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Summer Collection 2008: Shu Uemura Fleur de Source Eyeshadow Palette Review

Oh how I love me some Shu.

Shu Uemura’s ridiculously gorgeous Summer Collection is available now for purchase and I can’t help but drool over all the yummie palettes released! I wants them all!

This collection isn’t actually a Summer Collection but the Birthday Collection. Each year a special Birthday Collection of LE items is released to celebrate the anniversary of Shu Uemura! They went all out with the collection this year and I’m yearning for everything released!

Three palettes were released, two shades of limited edition shimmer eyeliner, and three Eau de Toillete Sprays. It’s quite a luxurious selection of goodies as you might tell from the price tags on both the palettes and the sprays!

Each spray is $85 USD each for 1.7 oz bottle! Ouchie! I haven’t yet smelled these but I have a feeling they are probably worth the hefty price tag! Hey, sometimes you have to pay the big bucks for beauty!

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Each palette is $65 USD and contains a serious array of awesome colors. Personally I think the price is justified as the palette contains quite a few shades and you can get plenty of different looks out of each!

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As I mentioned each Eau de Toillete is available in three separate scents and is made from natural origin fragrance and pure deep sea water. The fragrance selection is as follows:

Fleur de Rose
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Fresh Floral Amber

Fleur de Source
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Refreshing Floral with Spicy Notes

Fleur de Terre
1112 lg sq
Fresh Floral with Woodsy Notes

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Each bottle is 1.7oz and $85 USD each and available now at your local Shu counter or Shu Uemura’s website!

As interesting as the Eau de Toillete’s sound the real gems for me are the palettes! They are simply gorgeous and I’m dreaming up different ways to use mine! I only got one so far but I plan on purchasing the other two shortly! Each palette contains seven shades in a slim yet elegant compact.

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The palette I’m testing out is the Fleur de Source which contains many a fine blue shade. From left to right the shades included are as follows:

A khaki dark green and oceany teal shade
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Cherry brown shade and light lime green
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Creamy beige and true aqua blue shade
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Grayish sky blue shade
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All the shades are paired up aside from the grayish sky blue shade which sits alone. I think it’s safe to say that this shade can be combined with any of the shades as a base or color wash to prep the eye prior to using the other deeper shades. The colors are all very vibrant aside from the one creamy, beige color which is light. The colors have a hint of shimmer and have excellent pigmentation.

The palette contains a dual tipped sponge applicator which I appreciate greatly as I prefer a sponge applicator for packing on such pigmented shades! Some people may be disappointed at the lack of a brush but I’m all for a sponge!

The compact is really small and slim but still manages to sport versatility and plenty of product for creating tons of different looks! Seven shades alone will get you seven separate looks just imagine when you start combing the colors? A slew of looks and one slim palette! Cool!

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I haven’t seen the other two palettes in person but I think Fleur de Source contains the most vibrant, bolder shades of the three. You know how I adore bolder shades!

The palettes, as I said earlier, are available in three color shade selections which are identically named as the fragrances. They are as follows:

Fleur de Rose
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Contains golds, browns, and more smokey shades

Fleur de Source
1116 lg sq
Contains blues, greens, and bolder shades

Fleur de Terre
1115 lg sq
Contains browns, pinks, and golden shades

Each palette is $65 USD and although it seems a high cost it’s actually a pretty good deal considering what good quality the shadows are and the amount of looks you can get from the one palette. Of course my opinion may just be bias as I love me some Shu!

All in all the Birthday Collection is truly smashing! Definitely head on over to your counter for a peek! I’m sure once you see the palettes you’ll want to take at least ONE home!

I did a really simple FOTD using the brightest aqua in the palette and the lime green! Fun right? I’m looking forward to creating other combos with this palette!

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The palettes are definately Muse Approved for purchase!

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Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine Collection Review and Swatches

Don’t you love Shu’s Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks? Pigmented, Amazing Formula, and Beautiful Packaging.

I sincerely adore them.

Shu’s taken the original Rouge Unlimited and amped it up a bit for the Spring/Summer. We now have Shu Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine which is simply amazing!

