Cherry blossom Shu: shades of pink powders and pout

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{Cherry blossom kisses with Japanese brand, Shu Uemura}

Despite the fact that summer is pretty much over, playing around with Shu Uemura’s lighter shades have me all giddy inside. Hey, if the shade fits, wear it whatever the season, right? I’m glad fall is coming so we can start pulling out the shades of burgundy and plum (shades that I only really got in to about two two years ago) — I’ll still be wearing shades of coral and pink on the days that I need a brightening boost. These Shu Uemura shades will do just that on and off your skin.

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{Colour used}

For this look I used Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer as a base with Givenchy’s Noir Couture Mascara. The rest, Shu Uemura colour pieces with the Lasting Gel Pencil Eye Liner in M Black and Gloss Unlimited in 20 C.


{rouge unlimited supreme matte in m-pink 365 – $36}

There’s something about matte lipsticks that’s had me hooked all summer. I often say it – gloss is for single girls or times when your lover has gone away. Who wants sticky kissed? Smooches aside I’m obsessed with the pigment and layer of hydrating, but matte colour these amazing lippies provide. This pink shade is so Barbie.

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{Shu faces}


{retro-sensation custom palette quad}

Maggie said it best it’s like Emilio Pucci and summer had a baby – and it was great. This little palette comes empty and can be filled with eyeshadows and blush refills. Complete with the Mercedes ‘click’ it’s a bit of a love affair when I pull this out of my purse on the subway.


{Blush Duos}

I feel like Shu Uemura  Blushes are the underdog of the make up world. These Duocolor Cheek Blushes are a dream in pigment and disperse over any blush brush beautifully. Offering a matte blush and a pearly highlighter here I have the shades Sweet Pink and Fresh Apricot. The shades swirled together offer an almost 3-D pop to the cheeks so you won’t necessarily have to contour in you’re in a rush.

These products have really opened my eyes, heart and wallet to a future with Shu – I wasn’t always the biggest fan of the make up after trying other lipsticks but these matte lipsticks and blushes have totally turned me.

Have you tried Shu Uemura make up before?

Let me know @RemaGouyez!


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