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Saturday, 12 May 2012

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Swatches Part 1: Colours

These are the new Rouge Unlimited lipsticks, launched in Spring 2012. For more details, click through to the introduction.
For Part 2, the neutrals, click here.

I built up these swatches as necessary to show the colours most clearly (up to seven swipes for the 'very sheer' shades, only one swipe for the 'very pigmented' ones) -- see the notes for info on how pigmented each shade is.
In general, the sheerer the shade the more visible shimmer (the most shimmery shades are still less shimmery than Chanel Rouge Coco Shines however), and the more pigmented, the more like a traditional cream finish (zero shimmer, some balmy shine).

All pictures are taken in natural light, no flash. Click to enlarge.

Wine (WN), Mauve (MV), and Red (RD)
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura WN295, WN285, WN255, MV275, MV245, RD185, RD175, RD170,  RD160, RD155, RD145, WN 295, WN 285, WN 255, MV 275, MV 245, RD 185, RD 175, RD 170,  RD 160, RD 155, RD 145
full sun
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura WN295, WN285, WN255, MV275, MV245, RD185, RD175, RD170,  RD160, RD155, RD145, WN 295, WN 285, WN 255, MV 275, MV 245, RD 185, RD 175, RD 170,  RD 160, RD 155, RD 145
shade

WN295 v. pigmented
WN285 pigmented
WN255 sheer
MV275 pigmented
MV245 pigmented
RD185 pigmented
RD175 medium
RD170 pigmented
RD160 medium
RD155 medium
RD145 sheer


Pink (PK)
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura PK300, PK315, PK320, PK325, PK335, PK340, PK345, PK355, PK365, PK375, PK 300, PK 315, PK 320, PK 325, PK 335, PK 340, PK 345, PK 355, PK 365, PK 375
full sun
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura PK300, PK315, PK320, PK325, PK335, PK340, PK345, PK355, PK365, PK375, PK 300, PK 315, PK 320, PK 325, PK 335, PK 340, PK 345, PK 355, PK 365, PK 375
shade
PK300 v. sheer
PK315 sheer
PK320 medium
PK325 sheer and v. shimmery
PK335 sheer-medium
PK340 medium
PK345 v sheer
PK355 medium
PK365 pigmented
PK375 v. pigmented


Coral (CR) and Orange (OR)
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura OR540, OR530, OR520, CR341, CR330, CR310, OR 540, OR 530, OR 520, CR 341, CR 330, CR 310
full sun
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura OR540, OR530, OR520, CR341, CR330, CR310, OR 540, OR 530, OR 520, CR 341, CR 330, CR 310
shade
OR540 v. pigmented
OR530 medium
OR520 sheer
CR341 sheer and shimmery
CR330 medium
CR310 pigmented

9 comments:

  1. Great swatches =)

    I'm LOVING the corals and the last 2 reds...*plots*

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  2. thank you for the great swatches, it's nice to know they revamp the formula so it isn't as drying ^_^

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  3. That's a pack of colour & some real pigmentation.
    I'm most drawn to the last set right now: so summery

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  4. Wow your swatches are fantastic! I like RD 145 and OR 520. If I'm not on a self imposed lipstick ban I might just cave.

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  5. Thank you for your swatches and descriptions. I am going to miss the old ones. I don't know what possesed them to stop the mattes, which were my favourites. I am not crazy about the idea of balmy lipsticks, and lipsticks with shimmer in are my least favourite. Some days I just want to wear a Shu matte that makes my lips look nice and healthy, not glossy and sparkly. I'm glad I have so many lipsticks from the *old* line. Why couldn't they just keep some in production and have them as separate lines? T^T

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  6. Wow, thanks for the excellent swatches and descriptions! These look very promising but having so many shades to choose from would make my head spin.

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  7. wow, for some reason I like the pinks more than the corals O.o. as always: great swatches kate!

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  8. Excellent swatches, thank you. I'd have a hard time choosing from the wine, red, mauve and pink, as all look cool-toned and gorgeous.

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  9. CR330, FTW - loving it ... applied a bit sheerly albeit.

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