Sisley Phyto-Lip Twists

Spring lipsticks lip tint tom ford sisley bite

Welcome to the world of sheer, juicy lipsticks.

Although I am one of ‘those people’ who prefer a lipstick with maximum coverage, there are yet occasions where a sheer lip tint is the way to go. One of them being, a super hot and humid day where you really can’t be bothered doing your makeup and just want to leave home with mascara and maybe, just maybe a tinted moisturiser (exactly like what Singapore feels like right now!!!!). So here I am sharing with you those yummy colours that made it into my makeup bag, non fussy lip balms/tints and sheer lipsticks.

For edit purposes I chose a few of my favourite Spring colours in corals and pinks!

1. Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in #3 Peach

2. Sisley Phyto-Lip Twist in #4 Pinky

3. Tom Ford – Sweet Spot

4. Tom Ford – Incorrigible

5. Bite Beauty – Lychee

6. Bite Beauty – Watermelon

7. Bite Beauty – Orchard

These are all on rotation and I can’t seem to get through my days without them!

Tom ford sisley tip twist bite swatches

So onto the main purpose of this post….

Those yummy Sisley Phyto-Lip tints that just launched this Spring. Can I just say, what a perfect collection of colours! Of course I took the predictable route and came home with Pink and Coral! But this range really does carry something suited for everyones tastes, from nudes to berry tones to reds!

Sisley Phyto Lip Twists Peach Pinky

When I visited my local counter I realised that they only carried 5 of the 6 shades that were released (Cherry being the shade that’s missing), total shame though cos if you follow me on Instagram you’d already know that I NEVER pass up on a good red 😀

Here’s a little peek at what’s available for purchase at the Metro Paragon Sisley counter!

Sisley Phyto-lip twists Spring 2014

Let’s start off with the packaging, these lip twists come in sturdy black packaging detailed with a zebra print barrel. The cap sits firmly when closed and doesn’t feel like it would open by itself. The very practical ‘twist’ reveals more product without the need for sharpening! and in return no wastage of product! Overall I love the fresh approach Sisley Paris took, stepping away from the brands classic sombre packaging and giving it a updated, fun look. It certainly does appeal to the younger market this time!

Product formula

According to the companies product description,

Sisley-Paris Phyto-Lip Twist is a tinted balm, colored like a lipstick and shiny like a gloss. It is applied with a single “twist” and leaves the lips supple, moisturized, visibly smoothed and plumped thanks to its cocktail of original plant-based active ingredients’.

When I first applied these, I noticed that they went on smooth & sheer and as I built up the colour with more passes, the colour intensified, looking more like lipstick. They didn’t feel sticky or gooey on the lips and when I looked in the mirror I found that my slightly dry lips looked instantly moist and plump. There is definitely a visible difference in how your lips look. Mine were without a doubt fuller.

I tested these for wear one entire day and I started off with shade #3 which was a coral shade with shimmer (this is a shade that would look amazing on warm or olive skin tones and screams Summer!).

Through my lunch and coffee this managed to stay put. The colour seemed to cling on to the lips, only loosing it’s glossiness when confronted with stir fried noodles. Around the 5th hour, it had obviously faded a bit, and the sparkles more visible since the colour had died down, and I really loved that it faded evenly, leaving a mild stain on the lips not an unsightly ring of colour around the edges of  the lips like some other lipsticks… shudder >.<

Shade #4 was a little different, this had no shimmer, just a glossy veil of pink. I love how this instantly brightened up my face, and is a shade I recommend to everyone! This too felt very moist on the lips and kept it looking and feeling supple.

Below are the lip swatches of these two,

First up, Peach #3

Sisley lip twist peach

Pinky #4

Sisley lip twist pinky

In comparison to the Bite Beauty Lush lip tints, these wore much much longer, and packed more colour. In comparison to Tom Ford Spring lipsticks, these were certainly more hydrating and lasted way longer as well.

