lip gloss non sticky

lip gloss non sticky

{Spring lip gloss now}

I’m not sure what caused the shift in shade love but for the past week I’ve been obsessing with corals again. Even stranger…corals in gloss. Yes I! I who said that gloss was for single girls.

It’s like that pregnant woman who used to loathe the smell of a Big Mac but since the bundle of joy came along that burger is all she can think about. (Can you tell I’m hungry?) I can assure you, I’m not expecting but I am loving a good lip gloss lately…

heart shaped marc jacobs lip gloss

{Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Heart shaped kisses}

It actually all started with the arrival of Marc Jacob’s Lust for Lacquer lip glosses. I did have a soft spot for Lancome’s Gloss in Love beforehand but it was the tingling, peppermint of Marc’s collection that hooked me.

146 Peach show

{Peach show for the snow}

Back in the rotation, Lancome’s Gloss in Love in Peach Show it a light and wonderful gloss that doesn’t feel like tar on the lips. Yes, that’s right, you can still smooch with that balmy texture.

20 C cool pink gloss

{Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in PK 20 C}

Another formula to fall in love with is Shu Uemura’s Gloss Unlimited. This too feels oh so silky on the lips and there’s a myriad of colours to choose from. This would be my least favourite shade because it’s so cool in tone (totally right for blondes, though!)


{The gloss swatch files}

From left to right:

Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in CR 30G

Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in PK 20C

Marc Jacobs Lust for Lacquer Lip Vinyl in Heart shaped

Lancome Gloss in Love in 146 Peach Show


cherryblossom shu

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{Cherry blossom kisses with Japanese brand, Shu Uemura}

Despite the fact that summer is pretty much over, playing around with Shu Uemura’s lighter shades have me all giddy inside. Hey, if the shade fits, wear it whatever the season, right? I’m glad fall is coming so we can start pulling out the shades of burgundy and plum (shades that I only really got in to about two two years ago) — I’ll still be wearing shades of coral and pink on the days that I need a brightening boost. These Shu Uemura shades will do just that on and off your skin.

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{Colour used}

For this look I used Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer as a base with Givenchy’s Noir Couture Mascara. The rest, Shu Uemura colour pieces with the Lasting Gel Pencil Eye Liner in M Black and Gloss Unlimited in 20 C.


{rouge unlimited supreme matte in m-pink 365 – $36}

There’s something about matte lipsticks that’s had me hooked all summer. I often say it – gloss is for single girls or times when your lover has gone away. Who wants sticky kissed? Smooches aside I’m obsessed with the pigment and layer of hydrating, but matte colour these amazing lippies provide. This pink shade is so Barbie.

cherryblossom shu

{Shu faces}


{retro-sensation custom palette quad}

Maggie said it best it’s like Emilio Pucci and summer had a baby – and it was great. This little palette comes empty and can be filled with eyeshadows and blush refills. Complete with the Mercedes ‘click’ it’s a bit of a love affair when I pull this out of my purse on the subway.


{Blush Duos}

I feel like Shu Uemura  Blushes are the underdog of the make up world. These Duocolor Cheek Blushes are a dream in pigment and disperse over any blush brush beautifully. Offering a matte blush and a pearly highlighter here I have the shades Sweet Pink and Fresh Apricot. The shades swirled together offer an almost 3-D pop to the cheeks so you won’t necessarily have to contour in you’re in a rush.

These products have really opened my eyes, heart and wallet to a future with Shu – I wasn’t always the biggest fan of the make up after trying other lipsticks but these matte lipsticks and blushes have totally turned me.

Have you tried Shu Uemura make up before?

Let me know @RemaGouyez!


OB for Shu Oils

{OB For Shu Uemura}

As you already know from my previous posts on the Shu Uemura Cleansing oils they, to me, are a beauty god-send. Prepare to have your skin feeling silky smooth and smelling delectable with these powerful, cleansing products. The formulations are still the same but his time – the larger than life bottles have had a make-over by Japanese Artist OB. Oh, and the theme is…Princesses.

Enter Japanese Princess fantasy mode here…

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Chanel the '90s Model

{’90s Make Up Style}

This week’s challenge was all about ’90s make up. To me 1990s beauty is all about Sarah Michelle Gellar à la Buffy The Vampire Slayerand Cindy Crawford (who still, by the way, looks exactly the same). When I think of these women I think of the way they used natural shades to emphasize what they already have. For this look, I started my base with my newest obsession: Revlon’s Nearly Naked foundation. I love the old school powdery finish it leaves on my face even though it’s a liquid, yet it still has that modern day touch of a brightening effect for a healthy glow.

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