Archive for category Shu Uemura
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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 added Becca makeup back into my life. yay !|
|a closeup of Gaiac 10. Yes, it’s panties perfume. 🙂|
am i the only one who really loves seeing haul posts ? let me know how you feel about haul posts … ? like/dislike and why?
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
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stage-inspired multi-functional beauty cream to enhance makeup finish and deliver a natural glow. contains Ginkgo Leaf extract to fight oxidation. instantly, skin appears more luminous, translucent and smooth. provides 24-hour lasting moisture.
To see a video, check it out here.
A bit of Stage Performer on my hand
The bottom of my hand has Stage Performer, the top doesn’t.
I was out of town back in March and I took even less stuff with me back then. I left the country for family reasons, and there were a couple of nights where I had to wear at least a semi-full face.
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Le Metier de Beaute Peau Vierge: I wore it almost everyday as my tinted moisturizer. The two main reasons I took this with me is because I had tried a new skincare product (samples) that broke me out and I wanted my breakouts to heal quickly. Second reason is that on my last trip, I took Chantecaille Future Skin foundation so I wanted to rotate. Last summer when I was out in the sun, I got serious rashes from the sun since I work nights. Being in the sun as of recent with this foundation, I had no adverse skin reactions (as in my skin didn’t burn or fall off). I was in warmer weather climate and my skin didn’t get darker, but my arms and my legs surely did (and for reference, I wore SPF 30 sunscreen on my hands/arms/legs). I look weird now that my face is a lot lighter than the rest of my skin now. Ah well. lol.
By Terry Baume de Rose: I used this as my lipbalm about every other day. I felt the maximum benefit at the airport because for some reason my lips get really dry. It could be the air conditioning or something with airports/airplanes.
Le Metier de Beaute Fraise Lip Creme: I wore this almost everyday too. I wore it for the times that I had to wear a semi full face as well. I like dark or vibrant reds, but I had to keep it tame for my family and for the events I had to go to. It’s definitely a wearable color, even for daytime. So for those who are concerned about wearing bright or vibrant colors, I consider it an office-friendly color. I’ll review this at a later date.
Giorgio Armani Rouge d’Armani #103: This is my go to lipstick for serious events, as well. I wore this twice, which is odd. I think due to the warmer weather I didn’t wear it as often as I’d like. Sunnier weather=slightly more vibrant colors? I mixed this with Fraise lip creme and it looked pretty awesome. Neat discoveries are always a good thing.
By Terry Misty Rock cream eyeshadow: I’m not a big eyeshadow person, but I did wear this when I had to wear a semi full face. I just used it for those times and that was it. I really do mean it, this cream eyeshadow does live in my purse if I’m going out at night last minute and I need to do a quick face. Apply from the tube, blend with fingers and bam! you’re out the door.
By Terry Touchee Veloutee: I love this stuff, as it is my under eye concealer. If I am having a great skin day, I use this on red spots on my face and under my eyes. If I go out at night I wear my regular foundation and use this to brighten the area under my eyes. Since I was wearing a luminous tinted moisturizer, I didn’t feel the need to use it, since Peau Vierge brightens those areas by itself. So note to self: if wearing Peau Vierge, no need for this too. Otherwise, must have Touchee Veloutee in bag.
Armani Eyes to Kill mascara: It’s a mini. my ultimate mascara. Need I say more?
Shu #14 brush: I recently bought it since it was highly recommended. I’ll review this at a later time. Wonderful brush and I used it when I had to wear…
Giorgio Armani Sheer Blush #5: The perfect beige nude blush that fits the bill on so many levels. This needs a review on its own at a later date as well.
Bioderma Crealine H2O (not pictured): I had this in a small sample jar.
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