Overall I’d say these are worth investing in if you have the budget for it, I see it becoming a ‘live in’ member of my makeup bag, perfect for the months to come 🙂

Other info

Each lip pencil comes with 0.08 0z  2.5g of product and costs a hefty SGD 58.

Available at Metro Paragon 

Also available online through Neiman Marcus, priced at USD 50.

* Also worth noting this is a product that contains botanical extracts, if you are sensitive to them, then stay clear.

NARS Kauai eyeshadow duo

NARS Kauai eyeshadow duo

So it seems I have been posting quite a bit of NARS lately.. but you know what? There’s more!!!

Behold the magnificent NARS Kauai Duo. A metallic antique gold and a medium shimmery purple.

From the two quads that released this Spring, this one was my top pick, as I can honestly say I have no eyeshadows in my collection which can be considered as exact dupes.  Although China Seas is beautiful in it’s own right, I never see myself reaching for a blue of that tone for everyday makeup. However, since purple is my favourite for accenting my deep brown eyes, getting this was a no brainer.

So pigmentation wise both shades pack some serious colour, and the gold more so. It’s pigmented to the point where it felt like cream! And never before have I ever encountered such an amazing texture, not even the Hourglass eyeshadow duos (which I would describe as silky rather than creamy when compared to this) 🙂

While photographing the swatches I only had to do one firm pass to get this to show up in full opacity, but for courtesy’s sake I decided to do two.

On to the purple… This too was highly pigmented and I find that it’s a great liner shade if you don’t see yourself using the duo for a complete eye look on a day to day basis. Personally i’d get more use out of them as singles, the gold for a nice wash of colour for a night out and the purple as an accent colour to jazz up a neutral beige eye look for the day time.

So without wasting more time here are the swatches…. please note that these were taken in natural light.

Nars Kauai swatches eyeshadow

If you asked me, is it worth rushing out and buying? I’d say yes, only if you see yourself using these type of shades. But as far as quality goes, this one can’t be beat and is a must have if you are a makeup lover like myself 🙂

Other info-

These eyeshadows lasted well over 8 hours on me with no creasing and I found them very blendable and easy to work with.

Available at Sephora (U.S) which is where I purchased mine.

Priced at $34 for  0.14 oz of product.

A NARS haul & swatches, swatches, swatches!

NARS, one of my favourite brands. In my opinion, no one does wearable colour like they do. And more often than not, the quality is top notch. Here’re a bunch of lip products I treated myself to recently. Some are from the newly released Final Cut collection and some from the permanent line. All in all, I can’t even begin to explain how much I am looking forward to sharing them with you.

Here’s what’s in store.

Nars Satin Lip Pencils Swatches

Below are the swatches,

Satin Lip Pencils NARS Swatches

413 BLKR Velvet matte lip pencil, this is a medium fuchsia with an iridescent blue sheen to it. Although the blue is not visible once applied, it’s clearly noticeable upon close inspection.  This was my first pick from the boutique exclusive range. If you happen to come across this collection, don’t leave without at least one product from this line! It’s utterly exclusive, given that it’s only available at NARS boutiques in the U.S and not at the counters or Sephora.

Descanso Satin Lip Pencil (LE), this is a warm rose peach shade. It is by far the prettiest Satin lip pencil that NARS came out with. I’d say this is a must have. It’s super flattering and not too warm or too cool, a great everyday shade for a girlie, pout. 

Montego Bay Pure matte Lip stick, this is a medium rose pink. I like that even though this is a matte lipstick, it feels creamy enough to apply without too much drag. I find this too a great everyday colour, not too bright and little muted, an ‘office-friendly’ shade.

Villa Lante Satin lip pencil (LE) is a cool toned medium pink. The best way I can describe this is as a Barbie pink! Such a flirty cute colour. And like all Satin lip pencils, the texture of this is incredible, soo creamy and packed with colour. You never need to layer it on to get full opacity one pass is usually enough ❤

Années Folles Lip gloss (LE), a medium lilac. A very versatile gloss in my opinion. So far I have been loving this for cooling down any lipsticks that I feel is too warm. A great layering product. Another thing that’s worth mentioning is that although in the past NARS lip glosses had a bad reputation of being sticky and smelling unbearable, I am happy to report it is no longer the case. I am really glad they reformulated.

