Friday Kiss: Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Shine Lipstick in Mon Shu Red Pure

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As promised here in my last post, today’s post is going to be the very first post under the categories Friday Kiss which I’m going to do a review of infamous or forgotten, hidden gem of thousand bullets of lipstick from various brand, plus a bonus FOTD. Yay!

It’s a lipstick from a famous Japan brand Shu Uemura, from the Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine ($30/3.4gram) range. The thing I love from Shu Uemura’s regular line product packaging is their sleek, simple, and professional looking white packaging. It looks clean but professional in any ways. This slim lipstick tube is made of reflective, almost mirror-like metal material behind the clear and sturdy plastic outer body.

The shade I got was from Karl Lagerfeld x Shu Uemura collaboration years ago, which once came in a limited edition bullet with cute mon shu doll printed on it but this one I got was already in standard packaging of Shu Uemura lipstick. It’s good that they make this shade permanent because…take a look at it yourself. How pretty it is? 

This shade is called Mon Shu Red Pure, (it has name, surprisingly, maybe because it was once from special collaboration? Shu Uemura lipsticks—and just like typical Japan brand lipsticks—have no specific name for shades instead of number and alphabet representing the shade inside) is a bright, juicy, coral red color with strong pink tone in it—almost like a watermelon red-pink! It’s so juicy it almost is a tomato red, if it’s redder.

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It has glossy finish but still has that great vibrancy and color payoff and NOT being sheer. I tend to stay away from glossy lipstick because they usually lack of vibrancy, but this one is not. Reminds me of YSL Rouge Volupte Sensual Radiant lipstick, but this one has fine glitter in it! And the glitter is not being chunky or ‘exfoliating’ lips, instead of the lipstick gliding smoothly on lips and feels very moisturizing, yet it has slip feeling to it and is potential to migrate or, let’s just say, it feathers a little bit. Wearing clear lip liner will help a lot, I promise. Good thing is, this lipstick leaves a beautiful stain on your lips after small meal and drink, even though it transfers to your utensils and mug.
do you see it settles into lines and feathers out to my skin? (bottom lip)

Being so smooth in texture, it may be more fragile than any of your usual lipstick in your collection. As you can see in the previous photo above, its bullet has totally PERFECT condition without scratch or whatsoever-that-is-potential-to-warn-that-this-lipstick-is-going-to-MELT DOWN AND BROKEN. Maybe a little oil drip at one side of the bullet, yes I spotted that, did you, but I thought it was going to mean…nothing. I was wrong. The pretty and perfect bullet was ruined into this messy, sticky, broken mold just upon ONE GENTLE SWIPE ON MY LIPS.

And I was not okay with that.

what the......?

During my 3 years of collecting lipstick, I only experienced broken lipstick twice. One was with my MAC Shy Girl (reviewed here), which went straight to the trash bin quickly as I realized it was melted down, and the second was with this. What’s wrong? The tester at the counter was yeah, quite sticky and not feeling too sturdy but at least it didn’t melt into this mess, hey. Maybe I just received a faulty item? Or it’s just my bad luck to receive a once-perfect-but-not-anymore-upon-one-swipe-haha product? I messaged Shu Uemura’sFacebook Page on Wednesday but still no reply until today. Let’s just hear from them about this case.
I admit how much I love the texture, formula, finish, and color payoff of this product but IF I have to deal with broken bullet and melting issues, I might want to think twice to get it in another shade. How sad I am now, because I totally adore this Rouge Unlimited Shine Supreme range and am willing so much to buy more and more shades!!

isn't it a pretty color?


Last Words?
Mon Shu Red Pure from the Rouge Unlimited Shine Supreme range is a super juicy, luscious but cute color that quickly adds brightness and youth vibe to your whole look. The glossy finish gives good dimension to your lips while the opaqueness of the color enhances your lips’ feature. Nice performance and shades offered of this range, but I will think twice and reconsider to repurchase if the great formula leads to a quick meltdown of this soft, smoothly gliding lipstick.

was going out with BF to the supermarket, groceries issues. Lime green + juicy coral red, wdyt? :D

So, with the meltdown slash broken bullet issues. Have you ever experienced this with any shades from the Rouge Unlimited Shine Supreme range from Shu Uemura? Drop your comments and share your thoughts below, I’d love to hear and discuss with you. What a miss, since Mon Shu Red Pure is a SUPER GREAT JUICY COLOR. Agree not? ;)


PS: I dyed my hair black. As maybe some of you never really paid attention to my hair, I never had black hair before—my actual hair color was dark brown it was often mistaken as dyed hair. What do you think of my jet black hair now? Yay or nay? Does it suit me or should I dye it back to dark brown/ash brown?

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11 kisses

  1. Meh, it's bleeding yah? Like flows into your skin-line or what so ever. Dan dia rapuh sekali, macam lilin dipanasi begitu O.o

    geez, now you're going out with your BF to the supermarket, had some groceries issues, and I have to wait for my precious three days in every month to meet up with my BF -____-

  2. And those arc brow are much betteeeeeeeeer for you

  3. sister..
    i must learn more from you about how to make a good blog..
    aku suka banget blog mu ini..
    jelas banget penjelasannya dan gambarnya juga...

    sedih ya... rusak lipsticknya
    tapi i have to admit it..
    it is a good shade...

    juicy red,
    my favorite kind of red

  4. padahal warnanya cakep ya lin, sayang patah huhuw >_<
    penasaran berapa banyak lipen merahmu hahaa.. next time share yaa :*

  5. it IS....keliatan banget kan diatas sink into fine lines di kulit hiks hiks! tp ini engga masalah sih ce, tak apus dikit ga kliatan.
    ....baru sadar, lelehnya iya mirip lilin.

    introduce him to usssssss to da worlddddddd~~~~

  6. orili? better than straight ones?
    itu ga sengaja ke arch huhu

  7. hai cici :3
    thankyou so much! your blog is good too, cuma layout nya aja yang perlu diutak-atik..i won't mind to help you designing your blog's layout, kabarin aja mumpung nganggur liburan ;)

    iyaaaaa sedih banget, upon ONE gentle swipe..bayangkan hiks. trauma mau beli dr range ini lagi
    it's so juicy, you gotta try it at counter~~

  8. Gitaaaa & olin, when we have another event or meetup someday, you should introduce your BFs to ussss XD wkwk

  9. Lin, kok eman e.. melting dan patah gt :s
    Padahal warna e cuakeppp

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  10. Dih shelvy, semangat bener -____-

  11. wah kirain warnanya bakal yang ngejreng gt trnyata di bibir kamu malah merah natural gt ya lin, bagus :D
    sayang skali lipstiknya jd bgitu :( smoga segera ada reply dr mrka yaa..