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I tested out two of these and I’m dying to get my hands on a few more colors as they are truly great!

It’s like having a lipstick and a gloss all in one stick. This is a glossy, slick, emollient formula that simply glides onto your lips leaving behind beautiful color and shine!

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I’m loving the simplicity of a single stick of gloss and lipcolor in one tube. The color is pigmented enough to act as a lipstick while also offering your lips a moisturizing glossy, shimmering effect that’s absolutely stunning.

These are perfect for days you want a natural, glossy feel without feeling heavily made up with lipstick.

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The two colors I got are BG 950S which is a pretty shimmering beige and the second color was WN 254S which is a shimmering purple wine color but it looks very pink on!

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BG 950S (Hey, L@@K I’m wearing Visee’s Aqua Shining Eyes! Pretty Right? Click to read my review on Aqua Shining Eyes!)
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The only thing I can rant about is they only come in 17 Shades. We wants more please! And secondly can we please, please, please have names we can remember? B45644578ST is too difficult to remember!

Each Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine is $23 USD and well worth it as the quality is near perfection for me.

I have at least 5 other colors on my wish list at the moment!

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine Collection is available now at Shu Uemura’s website!

These are most definately Muse Approved! I love the texture, the shine, the glossy feel, and the beautiful color and effect of these! They are well worth purchasing at least one (although you’ll want more once you’ve tried ‘em!).

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Perfection!

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Click here to travel into the past and read my Shu Uemura Summer Prism Collection Review!

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Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine Lipstick

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Shu’s released 17 new shades of it’s Rouge Unlimited in a new formula entitled Crystal Shine. I’m dying to get my hands on some of these as they sound absolutely heavenly!

I adore Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks as they are so pigmented and gorgeous and the idea of combining that formula with shimmer and shine sounds amazing!

I wonder if these have a glossy fine finish!

I’m definately picking up a few colors and will review soonish!

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Shu Uemura Exclusive Face Chart for Musings of a Muse

Hey guys!

I wanted to share this exciting news with you last week when I originally got it but I was too busy to recreate the look so I didn’t want to post it without my spin on it!

One of the key makeup artists at Shu Uemura, Misumi Kitano, created a gorgeous exclusive face chart for readers of Musings of a Muse using the brand new Rebirth Collection! I was lucky enough to nab some of the Rebirth Collection for myself and it’s delightfully Spring-like!

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I didn’t have everything that was used in the face chart so I improvised with some stuff from my own collection!

What was used in the face chart:

Cheeks:
Glow on Harmonious Orange

Lips:
Rouge Unlimited in Dewy Beige

Eyes:
Rocket Eye Pencil Energy Flow
Pristine Green Eyeshadow
Precise Volume Mascara Black

My dup of the face chart:

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What I Used:

Cheeks:
Milani Mineral Blush in Mai-Tai

Eye
Shu Uemura Rocket Eye Pencil in Aqua Flow
Shu Uemura Pristine Green Eyeshadow
MAC Pigment in Charteuse
Fairy Drops Mascara

Lips
Smashbox O-Gloss
Urban Decay Lip Envy in Envious

I’m happy to say that I got a chance to sample some of the Rebirth Collection from Shu and it’s quite gorgeous. It’s one of the few Collections that is very light and Spring-like! Many collections this year went for very bold and dramatic colors that didn’t completely suit my taste for Spring but Shu came out with a beautiful range of soft Spring colors such as greens and yellows that are sure to suit the upcoming warmth of Spring! The title of the Collection is quite fitting as each spring their is a Rebirth and regrowth of life around us! Flowers, Trees, Etc…the colors and the name are well suited!

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The highlight of the collection for me are the rather awesome stackable tri color pencils. These come in three colors that are stackable to create one easy to carry pencil. These are a very creamy pencil that can be applied as an all over color or an eyeliner! Two color combinations are available which are Energy Flow and Aqua Flow. Both sets include three color selections for $20 USD. These trios are Limited Edition.

