Review & Giveaway: Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited Lip glosses!

Hey Everyone!


I’m sure us ladies are always on the hunt for that perfect lip gloss. One that isn’t sticky, doesn’t clump at the end of the day one that can make our lips that much juicer. Well ladies, I have your answer – it’s the Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited Lip glosses. I have been trying these out for a while and I have fallen in love with them. They aren’t sticky, are really hydrating in fact and come in so many colors, you can probably have one for every outfit! In this post, I’ll be doing a review, tutorial on trendy lip gloss looks as seen on Spring runways, showing you some of my personal favourites and ending with a giveaway of one of them!


Shu Uemura has always been on the top of their game. They’re probably top in innovation and technology in cosmetics and are known for their vivid colors and breaking boundaries. You’ve seen them at every department store or mall and you probably have their eye-lash curlers. I raise my hand. Even when I was in make-up school, Shu Uemura was all our teachers (who have been doing makeup for like 20 years) could talk about. They said that their amazing quality and brushes surpasses all other make-up brands.


So here I am introducing you the new Shu Uemura Lip Gloss – the Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited! Shu Uemura has integrated four key elements in these new lip glosses – being a shape memorising technology, artist modulator colors, a skin loving formula and a new applicator!

Previously, Shu Uemura included a rod shaped applicator in its lip glosses. Now, the applicator is a circular shaped donut that can catch just the right amount of lip gloss when you apply it. I love these applicators because they spread the gloss really well and they do trap lip gloss as well. The pointed top makes going into the corners of the mouth a lot easier too.


Another cool thing is the shape memorizing technology  When applied, the lip gloss forms a coat following the shape of your lips and even if you touch it, it doesn’t shift or move. It’s powered by a 3D elastic gel network that evelops the lips. When you disturb the surface of the gloss, with pressure or friction, it automatically repairs the smooth surface. It can reflect light well too!

These lip glosses are also super hydrating and really, they aren’t sticky at all. The super smooth formula is caused by a moisture active complex and botanical oils that condition and soften your lips.


I’ve always seen Shu Uemura as a real make-up artist brand and it’s so cool to see that they’re encouraging people out there to be make-up artists on themselves with exploring new color boundaries. The lip gloss range also has 4 Artist Modulator colors that you can wear before or after your lip glosses to change the look and texture of them. It’s sort of like on-the-spot customisation! You can mix and match these modulator colors to create new colorful shades or to make it suit your skin tone better.



Now it’s tutorial time! Today I’m going to show you how to do the trendy two-toned lip that’s been making an appearance everywhere including on the runway and in magazines. It’s a really easy look to do and something that’s really in right now.


Simply use a pink lipstick on your upper lip. Choose a vivid color or a sheer color depending on whether you’re more of a bold lip or natural lip gal. Then apply an orange lipstick to your bottom lip. Of course you don’t need to stick to these colours! Find colors that are complimentary to each other and those work too.



Then, apply your lipgloss! I’m using Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in AT 60C and applying it to my top lip. It really brings the lip out automatically. Then, I’m using AT 50C on my bottom lip. Make sure you’re careful and if you need to, you can always use a bit of make-up remover and a q-tip to hide any mistakes.


And you’re finished!


The next look I thought about was how to make lips really have a pout with lipgloss. As a make-up artist, you learn that you don’t always have to stick to the rules and apply lip gloss all over your lips only. You can actually add a lighter lip gloss to the middle of your lips to make them pop and have a pout!


I’m using a wine beige lip pencil first and applying that all over my lips. This will help form a nice layer for the lipstick to cling on to and hide any skin tone imperfections. Then, apply a raspberry red lipstick and finish off with a pale orange lipgloss like the Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in OR10C! Using the applicator, just lightly dab the middle of your lips until you get that desired pout!


The last look is probably what is on everyone’s mind this season, being Spring. It’s that pretty nude lip! It’s great for even a smokey eye or keeping it natural with pretty pink cheeks to match.


Instead of using a lipstick which can be too nude and harsh, I’m using a nude lip pencil to do the trick. I love using this pencil because I can layer it on until I get the desired nude lip. All I have to do is put streaks on my lips and use my finger to blend it out. You’ll see that you’ll have a much more natural nude lip and it helps the nude lips show up on darker skin tones too. Then, I apply Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited PK 60s which is a really pretty fairytale pink with a bit of silver shimmer and that completes your nude lip look!


