Shu Uemura Birthday Boutique Palettes

I’m slow, I’m slow, but my local Shu counter as been a little lame of late and is not getting the goods as quickly as I’d like.

The Shu Uemura special palettes are usually moderate to lame. It kills me to say it, because Shu is the first brand that I really loved, and its the reason I collect make up today.

I couldn’t help love the look of the Boutique palettes – a nice selection of several colours in a beautiful case. Says the brand:

“To mark the 25th anniversary, Mr. Uemura created the most special and unique collection yet, one which truly embodies shu uemura’s core values of nature, science and art. Three 100% natural origin fragrances formulated with Despea Water and spectacular makeup products packaged in the designs of Tokyo-based artist Gwenael Nicolas.”

RIP Mr. Uemura.

Fleur De Terre was my second choice – I love the yellow and pink in the middle:

My first choice was Fleur De Source, a palette of greens and blues:

Bootiful right?

These palettes are both gorgeous. I love the fact you get several shades. Fleur De Terre is the weaker of the two. The colours are sheer-medium and I didn’t quite get the super bright yellow and pink I wanted. Nevertheless, is a refreshing eye look – perfect for work, perfect for day.

Fleur De Source is the BOMB! I love my greens and blues and this palette has seven colours that are all pigmented and shimmery, they are all worthy colours in their own right. You have a fresh green, a turquoise, refined metallic greens, and even a rich chocolate brown.

Could I use seven colours at the same time? Well I tried:

Here I marked where the several colours were used. The white highlighter is under the brow, the brown and metallic cool mint on the inside of the lower lid. On the top, the turquoise and lime green were used, with the baby blue on the inner corner. The cool taupe was used in the crease.

Mascara was Max Factor Masterpiece – not bad for a drugstore mascara (£10 – can it even COUNT as a cheap mascara?!).

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