Shu Uemura Mon Shu Red Lipstick Swatches & Review

I’ve been itching to get another red lipstick from Shu Uemura and it was a great timing when the lipstick shade I got from the Shu Uemura Karl Lagerfeld Holiday 2012 launch is the Mon  Shu Red.  Perfect!   I think the universe always conspire to give me something that I want and that is meant for me.  Which is an awesome feeling.

I don’t know if some of you shy away from red lipstick.   I understand that because it is a very strong color to pull-off as daily wear.   I remember when I was still an office girl, I’d wear red lipstick when I need to cheer me up and my office mates .  It works like a charm and the sales goes up!  And I am not kidding!

Product Shots

Shu Uemura Mon Shu Red lipstick

Shu Uemura Mon Shu Red lipstick

Shu Uemura Mon Shu Red swatches w/o flash

Shu Uemura Mon Shu Red swatches with flash
On My Lips

Stains left after wiping lipstick off with a tissue

What I think of it:

  • The color pay-off is amazing. But since it’s glossy it is not as long-wearing as you want it to be.
  • Don’t worry it will live a nice lipstick stain on your lips, with an effect of a just bitten, kissable lips which is nice.
  • It doesn’t look as vividly red as I want it to be on me but it looks good anyway.

Do I recommend it?
The Mon Shu Red lipstick and any from the Karl Lagerfeld x Mon Shu x Shu Uemura Holiday 2012 collection are collectibles so it’s good to get them and use a couple of times or save in mint condition for your eyes only to adore and not to use! Haha!  The Karl Lagerfeld Holiday 2012 collection featuring the Mon Shu Girl will be available in Shu Uemura stores on October 20, 2012.

Anyway, you should try wearing bold lipstick from time to time,  but make sure the color suits you.  It won’t hurt to try out the samples you see in the store you can ask for a disposable lipstick brush for hygiene’s sake.

How about you, what is the boldest color of lipstick you have tried on?

Stay gorgeous everyone!


  1. I also go for red lippies to brighten up my day when I’m stressed…:)

  2. I haven’t tried a bright red shade, the boldest I think is Hot pink 😀

    I need something to cheer me up…stress is eating me up this past few weeks. I think new lipstick shade + hair treat + mani-pedi will make me smile. hehehe

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