So far, my absolute favourites are the Satin Lip Pencils. They are my go-to lip products. So easy to carry along for touch ups and the wear is great as well. They always fade so evenly, which is a plus so I don’t have to keep looking at my compact mirror to make sure my lips look ok.

below are a couple of comparison swatches I put together for you, enjoy! 😀

NARS 413 BLKR Swatches

413 BLKR is deeper than Urban Decay Anarchy and less bright than Hourglass Fever.  The Shiseido and Mac ones clearly are more purple than Fuchsia.

descanso comparison swatches

Descanso is more pink and than Torres Del Paine and a little deeper and rose than Spanish pink which leans more peach.

Montego Bay leans more cool than Dior Grège and more rose than Spanish pink.

NARS Villa Lante Final Cut Comparison Swatches

For Villa Lante and Années Folles I found it difficult to find similar products in my stash as I don’t own too many cool toned pinks or lilacs. But here’s what I did find 🙂 Nars Angelica is darker and slightly more blue toned than Villa Lante.  And NYX Merengue is more milky, opaque and pinker than Années Folles.

So that’s a wrap folks! Hope you found this post useful and for those who are living in Singapore, I found out that more stocks of Villa Lante and Descanso had arrived, but they are running very low, probably the last two or three. So try reserving them today before the Tangs rebate sale happens on Friday.

You can reach Julyen, my favourite makeup artist at NARS at the Tangs outlet 65-62350967 to do the needful.

Wishing all of you a wonderful day!

xx

Save the Bees Palette by Chantecaille

From all the Spring palette releases, there was one that stood out to me, that’s the Chantecaille Save the Bees palette. After my friend Lydia mentioned this new release, my curiosity grew and when I happened to see the Chantecaille palette in person at Neiman Marcus, my heart skipped a beat. There it was in all it’s glory, the definition of Spring itself!

So my palette adventures didn’t just end there, I actually had the pleasure of meeting the person who co designed it 😀 Fernando Cadavid, the global makeup artist of Chantecaille. He along with Olivia Chantecaille come up with the seasons most sort after colour mixes in the form of palettes, lipsticks and cheek products. Now doesn’t that sound like one amazing job?!!!

Even with all his success Mr. Cadavid is such a charming person, and I am glad I got to spend some time with him learning more about Chantecaille. He even matched me to Future skin foundation which he highly recommended I try! Truly a memorable experience..

Below is a little collage of the Neiman marcus Spring makeup trend event I attended.

Neimans event

Moving on to the good stuff, what you have been waiting for 😉  this is what the palette looks like when unboxed.

Chantecaille save the bees palette

They say god is in the details and this palette surely is heavenly!  The mirrored honeycomb pattern with the beautiful bee icon on it is something that makes this palette feel very special. And I love that this palette shuts closed very firmly, no chance of it randomly opening up and getting scratched by the contents of your handbag/makeup bag in case you happen to be taking this with you for touch ups.

So inside…

Chantecaille save the bees palette swatches

As you can see, the palette comes with four different colours. Two of which are meant as eyeshadows, one highlighter and the last as a blush shade. All of them have a little golden bee sitting on top of it. This is an overspray and comes off once you use it.

I sneakily did all the swatching and makeup look by using just the sides so I don’t mess up my pretty bees!

Chantecaille save the bees palette swatches

*Note that all the colours in this palette are Limited Edition.

Honey – A shimmering warm gold shade, it had exceptional pigmentation. I used it not only as a highlight but also as a wash of colour for the entire lid. It looks amazing, and best of all, zero fallout while application!

Beehive – This is a medium grey brown shade with shimmer, also with good pigmentation. Silky to the touch and works as a great crease colour for adding depth to your eye makeup look. Again no fallout.

