Shu Uemura Tint In Gelato Review, Photos & Swatches

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!

Shu Uemura Tint in Gelato

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!

Tint in Gelato Shu UemuraSo these Tint in Gelatos are of a mousse texture. Light and whipped, hence the name 😉

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!

Tint in Gelato wand Shu Uemura

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!

Tint in Gelato arm swatches Shu Uemura

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

Tint in Gelato Lip swatches Shu UemuraJudging from the lip swatches, obviously PK03 was too pasty on me, and would look more flattering on those with skin tones lighter than NC 30!


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 🙂


Final thoughts

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!


Other info

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





14 thoughts on “Shu Uemura Tint In Gelato Review, Photos & Swatches

  1. Stunning swatches and you have the perfect lip shape to pull off any color beautifully. Of course I love the lightest nude one on you.. But the rest of the colors seriously look beautiful on you! Even the barbie pink one! You’re amazing! ^_^

  2. Beautiful photos of the products. I love the AT01 (bright red) and the BG01 (nude) on you. I find I can’t pull off a nude colour – prefer more orange-reds and bright colours. Funny!

  3. Sounds like a fun product to play around with! Love the BG01 (nude) and the AT01 (bright red) on you the best! Love that you can pull off the nude colors, where as I prefer wearing orangey-red’s and brighter colours on my lips. Funny hey? I mean, I don’t gravitate towards brighter colours but that’s what I find looks “best” on me. I need to find a nude colour that works on me.

    1. Yes, I totally get you.. So difficult to find a nude that doesn’t look corpse like >.< Believe me, I have come across quite a few of those myself!
      And thank you, I like AT01 and BG01 too 🙂 They are definitely more flattering than the others.

  4. Great post!
    I just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Award! It recognizes up and coming bloggers
    if you’ve already been nominated congrats! If not I hope you accept mine, all the rules are in my latest post.

  5. Hi! In the swatch on your arm the beige color looks more brownidh but on your lips it leans more pink in the picture. Which is closer to how it looks in person?

    Thank you

    1. Hi! I am going to confuse you further and say both swatches are pretty accurate!
      Maybe the lip swatch is shown here little lighter than in person (thanks to flash!), but only a tad.
      I believe the lip swatch looks more pinky cos my lips are pink toned and brings out the pink in the lipstick further. But overall i’d best describe it as a pinky beige. 🙂 It’s a great shade for pairing with smoky eye makeup or even a great understated everyday look.

      Hope my reply was helpful :-*

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