Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color in "AT 02", "PK 02" & "CR 01": Review and Swatches

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Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color in "AT 02", "PK 02" & "CR 01": Review and Swatches
Happy Wednesday everyone, hope y'all are doing well! Today I have some gorgeous lip colors from Shu Uemura to swatch and review. The Tint in Gelato are uniquely formulated gelato-like cheek and lip colors with a lightweight texture. To see some swatches of "AT 02 Sugar Plum", "PK 02 Milky Framboise", and "CR 01 Blood Orange", click.......
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color in "AT 02", "PK 02" & "CR 01": Review and Swatches
What it is:
-Creamy gelato-like lip and cheek colors
-When applied in thin layers it gives a matte finish
-When applied in thicker layers it gives a dewy finish
-Available in 12 shades

Packaging:
The Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Colors come in shiny silver lip gloss tubes with windows on the sides that let the color to peek through. The applicator is a paddle-like doe foot. Where the doe-foot and the stem of the applicator meets is very flexible, most likely for easy application but I found the design made it kind of tricky to insert the applicator back into the tube after each use.
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color in "AT 02", "PK 02" & "CR 01": Review and Swatches
Formulation:
The Tint in Gelato is very similar to the YSL Baby Doll Kiss & Blush Lip & Cheeks Stains (reviewed here), but slightly more pigmented. They are also somewhat similar to the Rimmel Apocolips (reviewed here) but the Tint in Gelato is slightly more viscous and less glossy.
The formulation is creamy and non-tacky, it sits on the lips very comfortably but it has a thinner, slightly matte finish, as opposed to a cushion-y glossy finish. In terms of longevity, the Tint in Gelato wears off fairly quickly on the lips as it is not transfer-proof, however, it does leave behind a subtle tint. The wear is a lot better on the cheeks as the product seems to meld with skin a lot better.
The product does not have a noticeable scent.

Color & Pigmentation:
AT 02 Sugar Plum: This one is a super pigmented dark pink. The color is an absolute stunner and I reckon it would work with all skintones.
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color in AT 02 Sugar Plum Review and Swatches

PK 02 Milky Framboise: A light baby pink with neutral undertones, this color is super feminine and works really well on the cheeks for a flush of pink.
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color in PK 02 Milky Framboise Review and Swatches

CR 01 Blood Orange: Despite the name, this one is actually very bright (almost neon) coral. The shade stands out so much when worn on the lips but it gives the cheeks a nice coral flush.
Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato Lip and Cheek Color in CR 01 Blood Orange Review and Swatches
Overall:
The Tint in Gelato is not like your traditional lip gloss or lipstick as it has a more creamy, lightweight formulation that sits on top of the lips (instead of clinging to the fine lines). The wear is not very impressive but they do give the lips a very plump and unique look. On the cheeks, these work similar to a cream to powder blush- easy to blend and stays put. 
Have you tried a similar product? Are you a fan of lip colors with a non-traditional formulation? Share your thoughts with me in the comments below!

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