Sky – A sheer, light blue iridescent shade. My favourite from this whole palette! Absolutely stunning. It’s ability to open up the eyes and make them look bright and awake was phenomenal. When I swatched all these colours they felt soo fine and lightweight with no powderiness. I just love the quality!

Nectar – A warm coral pink. I loved this more than I expected. Coming from someone who hoards coral blushes, I found that I didn’t really have an exact dupe for this in my stash. This too had good pigmentation with no powderiness.

Overall I love the quality of all 4 shades. They are very well pigmented and and found no creasing while I wore them. They show up vividly and last all day long without fading.

Product details-

This palette contains 12g  .42 oz of product, retails for $83

It is a Limited Edition release for Spring 2014 and I purchased mine at Neiman Marcus. It’s also available at Barneys as well as Space NK online.

I also want to mention that 5% of the proceeds from this palette are donated to The Xerces Society to help protect bees and our environment. Beauty for a cause 🙂

Thank you for stopping by, and wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

xx

Absolue Sublime Rejuvenating Essence Foundation by Lancôme

There have been quite a few serum foundations hitting the market lately, the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation and I believe By Terry did one as well.

This is my first time trying out one of them and after testing out the Absolue foundation for over a month now, I think it’s time to finally offer you my thoughts on this.

Testing was done in two cities, humid and hot Singapore and chilly, dry San Francisco. So I can give you an in depth review on how it performs in different climates wear wise.

I am actually glad I packed this for my vacay to SF because none of my existing foundations would have given me enough hydration for that weather! Eeeek!

Lancome Absolue foundation bottle

So what’s special about this foundation? Apart from the gorgeous packaging, it’s the high percentage of active skincare ingredients that goes into a bottle of Absolue.  Which means over time, this performs as a skincare product would and improve your skins condition.

Lancôme describes this as a serum-in-oil foundation. With 45% of active skincare ingredients and powerful precious essential oils.  A renewed youthful complexion : Sublime golden glow, smoothed and evened out and visibly transformed.

Lancome Absolue foundation swatch

My first impressions on this were, it was incredibly lightweight, and it goes on very smooth. You could actually use your fingers to blend this in, and it still gives a very professional finish.  Looking at the swatches below, you’d notice that the potion of my hand where the foundation is applied reflects more light, giving it a glow.

Lancome Absolue foundation swatch

Once applied, this foundation feels very hydrating. I’d recommend this as one of the best foundations for dry or mature skin.

It gives a dewy, youthful glow; unevenness on my skin was visibly blurred in the photographs I took after.

Coverage wise, although this is a very thin, liquidy foundation, it actually gives you a good medium coverage. I myself like to blend it a bit further and get a sheerer coverage and I most certainly wouldn’t recommend building this to achieve maximum/full coverage.

Wear wise, In San Francisco this lasted me all day with zero blotting, however in Singapore, after around the 4th hour my nose was quite oily.  If you have normal or dry skin, this would be very easy to work with, skin definitely would look healthy and radiant all day. But if you have oily or combination skin (like mine), I’d recommend prepping the skin well with a oil control primer before application. You’d still look glowy, minus the oil factor.

Final thoughts

It’s definitely what I’d consider a high-end foundation. The luxurious, golden, glass bottle certainly reflects that and the added skincare benefits make it even more covetable and in my opinion the price is justified.  I’d recommend this highly! I love it so much and it has quickly become my favourite foundation in my stash 😀

Lastly here’s a pic of me I took off my phone, with this applied.  As you can see skin looks very smooth and I haven’t retouched it or covered up any blemishes.

Lancome Absolue Selfie a

Product info

Retails at S$ 138 for a 1oz bottle.

Comes in 6 shades (specially created for Asian skin)

You can find it at all Lancôme counters in Singapore.

*Note that this foundation does not contain sunscreen and you would need to layer some on before applying it.

Lancôme Blush Subtil – Spring 2014

Spring is my favourite season makeup wise. All the vibrant pinks and peaches come out to play while the deep reds and burgundy shades hibernate. This year, one of the launches I anticipated the most was the latest Lancôme Blush Subtil colours which released in Singapore early February.

