I know the Shu Uemura Eye-Conic 30th Anniversary Collection came out in the summer, but I’ve just GOT to show you some pieces from it that arrived at Casa de Beauty Reflections this week, because this collection is too much FUN. [emoji party popper]
Shu Uemura Eye-Conic 30th Anniversary Collection celebrates Shu Uemura’s radical free spirit of the 60s and his liberation of standard makeup design with his first mode makeup collection that debuted in 1968. His innovative thinking that eyeshadow should have designs just like clothes inspired the era-defining graphical “flaggy” checkered racing flag designs on the eyes:
To celebrate this pioneer of beauty, the Shu Uemura Eye-Conic 30th Anniversary Collection takes inspiration from the 60s-psycahdelic patterns, liberated women, glamour and fashion!
There’s too much to show you in one post, so I’m going to have to do a couple of posts so I hope that’s ok! Let’s start with blush, because you know-IT’S BLUSH. [emoji revolving hearts]
First, the Fuchsia Fusion Retro-Sensation Special Decoration Palette($21 CDN) is kind of AMAZING all on its own. The wavy graphic patterns in this collection totally remind me of some of the mini skirts my sister wore in the 60s and I sure wish I had them now:
This little palette is where you can house all your Shu Uemura pretties and customize your own makeup palette. You just slide in your blushes and/or your eyeshadows and BAM you have your own palette.
Most of Shu Uemura makeup products come in refill pans which I personally like. You can even put them into your own palette like a Z-Palette if you wish.
There are two Shu Uemura Duo-Color Blending Cheek Refills($42 CDN each) in the Shu Uemura Eye-Conic Collection, Pink and Orange:
Each shade has two colours with one being a matte and the other a pearly highlight shade. It’s easiest to use the shades combined, but with a little brush maneuvering(squeezing of bristles mainly) you can adjust the colour intensity to your liking.
Here’s the swatches of the Shu Uemura Pink Duo-Color Blush:
The first swatch is the bright pink, then the highlight, then blended together. The result is a soft, warm pink.
Here’s the swatches for the Shu Uemura Orange Duo-Color Blush:
Again same swatches- the bright orange, the highlight, and then the combo swatch which is a blush shade I can honestly say I have NEVER seen and would never have bought on my own! It kind of looks like Kraft Dinner, hey?
The blushes aren’t really strongly pigmented, so you have to build up the intensity and as I’m getting older I really appreciate that! I like that I can slowly add more colour until I get the flush that I like. The blushes are superb: soft, blend beautifully and really give that glow that a blush should give without being overly shimmery. No pore or wrinkles get emphasized with these blushes!
Here’s what the Shu Uemura Eye-Conic Pink Duo-Colour Cheek Refill look like on my cheeks. I put a little extra on so you can really see it:
And I NEVER in a million years would have thought I could wear the Shu Uemura Eye-Conic Orange Duo-Colour Cheek Refill, but it’s SO COOL:
Neat, hey? Such a different blush colour! It’s kind of mod and cool, almost Mrs Roper-like from Three’s Company, hey? That women had some style HAHAHA! I really really like this blush a lot as it’s so different!
You can still get the Shu Uemura Eye-Conic 30th Anniversary Collection online or at Holt Renfrew, and at select Sephora and the Bay stores too!
Stay tuned for the Shu Uemura Eye-Conic 30th Anniversary Collection lips post next! Maybe today if I have the blogging energy, but for sure tomorrow!
Whaddaya think? Would you wear that orange blush? Are you a 60s free-spirit with your makeup? Or do you stick to safe colours?
*products sent by the lovely PR and they have woken up my inner 60s makeup spirit so THANK YOU! [emoji white smiling face]