- Staying Power 3 to 5 hrs
- leaves a nice pink tint behind
Star Rating – 4.1 Stars
Price – £20 in UK