Saturday, December 19, 2009

Tsumori Chisato LE Rouge Unlimited Jupiter Brown Lipstick Review & swatches

(I also got Phyto Black lift serum sample)






































Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura Limited Edition Rouge Unlimited in Jupiter Brown

Price: $25

What they say: Rouge Unlimited lipstick in a limited edition shade of Jupiter Brown and encased within Tsumori Chisato's exclusive "Lucky Cat" packaging design. This packaging is interchangeable and can be used with any of our rouge unlimiteds! Simply pop your favorite shade into this adorable tube and use over and over again.

Benefits:
Hybrid Pigments - advanced technology to bring brightness and fidelity of color to the lips.
Ceramide - protects and cares for the lips.
Water Lock Polymer - delivers high level of hydration and comfort.

Ingredients: click here for list

The good stuff:
  • Packaging is TO DIE FOR + interchangeable
  • Gorgeous sheer, buildable color
  • Pretty shimmers
  • Semi-moisturizing
  • Slight glossy sheen

The low-down:

  • Expensive + LE
  • Glitter is slightly gritty
  • Not extremely creamy or hydrating
  • Average staying power
My take: Of course, the only reason I bought this lipstick is because of the packaging. VERY RARELY will I ever buy one thing for a ridiculously high price. But it is just too cute to resist and it's LE so I don't wanna hunt for it later. The good thing about the quite chubby packaging is that it is interchangeable with other Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited lipsticks, so you can use it again and again! Lookie, the kitty even has a tail! :3





















The name "Jupiter Brown" was immediately a huge turn-off for me, but in actuality, the shade is a lovely my-lips-but-better shade of natural rosy pink with ever-so-slight brown undertones and lots of gold shimmer. The glittery shimmer however is slightly gritty when applying, but was not a huge bother to me and other than that, the lipstick glides on lightly, smoothly, and very sheer, (not creamy & opaque like say, NYX lipstick) but the color is buildable.






















Appears more reddish on my lips than in this swatch... see below



























I prefer to layer a lighter lipgloss over it to tone it down and add shine, but I would say that it is semi-moisturizing and does have a slight glossy finish without adding lipgloss, so it is quite pretty by itself. It did not dry out my lips but it doesn't last very long either, which isn't that much of a big deal to me anyway. Overall, it was a worthy splurge purchase IMHO (unlike my Shu Uemura brush set that I haven't even touched yet... it's just so pristine I don't wanna use it :P)










(Jupiter Brown with NYX round lipgloss in Real Nude and Whipped layered over it)





8 comments :

  1. I love mine :) and you're right about the reddish tint on the lips

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  2. seriously, the packaging is way too cute but i didnt want it b/c its expensive :P but it looks great on you!

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  3. the packaging is so cute ^^..i wonder if AU has em... :S

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  4. love the packaging! the color looks great on you :)

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  5. the packaging is so adorable and the color looks so pretty on you

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  6. I'm gonna buy this! packaging is too cute :P hahaha! i'ma suckkker. I will buy out a collection from mac if the packaging is amazinggg xD

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  7. i love how the color looks so pretty on u! doesnt hurt that the packaing is uber cute!

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