Here’s a look at what’s on offer.

 

Lancome Blush Subtil blusher spring 2014

 

 

There were 6 Blush Subtils in total (though I am only reviewing 4) formulated with new translucid technology, Translupearl™. Which essentially is, instead of the regular talc particles that goes into making blush, this new technology uses a combination of coated talc  and transparent fillers which result in long wearing and intense colours without the ‘ashy’ undertone.

here are some (heavy) swatches I photographed under natural lighting conditions

Lancome blush swatches spring blush subtil

 

Éclat de Corail  being my favourite, I used it almost everyday, either alone or blended with another colour using this as a highlight. Just adds a tinge of warmth and shimmer for a very fresh and feminine result and I was most satisfied with how long it lasted although it was one of the lighter shades.

Rouge in Love was my go to ‘after dark makeup’ shade; a vibrant warm red with shimmer. I love how pigmented it was and would easily be visible even in the most dimly lit restaurant. For application though I’d suggest using a very light hand and building up the colour slowly, as it’s very easy to go overboard with this shade.

Rose Paradis  is a fun, bright pink shade for lazy days. Just a bit of mascara and lip gloss paired with this, instantly brightens up any look and keeps you looking polished. This blush was almost matte with just the tiniest bit of satin finish to it (although when applied, the mild shimmer is not noticeable at all).

 Figue Espiégle is a great everyday shade, which would especially be flattering on light to medium complexions. Although it’s not as bright and vibrant as the others this could easily be built up to a stronger look. In fact, all of these blushes are buildable and could be worn by even those with the deepest complexions 😀

 

Wear wise, these lasted very well. My makeup is usually applied around 10, after which I go through a heavy day of shopping, sightseeing, lunches and coffees. However with all that, these still last around 6 hours without any touch ups.

I also loved how it melds seamlessly onto the base with minimum blending, leaving no harsh brushstrokes. Just a flush of colour that looked airbrushed. I noticed no powderiness or dryness, they were very soft to the touch.

 

 

Blush Subtil blushes are available at all Lancôme counters in Singapore for SGD 60.

(Mine were samples provided by the lovely folk at Lancôme for review)

 

 

 

Luminessence CC Cream by Giorgio Armani Beauty

Armani recently added a new product to its portfolio, Luminessence CC cream. A lightweight, ‘colour control, bright moisturizer’.

In my opinion, Armani excels in base products. Almost every one that has been released so far has made its way to one or the other ‘best of beauty’ lists of magazines, so I am excited to review this for you!

Armani luminessence CC cream tube

 

First things first, this product comes in 7 shades and was designed to give you a ‘rested’ glow, ‘It features a triple technology on skincare for its energizing and antioxidant complex, color for its pinky “rose glow” pigments and light for its liquid mirror technology.’

Here are the swatches of the entire shade range.

 

Armani Luminessence CC cream swatches and shade range

 

My perfect match was in between 4 and 5 (5 was a touch dark on me), and I happen to be a NC 35.  So that should give you a rough idea how the numbers run.

Upon first swatch, I loved how creamy and moisturizing this felt, it spreads evenly and very smooth and most of all feather light! (Foundation phoebes would love this!)

My choice of application method would be fingers and working it into your skin after you moisturize. It glides on easily and doesn’t accentuate flakey areas much as it’s very moisturizing.

Coverage

Though I initially felt this was light to medium coverage, I was wrong! Once applied on my face (before, I just swatched this on the back of my hand at the counter… lesson learned) it definitely looked more on the sheerer side. So if you have a tanned forehead and lighter cheeks and you count on foundation to even it out, then you might want to skip this (or use it as a sunscreen following with a base), as it doesn’t really correct and even out skin tone to that extent. The best this would do is hide redness, which is common for many around the cheeks and nose.