My personal favourites that I’ve been loving lately are the CR 20S, WN 20S, PK 30S and RD 10G. The CR 20S is a beautiful coral and pink shade with a subtle silver reflex. It’s an amazing everyday color that goes well with all make-up looks!


I love the WN 20S because it’s such a unique color for a lip gloss – that dark burgundy that’s really in right now as a color. You can go lighter or go all out and use this even without a lipstick and the pigmentation is totally Shu Uemura!


The PK 30S is a creamy pink that reminds me of barbie. It’s really pretty and has a multi tone reflex that really makes your lips shine. I feel like it does a really good job plumping the lips too! RD  10G may look really vibrant and bold in the tube but straight on the lips (like these swatches with JUST glosses on and no lipstick ) you can see it really enhances the lips and is quite wearable. It’s a gold and red orange combination that’s super pretty.


Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited Giveaway: 

And what’s all of this, when you need to try it for yourself! I’m giving away a Shu Uemura Gloss Unlmited in CR20S! I thought it was the most wearable for everyday so it’s here for you to take! All you have to do is comment on this post with what your perfect lip gloss would be like by May 18, 2013. The giveaway is international! Good Luck!


I just wanted to let you all know too that there’s an event too where you can find out even more about the lip glosses! It’s called “Pucker Up with Shu” and you get to be one of the first to try out the new and exciting shades! It’s a night of colourful exuberance and you get to pucker up with Shu Uemura! It’s at 7PM on May 10th at Shu Uemura Tangs Orchard!


Check out my video to see the glosses live ;)

Hope you liked this post! The best part? These lip glosses are only SGD$33 each! Definitely collectable. Let me know if you have any questions below or visit Shu Uemura’s Facebook Page or Shu Uemura website for more information!




  • Cintya Mary Margareth Sitanggang

    The perfect lipgloss is still two-toned lip gloss but the colour gradation is from outer lips to inner lips! This is unique! U should try, roseanne! :D

  • Jennifer Reda

    my perfect lip gloss isn’t gritty and isn’t too sticky!

  • Priscilla P

    I would absolutely love to try these! I love subtle gloss without the goopiness of some formulas. Really like the light gloss on nude lip!

  • Pam

    The perfect gloss should be hydrating and not goopy, shimmery but not oily. This shu uemura one looks great!

  • Bern

    My perfect lipgloss will be something that is non sticky, natural and keeps my lips moist. I would love to try this out to see the wonders it can do to my super dry lips.

  • Amy

    my perfect lip gloss would be something that not only gives my lip a nice natural colour, but also helps to moisturise my lips! also something non sticky! hate it when the wind blows and my hair sticks to my lips, something not very pleasant!

    thank you for the giveaway!

  • Sheri

    My perfect lipgloss would be a pigmented, peachy pink shade that ISN’T sticky, nothing irritates me more than sticky lip gloss!

  • Yu A.

    Oh my gosh I’m in love with the nude lip – I must go find a nude lip liner! :) Your skin looks absolutely glowing as well!

    My perfect lipgloss is one that has a medium level of pigment, nourishes and adds a natural gloss.. and preferably not stick to my hair!

    Thanks for hosting the giveaway :)
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  • Jan S

    My perfect lipgloss would be one which is long lasting without being too sticky and should not settle into my lip crease lines :)

  • undraa

    my perfect lip gloss would be not sticky, shiny and highly pigmented

  • Ann

    My perfect lipgloss is one that is pigmented, long-lasting and not sticky. It really irks me when my hair plasters against my lips everytime the wind blows and I get lipgloss all over my hair strands!

  • elvie

    my favourite lipgloss would be one where my hair will not stick to it and will keep my lips hydrated all day long! (plus maybe a coral or light pink shade!)

  • tanya

    wow i like the pigmentation and shine. Definately wanna try it

  • Nazyra

    I think the best lipglosses have to have enough opacity, and viscosity such that it isn’t too thick and sticky, yet not too fluid that it bleeds. Also, i love lipglosses that have very fine shimmer. I’m really picky about my lipglosses. OH! and it shouldn’t settle into liplines either :)

  • Aida

    i had a bad experienced with lip gloss because all the lip gloss that i own was too sticky on my lips. it makes my lips looks greasy and swells. i dont think there is lip gloss colour that will works on my lips since i had a darker lips. so my wish for a lip gloss are not sticky, not shimmery, moisturise the lips will be much more better and suits to all skin color and and and can be wear for them who had an darker lips
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  • Winter

    My perfect type of lipgloss shouldn’t stain or smudge off in blotches. It should complement the size and shape of my lips. The perfect color is something wearable for everyday and not a “loud” one. I would <3 my lipgloss to be classy, chic and pretty!
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  • Smurf

    My perfect lip gloss should be non sticky and hydrating for my dy lips. This shu uemura one looks great.

