Matte Lips for Fall: shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte Lipstick.

Brace yourselves, ladies and gentlemen!  I’m so excited to review and swatch shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipsticks ($36), as their cousins, the shu uemura rouge unlimited is one of my favourite lipstick formulas to date.

shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipsticks

Swatches (from left): Darling Beige, Angelic Pink, Alluring Brown, Evil Pink, Sensual Red, Brilliant Gold (no flash)

Swatches (from left): Darling Beige, Angelic Pink, Alluring Brown, Evil Pink, Sensual Red, Brilliant Gold (with flash)

  • Darling Beige is a nude beige.
  • Angelic Pink is a light pink with blue (cool) undertones.
  • Alluring Brown is a rosy brown.
  • Evil Pink is a bright pink with yellow (warm) undertones.
  • Sensual Red is a brick red with gold sparkles.
  • Brilliant Gold is a sparkly gold glitter.  This is an artist shade, meant for mixing and layering.

These lipsticks are super soft for mattes.  Maybe a little too soft actually, as they have a tendency to crumble and pill up on the lips.  One way I found to remedy this is to blend the lipstick into my lips with a finger after applying from the tube.

The finish is a soft matte, which is very pretty and nothing like your grandma’s matte lipstick.  They are scent- and taste-free, and wear time is average for a lipstick (about 3-4 hours).  I don’t suffer from dry lips, and these didn’t suck out the moisture from my lips either.  They do, however, show off nasty flaky lips very well, so exfoliate first unless that’s the kind of look you’re going for. 😛

I had a hard time pulling off Angelic Pink and Darling Beige because of their lightness, but pale beauties will love these.  The rest of the shades are universally flattering, and I’m actually surprised that I really liked Alluring Brown.

Lip Swatches and Full Face Photos

shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in 

Wearing shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Darling Beige

shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Angelic Pink

Wearing shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Angelic Pink

shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Alluring Brown

Wearing shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Alluring Brown

Keep reading to see more!

shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Evil Pink

Wearing shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Evil Pink

Wearing shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Sensual Red

shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Brilliant Gold

Wearing shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick in Brilliant Gold

So, Which Ones Are Your Favourites?

I just love Alluring Brown and Evil Pink.  I think they will suit everyone.  What do you think? 🙂  Do you wear matte lipstick?

shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte lipstick is available for a limited time only at Holt Renfrew.

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  • OMG the Sensual Red and Evil Pink look AMAZING on you!!!!! Beautiful! That gold looks like it would be fun to play with too.

    • Thanks Elaine. 😀 I like Evil Pink, too! Sensual Red’s alright… I’ve seen other reds that I like more. 🙂

  • These are so nice! The texture seem lovely – sucks about the crumbly part though.

    I love Evil Pink on you!

    • Thanks Annie! Yeah I wish they didn’t crumble. 🙁 But hopefully they’ll fix it for future release. At least these are just limited edition for now.

  • BooBooNinja

    I think Alluring Brown looks great on you. Natural and beautiful.

    • Hi BooBooNinja! I think so, too. 🙂 This is the first time I’ve ever liked a brown lipstick. Ever!

      • BooBooNinja

        It doesn’t look brown on you at all.
        I am tempted to try this out… but I have a drugstore-beauty budget unfortunately.

        Oh, do you have a photo of your natural lip colour? It would help me figure out if the Alluring Brown (I am so tempted!) will suit me as well. 🙂

  • Surprisingly, I love them all on you. My favorites are evil pink and sensual red.

    • Thanks Shivani. 🙂 Do you wear matte lipsticks?

      • I love few of MAC’s mattes, but besides that I haven’t tried many mattes. I do want to try NARS’ matte formula and maybe this too 😛

        • Oooh! The NARS matte formula is amazing. I want to buy one of those, too!

  • Love your sun kissed skin! I can’t decide, but I really like Evil and Alluring Brown on you.

    How does this compare to the Joe Fresh mattes?

    • Thanks frugirl! I’ve been out a lot this summer and it shows.

