shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection PK333S Review, Swatch

I got this gloss as a sample with my shu uemura Black Friday sale. This is the shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection in shade PK333S. I need another lip gloss like a rooster needs socks, but the other samples were sachets of skincare, so I figured I’d get more use out of this.

I was hoping from the picture online that it wouldn’t be a sheer gloss with sparkles as I suspected.

shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection PK333S

shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection PK333S

The shu uemura site says this about the Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection:

shu uemura introduces the Pink Collection, 5 new shades of Gloss Unlimited formulated with an innovative pink hybrid pigment developed for the first time ever, to deliver unprecedented pureness of the color pink. In addition, Gloss Unlimited is formulated with special shimmer and glitter to maximize color and shine. Suitable for all skin tones.

PK333S is described this as a “glittery baby pink” with “cool undertones.” You would think from that copy about “pink hybrid pigment” that this gloss would at least leave a little bit of color on your lips, right?

shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection PK333S

shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection PK333S

Looking at the gloss on the applicator, my hopes were high. Look at how opaque it seems! Maybe this is it — the gloss that will change my life, with its hybrid pigments!

shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection PK333S

shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection PK333S

Ah. Well. So. There you are.

So I don’t mean to get totally down on the shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection. It’s actually a very well-designed gloss. It has a glassy, mirror shine like MAC Lipglasses, but with absolutely zero stickiness. Really, it was one of the more comfortable glosses I’ve ever used, and trust me — I’m a girl who knows her glosses. In addition, the applicator held the perfect amount of gloss, enough for a pass across either the top or bottom lip. Don’t you hate when applicators barely get any out, or goop waaay too much on?
It wore for about 3-4 hours without any activity, but about 2-3 with mild snacking/drinking. That’s to be expected for a non-tacky gloss, though.

On my lips, it leaves a cool undertone with basically no pigment, and lots of sparkle. Another good thing about the gloss is that despite the amount of sparkle, it did not feel gritty on the lips. After wearing off, the glitter was left behind, however.

shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection PK333S

Be warned: you embiggen this picture at your own risk. My skin was horribly flaky that day and Photoshop could not save me.

I’m not sure how much the regular Gloss Unlimited tubes come with, but I got a fairly nice-sized sample, with 2.75mL/0.09oz of product.

So in summation, it’s a great layering gloss and a very comfortable one at that. However, I would be mightily disappointed if I’d paid full price for this, with my expectations as they were. I would love to try the regular Gloss Unlimited collection or perhaps the Vinyl Unlimited collection, though, so long as they were more pigmented than this. I really do think the formula is one of the better ones I’ve ever tried.

shu uemura Gloss Unlimited Pink Collection is available for $23.

Disclosure: The product(s) featured in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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