Shu Uemura 6 Princess by Takashi Murakami Black Enchantment Review and Swatches

Shu Uemura have a gorgeous looking collection for Xmas 2013, designed by Takashi Murakami, a Japanese artist who works in fine arts media (painting and sculpture) and commercial media (film and animation).  His work has a features a mixture of manga, anime, motifs, bright colours, flat and glossy surfaces etc.  

His collection for Shu features two exclusive palettes, a selection of lip and cheek (dual purpose) creams, mini lash curlers and some favourites (such as the mousse primer and cleansing oil) with limited edition packaging. I have my number 1 pick here to review; the Black Enchantment Palette:

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There is another palette which has a election of pinker, lighter colours – a girly and more fresh daytime palette in contrast to this deeper, sexier one. This palette has a lovely gold and bright art design on the front. 

Inside is a large selection of colours - 

Metallic shimmery gold

Metallic shimmery silver

Deep black with silver sparkle

Pale white pink with subtle shimmer

Medium purple with subtle sheen

Richer purple shimmer

Deep forest green with silver pearl

Rose beige medium blusher

Two brushes and a large mirror complete the compact. 

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As a lover of all these kinds of colours (the deep green and super sparkly, black, rich purples, gold and silvers) this palette appealed to me instantly, although I can see why the less adventurous would think…how do I use these mix of colours!

I love purples, so would definitely wear it with the silver OR gold.  I also love deep green and would wear with with black and silver too.  The blusher didn’t excite me but once on, it’s a highly practical neutral rose that goes with everything.  

Swatches – as with all Shu Uemura eyeshadows, these are excellent, although some are richer than others (the black and green for example).  The least pigmented are the lighter purple and light pink although this is fine as these are good for a wash of colour. 

The black and green cracked on me on the first palette I got (in the post) SO, be aware that they are quite soft, so try not to drop them etc. 

First swatch is the blush:

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The two brushes have 4 heads in total and I must mention this wider brush – somehow Shu have managed to small the smallest ever blusher brush and IT WORKS.  I love this – seldom do palettes with combined shadow and blush bother to provide a blusher applicator.  I love that Shu bothered, because even if it isn’t a big fluffy thing, at least it’s useful and it means you can truly use this palette on the go. 

Shu Uemura 6 Princess by Takashi Murakami Black Enchantment Review and Swatches

Despite containing a lot of products, the palette isn’t too big and too wide so definitely fine for the handbag (as long as it’s not going to get knocked about too much!). 

I did a look on my eyes using as many colours as I could allow! Gold on the inner lid, light purple in crease, darker purple on the lash line, pink to highlight, and silver around the tear duct.  Touch of black to line and a hint of green under. 

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I also wore the blusher here – I really liked to look overall:

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Black Enchantment is not a cheap product, but with 7 eyeshadows and 1 blusher, it doesn’t cost any where near as much as buying the separates would.  This is a very pretty, fun, sparkly palette for the festive season.

The palette costs £60 and you can buy it here.

*PR Sample 

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Comments

  1. I ordered the pink one online, hope it doesn’t come broken! =( I know you can press eyeshadows back in with rubbing alchohol, but i don’t want to ruin the formula! Out of all the bloggers who have created a look with this palette, i really like yours, and seeing how you’ve used it makes me want both palettes!

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