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July 26 2014

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Shu Uemura Gives Good Gloss

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Touch-Of-GlossNever mind concealer and foundation; lip gloss just might be the universal beauty tie that binds all of womankind together. The sticky, shiny, often sparkle-ridden pout polisher is as beloved by tweens as it is by retirees for the unmistakable lacquer it gives lips with the simple swipe of a brush, wand, or tube. But a multitasking product it is not. While it can be slicked across lids to add a light-catching sheen to shadows, that’s about the only way to double-time your favorite gloss, as its tacky texture doesn’t really lend itself to much else. Its luster is certainly aspirational, though—especially for real lovers of gloss, like Shu Uemura. The Japanese brand’s lip glosses are the stuff of legend, securing a global fan base that now, interestingly enough, also includes its Art of Hair division. In tribute to the makeup must-have, Shu Uemura has created Touch of Gloss, a wax-gloss hybrid to add gleam, separation, and a light hold to dull strands. Spiked with rose sakura essence, an emollient extract of Japanese cherry blossom petals, and reflective mica minerals, a small dollop scrunched into dry hair refreshes any style. We don’t much care for lip gloss, but we are certainly in its debt for inspiring this melt-in miracle-worker.

Photo: Courtesy of Shu Uemura Art of Hair

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