Review | Shu Uemura Reset Tint Remover & Lip Conditioner

Tuesday 7 April 2020

Are you guilty of carrying more than 3 lipsticks on your makeup bag? It is definitely not intentional at all as I always grab the one lip colour that I actually want to wear off my makeup organisers and throw it into my makeup bag prior heading out to work in the morning totally unaware that I've accumulated so much in there. I personally stick to more wearable colours throughout the day; mostly nudes for more natural looks but whenever I need to attend some evening events or hanging out with my friends, I would go for bolder and intense lip colours.

You probably would have noticed this already, most of these lip colours featured here are long-wearing liquid lipsticks and lip tints so removing them can be a bit of work so I checked out @cosme The Best Cosmetic Award around mid last year and discovered this product as one of the winner for Best Cleanser category.

What you need to know!

Basically it is a lip remover that effortlessly takes off stubborn lip makeup and gently exfoliates lips to make them smoother and softer, which helps lip color last longer.
  • This product has a breakthrough formula that acts like a priming cleanser. Tint-melting technology dissolves pigments and breaks the bond between pigment and lips, so even long-lasting lipsticks and lip tints are easily removed with no need to rub strongly.
  • With breakthrough polishing technology, this product wraps around dead skin cells to gently exfoliate lips, making lips look and feel healthier.
Capacity: 30ml - about 2 to 3 months of daily use with cotton pads. 

Manufacturing Country: Japan

Ingredients list: Aqua, Propanediol, Glycerin, Maris Aqua, PEG-7 Glyceryl Cocoate, Arginine, Coco-Betaine, Acrylates/Beheneth-25 Methacrylate Copolymer, Phenoxyethanol, Acrylates Copolymer, Capryl Glycol, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Peel Oil, Limonene, Sodium Chloride, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Saccharin, Linalool, Citral. Code F.I.L.: C224387/1



This product comes in a white paper box with simple design and there’s English ingredients list printed at the back side of the box for your easy reference. I would like to highlight that this lip makeup remover contains Linalool and Limonene; potential allergens so you might want to consider if your skin cannot or have low tolerant toward these two fragrance ingredients.

Do note that this product has only 6 months of Period-After-Opening (PAO). There’s also official distributor stickers where the Barcode and Batch Number were printed on. Generally, Shu Uemura products have 3 years of shelf life.


On the other small side of the box, there's instruction on how to properly use the product.
Note that this product is not merely to remove your stubborn lip tints or liquid lipsticks prior your facial makeup remover but also to condition your lips before applying your base makeup. By the time you apply your choice of lip colours, your lips will be ready to dress.

There's a small manufacturing date sticker at the bottom of the box but in the case that it is not available, you can simply punch the Batch Code number into cosmetic analyser around the Internet.


Basically, the product comes in a medium-sized white plastic tube with red colour across the middle part of it, highlighting the product name with simple Japanese product description at the back.

Again, there's the Manufacturing Date printed at the top of the tube itself and the format is YYMMDD (Year-Month-Day).


The product comes with an airless pump that works greatly in dispensing the appropriate amount for a single application.



As I have mentioned before, there are 2 ways of using this product and the first one is to condition the lips. You can simply use the tip of your finger to smooth out the product on your lips like most lip balms if you want but I personally would prefer to use cotton swabs or cotton buds.

I would dispense 1 to 2 pumps onto the tip then run it across my lips once on my upper and lower lip and let the product sit for about 5 to 10 seconds before I gently wipe off any excess or residue on lips. Although I cannot really see the difference but I can definitely feel that my lips become smoother after doing this.

Here, I have attempted to remove some long-wearing lip tints that I have and I was quite surprised with the result. The above are some lip products that I've been obsessing a lot with lately; Dior Addict Lip Tattoo, Shu Uemura Matte Supreme, Benefit Cosmetics Benetint Cheek and Lip Stain,Innisfree Vivid Cotton Ink, Lilybyred x Esther Bunny Mood Liar Velvet Tint and the most recent would be LANEIGE Tattoo Lip Tint as I'm all about long-wearing makeup these days.

I have swatched all the products at the back of my hand, waited for about 15 minutes for all of them to dries down properly as I want to show how well this product work!


For the purpose of this demonstration, I've dispensed some of the product directly onto the swatches instead of cotton pad, usually 3 to 4 pumps and just let it sit for a good 5 to 10 seconds. Then I simply wiped off half of the swatches with cotton pad.


As you can see above, all the swatches that I wiped off were gone! I usually just use my oil-based cleansers to remove the most stubborn liquid lipsticks that I have but I finally find a lip makeup remover that I can use say for example, in between doing swatches for lip products but mostly I use this product when I want to change my wearable day lip colours to bold ones for night makeup looks rather quickly prior getting off work.

With that said, I probably need to carry this product in much smaller bottle to include in my makeup bag but this product contains merely 30ml worth of product so the whole tube is considerably lightweight so I don't mind carrying it with me.

Overall, I give this product 5/5. I love it and absolutely obsessed with it! Obviously here this product works well and does not irritate at all; giving my mouth area some redness or anything. Also I found that a little goes a long way with this product as you really need a small amount to remove your lip makeup.

I've gotten my first bottle last year but recently Shu Uemura had teamed up with The Pokemon Company and released an entire collection featuring Pikachu so I grabbed one for myself because it is just so cute!

I guess that's all from me so I'll be seeing you guys on my next post. Annyeong~

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