Are you a superstitious person? I’m not usually, but sometimes I do believe that things happen for a reason. All deep, philosophical life decisions aside – in this instance, I’m talking about the new Shu Umerua Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine lipstick. Last week, I was convinced that me and this glorious lipstick (or gloss, if you will) weren’t met to be. But alas, we were. A little patience, preceded by a journey throughout Chicago, really paid off.
Allow me to explain. The new Shu Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine is secretly the best, most hydrating lipgloss secretly packaged like a lipstick. It’s been done before, but not this well. It feels hydrating the instant it meets your lips, is visibly dewy and full of shine. It has appropriate pigment, staying power and keeps your lips hydrated. The shade I coveted, BG935 (one of the shades used on the model above) is a pinky-nude-beige-mauve and I think would look good on any woman’s lips.
I went to the North Face store in Chicago last week to try on winter coats (I’m not playing around this winter, learned that lesson the hard way) and made a quick stop in Neiman’s to swing by the counters. I zeroed in at Shu Uemura and was drawn like a magnet to this display of lipsticks. I tried to purchase the BG935 shade, but unfortunately it was out of stock. So I decided to try Nordstrom’s and Saks to see if I’d have better luck. No go. This particular Nordstrom’s doesn’t carry Shu and Saks seems to be phasing out their Shu inventory. What?! Ahh!
So I finally ordered it from Shu online and this tale ends up with one very happy beauty addict and an amazing lipstick finally united. Really, that would have been the straightforward option from the beginning but really, Chicago? Stock up on your Shu! Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine will set you back $30. It’s a tad pricey but a very high quality product.
Got any beauty tales to share with us? Have you canvassed your town in search of a lipstick? Do tell…