THIS is why I love Shu Uemura:

I want women to enjoy make-up more freely”

                                                          -Shu Uemura

Right? I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but that’s EXACTLY what I’ve been trying to get across lately here on the ‘ole blog. Sometimes, us makeup lovers take things too seriously imo. I know, for some it’s hard with work rules and all. But really, even if you can’t go full-on crazy with colour like I like to do, there’s ALWAYS a way to inject a little bit of fun into your makeup, right? Life’s too short to have an endless supply of browns and neutrals in our makeup.

And the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014 is all about that! It’s full of colours and textures that will just inspire you to create playful eye make-up!

 

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Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014

Let’s start with the Shu Uemura Prêt-à-Palette in Pink Hues($85).

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Shu Uemura Prêt-à-Palette in Pink Hues

Hello NURSE, is this a palette custom made for Tracy or what? I don’t even want to USE any other eyeshadows since this palette showed up on my doorstep! With one matte base, two shades to define, and three colours to shade? It’s the perfect pink palette! What else could I possible need?
Swatchy Time!

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Shu Uemura Prêt-à-Palette in Pink Hues: matte smokey dark purple, matte smokey dark blush pink, G pink 35, pearl rosy pink, ME light pink 126, M soft beige 813

The shades from left to right are matte smokey dark purple, matte smokey dark blush pink, G pink 35, pearl rosy pink, ME light pink 126, M soft beige 813.  Shu Uemura eyeshadows are an experience that you need to have some day if you love makeup. I think their eyeshades blend all by themselves, swear to the makeup gods. The glitter shades which are the G shades are the only ones I could do without, but then I use them and think PRETTY. GLITTER. LOVE. So, eh-there’s a place for them in my makeup for sure!

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Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils: ME green 51, G Gold 93, M Black 01, M Chesnut Brown 81

The star of the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014 are the Drawing Pencils ($28). So soft, so blendable, waterproof, colourful and come in four different textures-they are AMAZING.

These are advanced pencil eyeliners, inspired by Shu Uemura’s Atelier Pro Palette. The blend of double waxes allows for soft and smooth drawing while staying solid. These pencils are amazing at filling in the gaps at the lash root and blended into the skin for natural looking definition. Or you can blend them into other colours for some really cool looks. I’m really digging that there are four textures too-mattes to define, mattes to shade and sculpt, light shades, glitter shades for brilliance, and one amazing matte white that Tracy DEFINITELY NEEDS LIKE YESTERDAY.

Swatchy Time!

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Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils: ME green 51, G Gold 93, M Black 01, M Chesnut Brown 81

 

The shades with glitter don’t swatch all that well, but ignore that! On the eye? Divine! And boy they stay put that’s for sure!

Ok, enough chit-chat, let’s see these products in action!

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Shu Uemura Prêt-à-Palette in Pink Hues

I love these Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014 products A LOT. The shadows are amazing, the liners are so smooth and easy to apply and last all day long no matter what.

Wait! I forgot to talk about the Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara($29), which also is part of the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014. It’s an all-in-one-eye-opening mascara that curls, gives length and volume, yet still looks natural.

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Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara

The pink blossom applicator was created for Asian eyes. It has a curved brush, and the bristle lengths are designed to fit well for Asian eyes. Meaning, it catches every last lash when you apply the mascara, spreading the formula from the roots to the tips. The wider base is what separates each lash.

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Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara

Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara is also waterproof and MAN is it ever. It’s a bit hard to remove, and you’ll for sure need a waterproof makeup remover and even then, you’ll have to really do some rubbing! But it has some bamboo in the formula, so your lashes don’t feel crispy which I appreciate. If you have problems with your mascara always smudging on you, then this is one you’d LOVE. This is the mascara I’m taking with me on our road trip to California to drop Marky off at college, which is HOLY COMING UP QUICKLY YOU GUYZZZZ. UGGGGH. Imma’ gonna need to stock up on kleenex boxes for the trip home….   🙁

You can find all of the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014 at Shu counters across Canada at Holts and Sephora, or online at www.shuuemura.ca. And in the USA, you can order online as well. OH and guess what!

Use the code: DRAW15 to get 15% off your Shu Uemura order!

There are 3 other eye shadow palettes that are JUST as amazing as the pink one. The warm brown one looks perfect. Personally, I have my eye on the Blue Morning Palette because you know-it’s blue. And I love blues!  And there are 21 shades of Drawing Pencils to choose from! You really need to check out the Shu Uemura Eye Event Summer Collection 2014!

Oh, and one more thing too! Share your summer looks on Instagram with the @shuuemurausa beauty community! Use #eyeloveshu in your photo caption to have your look featured in Shu’s summer eye gallery! You can even win $1000 worth of Shu Uemura makeup too! 

How’s it going? I feel like I’ve been too busy and too sick to really connect with you all lately! But I’m here to tell you I’m feeling SO MUCH better now. And power walking even! Life’s good when all is well with your health, hey?  😀

*products sent by the lovely PR for review, thoughts are mine ask always and HEYYY can I say I’m so HAPPY that Shu Uemura thinks the same way about makeup as me? SO FREAKIN’ COOL.