      They are similar to the smoothness and finish of Joe Fresh mattes. 🙂

  • ooh, i’m REALLY liking evil pink! it looks so gorgeous on you :).

  • Mel

    Nice! I love Angelic Pink 😉 Matte lips are so classy I find. Great post bella!

    • Matte lips are nice for the right occasion in my opinion, especially a great red! Thanks Mel! 🙂

  • I like Angelic Pink & Evil Pink. But really like Alluring Brown.

    I don’t really wear matte lipsticks because it accentuates dry lips.

    • Isn’t it a nice brown? I’m so blown away how much I like it.

      They do accentuate dry lips. For that reason I prefer my cream lipsticks over mattes still.

  • Thanks for the swatches! I’ve got my eye on Alluring Brown.

    • You’re welcome Jamilla. 🙂

  • Weirdly enough Alluring Brown is my favourite, which is something I never thought I’d say! Evil Pink, Sensual Red and Brilliant Gold are nice too 🙂

    • Hahaha the end of the world is near. We like brown lipstick askjfa;lsdjfaaaahhhhH! 😉

  • have to say ‘darling beige’ looks amazing! I have the shu uemura eyelash curler but have never tried the makeup. adding to my wish list now, thx for sharing xx

    • It’ll be great on your fair skin! 🙂 Let me know if you end up trying it!

  • Forget the lipsticks; I am LOVING your hair with the waves! Hot!

    But Alluring Brown is my fave. I know, my makeup taste can be so boring. 🙂

    • Ha, thanks for noticing friend! 🙂 But this brown is really pretty, no? Not a boring brown in my opinion.

  • love the look of darling beige. but i love alluring brown on you!!

    • Thanks Kelly! I think Darling Beige is more a winter shade for me.

  • I agree- Evil Pink and Alluring Brown are also my favourites. They look amazing on you.

  • Aja

    GIRL. What do you use to create that amazing glow? I am trying to focus on the lipstick but am distracted by the bronzey beacon of hope that is your skin! what do you use??
    i’m also wondering if you have any tips for mattifying skin, mine is maddeningly shiny and refuses to stop shining up every single picture i am in.
    love your blog, it is so nice to have some canada-specific beauty advice.

    • Hahaha you crack me up Aja! 🙂

      All over my face I am wearing Dior Aurora bronzer. On my cheeks I am wearing Milani Baked Blush in Luminoso. Pretty, yah? 🙂

      For mattifying skin, I like to use an oil controlling primer (Cover FX Clearprep FX is my FAVOURITE!) and then keep with you a blotting powder like MAC Blot or Cover FX Matte FX.

  • Danielle

    Evil Pink and Darling Beige are my favs! I tend not to go for matte lips because I honestly prefer something glossier, but these shades are so utterly gorgeous it almost makes me a matte convert! 🙂
    P.S. I LOVE your hair in these photos…something looks different but I can’t put my finger on it!

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  • These are gorgeous shades! We haven’t tried anything from the Shu Uemura brand yet, but after seeing this, we need to add them to our wish list!

    Your blog is amazing & so inspriring!! We are new followers. We would really love for you to visit our blog & follow back. Drop us a comment if you do! It would make our day to hear from you!!

    Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  • Loving Evil Pink, but ALL of them look so easy to wear!

  • Sam

    Darling beige is an absolute must-have nude!

  • Rozae

    All these colors look glamorous on you.

  • Meredith

    I absolutely adore your blog and follow you on bloglovin 🙂 Please keep the excellent posts coming!!

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  • that “sensual red” just brightens your whole face up- looove me some red lipstick and this one totally suits you. but honestly, they ALL look fab- how is that possible??? so envious of you and your lips- you’re a lucky duck to have a full mouth that can rock all of those lip colors.

  • shira

    Hi Arianne,

    Loved your post- this is the first I visit your blog & promise to return.

    I know this is a long shot & I will probably won’t be able to find those lipsticks (limited edition?) but can you please help me with the serial number of the “Sensual Red” – if you still have it & if there is one

    Thank you so much 🙂

    • Hi Shira, sorry I don’t have them anymore! 🙁

      • shira

        Well, makes sense 🙂

        Thank you ★