When it comes to lipstick, hands down matte lipstick wins. There has been a love and hate with matte lipstick but I just love them. Not for its long lasting but for the comfort. I love how matte lipstick feels like nothing on the lips. Matte lipstick comes in many form – liquid lipstick, which is in trend at the moment, powder lipstick, which many find odd but I love it, and comfortable matte lipstick that will suit even those who are not into matte lipstick. Comfortable matte lipstick is able to provide comfort and moisture minus the shine. And that is exactly what Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick is all about.
Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick has a unique creamy texture with moisturizing ingredients to keep the lips from drying out. So far I have been lucky with matte lipstick in all form. Although my lips are dry and chapped to begin with, matte lipstick are quite comfortable without drying out my lips. I find that creamy lipstick are too slippery and sometimes lack of pigmentation but matte lipstick are typically more opaque. Let’s not forget that hair do not get stuck on matte lipstick too 😀
I was sent two shades to try. I specifically requested no red as I have tons of red lipstick unopened. You can say I am kinda red phobia now looking at all the reds. So. Much. Red! What I find a bit inconvenient is that there are no shade name. Only code. I was glad that the two shades I was sent are in totally different shade category. M CR 344 is a coral pink shade while M WN 266 is a deep fuchsia shade. Please bear in mind lipstick shade varies on each person. The way I see the shade payoff is on my lips personally. So do take my shade description with a pinch of salt and try them out in store 😀
Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte is really very comfortable to wear and on the lips even after so many hours. Some lipstick makes you want to remove them the soonest but these does not make me feel that way. I hardly remember I had lipstick on as it is so comfortable and lightweight. When I swatch these on my hands, I had to swipe a few times to get the color on but on the lips, it’s different. It goes on smooth, non-sticky with medium to high opacity.
M CR 344 looks a little bit neon coral from the tube but goes on coral pink on me. It is one of those fun and young shade that is suitable for fair to medium skin tone. I lean more towards this shade whenever I want my overall look to brighten up. However, the downside is this shade goes on so patchy on my lips. It clings onto every dry skin and wrinkles on the lips. No matter how I exfoliate and apply lip balm prior, it still does not goes on smooth. It is just so patchy 🙁
Now, M WN 266 is a total different story. It spells Fiona all over. It is a deep fuchsia shade, not too red or pink or too plum. Just nice. Consistency and color payoff is far more better than M CR 344. I’m not surprised as darker shade usually has better texture and payoff. Compared to M CR 344, this shade goes on smoother and non-patchy. It does not cling onto every dry skin I had on my chapped lips. Everything was perfect! This is the shade that I have been wearing non-stop for the past 2 weeks. I probably Insta Stories too much with this lipstick on too 😀
This has been one interesting lipstick review I ever done. One shade goes on patchy on me no matter how I prep my lips while the other shades goes on so beautiful. Nonetheless I absolutely love these Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte lipstick. The lipstick overall gives me a comfortable, long lasting wear with feather lightweight. I did not feel anything at all on my lips. Despite being a matte lipstick, it does not dry out my lips. Super comfortable as Shu Uemura claimed it to be.
If you are thinking to try or switch to a matte lipstick, the Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte could be it. Best of all, there are 20 shades to choose from 😉
Disclaimer: Product was sent to me for review consideration. This doesn’t affect my judgement in the review in any way.