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Saturday, 19 May 2012

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Swatches Part 2: Neutrals

Click through for the introduction to the new formula, and swatches part 1: colours (reds, pinks, mauves, wines, corals).

This batch features the other half of the 50 permanent shades currently available: BR (brown) and BG (beige), although both codes contain quite a few roses and pinks, and the black and white 'mixers'.

As before, I built up the 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).

Beige (BG)
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura BG910, BG911, BG920, BG921, BG922, BG930, BG931, BG 910, BG 911, BG 920, BG 921, BG 922, BG 930, BG 931
natural light
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura BG910, BG911, BG920, BG921, BG922, BG930, BG931, BG 910, BG 911, BG 920, BG 921, BG 922, BG 930, BG 931
full sun
BG910 -- medium
BG911 -- medium
BG920 -- medium
BG921 -- pigmented
BG922 -- sheer
BG930 -- pigmented
BG931 -- pigmented (and gorgeous! and not remotely beige!)


lipstick swatch Shu Uemura BG935, BG940, BG941, BG950, BG955, BG960, BG965, BG 935, BG 940, BG 941, BG 950, BG 955, BG 960, BG 965
natural light
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura BG935, BG940, BG941, BG950, BG955, BG960, BG965, BG 935, BG 940, BG 941, BG 950, BG 955, BG 960, BG 965
full sun
BG935
BG940
BG941
BG950
BG955
BG960
BG965 -- no. 1 bestseller in Japan, a very flattering, versatile rose
These were all uniformly pigmented, creamy 1-2 swipe wonders.


Black (BK), White (WH) and Brown (BR)
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura BK009, WH001, BR740, BR741, BR750, BR760, BR780, BR790, BR791, BK 009, WH 001, BR 740, BR 741, BR 750, BR 760, BR 780, BR 790, BR 791
natural light
lipstick swatch Shu Uemura BK009, WH001, BR740, BR741, BR750, BR760, BR780, BR790, BR791, BK 009, WH 001, BR 740, BR 741, BR 750, BR 760, BR 780, BR 790, BR 791
full sun
BK009 -- one swipe, a nearly opaque balmy cream with a sheen
WH001 -- conversely it took seven swipes to build up even to this coverage, shimmery
BR740 -- medium pigment, extremely frosty
BR741 -- medium
BR750 -- pigmented
BR760 -- sheer
BR780 -- medium
BR790 -- pigmented
BR791 -- sheer, frosty

6 comments:

  1. Oh! So many pretty beiges!! I must check them out! My faith in Shu is restored a bit! Thank you for the swatches and description!

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  2. I never was a fan of beiges but here I can see at least three colours I really might like :) thank you so much for the swatches *noms all da shu*

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  3. Thank you so much for the swatches! In particular, I love how you note how sheer and pigmented the shades are!

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  4. Omg, Kate, 931 is out of this world.

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  5. Wow, there are so many pretty shades.
    Thank you for the great swatches! :)

    I hope I'm not bothering you with this, but could you tell me if BG911 contains glitter/shimmer?
    It looks like a lovely nude colour to me, but I'm not into shimmery lip products.

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  6. WOAH I need some Shu lipsticks NOW!
    I actually like the new packaging, since I always seem to break my lipsticks at the base (a combination hot Taiwanese summers and my clumsiness).
    My inner goth says I need a black lipstick, and a nice pigmented creamy formula at that! :D

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