Shu Uemura’s Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine

1095_70067701_bg_resize.jpgThe Beauty Bug already told you how much She loves Shu. She would have loved to have been able to have dinner with him – She can only image the stories he has to tell of his travels and discoveries. His products, his philosophy, and his boutiques are colorful, inviting, and don’t have that big brand, mass-produced, feel.

Shu’s newest products to hit shelves are the Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine, a lipstick that contains a blend of light-reflective pearls that provide lips with a luminous sheen. It’s the perfect in-between product – it’s not thick like lipsticks can be, and it’s not sticky like glosses can be. The formula is light and is comprised of water-capturing molecules that help retain natural moisture. Coverage can be controlled – for a heavier shine, apply the product with a brush. The brush picks up more product and blends it evenly. For more of a stained look, apply directly from the tube.

One applied, the product can barely be felt on your lips. The shine it provides is really exquisite – it doesn’t have a high-glossy finish, but a beautiful pearlized luster mixed with a hint of sheer shine that catches the light nicely. Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine comes in 17 colors all of which are housed in a very chic, cool, modern capsule-like case that’s unique to Shu.

The Beauty Bug’s favorite, must-have color is BG 950S, pictured to the left. It’s a versatile color that goes with anything – wear it to compliment a smoky eye, or let it brighten a bare face.

Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine is $22 and is available in Shu Uemura boutiques in San Francisco, Boston and Costa Mesa; select Neiman Marcus stores; select Saks Firth Avenue stores and Barney’s New York, Chicago and Beverly Hills, ShuUemura.com.

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