Mon Shu’s Face Palette - Karl Lagerfeld & Shu Uemura

{My Darling Shu Uemura}

Shu Uemura first came in to my life when I became fascinated by their intricate lashes – even though I don’t really wear false lashes. I love the creativity that brand emulated and this collection – with the iconic Karl Lagerfeld is no exception. For most, the shades will be a little too unusual. But for fashion and beauty lovers of the world it’s just enough of a mish mosh of colours to feed their eccentric looks.

{Smoky Velvet Palette}

This palette is pricey at $85 but it does include eyeshadows, a highlighter and a blush. I love the textures that are printed in to the palette (inspired by fabrics Karl had worked with) and find the khaki shades to be a little strange but beautiful.

{Initials}

{The pigments}

The powders don’t offer a crazy amount of pigment so it does take some layering to add intensity. The blush however, I adore. What a beautiful cherry red!

Are these shades something you’d invest in this palette for or is the name behind the collaboration enough to make you want it?

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Last minute luxury - Armani Holiday 2012

New by Giorgio Armani, this palette in the ‘White Night’ collection is the definition of chic, luxury beauty. The shades are perfect for New-Years Eve or any night out in the winter so it’s the perfect gift for the classy lady in your life. ‘Moonlight White’ is the name of this particular combination of shades – a palette that will flatter many skin tones.

{The lower level}

Gorgeous shades of grey for the eyes with a highly pigmented red wax for the lips and cheeks.

{It’s in the eyes}

Smokey and sexy – I’ve topped up the red wax on the lips with the new Lip Maestro in The Red. An innovative, pigmented matte lacquer that offers intense colour tones.

{Dreaming of a white-highlighted Christmas}

The highlighter is sensational. Most reach for a gold highlighter during the holidays but this is a rare pressed powder of a shimmery, snow-like shade that’ll make the softest of cheekbones pop.

{Shades of grey}

{Intense lip colour – the new Lip Maestro}

{The final look}

Available at Holt Renfrew Moonlight White Palette – $90, Lip Maestro – $38.

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