Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura Holiday Collection: rouge unlimited lipstick Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Welcome to Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura week! The collection is now available across Canada exclusively at Holt Renfrew (and on shuuemura-usa.com), and this week I’ll be posting reviews and swatches of some of the products from this collection. First up, the rouge unlimited lipstick ($31) in this special mon shu packaging.


rouge unlimited lipsticks in celebrity beige, parisienne pink, mon shu red, luxe burgundy


rouge unlimited lipsticks in celebrity beige, parisienne pink, mon shu red, luxe burgundy

shu uemura rouge unlimited lipsticks are super creamy semi-opaque lipsticks with high sheen. This is true of all the shades in this collection.

  • celebrity beige is a peach brown. On me, it is a flattering neutral that is not too light or too orange, so it’s perfect for everyday wear.
  • parisienne pink is a milky cool pink. This would look gorgeous against pale, pink-toned complexions. Unfortunately on my darker skin tone (MAC NC40 or NARS Barcelona), parisienne pink washes me out.
  • mon shu red is a bright tomato red. Because of the semi-opaque quality of these lipsticks, this shade applies unevenly. Sads.
  • luxe burgundy is a deep berry plum. This darker shade has the same issue I experienced with mon shu red. It too, is patchy on application.


rouge unlimited lipstick in celebrity beige


rouge unlimited lipstick in celebrity beige


rouge unlimited lipstick in parisienne pink


rouge unlimited lipstick in parisienne pink

Keep reading to see mon shu red and luxe burgundy!


rouge unlimited lipstick in mon shu red


rouge unlimited lipstick in mon shu red


rouge unlimited lipstick in luxe burgundy


rouge unlimited lipstick in luxe burgundy

Of the four shades, I would recommend celebrity beige and parisienne pink. The deeper shades are beautiful but the pigmentation was poor and patchy. If you like the glossy sheen of the darker shades, prep with a similarly coloured lip liner all over the lips first, then apply the lipstick. That’s a lot of work if you ask me.

Did any of these shades catch your eye? Which one is your favourite? Are you looking forward to check out the rest of the collection? :)

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  • http://thesmalllittlethingsinlife.blogspot.com/ Annick

    Mon Shu Red is stunning! Totally suits your complexion!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Thank you Annick!

  • http://twitter.com/mostlysunnyblog Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    I like Luxe Burgundy the most. It doesn’t seem patchy on you, but if you say it is I’ll skip it! I own too many really good lipsticks to make a compromise for this one.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Hey Sunny! Yes I would only recommend the lighter shades with this. The deeper shades disappointed me. :(

  • http://eyeheartit.blogspot.com Larie

    I like Celebrity Beige! But Mon Shu is creepy ._.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      LOL so creepy. But she’s growing on me. Like in a “you’re so ugly you’re cute” kinda way.

  • http://twitter.com/mirimandel Miri/Lovely Bash

    Loving the Mon Shu Red the best!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      It’s really pretty, Miri!

  • http://aucupariabrumalis.wordpress.com/ Claire

    mon shu red and luxe burgundy are right up my alley, I skipped on the lipsticks but couldn’t on the bordeaux palette. this collection is truly nice. I am temptet by the two lipsticks now.

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Go lipsticks go, Claire! :)

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    They’re so light, hey? Hmmm. If Luxe Burgundy was just a tad more pigmented, I would have had my first Shu Lippie. Mon Shu Red looks pretty on your shmexxxxxy lips Geekz!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      They are. Didn’t expect them to be so sheer-ish.

  • dowantmakeup

    I was all over Mon Shu Red and Luxe Burgundy til the read the bit about those shades being poorly pigmented and patchy D: (although I couldn’t tell with your fab lib swatches)

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  • http://twitter.com/MakeupWithTea MakeupWithTea

    OMG! We have the same skin tone! Lol, I wear Nars Barcelona too! And yeah that cool pink lipstick would wash me out. Great review btw!