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    Shu Uemura: Rouge Unlimited Lipstick

    Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited lipsticks ($30) are known to be formulated for long lasting supreme moisture and comfort, as well as “unprecedented pureness” in color. They use (yeah, I’m quoting their website) a “new double hybrid pigment technology” that enables the “delivery of the purest color ever”!

    My brother-in-law (soon-to-be) bought me this beautiful Shu Uemura lipstick at the airport’s duty-free. The color I got is the CR330, also known as Medium grapefruit pink (a warm undertone). It looks so pretty, a pink coral but not as strong as a coral sometimes seem to be. 
    I was so excited to try the color, and after I took a few snapshots of it, I immediately applied it FULL-ON on my lips. Then, after realizing the amazing moisture and comfort the lipstick did give me, I thought the color was too bright for my complexion! And, let me note that I can wear pretty bright lipsticks without shame 🙂 But this seemed too light for my skin tone. Then of course, after I mentioned that to my much lighter-toned sister, she immediately sought to steal the lipstick away! 🙂 But, of course… I refused to hand it over! 
    But that’s not my point. Point is: If you dap this on your lips, because it’s so super moisturizing, it gives a tint effect. The color is very pigmented and you can definitely build to have that exact color transfer on your lips (even with one sweep). But, I found that when I took it and dabbed it lightly all over, it made my face look bright, fresh, and well, innocent! Because you see, the color really is BEAUTIFUL and I was upset it didn’t look great on me when it was full-on. But then I tried dabbing it and it looks like a tint and it looked so…….. pretty! 🙂
    Which is great, because I am so tired of winter makeup! I want spring to come fast. I’ve switched over to pastel/lighter nail polishes, and I’ve been thinking about getting the spring colored makeup! This lipstick shade is perfect for that. It’s sheer-looking with a beautiful spring-like freshness, and you know the whole I’m-wearing-lipstick-but-looks-like-I-just-have-a-really-pretty-fresh-lip-color? Yeah, that’s the effect this lipstick gives! 
    So, I love it! It’s my first Shu Uemura lipstick! It’s one of their award-winning products and rightfully so 🙂 
    Come Spring, come!
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    Honolulu Honey

    I just can’t get enough of lipsticks. I was always more of a lipsticks girl than a lipgloss girl, and this time I’m bringing to you another beautiful nude shade. It’s NARS Honolulu Honey. What’s there more to say than that it is the perfect kind of nude? Oh, I feel guilty for saying that because I say that about so many other nude shades as well, but this one excites me! It more on the peachy side of nude than it is on the pink side. It gives the prettiest most feminine shade of nude on the lips, a beautiful holiday look as well. The formulation is gorgeous, of course.
    The shade is similar to MAC’s Shy Girl, but that this shade is more of a truer nude. The name of the lipstick is perfect as well! Honolulu Honey? Come on, what better name to name a nude lipstick shade? 🙂
    I also feel it goes well with yellow undertone skins. When I first saw it, it seemed to light toned– feared it would make me look washed out. Yuck! Nude lipsticks should never be worn that way. But when I swatched it and tried it on my lips, it did no such thing! It is completely wearable and at the same time, fancy and elegant enough for a holiday look! I was totally sold when I saw Jenn (from @clothesencounter) wear this shade in her videos. Absolutely stunning!
    Without flash
    With flash. Ignore the pink shade right next to the nude swatch! I was swatching MAC’s rebel right before this one!

    What are some of your favorite nude lipstick shades?

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    Honolulu Honey

    I just can’t get enough of lipsticks. I was always more of a lipsticks girl than a lipgloss girl, and this time I’m bringing to you another beautiful nude shade. It’s NARS Honolulu Honey. What’s there more to say than that it is the perfect kind of nude? Oh, I feel guilty for saying that because I say that about so many other nude shades as well, but this one excites me! It more on the peachy side of nude than it is on the pink side. It gives the prettiest most feminine shade of nude on the lips, a beautiful holiday look as well. The formulation is gorgeous, of course.
    The shade is similar to MAC’s Shy Girl, but that this shade is more of a truer nude. The name of the lipstick is perfect as well! Honolulu Honey? Come on, what better name to name a nude lipstick shade? 🙂
    I also feel it goes well with yellow undertone skins. When I first saw it, it seemed to light toned– feared it would make me look washed out. Yuck! Nude lipsticks should never be worn that way. But when I swatched it and tried it on my lips, it did no such thing! It is completely wearable and at the same time, fancy and elegant enough for a holiday look! I was totally sold when I saw Jenn (from @clothesencounter) wear this shade in her videos. Absolutely stunning!
    Without flash
    With flash. Ignore the pink shade right next to the nude swatch! I was swatching MAC’s rebel right before this one!

    What are some of your favorite nude lipstick shades?

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    Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro!

    Coming your way is another high-end super luxurious lip product by Giorgio Armani, a brand I don’t have the great fortune of getting to use a lot! It is their all-new lip maestro that has been around and about on a lot of beauty blogs. It’s a lipstick in liquid form, put into a lip gloss tube, applied like a lip gloss and worn with a wear of a tint! It definitely looks like lipstick with a bit of gloss (but nothing too shiny) and it is long-lasting, leaving a bit of tint of lips even after it wears off.

    I bought the shade 504. I bought it online because Giorgio Armani was having a 20% sale and I couldn’t waste time! 🙂 I referred to a lot of blogs and their swatches to get a feel for what the shades might be like. I ended up with this shade that I didn’t know would be this super bright, but it’s a cherry red. 
    The color is super bright but also super pretty. I don’t think winter means you can’t be wearing some really beautiful red shades on your lips 🙂 The texture is unbelievably creamy and it just glides on. I mean. GLIDES. Also, my lips aren’t the prettiest of all shapes and I refuse to spend time using a lip liner to work with my lip shape. However, this is super pigmented and easy to apply that I can play around the edges and create a prettier lip! 
    The packaging is without a doubt, perfect. It’s a heavier weight and it has their beautiful mark. I have allowed this a place on my topshelf where only the best of the best gets a seat! 

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    Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro!

    Coming your way is another high-end super luxurious lip product by Giorgio Armani, a brand I don’t have the great fortune of getting to use a lot! It is their all-new lip maestro that has been around and about on a lot of beauty blogs. It’s a lipstick in liquid form, put into a lip gloss tube, applied like a lip gloss and worn with a wear of a tint! It definitely looks like lipstick with a bit of gloss (but nothing too shiny) and it is long-lasting, leaving a bit of tint of lips even after it wears off.

    I bought the shade 504. I bought it online because Giorgio Armani was having a 20% sale and I couldn’t waste time! 🙂 I referred to a lot of blogs and their swatches to get a feel for what the shades might be like. I ended up with this shade that I didn’t know would be this super bright, but it’s a cherry red. 
    The color is super bright but also super pretty. I don’t think winter means you can’t be wearing some really beautiful red shades on your lips 🙂 The texture is unbelievably creamy and it just glides on. I mean. GLIDES. Also, my lips aren’t the prettiest of all shapes and I refuse to spend time using a lip liner to work with my lip shape. However, this is super pigmented and easy to apply that I can play around the edges and create a prettier lip! 
    The packaging is without a doubt, perfect. It’s a heavier weight and it has their beautiful mark. I have allowed this a place on my topshelf where only the best of the best gets a seat! 

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