Overall, the collection is quite lovely and worth having a look at! The Muse loved recreating the look from the face chart Misumi created for Musings! A big thank you to Misumi for taking time out to design the chart!

Check out Shu’s Rebirth Collection at the Shu Uemura Website.

If you’d like to copy the face chart and do your own creation and share it with the Muse and readers of Musings of a Muse do e-mail it to me at Musings.of.a.Muse@gmail.com!

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Click here to read my recent review of the Shu Uemura Mini Lash Curler!

Click to read my review on Shu Uemura’s Gloss Lacquers!

Click here to read how I fell head over heels in love with Shu’s Lash Curler!

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Shu Uemura Mini Eyelash Curler Review

Oh yaaaaaaaaaaa!

The Muse got the new Mini Shu Eyelash Curler and it’s all that and a bag of chips…mmm…..I don’t really like chips…it’s all that and some double chocolate chip cookies! w00t! Much better!

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Ok so I got this today and when I first slid it out of the box I quickly realized it was a heck of alot smaller then my standard Shu Curler! My god are they skimping on me!? Have no fear the size actually works to your advantage when you’re using this bad boy. I guess that’s why they named it Mini right?

I should mention that I’ve somehow become retarded when using this! It’s like learning to ride a bike without training wheels. Your standard Shu Curler can be compared to riding around town on your ultra awesome bike with some training wheels on for safety where as the new mini eyelash curler is riding around minus the training wheels. I had to relearn how to curl my lashes tonight. I’m sincerely stupid because it took me about 20 minutes of messing with this thing before I got a knack for using it. Now I have mad skills and I went from amateur to awesome in 20 minutes! 20 minutes well spent my friends because I almost poked my eye out a few times there.

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In all seriousness it does take a bit of practice to get a feel for using this but once you’ve become one with your Mini Curler it’ll open a whole new world for you! I’m seriously impressed with the fact that I can get the pesky inner lashes and curl them up in a snap! Don’t get me wrong my old standard size Shu curler can easily capture every single lash in one go but sometimes, on a rare occasion it does miss some of my inner lashes! Now I can slip my mini curler right in to take over the job and curl up any loose ends!

Now as I was saying my standard Shu Curler already does everything I need it too so why do I need a mini version?

The mini version gives me doe eyes! This is fabulous for curling the outer corner lashes while leaving your inner lashes straight! This will give you that doe or doll effect! That flare at the outer corner of your eye really creates a beautiful, unique look!

Ahh the perfect doll look!
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If you happen to have very small, stubby lashes this should be a perfect tool for curling with. I have very full lashes so I can use this for creating unique, precise looks something not easily accomplished with my regular Shu curler however if my lashes were a bit stubby or short this is a very good precision curler for pulling them up, out, and giving volume and curl to pesky, short lashes!

As I mentioned earlier the size is quite small but it doesn’t take away from the comfort level. It fits snugly, securely and naturally between your fingers and the size actually helps with the precision of curling! It’s such a good size that it offers your hand the stability to do your work while holding fast and steady! The size also accounts for the fact that you’re applying a bit more effort when curling with this. You need to work this gently against your lash line as it’s tricky to use at first so the size makes the transaction a bit easier!

Shu’s Mini Curler beside the standard Shu Curler (Pictured from Left to Right)
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My regular Shu Curler never gives me a problem with pinching but the mini version is even better with that to be honest. Occasionally I align my regular curler incorrectly, squeeze down, and get a mighty fine pinch! At no fault of the curler but my own clumsy efforts when curling! Duh! It’s unlikely you’ll experience that when using the Mini version since you’ll be curling your lashes in sections which makes for good precise work and less ouch!

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Overall, I love this thing and happy to have it in my beauty arsenal!

My regular Shu Curler is the Cadillac of curlers so we’ll dub the mini as the BMW of mini curlers!

You can click your heals over to Shu’s website and grab one for your very own! $17USD gets you a very cute curler that works a treat to say the least!

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The Mini Eyelash Curler from Shu is most definately Muse Approved!

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