November 9, 2007

Shu Uemura Gloss Lacquer Review

Count the Muse confused. When she originally discovered Shu’s Gloss Lacquer she could have sworn it was a limited edition product but low and behold it’s still quite up and available at Shu’s website as well as Sephora so I guess I somehow went wrong somewhere!

The good news is that this stuff is like crack for my lips and I adore it. The bad news is it’s bloody expensive at $26usd per a pot thus making me feel like I’m on crack when buying a pot of this stuff! Who in their right frame of mind purchases $26 lipgloss? Don’t answer that.

Three colors are available of this fabulous gloss two of which your Muse owns and keeps in her beauty vault the third would be a color called Invincible Pink.

Gloss Lacquer is exactly what you’d expect after seeing/reading the name. It’s so glossy your lips have the lacquered effect. Surprisingly this stuff is a snap to apply. Normally any lip product in a pot always causes me heart failure, drama, and general stress during application but this warms on contact with my fingertip and smooths on easily.

My lips thank Mister Shu Uemura after using this brilliant stuff! I especially love that I don’t have to stain my lips or use a lipstick beneath. The actual gloss isn’t all that pigmented but for some reason or another upon application my lips just pop with really nice color! Slick, glossy, and perfect this is well worth the $26 bucks!

Now..if they’d only make some more colors I’d be quite happy hmmm……


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • MandyPandy

    Mmm… Those look good enough to eat! Are they (by any chance) flavored? Looking at the tubes, Jolly Ranchers come to mind. I love SU products and especially their eyebrow pencil (which I’m planning to review later in the week), so I’m sorely tempted by your photos of the Gloss Lacquer.

  • Sandy

    Shu Uemura. I got their cream eyeshadows. It’s pretty good.

    I’m also thinking to get the gloss lacquer. I’m kinda sick of getting all MAC. LOL =) My target in Singapore is to get MAC, Chanel, Clinique, Shiseido, Bobbi Brown, YSL and Shu Uemura products. What a makeup junkie! LOL

    I added your link to my blog =)

    Take care sis =)

  • Irene

    These remind me of the NARS Lip Lacquers, of course, they would as the only difference is the brand. *lol*

    I’ve still got those stila Glitter Liners set aside for ya!

  • the Muse

    Hi again Mandy!

    They do! hehe! They are flavored but it’s not really a great flavor. It’s sorta a standard weird citrus flavor if that makes sense.

    I really adore Shu products myself. Shadows, glosses, blushes, etc..! The only thing that irks me is that site swatches are always WAY off!

    I look forward to reading your review!

  • the Muse

    Hi again Sandy!

    I haven’t tired the cream but I have a few of the powder and adore ’em!

    I understand as I’m an utter mac junkie 🙂

    I totally want the YSL Christmas items!!!!!!!!!!!! You have to tell me what you get when you get home! 😉 Share the wealth of your purchases wahoo!

    Oh thank you! Can I return the favor? What’s your blog addy!

    Much Hugs!

  • the Muse


    you know I really love nars and never tried the lip lacquers and I must say they always look so yummie when I see them!

    Plus they have WAY more colors than Shu!
    Thanks so much love!

    Sorry about the delay replies 🙁

    I’m just awful swamped lately!

    Will reply shortly 🙂

  • Ann the Queen

    hi izzy!
    i’ve was out browsing today and saw shu’s holiday brush set! its so soft compared to mac’s holiday brush set! once again.. i’m so out of topic here! hahaha.

  • the Muse

    LOL Off topic is ok love 🙂

    I haven’t seen the shu set yet in person! I don’t own any shu brushes but now you’ve given me a case of the lemmings hehehe 🙂

  • nilla cookie

    Gosh, these glosses look so ooey gooey! How long does the color last on your lips? For $26 a pop, they’d better stay on after a full meal!! 😉

  • the Muse

    hi nilla cookie 🙂

    Gosh I agree $26 is obscene! I actually got them with a coupon so lucky enough didn’t pay that much!

    They last quite a while. I’d say I have a good 5 hour last before a retouch…put it on around 7.30-8am and it lasts until at least 12-12.30 before I need to do a touch up!

    So it’s quite good and long wearing!