After several days of deviations about nail polish and holiday scented lotions, I am now ready to get back to talking about the holiday makeup collections. This time I am going to hit on Shu Uemura, a line that I have a very hard time finding and therefore neither own nor have ever really seen any of it. I find this collection on the Nordstrom website and now I am beginning to wonder if the store closest to me has any of it and somehow I just missed the whole collection because I was blinded by the enormous Chanel and MAC counters and huge section of Philosophy products. I am feeling that a trip back to that store in coming up sometime soon…
Here is the description from the Nordstrom website. “Enjoy the world of Shu Uemura as designed through the eyes of acclaimed Japanese photographer Mika Ninagawa. Explosive vivid colors for the eyes, lips, and nails, combined with one-of-a-kind packaging bring distinctive looks and artistic beauty.” This collection is called Miki and unfortunately, I have no knowledge about the basis and inspiration for this line because I do not know anything about Mika Ninagawa. But the colors are still beautiful, so I’m not very upset about my lack of knowledge. Some of the pictures weren’t really doing it for me on the Nordstrom site, so I decided to head on over to the Shu Uemura site and see if they looked better.
Here are the products…
- Mika Holiday Collection Mini Gloss Trio in Delicious Rose - contains three juicy vivid lip gloss colors to create a dewy finish on the lips. Contains Candy Orange, Candy Pink, and Red. Housed in a soft vinyl case with one’s of Ninagawa’s photographs on.
- Rouge Unlimited Petal Brown Beige - Limited-edition shade in a beautiful beige, encased with the imagery of the enchanting peony flower
- Rouge Unlimited Petal Orange Beige - Limited-edition shade in a beautiful orange beige encased with the imagery of the enchanting peony flower
- Rouge Unlimited Petal Pink Beige - Limited-edition shade in a beautiful pinkish beige, encased with the imagery of the beautiful peony flower.
- Mika Portable Brush Set - Red on the outside with a special Mika red rose photograph lining on the inside. This case includes four limited-edition brushes that has been handmade in Japan to provide optimal application. This set includes Natural 27 Goat Brush for face, Natural 17 Pony and Squirrel Brush for cheeks, Natural 10 Sable and Kolinsky Brush for eyes and Natural 6M Sable Brush for lips.
- Mika Cosmetic Pouch - Limited-edition cosmetics pouch with Mika’s chrysanthemum photograph and the exterior and vivid pink on the inside.
- Drawing Pencil Mini Trio Set - Set of three limited-edition shades of mini sized drawing pencils in deep blue, burgundy brown, and full black shades
- Eye Color Palette in Secret Luscious Rose - The subtle combination of dusty rose shades expresses elegance and mystery. This palette includes seven pressed eye shadows and one easy to spread cream liner. A double ended applicator (sponge tip and eyeliner brush) is also included.
- Eye Color Palette in Midnight Winter Sakura - These deep, strong colors create a glamorous and feminine impression. This palette includes seven pressed eye shadows and one easy to spread cream liner. A double ended applicator (sponge tip and eyeliner brush) is also included.
- Eye Color Palette in Adorned Marguerite - These vivid colors create a sweet and innocent makeup look. This palette includes seven pressed eye shadows and one easy to spread cream liner. A double ended applicator (sponge tip and eyeliner brush) is also included.
- Mika Holiday Collection Slant Purple False Eyelashes - These limited-edition false lashes extend and flare outward with a chic black and purple gradation. Alternating lengths and delicate, wispy lashes adds a touch of subtlety for a voluminous and feminine finish.
- Mika Holiday Collection Mini Red False Eyelashes - These limited-edition lashes with alternating strips of red and black add a hint of flare to the outer corners of the eye. Lash line is extended for a flirty look.
- Mika Holiday Collection Smoky Layers False Eyelashes - Layers of thin black lashes add volume to your lash line, creating a sultry look reminiscent of old Hollywood glamour.
- Mika Holiday Collection Luxe Brown False Eyelashes - Inspired by the mink false eyelashes custom-ordered by celebrities, this synthetic version features criss-crossed design to provide the most voluminous lashes.
- Gloss Unlimited Mini Trio Set in Seductive Gerbera - Limited edition set of mini-sized Gloss Unlimited. The gloss set includes three classical and feminine colors of Gold, Pink, and Wine Red to dress up your lips. Complete with an exclusive portable soft cosmetic pouch decorated with Ninagawa photograph.
- Sparkling Garnet Aquarium Nail Enamel - An alluring red wine with subtle reflection.
- Tanzanite Aquarium Nail Enamel - A deep underwater shade with fine sliver glitter.
Three words - LOVE, WANT, MUST HAVE. I will be stalking my Nordstrom for that eye palette even if I only end up loving the rose packaging. Oh my love of roses…
photo courtesy of Shu Uemura