As a kid I was fascinated by pyramids and ancient Egyptian burial rituals. One day, I read that old school Eygyptians were buried with all the things they’d need in the afterlife. That gave me an idea: I listed all of the things I’d bring with me into MY pyramid for MY journey to the great beyond.
I think I needed to get out more…
Every once in a while (like today), I’ve revisited my list of afterlife necessities.
Permanent items on the list: Tabs, toilet paper and an endless supply of Strawberry Pop Tarts.
The latest additions to the list: Shu Uemura’s Pink Collection of lipglosses and lipsticks.
What makes the new line so special? It’s the pink. Shu scientists created a new ingredient they call “Pink Hybrid Pigment.”
They claim it’s a perfectly shaped pigment particle able to produce unusual pink lip shades, with yellow and blue tints, previously unseen in the world of makeup.
I’ve tested five of the shades so far. I couldn’t say whether they’re unlike any other pinks ever created before, but they’re definitely true pinks in every sense of the word.
- Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in PK 369: A creamy, cool and bright hot pink with blue tint
- Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in PK 343: A creamy, ultra-cool pale pink with blue tint
- Rouge Unlimited Lipstick in PK 232: A creamy and warm pale pink with a yellow tint and silver flecks of glitter
- Gloss Unlimited in PK 325N: A shimmery, cool medium pink with blue tint
- Gloss Unlimited in PK 315N: A shimmery, warm dark pink with yellow tint
You know how sometimes you try on a pink lipstick or gloss that ends up looking more coral, red or plum than pink? These shades aren’t like that at all. First and foremost, they’re pink, with the blue and yellow tints adding subtly cool (blue) or warm (yellow) elements.
Like other Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks and Gloss Unlimited lipglosses I’ve worn in the past, the new Pink collection products apply with a mirror-like shine and vibrant pigmentation, and on my lips both the lipstick and gloss feel thin, slick (not sticky) and taste and smell faintly of orange.
In my book, pink lips are always in season. Thanks, Shu!
Shu Uemura Pink Collection Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks and Gloss Unlimited
Price: $23 per lipstick; $22 per gloss
Use: Fabulous true pink shades for lips
Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like the Shu Uemura Pink Collection lipsticks and glosses if…
- …you prefer thin, non-sticky lip products,
- …you don’t mind lipsticks and glosses with a light taste and scent,
- …you want highly pigmented, true pink lip color.
Mascara Misery: Day Two
I paid a visit to the dentist this afternoon, and now I’m totally dragging my feet. I’m TOW UP! I feel like I’ve been worked over in a fight. Visiting the dentist is one of my least favorite things in the world (no offense to dentists everywhere).
He used scary words like breakage and leakage, and I have to go back not one — not two — but THREE times to finish the work. Yes, I cried in the chair.
At least my waterproof mascara worked (Stila Lash Visor).
The freaking out started when the dentist hovered over me with that creepy silver hook cleaner thingy… I saw it coming at me from the side!
I’m thinking I might have to make a quick trip to MAC to kill the pain…
How’th your Thoothday been?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,