Shu Uemura for the FallOctober 1, 2008
Shu Uemura doesn’t play around. The artistry of this Picasso of makeup has women both fawning over the collection and also wondering how to put it on. This is a good thing. Uemura’s collection for the fall, as with all the season’s collection will have you scratching your head. Do you put this on or do you use it as paint it on walls? Opt for the former rather than the latter and you will get your money’s worth.
Uemura this season unleashes two works of genius to keep us busy. The first is the duo pressed shadow seen above that will have you clamoring for something metallic to go with the hues used. The browns seem darker than they appear, once blended onto the right part of the face (just below the cheeks and working your way up), but once applied you’ll understand why this makeup is so wonderfully silky smooth. The lavender green is a contradiction to be sure but worth an application or two. You may come running back wonder what you’ve gotten yourself into. Makeup is not made for guesswork you’ll say. Alas, that is not true. There’s some guessing involved as you try to find the proper hue for your skin. Therein lies the utility and beauty of Uemura’s Duo Pressed Shadows product. Once you get the hang of blending, the colors will have you looking like a model a fall runway show. At $35 each, you’ll wonder why so pricey, but it is truly worth it, on our word alone.
The Luring Powder from Shu Uemura is also worth a gander if you will. You can create a flushed look with the pink shade of face powder and never look sickly ever… ever again. The color that this product adds to your skin will make you the talk of the fall season. Yes, the whole fall season. A healthy tip for this wonderful product: apply the product directly below the hairline and along it while just dabbling to higher parts of the face (brow, cheeks, hairline) to get a healthy radiant look. This comes from Shu Uemura’s Fall Mode collection available at Sephora and Nordstroms.meryl-demiglio