While I tested out coverage, I also checked if this was buildable. Although I achieved a higher coverage by patting on more product on to my skin, the fact that this CC cream never really ‘sets’, leaves me fearing that the extra coverage would eventually wipe off as the day progresses (I wore this without setting it with powder and a fair amount kept transferring onto my phone every time I answered a call). Therefore I would suggest lightly setting this with powder, specially if you have combination skin. But worn alone you’d be able to appreciate the products full potential as a brightener, although I know this is next to impossible in warmer, humid climates.

The best selling point which needs to be highlighted is that this CC cream has a high SPF (35). Usually it’s recommended that you use at least an SPF 30 on your face for sufficient sun protection and this would definitely do the job well.

 

As I conclude this post, i’d like to rate this product an 8.5.

It’s a great product for those who don’t like to use foundation, but need that something extra than just plain old sunscreen. I also love the dewy, luminous finish it gives, and most of all, helps you look rested! Mine lasted around 3 hours (without setting with powder) before I had to blot my t-zone. But apart from that, this lasts pretty much all day without starting to look ‘worn’.

I also tested it on the next day with setting powder, although it wasn’t as luminous, it did stay looking fresh much longer! So that’s a plus, and definitely a good way to go if you have combination skin like I do.

 

Product info

This retails at $50 in the U.S. 

I got my sample at Neiman Marcus In Union Square, San Francisco. And currently, the stock is not in yet, but the testers are. So if you are keen on trying them, you can reach the Armani counter at 415-362-3900 Ext 2142 and ask lovely Fernando help you with your purchase.

 

Wishing you a wonderful weekend ahead!

Michelle.

 

 

Dolce & Gabbana nail lacquer 107 Lilac

Lately I have been obsessing over everything lilac. I am guessing it’s the release of all these Spring collections taking it’s toll on me. But seriously, who could resist lilac? Just look at this pretty bottle I am about to review!

D&G nail polish lilac

This is my very first D&G polish and I feel like a little girl who got her first Barbie doll. It’s all i’d hoped for…. the beautiful packaging with it’s pristine gold cap and engraved logo, (yes ENGRAVED)! it screams luxury. Aside that though, I could easily justify my purchase as I truly own nothing like this.

The shade itself is very grown up, an alomost mauve lilac.. quite ‘dusty’ with it’s high percentage of grey undertones and a hint of silvery micro shimmer that’s only visible upon close inspection. It actually makes for a perfect transition colour from Winter to Spring, where you’ve been wearing burgundies and greys on your tips, and this just takes it a bit further with a hint of lilac.

Application wise this goes on very very smooth!

If you have read my previous posts on nail polish, you’d know I am a huge fan of the YSL lacquer formula (no streaking, excellent brush..). Well the D&G comes a close second. In one coat it was pretty much perfect. Absolutely no streaking. And if you like wearing your colours sheer, you could actually stop there. But as my preference in finish is more for opaque coverage, I did two.

This dried somewhat jelly like and wasn’t what I was expecting to be honest. But after finishing with my Guerlain gel top coat, it turned out exactly as I imagined, glossy, elegant nails.

Now if you are wondering, do I recommend you buy this? Of course!!! I wouldn’t usually type up a review on a polish unless I truly am madly and deeply in love with it!

Caution, one look at the swatches and I KNOW you’d be sold too! 😉

D&G Spring nail lacquer lilac swatch makeup

(Nail swatch was taken three days after application, still looks amazing with no chipping)

Below are some comparison swatches so you get an idea as to how the colour runs 🙂

D&G Essie Lilac nail polish comparison swatches

 

Product info- 

11ml 0.37 fl.oz per bottle. (Although this is one of the biggest nail polish bottles in my collection, it had slightly less product compared to the Chanel polishes which contain 13 ml per bottle)

Available at Saks, retailing for $24

Dior Rosy Glow 001 Petal – Backstage favourites

Dior Rosy glow blush pink fuchsia backstage

 

After much hesitation, early last month I decided to purchase Diors famous Rosy Glow.

Time and time again deterred by it’s cool, eye popping ‘pinkness’, I never seemed to have the courage to purchase it, let alone try it at the counter. Luckily for me, this time I went with backup! My friend Sarah, who I can always count on for an honest opinion..

