|Shu Uemura IR115 Pink
On a recent trip to BT, this little beaut caught my eye...
Mentally thinking "Christmas, baby" and nodding along with my thought, I removed my glove (sadly, it's bloody cold up here now, I need to wear gloves - where the hell did the summer go to?!) and dunked my (albeit clean) finger into the store sample to merrily swatch away. Nodding further and without any further ado, I purchased on the spot. I've got quite circumspect about what makeup I purchase these days (mainly because I have a stupid amount of it, and it's time to get a bit more real about it) but this was too nice to pass up. This baby is all for me, me, me. Kit be damned :-)
|Extreme (and slightly blurry) close up :-)
Shu Uemura sell their pressed eyeshadows as refills only, so they are just sold as-is, and intended to be slotted into their own custom cases. The shadows come in five different textures, and are coded as follows:
- M for matte : a velvety, even, smooth matte finish
- P for pearl : shimmering, luminous radiant
- IR for iridescent : shadows with glimmering reflects of changing colors
- ME for metallic : with a metallic liquid glow
- G for glitters : glistening glittery sparkles
|IR Pink 115 - no flash
|IR Pink 115 - with Flash
Lookit mommy, it's so sparkly! Anything nodding to rose gold is my favourite of all shades at the moment, most of my jewellery is a variation on the theme for the last year or so (Michael Kors has a lot to answer for :-)). This one is a twist on rose gold - it's actually a really pale baby pink with gold undertones, but under flash it looks a little more warm - so there's enough gold in it so that it's not a completely cold pink. Yum. Looking forward to wearing this one over one of my Chanel Illusion d'Ombre shades... maybe Émerveillé or Convoitise :-)
Shu Uemura is available in BT and the eyeshadows cost €13 each.