Friday, November 23, 2012
Shu Uemura Holiday 2012 Collection - Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura
The packaging on these palettes and single products are so lovely that they barely even need to be wrapped up in order to give as gifts. Karl Lagerfeld was very active in designing the packaging and I know that many ladies will want these products just for packaging. I am just hoping that the formulas and shades inside are just as good as the outside. From Shu Uemura, "Once upon a time, while the town was being decorated for Christmas with ornaments a small miracle took place in the atelier of Karl Lagerfeld’s castle.“mon shu girl” escaped from his sketchbook - a “dessin” come to life! Spreading colorful times and holiday sparkle to girls around the world. mon shu girl dons Karl Lagerfeld’s iconic look and awakens the sleeping beauty that lies deep within. this holiday season, shu uemura and Karl Lagerfeld send a miracle of color and beauty that is a gift for every girl." I am so excited right now and it is time to start looking at all the products in this magical collection!
The newest from Shu Uemura!
Karl for Shu Eye and Cheek Palette Smoky Velvet - Chic colors, velvety smooth textures.
Create a mesmerizing beauty inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion designs. Transform yourself with this mix of classic and modern colors with a luxurious mood. limited edition colors and case, inspired by Karl Lagerfeld himself, features an inner mirror with a charming touch - mon shu girl’s shadow appears as a translucent silhouette. The ‘SUKL’ logo, and graphic red and black dots are embossed on eye shadow. Mon shu girl appears against a classic red background on the palette case setting the tone for this moody palette. the smoky shades include: silky smooth eye shadow in glitter black and deep khaki; pressed eye shadow accents in elegant light silver, mint green, glitter beige; dusty rose glow-on blush on the cheek give an impression of sophistication.
Karl for Shu Eye and Cheek Palette Prestigious Bordeaux - Chic colors, velvety smooth textures.
Create a mesmerizing beauty inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion designs. Transform yourself with this mix of classic and modern colors with a luxurious mood. Limited edition colors and case, inspired by Karl Lagerfeld himself, features an inner mirror with a charming touch - mon shu girl’s shadow appears as a translucent silhouette. The ‘SUKL’ logo, and graphic red and black dots are embossed on eye shadow. “Mon shu girl” appears against a cool silver backdrop on the palette case of this gorgeous array of coordinated colors that revolves around rich bordeaux. Silky smooth eye shadow in glamorous glitter wine and deep brown; pressed eye shadows in pale purple, soft brown, and brick gold add sensual accents to your eyes; coral rose glow-on blush for a sparkling allure on cheeks.
Karl for Shu Eyelash Curler - The renowned eyelash curler now features the magifique K touch! A special edition eyelash curler with with an adorable Mon shu girl charm. A festive red pad ensure placement with the lash roots. An upward looking eyelash propels your happiness upward! Take this lovely charm along in your favorite bag to bring you good luck wherever you go.
Karl for Shu Premium Eyelashes - Shu uemura’s iconic false eyelash go artistic and extravagant, introducing a series that features the red and black key colors from the collection that are also shu uemura’s iconic brand colors. Eyelashes to add a flutter of flamboyance to holiday parties and draw everyone’s attention. Striking premium edition tailor-made false eyelashes decorated with small red crystals on black and white fabric are the perfect gift. Each exquisite hand-made pair takes hours to create.
Karl for Shu Mini Lashes - Shu uemura’s iconic false eyelash go artistic and extravagant, introducing a series that features the red and black key colors from the collection that are also shu uemura’s iconic brand colors. Eyelashes to add a flutter of flamboyance to holiday parties and draw everyone’s attention. Mini natural false eyelashes that add a festive charm to eyes.
a mix of silver sequins and beautiful black hair with a red accent add a holiday spirit.
Karl for Shu Painting Liner - Sophisticated blackish satin purple shade enhances eye definition and adds a dash of sultriness to the holidays. Cream eyeliner formula.
- Blackish Satin Purple - deep black plum
Karl for Shu Rouge Unlimited - From iconic red to cute coquettish pale tones, tint your lips with rich moisture and long lasting comfort. A stylish black box outfits the lipstick package which features the cute mon shu girl character.
- Mon Shu Red - vivid coral red cream
- Luxe Burgundy - deep cool burgundy cream
- Parisienne Pink - cool neutral pink beige cream
- Celebrity Beige - medium warm beige cream
Karl for Shu Nail Color - Karl Lagerfeld dares you to tint your nails with iconic colors and velvety smooth and shimmery textures, or go a step further and play with specially designed nail stickers. neutral shade that goes with any outfit and make fingers look long and luxurious. Take your lucky charm “mon shu girl” with you. Customize your nail color with Karl Lagerfeld’s artwork, a nail sticker for each nail! Unwrapping presents will be so much more fun! And maybe they will even bring you lucky powers!?
- Royal Beige - pale shimmering beige
- Karl Black - deep black with lots of silver shimmer
- Shu Shu Red - medium blue toned red cream
Karl for Shu Mini Brush Set Mon Shu - Compact size silver brush case that features the SUKL logo and mon shu girl illustration. The smart black interior with graphic accents includes a multi use pocket and 4 silver handle brushes- one goat hair cheek brush, two eye shadow brushes in nylon and sable, one lip/eyeliner brush-all made in Japan.
Karl for Shu Premium Mini Makeup Box - Shu uemura’s professional make-up box, hand crafted one by one by artisans, dress-up with a premium silver color and the cute mon shu girl. With mon shu girl on your side, your wishes may even last for long!
Is is bad that the first thing that I am attracted to is the red lipstick from this collection?! It continues to amaze me sometimes that I can look at all kinds of palettes and limited edition sets and I still want the red lipstick. I haven't been wearing red lipstick as much as I would like to lately so perhaps that is why I am so attracted to new shades of it. I just hesitate to order this shade, it appears pretty wamr based on the photo on the website and I hate to have to return this to Japan if I don't like the shade. I think that I will hold off on this lipstick this time around...
The product that I am the most likely to order is the Prestigious Bordeaux Eye and Cheek Palette, this contains a great series of bronzes for the eyes and I will use all of the shades inside of it. I love the packaging and I have to say that I can't be sure that I would be as in love with this palette if the packaging wasn't as pretty. But I just really want this set and I will try to order it before it sells out.
The last two products that I really want in this collection is the Nail Colors in Karl Black and Shu Shu Red. I love both of these shades and I would wear them for the rest of the holiday season and then all through the winter.
I love the packaging on this collection but I just find many Shu shades and products to be choices that won't really work for my skin. Shu is made for Asian skin, tones that are totally opposite of mine and I can't pull off any of the fake eyelashes. This company has been very hit or miss for me lately, the hits are huge but the misses are just as huge...
photo courtesty of Shu Uemura