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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Wednesday, April 8th, 2009

shu uemura’s Rouge Unlimited Pink Collection for Summer 2009

Rouge Unlimited’s Pink Collection, a series of lipsticks and glosses made with a Pink Hybrid Pigment, one of the purest pink pigments ever discovered and patented by the cult Japanese beauty company. Thanks to this breakthrough, this lip collection boasts the most vibrant hues available, creating new and unique shades of pink never seen before.

The Pink Hybrid Pigment, which was discovered by shu uemura laboratories, is made up of a fusion between a mineral core and an organic shell, which produces particles that are perfectly round and regular in shape. This consistency is what makes the hues of the lipstick so bright and pure. This is what creates the new and unique hues of pink seen in the collection with shades that range from never before seen light, yellowish, dark and bluish pinks.

Light pinks with yellow tints

  • PK 321 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 322 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 323 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 310N Gloss Unlimited

Light pinks with blue tints

  • PK 343 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 344 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 325N Gloss Unlimited
  • PK 333S Gloss Unlimited

Dark pinks with yellow tints

  • PK 312 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 316 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 315N Gloss Unlimited

Dark pinks with blue tints

  • PK 359 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 369 Rouge Unlimited
  • PK 378S Gloss Unlimited

Available: April 2009 at shuuemura-usa.com, shu uemura boutiques and counters nationwide.

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Monday, December 22nd, 2008

February/March 2009 – shu uemura’s 128th mode make-up collection ‘Mirage’, is an optical phenomenon that gently arises like a mirage. Enhancing the uniqueness of every woman’s face, natural positions of light and shadow are accentuated using expertly chosen palettes of color and contrasting textures. Utilizing the concept of Impressionist painting, colors appear randomly placed when viewed up close, yet with distance, the effect creates a lasting and clearly defined image. Wavering on the eye and cheek, brushstrokes of colors and texture gently enhance each part of the face, creating outstanding dimension with sophisticated combinations of light and shadow.

The MIRAGE collection includes:

Eye Shadow Palette ($40.00)

  • Utopia Delicate mixture of fresh, alluring colors wavers in the light
  • Fantasia Mellow harmony of color enchants the eyes

Drawing Pencil ($19.00)

  • 14ME Light Blue (LE) Light blue with a hint of metallic nuance
  • 15ME Lilac (LE) Uplifting lilac with a hint of metallic nuance
  • 04ME Pink Glimmering highlighting shade to attract the light

Silhouette Defining Colors ($38.00)

  • Orange Phase (coloration) Translucent brown ? vivid orange
  • Misty Glow (highlight) Ivory?pale pink

Lip Duo Tint & Gloss ($32.00)

  • Rouge Matte/intense pink
  • Gloss Translucent/ pale pink

Rouge Unlimited ($23.00)

  • PK347 Intense pink
  • BG934 Beige
  • BR768 Raspberry

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Tuesday, November 25th, 2008

Save 20% during Shu Uemura’s Friends & Family Sale! Just use code SHUFRIENDS while shopping online at www.shuuemura-usa.com.

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

shu uemura for Holiday 2008

  • Gloss Unlimited Mini Trio Set in Delicious Rose ($40.00)
  • Gloss Unlimited Mini Trio Set in Seductive Gerbera ($40.00)
  • Eye Color Palette in Secret Luscious Rose ($65.00)
  • Eye Color Palette in Adorned Marguerite ($65.00)
  • Eye Color Palette in Midnight Winter Sakura
  • Drawing Pencil Mini Trio Set ($35.00)
  • Mika Portable Brush Set ($85.00)

Now available at Nordstrom.com.

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Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

On top of INSTINCT and the Viktor & Rolf eyelashes, shu uemura is putting out Face Architect Remodeling Cream Foundation and Brightening Cleansing Oil this Fall.

face architect remodeling cream foundation w/SPF 10 ($39.00)

As part of the growing FACE ARCHITECT franchise, shu uemura introduces the latest in foundation – face architect remodeling cream foundation ($45), a new creamy formula that is ideal for adding subtle highlights and accents to the face. Face Architect, Mr. Uemura’s philosophy towards face makeup, used the face as a canvas to apply makeup that will enhance natural beauty. From studying the bone structure and variations of skin thickness, to observing the individual differences in women, this detailed observation is known as “structuralizing” the face. By observing, it will become clear which parts of the face need more or less foundation to sculpt and refine natural beauty.

Remodeling Effect: Flex-fit formula allows foundation to sit naturally as a second layer of skin, which allows for buildable coverage. Cover-fit particles provide for precise and transparent coverage.
Ultimate Comfort: The skincare-like formula contains nearly 20% depsea water and volatile oil, which allows foundation to spread comfortably on skin.
Anti-Aging Treatment: UVA/UVB SPF protection and Jasmine extract is added for an anti-oxidant benefit.
Semi-Matte Finish: Semi-matte texture with natural sheen creates a sophisticated, chic look.

Jason Hoffman, shu uemura Principal Makeup Artist says, “Apply the face architect remodeling cream foundation with the NEW shu uemura Foundation Brush in Natural 18. This exclusive brush created with only the best selected soft goat hair was created to apply foundation smoothly and evenly with a higher coverage effect. Ultra-fine, un-cut hair tips allow smoother application in comparison to synthetic brushes, and higher coverage compared to sponge applicators. Natural 18 also allows freedom in sculpting foundation dimensionally, so you can achieve a professional level makeup finish.”

Available: September 2008

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