Finally! A post on one of the most anticipated releases of this year, Tint in Gelatos by Shu Uemura!
Is it a lip gloss? Is it a liquid lipstick? a blush?!!! These days you can never say cos packaging can be so deceiving >.< Gone are the days when it was only lip gloss that came packaged like this.
So to put your confusion to rest, these are a two in one lip and cheek tint!
Tint in Gelatos come in 12 shades and are said to be part of the permanent range with just two colours being limited edition, BG01 and AT04 (a warm orange with gold shimmer).
Unlike the Dior Fluid Sticks I reviewed previously, I feel the Gelatos came in a better, balanced shade range. There was something for everyone!
I found them well pigmented and one thin layer easily achieved full opaque coverage.
And although these are meant to be a matte finish, I’d say they are more in between matte and cream. Which in turn make them more comfortable to wear and I never had to worry about my lips cracking.
If you like to sport a matte lip, but have dry lips, this is for you!
Another thing I discovered while I was testing these is, if I used my finger to pat on colour rather than use the wand, I could get a more matte stained look. And the wand to lips application method would provide a more creamy matte look.
(P.S- Exfoliation before application is highly recommended!!!)
So on to swatches!
BG01- A Neutral pinky beige
AT01- A bright red. Almost a true red, but not quite. (My absolute fave from the bunch!)
CR01- A cool bright coral
PK03- Light cool pink with a smidgen of lilac
PK01- A neutral, bright medium pink
So how do these perform on the cheeks?
They go on creamy & smooth and dries down to a matte finish with the colour lightening a bit as it sets.
Application wise, I found that (using a brush or fingers) patting and blending disperses colour evenly. I would also recommend using less than you think you need and build up from there :-)
I really do love these! They are very well pigmented and and wore as long as 4 hours with no need for touching up.
* and in case you didn’t already guess, these are very similar to the Armani Maestro lip glosses and give the same opaque matte liquid lipstick finish.
A definite home run!
Two of mine were sent by Shu Uemura for review but I ended up purchasing three more cos I loved it so much!
Tint in Gelatos come with 5.4g of product and retail at SG$38 and are available at all Shu Uemura counters island wide
Online you can purchase them from www.shuuemura-usa.com