Mika For Shu – Products Information

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Shu Uemura is collaborating with Mika Ninagawa for the spring collection. Mika Ninagawa is a world renowned Japanese photographer and film director. Mika Ninagawa created 4 theme for this collection; curiosity, forbidden fruits, singing forest, melting sweet dreams.

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Shu Uemura x Mika Ninagawa 2014 launch consist of their signature cleansing oil ($115 – $160) in Limited Edition Packaging and also UV Under base mousse (price range $65 – $68)in a limited edition packaging.

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  • UV Under base brightening mousse pink purple SPF 30 PA++ – a pink purple mousse that instantly brightens skintone for a luminous finish
  •  UV Under base brightening mousse beige SPF 30 PA+++ – an immaculate light veil that enwraps skin and achieves an unified and even skin tone for a semi matte finish
  •  POREraser UV Under base  mousse pink SPF 35 PA+++ – weightless as air for light skin tone that provides a poreless semi matte finish
  • POREraser UV Under base  mousse beige SPF 35 PA+++ – light as air mousse for medium skintone that provides a poreless semi matte finish

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Dual Fit Pressed Powder Compact ($20 – the case only)

A limited Edition compact case for the beloved dual fit powder for long lasting finish and dual benefit of silky moisture powder and anti shine powder

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Eye Shadow Spiral Duo ($55)

The Melting Sweet Dreams Candy inspires a sweet yet mysterious spiral design eyeshadow. Mix the spiral color that softly blend and transform form brown to medium brown, orange to pastel orange, and pink to soft and sweet orange and cool white.

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Nails Stickers at $22

 

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Tint in Gelato at $38 

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False eyelashes at $34

Shu Uemura Takashi Murakami Enchanted Black Parallel Palette

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I picked this up in Changi airport two weeks ago. I couldn’t resist myself getting this palette as the texture of the eyeshadow is so soft and smooth when I swatch it. The eye and cheek palette is available in two colors – enchanted black parallel/ full pink parallel palette. I picked the enchanted black palette as the palette offers more vibrant shades.

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The eye shadows in this palette are incredibly soft and smooth. There are two types of formulation of eyeshadow in this palette; the pressed formula and the silk smooth formula. There are 4 shades of the  pressed formula eyeshadow which comes in a bigger pan.The silk smooth formula comes in a smaller pan and there are 3 shades in this palette.

The pressed form feels powdery and smooth, I love the softness and smoothness of their pressed eyeshadow. The shades are nicely pigmented and i can hardly see any fall outs.

The silk smooth eyeshadow has a different feeling compared to the pressed when it is touched. The silk smooth eyeshadow has a creamier texture but it doesn’t feel slippery or wet. It has better pigmentation compared to the pressed formula and it is very smooth. I agree that Shu Uemura named this eyeshadow formulation as silky smooth. It is as smooth as silk :)

Here’s the swatch of the eyeshadow in order of the positioning of the shades in the palette.

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And now here’s the swatch according to the formula:

Pressed Formula

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Silk Smooth

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 All the shades in this palette are nicely pigmented and they have beautiful texture. I find the colors here are nicely combined especially for smokey eye look. I really love the dark green shade; the metallic shade is so gorgeous. I love to use dark green to create a smokey look as it is less dramatic but yet it still gives a bigger eye effect.

Final Thoughts:

Overall I love this palette for their vibrand colors and beautiful texture and pigmentation. I love the range of eyeshadow colors which are not too neutrals but at the same time it offers shades that I would wear quite often. The silk smooth eyeshadow has gorgeous pigmentation with no fall out. Moreover the blush shade is something that I would usually wear. There’s no reason for me to dislike this piece :)

 

 

Thank you for reading!

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!

 

 

By: Meryl

 

 

Shu Uemura Tokyo Lights Palette

Hello everyone!

Have you ever wanting a practical & cute design for your everyday eyeshadow? The eyeshadow palette that will fullfil your everyday eye makeup needs? If so, you need to read my review of Shu Uemura Tokyo Light Palette :)

Today I bring you a Shu Uemura eyeshadow palette in Tokyo Lights. I believe this eyeshadow is a Japan exclusive, however this is also available on Singapore Airlines Krishop or Cathay Pacific Marcopolo. I bought this palette when I travel with Cathay Pacific. I doubt this palette will be featured on the inflight magazine for a long time, so I suggest that if you know that you or your friend are travelling with Singapore Airline/Cathay Pacific, go and get it :)

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The Packaging:

Shu Uemura Tokyo Lights comes in the usual Shu Uemura eyeshadow case. The design of this palette is very cute; it looks very kawaii! I love the pink prints of Tokyo towers and that twinkling lights. It reminds me of the beautiful lights in Tokyo at night. The palette does not comes with any mini brush or sponge. The design of this palette is just simple and practical.