So according to Dior, this is a blush that is said to adapt to one’s skin tone, making it wearable for most, if not all skin tones. Of course I was quick to scoff at how ridiculous that claim was; but is it really? 😉  I’d say this works as a translucent powder would, but in the form of a blush… (that got you thinking huh?)

At the Dior counter this blush is grouped together with several other popular Dior products such as the Dior Glow lip balm, they are termed backstage favourites; basically what is used on models of all ethnicities at the Dior fashion shows, and is specially developed to be universally flattering.

I had this tested in department store lighting and lo and behold it was anything but cool toned pink on my cheek! Sarah and I were shocked that it pulled more coral on me. (my favourite blush shade might I add 😉 ) So there you go! Claim proven and there was no way I could disregard what my/our eyes had witnessed. Just for you, I did prepare a heavy swatch on my forearm to get an idea of how this looks in the pan, but it is by no means a true reflection of how it’s like worn sparingly on ones cheek. That’s where the true magic begins!

Dior Rosy Glow Swatch blush makeup

 

Next time you are at the Dior counter, give this a go. I promise you, it’s worth your while. If the elegant silver packaging doesn’t tempt you, I bet the very flattering, gentle flush of your cheeks will 😉

 

Product info

 Rose scented

Lasted over 7 hours, after which it shows slight fading, which I believe is very good wear time. 

This blush comes with 7.5g of product for USD44

Made in France

My first custom eyeshadow quad – Shu Uemura

With my recent Spring kick came an insatiable thirst for pastel eyeshadows.  I did end up with a few Dior pastel quads and palettes, however I still wanted a Spring palette that I could call entirely mine; colours selected by me, in shades and finishes that flatter ME!

So while I was picking up a bottle of their famed Cleansing oil (review to be up soon) the gorgeous eyeshadow bar at Shu Uemura caught my eye and the first thought that crossed my mind was SPRING PALETTE! Hahaha

Love how my mind works right?  😛

What I love about the Shu Uemura eyeshadows is that they have such a large variety of colours ranging from the lightest pastels to the most shocking neon orange you could ever find! Basically Shu Uemura is all about colour, bold, unapologetic colour.

The hardest part is usually deciding which 4 colours would come home with you.

So here’s a little guide to help you with purchasing Shu Uemura eyeshadows-

They come in 7 different finishes,

P- Pearl

G- Glitter

ME- Metallic

IR- Iridescent

M- Matte

Silk smooth

Cream

I picked two pearl shades, one metallic and one glitter.

Shu Uemura eyeshadows custom palette

P121- A soft peach, which was a shimmery pearl finish. Silky and blended so easily.

P 140 – A pastel pink, yet another pearl shadow. This was a cool pink.

ME 433-  A soft pastel shimmery green. It was the first colour I picked. This colour compliments olive skin tones so well, and if you are of that colouring, I highly recommend getting this one! From the three coloured shades, this one felt the smoothest. I love to pair this with orange or peach for a fresh Spring look.

G W-SV 909- A sparkling silvery white. This was one of the smoothest glitter eyeshadows I had ever encountered; One swipe pulled in a lot of product and it went on buttery smooth! I highly recommend this shade as well.

P.S- For those of you who are lusting over the Tom Ford glitters, but can’t justify the price tag, these are a good alternative!

Shu Uemura eyeshadows pastels pink peach

Here they are, swatched.

Shu Uemura eyeshadow swatches pastel

 

The good thing about these is that you can never be unsatisfied with your palette, as they are all hand picked by you!

 

Product info-

Each single eyeshadow contains 1.4g of product and retails at SGD 22. I purchased mine at Tangs beauty boutique.

P.S- The cases are available separately and they come in a choice of monos, duos and quads. The quad palette also could accommodate blushes. So if any of those catch your eye, you could go for a blush and two eyeshadows as opposed to just 4 eyeshadows.

Happy shopping! 😉