Friday, August 7th, 2009

shu uemura’s Primitribe Collection is a good mix of neutrals and color. I absolutely adored the Painting Liner, which was creamy, incredibly pigmented, and easy to work with. The Primal Color Sticks were interesting, but without testing them at-home, I can’t tell you if they actually last at all. Unfortunately, the U.S. launch of Primitribe doesn’t include everything — we won’t be seeing Spinel, the pink painting liner as far as I can tell.

Primitribe Color Stick

  • Rich Earth is a warm-toned, chocolate brown with golden shimmer.
  • Night Maroon is a satiny burgundy-wine with more of a creamy finish than a shimmer finish.
  • Blazed Gold is a warm-toned, yellow gold with lighter gold shimmer.
  • Misty Grove is an olive green with a creamy texture and light shimmer.

Primitribe Mix Blush

  • Echo is a blush duo of a pink-toned brown and a dark gold with gold shimmer.
  • Rhythm contains a large section of rosy pink and a smaller section of muted, warmed-up light medium brown with gold shimmer.
  • Soul is a combination of a satin-y medium-toned orange and a warm, medium dark chocolate brown with pale gold shimmer.

Painting Liner

  • Turquoise is a bright pop of creamy, blue-based turquoise with silver micro glitter.
  • Citrine is an insanely bright, creamy yellow with a slight sheen.

Rouge Unlimited

  • BG 942 is a creamy, mostly opaque peachy-orange.
  • WN 296 is a dark, vampy burgundy-red with a glossy finish.

Nail Enamel

  • P 980 is a pale, pastel peachy-cream with a frosty finish.
  • WN 296 is a bright, fuchsia-red with pink pearl.

Available: August 2009; currently available in-store at Nordstrom and online at NeimanMarcus.com.

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Tuesday, July 21st, 2009

shu uemura Tokyo Lash Bar 2009

as an expert in the art of false eyelashes, shu uemura’s tokyo lash bar has established itself to be a hot and trendy beauty staple internationally. inspired by mystic nature scenes, tokyo lash bar 09 extends its beauty boundary into fine art. dress up with the magnificent nature. create an exquisite, dramatic statement on eye expression.

Goldglam Leaf (Premium Edition) ($79.00)

Created by Kakuyasu Uchiide, International Artistic Director

Emotionally stirred by how the forest nurtures and provides shelter for its inhabitants, Kakuyasu Uchiide designed a pair of lashes that recreate the beauty and delicacy of leaves. These glimmering lashes made from real skeleton leaves are drenched in glimmering gold. Transparent crystals sit atop this hand-crafted piece of art for a glistening, captivating look. ($79)

Marine Tide (Premium Edition) ($79.00)

Created by Yuji Asano, International Chief Make-Up Artist

Spending much of his time at the beach, Yuji Asano looked to the sea for inspiration when creating his lashes. One of nature’s most profound marvels, the ocean with its vastness and crashing waves can calm and rejuvenate the spirit. The unique curl design of this lash echoes the undulating roll of the ocean’s tidal cycle. This striking lash also references Mr. Uemura’s iconic “umbrella” eyelash. It is weaved with multiple shades of blue, from sea and sky blue to deep turquoise, accented with a sprinkling of white foam.

Snow Twist (Premium Edition) ($79.00)

Created by Mina Matsumura, Artistic Director, Europe

Looking to the sky and the many ways light emanates from it, Mina Matsumura captured nature’s celestial miracles in her pair of lashes. Each lash is made from thin, milky white wires. Frosted pink teardrop crystals enhance the lower lash.

Fleur-Ever (Premium Edition) ($79.00)

Created by Gina Brooke, Artistic Director, United States

Inspired by a flower’s ability to lift spirits and engender energy, Gina Brooke created a pair of false eyelashes as a way to share her sensibilities with the world. This lash’s design emulates the tail of a bird whose exotic purple plumage is accented with white flecking. Petal-like forms hide inside the lashes, bringing to mind a bouquet of sweet peonies. Perfect for any extravagant or fanciful look.

Lavender Bloom False Eyelashes ($29.00)

Deep purple tone eyelash with soft, fur-like materials creating a gentle and subtle appearance. When eyes blink or head moves from left to right so does the gentle, fine fur for a feminine and delicate atmosphere.

