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Overall thoughts: I like all of the colors, but the annoying one out of the batch is G bronze. Overall a win, but yea…I wish Shu would change the formulation of G colors (assuming all of them are similar to G bronze). You can’t go wrong with neutrals.
P.S. to all of my east coast people: stay safe and please stay indoors. It’s raining pretty hard already and hurricane Irene isn’t really here yet.
I freaked out because Shu Uemura has the softest, pigmented eyeshadows out there. They’re perfection in every sense of the word in terms of colors, their payoff, the sheen and luminosity. Most reformulations usually take a turn for the worse so I was worried that it would be a grim revamping.
So what’s different?
Size and packaging: The eyeshadows are now just sold in pans if you choose, which I’m guessing is Loreal’s attempt to make it more accessible price point wise. The old formula were in clear lucite casing, which I actually like a lot since it’s functional. I hate having to fumble around which color is inside the case. The actual dimensions of the eyeshadows are the same width, but the new eyeshadows are like a millimeter or 2 shorter than their old pans.
Texture: they seem the same in terms of the soft buttery texture and color payoff. Thank the makeup heavens !! *bows*. They’re soft, buttery and on the eyes they just look simply…awesome.
To all of you taupe lovers…PinkSith *cough* we all know the most coveted taupe is without a doubt is Shu ME 945. Why ? Because Shu knows beautiful colors, especially taupes. It’s the unicorn pee of taupes…It’s that taupe that brings you to your knees every time you see it. It’s that love that makes your heart skip a beat each time you see it. Sadly I don’t own this shade anymore as I gave it away many moons ago. so how is ME856?
Color: it’s a slightly purple taupe. it’s supposed to be the replacement for Shu ME850. I’m sorry, but ME856 not as silvery, nor does it have the high shine. ME856 is definitely a bit more purple than ME850. Similar, I guess, but definitely not the same. AT ALL. It’s lighter and a bit more of a frost and warmer then P860. For all of you purple taupe lovers, ME856 is a must. definitely. It’s brilliant color, but it’s no replacement for ME850.
Size and Price: 1.4 grams or 0.049 oz, $15 for the refill ($8 more for a single eyeshadow holder)
Is it worth having?: yes, i think so…and i’m not really a taupe ho’.
picture time ;D
bottom row (third from left) is Shu ME856 in the old school Shu eyeshadow palette
left to right:
Worth the purchase?: If you’re new to By Terry, this is the first thing I would recommend to try, because it’s sooooooo delicious.
Packaging: It comes in the signature Rouge Bunny Rouge sleek, black packaging. Pretty straightforward, but part of me wishes I can see how much is left with the cream eyeshadow formula. No big deal, but you know what I mean. It’s like a lipgloss in the sense you unscrew the top and the applicator is a doe foot.
Size and price: 0.135 fluid ounces, or 4mL. The price is approximately $66 (conversion from GBP to USD).
Velvet Fritillary applicator
Top color is a warm soft gold color. It’s not as warm or as vibrant as Nutmeg, but it’s definitely a pretty shade. I can see myself using this one as a soft lid color on it’s own.
The second shade is a matte greyed lavender. At first I didn’t know what to think of this shade, or quite understood the purpose of it, but after Dustin layered it on his hands, it neutralizes the top shade a bit. I’m not one for purples, but I can see why this color was added. I do adore the soft buttery texture of this matte shade. 🙂
The third shade: it’s slightly deeper and a higher sheen than Jojo. This one took me by surprise. It’s sooo lush ❤
The last shade: At first I thought it would end up looking like Jade, but it’s deeper and it has a charcoal aspect to the color. It’s a nifty color to pack on the color for a smokey eye, if necessary.
Swatches are below:
So Dustin and I were playing with the colors and I asked him how it would look like layered together, so he decided to be creative and draw on my fist. Forgive my crappy fist because I had a hard time staying still from sneezing. 😦
Couches de Couleur Quick picture tutorial:
You apply the top color all over the lid up to the crease (see that little black line in between the lid and brow)? Yea, that’s supposed to be your crease lol
Next, you layer the second color all over the lid into the crease as well.
Then you add the third one.
Then you add the green towards the lashline to darken, or make a soft smoky eye.
The last picture Dustin added eyeliner and the eye brightener on the browbone and to blend any harsh lines.
Overall thoughts? I think it’s a really pretty kaleidoscope, and it was a nice surprise because a part of me thought it would be something boring, when it totally isn’t. If you’re into warm colors, then this is definitely a palette worth getting. 🙂
Bergdorf Goodman will have the palette tomorrow in stores. You can call 212-872-8612 to make your order.
(edit): The top shade is not as orange based as Goldstone. It’s slightly lighter and more yellow. Totally different colors if you ask me.
I’m so glad I finally got this color, because it’s such a pretty shade. 🙂 Yay!