Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine in OR 541

How do you feel about orange on your lips? It's a fun shade to wear but definitely not something I would try to pull off everyday. It's too tricky to match! Most of the time I would find myself adjusting my whole look just to accommodate true orange lips, and that just won't do. 

But I do like orange a lot so I think I've found a way to sneak it in my everyday routine - via this Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine in OR 541 (P1,195)!

It's orange indeed, but not the crazy fluo kind. It's a wonderful uber shiny shade that goes with my medium-yellow skintone so well! Formula-wise, this feels more like a lip balm than a lipstick. I even already skip moisturizing my lips beforehand because this lippie handles that job pretty well by itself.

Alas, as with all lip-balmy lipsticks, this does not last remarkably long - I give it 3 hours before it disappears. It does deliver great color payoff though; at first glance it looks sheer, but the color shows up with a glossiness that can put real lip glosses to shame!

The Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine is the first Shu lipstick I've tried and I have to say I'm impressed. It looks and feels classy, with a formula that feels comfy on the lips. I do wish it was less expensive, but hey, like I always say: Shu is Shu. :)

Now I know it's inevitable that someone will ask me to compare this with the Avon Shine Attract Lipsticks, so I'll beat you to the punch! Yes, I think the Shine Attract lippies are trying to copy this Shu one. You can see it in the packaging, even down to the shiny formula.

Here are the salient points:

  • Supreme Shine feels like butter on the lips; apply then go. Shine Attract takes a bit of work to perfect. It also hardens if you keep it in a cold room so you have to warm it up before you can use it.
  • Staying power is just about the same, but Supreme Shine is much less drying when it finally disappears.
  • In terms of pigmentation and finish, they are both super shiny but Shine Attract has shades that are almost opaque.

Overall I think Avon did an okay job emulating the Supreme Shine, but Shu wins this round. :)