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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23 thoughts on “shu uemura mirage collection for spring 2009

  1. KyaLyn

    Oh wow, I need those eye shadow palettes and are they nail polish? I want the silvery glitter one. I’ll have a hard time deciding between this and the Guerlain collection.

  2. Glosslizard

    Oooooh! Droolworthy! I must have that pink/gray/lavender trio!

    • Anything else catch your eye? I admit it, I’m pretty much a total newb when it comes to shu. I’ve only tried a handful of their products. I’m a total devotee to their eyelash curler, though. Any recs?

      • Glosslizard

        All I have from Shu is a quad of eyeshadows (put together from the individuals… love that!) and the lash curler! Karen from MABB reports well on all the Shu items, though, so I’m confident that all their products meet quality expectations! :)

  3. cloudburst

    I’m intrigued as to how those blushes are.

  4. Diana

    I want both eye palettes and the eyeliners. And the lilac nailpolish! Too much :(

  5. Vivian

    One of the best makeup ads I’ve ever seen, so ethereal.. nice designs, but the colors? I’m not sure. I think collectors might want to get their hands on these!

  6. Meta

    Gah! I want one of everything!! So pretty!

  7. tc

    christine, im new to this brand as well but im really curious!
    i wanna try their false eyelashes.. they are really nice…i wonder what is usually their best product…is it lip products,eyes,skin? hmnnn can someone tell me.

    • Their eyelash curler is something they are definitely known for–and I can attest to that!

      I know their cleansing oil is also popular, and of course, their false lashes. They’re lovely (though pricey)!

  8. Claudia M.

    Hmmmm, so “pastel-y”
    I’m way too olive/yellow based for this =/

  9. Lauren

    I tried the lip duo at Saks today and it is GORGOEUS! They were sold out and I am told that the they aren’t making any more! It is a color that would look great on everyone! So, I recommend buying one if you can find it!

  10. Lauren

    I checked the Shu Uemura website and I believe they still have the lip duo in stock. It looks red to me in the ad, but it really is more of a raspberry color in person!