Happy Sunday everyone, hope the sun and heat earlier today helped dry some of your laundry – it has certainly helped in mine. In today’s post, I will share my thoughts about the Shu Uemura Lustrous Glow Powder in Pleasure Rose with you, including swatches and comparison with Lancôme Golden Hat Illuminating Smooth Powder (reviewed here).
Shu Uemura Lustrous Glow Powder in Pleasure Rose is a warm, rosy powder with shimmering gold pearls that enhances a lustrous glow. You can use it to create a natural transparent complexion or to add a lively blush to cheeks.
It retails at S$65 for 12g of product, made in Japan.
The luscious powder is housed in a reflective gold casing – very sturdy, slim, sleek, light and compact. It doesn’t come with any secret compartment for a brush or sponge (doesn’t matter does it?). Size and design of the Lustrous Glow Powder are identical to their compact powder casing – which can also fit 4 of their previous range of eyeshadow pans.
Initially, I was a little afraid that the packaging will be a finger-print magnet but that’s not the case.
A few readers requested for a comparison between Shu Uemura Lustrous Glow Powder in Pleasure Rose and Lancôme Golden Hat Illuminating Smooth Powder.
They may seem very similar – light pink with gold but they are totally different.
Shu Uemura Lustrous Glow Powder in Pleasure Rose has a more intense pink undertone, gold shimmers and larger golden flecks running through as compared to Lancôme Golden Hat Illuminating Smooth Powder – which has a warmer golden under tone with very mild golden shimmer.
As you can see from the swatches above – Shu Uemura Lustrous Glow Powder in Pleasure Rose has a more distinct appearance on my skin tone whereas Lancôme Golden Hat Illuminating Smooth Powder blends into my skin seamlessly.
Bottom line, I can’t live without either. I love them both and they provide different results.
For those we are fairer, you might be able to pull off using Shu Uemura Lustrous Glow Powder in Pleasure Rose as a blush as well as a highlighter along the cheek bones. I use it as a highlighter and it creates a very soft, natural and three-dimensional glow.
And for those who have a similar skin tone as I do, you will enjoy the subtle glow Lancôme Golden Hat Illuminating Smooth Powder creates. It can pass off as a subtle, understated highlighter or an overall finishing powder for a clean, radiant and polished look. And what I like most, I can adjust the amount of pink and gold I pick up with a smaller brush like MAC 225 – can’t get any more precise than this I guess.
Texture wise, Shu Uemura Lustrous Glow Powder in Pleasure Rose is very finely milled and has a smooth touch. Lancôme Golden Hat Illuminating Smooth Powder is very finely milled too, smooth and the powder is super soft. It feels as if the product melts into your skin.
It’s such a shame that the golden over-spray disappears within first use. Although it doesn’t affect the overall results of the product, the golden over-spray was an eye-candy. So, let’s take a final look.
In terms of pricing, Shu Uemura’s retails at S$65 for 12g of product and Lancôme’s retails for S$70 for 11g of product. A gram smaller, S$5 more but charitable. At the end of the day, it really depends on which you prefer and would use more – from the texture to the finishing.
Thank you for reading and I hope this post has been helpful.