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A Story of Three Lip glosses | Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited | Review, Photos & Swatches

August 28, 2013

Once upon a time, there was a girl who does not like wearing lipgloss.  She doesn't like the stickiness or the heaviness of lipgloss.  But every now and then, some lip glosses would surprise her with their smoothness, and this time, there were three of them called Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited (CA $30 / US $25)*
  • PK 20C, a baby pink gloss that looks as creamy as strawberry ice-cream.
  • CR 30G, a coral gloss with glitter that shine bright like a diamond.
  • AT 30S, a blue shimmer gloss that hide its true colours when applied.
Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited T to B: AT 30S, CR 30G, PK 20C
Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited L to R: PK 20C, CR 30G, AT 30S
Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited PK 20C
Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited CR 30G
Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited AT 30S
The three of them have so much in common: they are smooth, non-sticky, and feel relatively light in comparison to other glosses in town.  The special applicator that comes with each of the lip gloss allows a more even deposit of colour and minimize the time of application and number of times of double-dipping.  To top it all off, they are very moisturizing and feels great on the lips.

When the girl asked who they are, they replied "Gloss Unlimited of Shu Uemura".  The girl who doesn't like lip gloss began to experiment with the unlimitedness of these gloss.  She would wear each on its own, but sometimes she would pair it the glosses with one on the upper lip and another on the lower lip.  Her favourite is applying AT30S on top of PK 20C, because that gives a ultra glossy sweet lilac pink look.

PK 20C on lips
CR 30G on lips
AT 30S on lips
PK 20C on upper lip & CR 30G on lower lip
AT 30S on top of PK 20C on lips
So the girl decided, she will continue to wear these lipgloss, especially in the cooler months, because after all, she still isn't a fan of heaviness on the lips.  But she has grown to like lip glosses more and to experiment with the different ways of wearing Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited lip gloss.

~The End~

In all seriousness, these Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited lip glosses are really nice.  They are not the most pigmented gloss, because they're not meant to be one.  Like its name suggests, it is a range of versatile lip glosses (that are also extremely glossy <3).  For anyone who dislike stickiness as much as I do but love the glossy look, these might be your new best friend.  The one that stands out the most to me is AT 30S (blue), which is part of the artist modulator colour "plus-on" range.  Basically you can add it on top of any lipgloss to make it more bluish with iridescent pink pearls.  I thought I would like PK 20C (pink) the most because it's a sweet pink gloss, but I've been reaching for CR 30G (coral) a lot (4 out of 5 times).  That speaks volume from a non-gloss girl.

Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited Swatches L to R: AT 30S, CR 30G, PK 20C
If you're looking into a smooth non-sticky gloss with lot of glossiness, the Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited might be a good one for you.  Price might be a little steep for a lipgloss, but it's of great quality and will be a nice treat to yourself.  I was not entirely impressed by the initial swatches but they actually look a lot better on your lips.  I have my eyes on AT 60C and  PK 50C, but I might just go back to CR 30G when it runs out.



Until next time,

x Rica

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*Disclaimer: Products mentioned in this post were provided to The Office Chic for review consideration (noted with asterisk).  As always, all the opinions expressed here are my own and are in no way influenced by any advertiser, affiliate, public relations firm or brands.


  1. i love the idea that you could use the blue to change the tint of a gloss you already have on. its probably something you could do with any less saturated gloss but having the option is really great. almost like how you can mix the lip tars

    A Beautiful Zen

  2. I like that idea too. It makes me wanna try out other "plus on" glosses. FYI, in my original posts I accidentally switched the swatches of AT 30S and AT 30S on top of PK 20C, but now it's fixed :)

    x Rica