 

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The Color & Texture:

This palette has a beautiful combination of 6 neutrals eyeshadow shades. The colors are mostly shimmery  but the darkest brown is a matte shade. The palette consist of a matte brown shade, a shimmery dark chocolate brown, a shimmery champagne pink, a shimmery soft woody brown, a glittery gold and a glittery white shade. The shade

The texture of the eyeshadow is very soft. There’s a minimal amount of fallout which doesn’t really annoys me. I really like the softness of these eyeshadow. The feeling of swiping my finger on this eyeshadow pan is like touching a velvet pouch :) No, I am not kidding! This eyeshadow is REALLY SOFT!  It is also very buttery and smooth. The pigmentation of this eyeshadow varies among the shades. The glittery shades are leaning more towards sheer. The rest of the colors have great pigmentation; the color shows up even in just one swipe.

Swatches

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As you can see, the shades are so beautiful. They are nicely pigmented, buttery and super smooth. I have lots of neutral eyeshadow palettes on my drawers, but I dare to say that this would be one of my all time favorite! The packaging looks so cute yet not too big for my make up pouch. I can bring this on my every day make up bag for my day and night eye look :)

 

Final Thought:

To sum everything up, I just can say that I am totally in love with this eyeshadow palette. I know it might me difficult for many of you who wants to get this eyeshadow. I hope that this eyeshadow is still available on Singapore Airline/Cathay Pacific Inflight Magazine. If you know anybody is travelling with these airline, you might want to ask them to get this for you :)

 

So what do you think of this eyeshadow?

 

Thank you for reading :)

 

By: Meryl

Tom Ford Blush in Flush

I am so excited that Tom Ford is opening its counter in Tangs Orchard!

I am such a blush addicts that everytime I heard people are raving about a brand, I need to try the blush. I have read many positive review about the quality of this blush. I bought Tom Ford blush in Flush from Tangs Orchard when they are having 12% rebate for the cardmembers. This blush is retailing for SGD 85. It’s a very expensive blush for me and I am expecting a very high quality product for the price I have paid.

Firstly I’d like to talk about the packaging. It’s made of gold metal casing that feels quite heavy. There’s a velvet pouch given for every blush. There’s a “Tom Ford” logo embossed at the front of the blush. Call me superficial but this kind of luxurious packaging always call my name and I always fall into temptation on getting this blush. There is no small brush or applicator included in this blush.

Flush is a peachy coral blush with fine shimmers. The texture is very soft, pigmented and it blends beautifully on my skin. The moment I touched this on the counter, I can feel that the formula is awesome. It is so pigmented that you only need to dab your brush once (or twice) lightly and gently pat it on your face. You can always build up the color if you think the color does not pop enough.

In the swatch below, you can see how pigmented the blush is. On the left is one swipe of the blush, and on the right side is one swipe of the blush and blended.


I have swatched some blushes that might look similar.

I would say that there’s no exact dupe to Tom Ford Flush. The closest would be Nars Deep Throat, but Nars seems to be sheerer than Tom Ford flush. I have reviewed all the blushes swatched above except Nars Deep Throat. You can find the review for the blushes here:

Chanel Blush de Horizon

Nars Orgasm

Illamasqua Hussy

Bobby Brown Peony

I have created a look with Tom Ford flush:

The products used in this look:

Guerlain Terra Azzura by Emillio Pucci, YSL Lip Stain no 7, Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill no 25, Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner in Black, Shu Uemura eyebrow pencil

Final Thought:

Tom Ford blush delivers what I have expected from a high end blush. The texture are not disappointing; blends very nice, the pigmentation is superb and the packaging looks luxurious. The only downside I see is the price. Tom Ford products are very expensive but that might be the reason why people are lemming about it too ;)

Have you ever tried any Tom Ford blushes/ products before? Tell me what you think :)

 

Thank you for reading.

By Meryl

Capella Staycation – a prize from Shu Uemura TSUYA Skin Blogger Contest :D

Hello guys!

I was in Shu UemuraTSUYA Skin blogger contest. The blog contest winner was picked from the most liked and shared photos from facebook. I am glad that I am picked as the winner of this contest.

I want to THANK ALL OF YOU who has helped to like my photo. :D

Shu Uemura kindly present me with a one night staycation at Capella Hotel at Sentosa and a year supply of TSUYA SKIN :)

It was a very enjoyable moment to stay at Capella. The resort was amazing! I love how relaxing the place is. It’s tranquil, green and it makes me forget all the stress I have at work.

Here are some photos that I snapped during my stay cation.

The Villa I was staying:

and it comes with a mini pool too :)

Capella also provide a library facilities where guests can borrow DVD, Books, and having tea time. The library decor was simple amazing. It reminds me of a classic library where I could sit all day and gaze through my favorite magazine or historical picture books. The library also provide all day tea & snacks. At certain hours, there will be simple canapes too :)

Here are some picture I took with my instagram (@memoiselle). The cakes and scones was simply a delightful treat.

 

And here comes my favorite part of the resort.. The Pool!

Beside this, Shu Uemura also provides me with a 1 year Tsuya Skin Supply! I am so happy :D To read what I think of TSUYA Skin, you can read it here and here

Once again, thanks to all of you who has voted for my post :) And also thanks to Shu Uemura Singapore for the prize!

Thank you for reading.

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