Thursday 7 November 2013

Shu Uemura Holiday Collection 2013 Collaboration With Takashi Murakami

I think my favourite beauty Christmas collection is the enchanting Shu Uemura Holiday Collection for 2013. Shu Uemura have collaborated with artist Takashi Murakami to feature artwork based on on the upcoming animation series 6HP (Six Hearts Princess).  The holiday collection focuses on the pink and black princess characters as feminine icons. The art work on the packaging is really quite stunning and whether you choose to buy something for yourself or as a gift, it will be guaranteed to be appreciated.

My top picks 

I fell in love with the eye and cheek parallel palettes £60 each

On the left is the Heart-full Pink Parallel Palette which is a collection of of iridescent white, yellow, pink, orange and brown, perfect for creating a feminine and romantic look.

My favourite however is the Enchanted Black Parallel Palette which in my opinion is the only palette you will need for Christmas party season. I absolutely love all the shades and the silky smooth texture of the shadows that make them so incredibly easy to blend and shade. Glamourous, darker and more provocative.. the colours complement a red lip or a nude lip if you fancy going for a dark smokey eye. Silver, gold, white/pink highlight shade, light purple, purple, black with silver particles and emerald green and a perfect pink blush.

The palette and swatches 

Swatches of the Enchanted Black Parallel Palette

Wearing the gold and black shades from the Enchanted Black Parallel Palette

The Lip & Cheek Fun-tasy £20 lip and cheek tints are in cute gold tubes and would make great gifts. There are five shades available - dream pink, fuchsia fun-tasy, heroine rose, princess coral and magical red.

A few (heavy) swatches 

Also seen in the picture are the Soft Gel Pencils £20 in a green grey and a gorgeous purple.

The Shu Uemura collection would not be complete without some fabulous and fantastical lashes.. I don't wear false lashes but these are too pretty not to mention.

Premium Edition - Black Jewel On Wing £50 

Decorated with super long feather-like lashes, gold sequins and purple rings - I saw these applied and they were an absolute show piece.

Natural false Eyelashes - Princess Love in Wink £25

Sweet in pink and brown with a heart shaped stone in the corner these are so sugary sweet.

So the only question is .. which princess are you, The Pink Princess or the Dark Princess?

The Shu Uemura Holiday Collection 2013 is out now, available from Selfridges and from Shu Uemura online 

*PR sample


  1. Very festive - those lashes look fantastic!
    Also like the look of the lip & cheek swatches - very pretty pinks

    1. They were stunning on the girl. Sadly my eyes are too small to show them off to their best!

  2. I really like this collection especially the lip and cheek tints!

    1. The lip and cheek tints are fab, really only need a teeny tiny amount to get great colour

  3. I swatched Enchanted Black Parallel Palette at the HK airport a couple of days ago and was SO pleasantly surprised by the pigmentation! Love the look you created! So festive!


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