shu uemura Primitribe Collection Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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

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Primal Coloring Stick: Rich Earth, Night Maroon, Blazed Gold, Misty Grove

Primal Mix Lashes




BG 942

WN 296

Primal Coloring Stick: Rich Earth, Night Maroon, Blazed Gold, Misty Grove

Misty Grove; BG 942, WN 296

Soul, Rhythm

Rhythm, Echo

Turquoise, Citrine


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shontay Avatar

Wow. I really want to check this line out, but I don’t know of any Shu counters around me. Hopefully, will have this collection.

Sarah Avatar

I think I’m in love with all three of the blushes. I’ve been meaning to get into Shu blushes for a while. With my birthday not too far off, I’ll be treating myself to some and instead of the regular line it’ll be nice to try these duos. They are so my kind of colours!! V exciting! 😀

Macaddict Avatar

Where is SPINEL (medium pink) painting liner? Is was in the previous post on the Primitribe collection… :[
I am really liking all the painting liners and the false lashes!
I wonder how much the lashes are. Probably lots of $$$. I believe Shu’s false lashes are one of the most expensive.

Macaddict Avatar

If one doesn’t live in the US, is it possible to order online from or Nordstrom? I went on to Shu Uemura’s website and started placing my order but it looks like they don’t ship outside the us.

Lorna Avatar

This is actually a pretty unique collection. Far more so than many of the other releases coming up. I like the concept but I am not sure if I would buy…

oneofmylies99 Avatar

I have my eye on Echo and Citrine. Swatched these at Saks and fell in love but waiting for Shu FF or Sephora FF if these make it on there to buy. Well, that’s the plan at least.

Also, the darker pink nailpolish is p 980 and the pale color is g 960.

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