  • Se Young

    My definition of a perfect lip gloss would be a non-sticky yet thick and moustrizing formula with a natural pinky-red tint. It would be kinda like a lip tint and stay on for several hours and smell lightly like vanilla. The lip gloss shouldn’t be too glittery because it wouldn’t look natural! Thanks for your generous giveaway! xxx

  • onkeo

    a perfect lipgloss for me would be a product that is not sticky, too shiny and one with nice color pigmentation! :3

  • onkeo

    a perfect lipgloss for me are ones that are not too sticky or dry and has nice color pigmentation! fruity scent is a bonus :3

  • Kelly Chang

    My perfect lipgloss cannot be sticky and it should be moisturizing to my lips. :)

  • Courtney

    I love the nude lip look on you roseanne! And those packaging is too cute :)

  • Li-Anne

    The perfect lipgloss for me would be something that is long-lasting and not sticky especially when your hair starts sticking on it, not only does it look unladylike to have hair stick on it, its unpleasant. Other than that, it would be great if the lipgloss was also moisturising on my lips as I have rather dry lips in such a humid and dry weather. I’ve never tried Shu Uemura’s lipgloss before and I would love to give it a try :)

  • Mandy

    My perfect lip gloss is moisturising, non-sticky, long lasting, smooths out fine lip lines and super shiny!

  • esther

    the perfect lip gloss must be vibrant in colour, glossy enough but not sticky, and of course long-lasting!

  • Krystle

    Awesome giveaway. The best lipgloss is hydrating, non sticky, doesn’t wear off strangely (with a line around the lips) and in gorgeous colour of course!

  • Puar Yu Rou

    a perfect lip gloss would be hydrating, shimmery and not too sticky or oily(:

  • Rivernik

    I love lipgloss that’s not sticky.

  • Cori B.

    My perfect lipgloss would be smooth, non-sticky, and stays on all day

  • Felicia

    something not too over – both the colour and the extent of shine/glitter! and not too sticky as well. It really is difficult to find the perfect lippie, in my opinion, since the colour we try on our skin might not be the exact colour when applied on our lips… so i always have such a dilemma when buying them… but just found out today through this post that my ideal colour is definitely something like RD 10G. The colour is fabulous! Now I know which brand I should be looking out for when I shop for lip gloss! thanks for the post! ;)

  • Daniella Aporador

    My perfect lip gloss is that it would make my lips shiny, glossy and stays on for hours. It’s a lip gloss that has a transition from a day lip gloss to a night lip gloss. Lastly, it should hydrate my lips and has a SPF factor on it. :)

  • Amanda

    My perfect lip gloss has to be moisturizing and non-sticky most importantly cos I’ve always not been keen to use lipgloss because of its stickiness that stays on my lips! Sometimes when my hair brushes across my lips, it gets stuck and I really don’t like the feeling. This shu uemura gloss unlimited has such gorgeous colors and promises non-stickiness and so I’m really keen to try this! :) Thanks!

  • Miyuki

    My perfect lip gloss should be hydrating enough as my lips are rather dry.

    It should also be a non-sticky one; my current one is just too creamy.

    A perfect balance would be great.

    I enjoy reading your article, thanks for sharing!

  • Janea M

    The perfect lipgloss would be something that has a decent pigmentation, not at all sticky and that will last a fair amount of time. I don’t like having to constantly touch up my lipgloss. Sometimes I like bold colours but mostly I’d like something wearable for a variety of occasions.

  • Tiffany Chai

    Hello hello!!
    Hmm I think my perfect lip gloss would be:
    ::: non-sticky– i don’t want my hair to stick on my lips all the time,
    ::: not too shiny/shimmery– it’ll be like I didn’t wipe my mouth after eating carrot cake…,
    ::: with hydrating/treatment formula– esp. for dry and sensitive lips,
    ::: good quality packaging- ok, i love pretty stuff.
    good day :)
    tiff. X

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