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shu uemura P Dark Brown (861) Eyeshadow

shu uemura P Dark Brown (861) Eyeshadow
shu uemura P Dark Brown (861) Eyeshadow

shu uemura P Dark Brown (861) Eyeshadow

shu uemura P Dark Brown (861) Eyeshadow ($15.00 for 0.049 oz.) is a warm, reddish-toned medium-dark brown with a golden shimmer-sheen. The “P” stands for pearl finish, which is described as a “silky shimmer of light for luminous radiance.” It’s very similar to Urban Decay Snakebite, which is a touch darker and less red-toned. Bobbi Brown Chocolate is darker, less orange. Make Up For Ever #15 is darker. MAC Buckwheat is redder, less warm. MAC Bronze is similar but a little more golden. MAC Tempting has a stronger golden sheen.

The color coverage is great, with rich pigmentation. The texture is very, very soft–almost too soft–so it has a slightly more powdery feel as a result. It applies so opaquely onto the lid, though, and the powderiness didn’t seem to lead to fall out when I was testing it out in practice. The softness enables effortless blending, too. It’s a basic brown–certainly dupeable–but lovely to use and extremely flattering on warmer skin tones. When worn over a primer, it lasts for eight hours without creasing or fading (which is quite a feat!), and I didn’t have any issues at ten hours when used over a primer.

What is pictured is an eyeshadow refill, and refills are $15 a pop, while the compacts that contain them (from shu uemura) range from $8.00 for a single, $9.00 for a duo, and $14.00 for a quad. They’re similar to other pan eyeshadows, so you could fit these into other custom palettes (like Z-palettes and the like) as well. I have a shu palette, and the shades slide into the compact, which I haven’t seen before, and I did like it. It was lightweight, slim, and held the products inside easily. I did not take the palette into account for packaging score here – the packaging with this is so minimal, there’s nothing to complain about per se. These are designed to be put into a palette, so obviously this would not be practical to keep on its own. It does come with a plastic exterior case, which is good enough to hold it until you do have a palette.

shu uemura P Dark Brown (861) Eyeshadow


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Burberry Tulip Pink Lip Cover Lipstick

Burberry Tulip Pink Lipstick
Burberry Tulip Pink Lipstick

Burberry Tulip Pink Lipstick ($30.00 for 0.13 oz.) is a light-medium rosy beige-pink. It’s a little mauve, pink, and beige all rolled into one interesting color. Bobbi Brown Miami Coral is more orange, warmer. Chanel Candeur is much lighter, paler. Clarins Lilac Pink is a bit more lilac. Estee Lauder Night Bloom is similar but sheerer. It’s a flattering neutral pink that doesn’t lean too warm or too cool. It should complement a range of skin tones and complexions. You could wear it for work or paired with a more dramatic eye.

Tulip Pink has opaque color coverage, and though this formula often has a more luminous finish, this particular shade has a creamier look and feel with a natural shine but to a lesser degree compared to other shades (like recently reviewed Primrose Hill Pink). It’s still moisturizing, and while the consistency is a touch thicker, it doesn’t feel heavy and still sits on the lips well. This shade wore for three and a half hours.

Burberry Lip Cover Tulip Pink
Tulip Pink
Tulip Pink

5 Beautiful Cool-Toned Brown Eyeshadows

5 Beautiful Cool-Toned Brown Eyeshadows

Cool-toned browns tend to lean just a little gray, but not gray enough to become taupe.

What’s your favorite cool-toned brown eyeshadow?

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