Farfallina False Eyelashes ($29.00)

Triple layers of brown and black tones with different levels of curls and longer lashes toward outer edge enable a natural, delicate look and ideal volume on the lash.

Lucent Rainbow False Eyelashes ($27.00)

Multiple loops of translucent rainbow colored wires are lined next to each other, which looks like a rainbow in the sky.

Rainbow Flare False Eyelashes ($18.00)

Renovation of color flare eyelashes in warm and cool colors. Blue and green with more yellowish tones to match eye makeup and add accent on the lash.

Mini Star Glitz False Eyelashes ($22.00)

Small sized, night sky colored eyelash with star motifs to express a pretty twinkle on the edge of the eyes.

Availability:  Now available at shuuemura.com.

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Monday, July 13th, 2009

shu uemura Primitribe Collection for Fall 2009

Check out what shu uemura has in store for us this fall!

Painting Liner ($24.00)

  • Citrine Bright sunshine yellow
  • Spinel Medium pink
  • Turquoise Bright aqua-blue

Pressed Eyeshadows ($20.00)

  • M Beige 800
  • M Beige 802
  • M Beige 804

Primal Color Stick

  • Blazed Gold
  • Misty Grove
  • Night Maroon
  • Rich Earth

Primal Mix Eyelashes

Primal Mix Blush

  • Echo
  • Rhythm
  • Soul

Rouge Unlimited ($23.00)

  • PK 300
  • BG 942
  • WN 296

Availability: August 2009

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Friday, May 29th, 2009

Shu Uemura’s Painting Gel Eyeliner

A range of long lasting high-pigment cream eye liners for precise application on the eyes. The formula has an ultra smooth, soft, creamy texture with vivid color payoff that allows you to draw long continuous lines without flaking. The freshly applied color is waterproof and smudge-proof. Available in a unique shade range, the painting liner usage is not limited to eye lining and is versatile for drawing and painting on the face for creative make-up looks. All shades are blendable to create a unique custom look. Each retails for $24.00.

Available In:

  • Gold
  • Silver
  • Brown
  • Midnight Blue
  • VIvid Blue
  • Green
  • Purple
  • White
  • Black

Available: shu uemura.com

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Wednesday, May 6th, 2009

shu uemura Eternal Gold Collection for Summer 2009

Pressed Eyeshadow ($20.00)

  • Gold #350 (Metallic)
  • Brown #850 (Metallic)

Cream Eyeshadow ($30.00)

  • Pink (Pearl)
  • Brown 7A (Pearl)

UV Under Base Shimmer ($35.00)
Limited Edition legendary UV Under Base with a shimmering texture for a natural glow. A weightless mousse makeup base with an ultra thin veil of shimmering pearls that helps to even out skintone and texture, reduce redness and minimize the appearance of pores. Use before makeup application to prepare the face for flawless makeup.

Bronzing Powder ($38.00)

  • Light
  • Medium
  • Dark

Natural 50H Goat Brush ($75.00)

Glow On Blush ($21.00)

  • Amber #83 (Pearl)
  • Pink #31 (Pearl)

Gloss Unlimited ($22.00)

  • #755N (Brown)

Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine ($23.00)

  • #901 (Beige)
  • 301 (Pink)

Available: Now available at shuuemura.com.

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Monday, April 27th, 2009


PK 369, PK 325N

I recently tried two products from shu uemura’s Rouge Unlimited Pink Collection, which is a summer collection featuring nine Rouge Unlimited lipsticks and five Gloss Unlimited lipglosses–all pink themed, of course!

I tried PK 325N, which is a light pink gloss with blue-purple undertones. It applied fairly sheerly, but it still gave my lips a nice pink tint along with fuchsia sparkles that kind of cast a blue-violet shade. The shimmer is soft and fine, so it doesn’t feel like chunky glitter in the least.

I also tested out PK 369, which is a bright pink lipstick with blue undertones. This is an opaque lip color that packs quite a bit of pink punch. It’s definitely not for anyone afraid of rockin’ a bold lip! It feels creamy, and the finish is a glossy sheen that works well when worn alone.

Combining the two created a very glossy, fuchsia-ish pout. You could see a lot of the purplish shimmer from the gloss bring o the brightness in the lipstick. The two worked well together, though the combination is extremely bright!

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