Summer Collections 2007
A few people had asked me to post pictures of the Shu Uemura Summer Prisim Collection. I had discussed this in a prior blog a few weeks ago and just forgot to mention that I did indeed get the palettes!
I had wanted to do a sequel to the original blog but just got caught up blogging about other nonsense!
The two palettes are fantastic, I really didn’t expect any less from Shu! I really love the fact that I can buy two completely different palettes and 1. Not worry about them having the same color and 2. Having the ability to use both palettes on your eyes at the same time (All 6 colors just work together)! The colors are very wearable.
So many people on the internet, friends, family, etc…always tell me how scared they are of bright colors or how they wouldn’t dare wear green or blue etc…
If you read this you know I am a dark brown bruentte with dark brown eyes and I wear every color in the rainbow! No color is taboo for me! I wear black, brown, bright red, green, pinks, purples, orange even! Anything that takes my fancy I wear! So please pleaseeeeeeeee please I beg of you don’t be afraid of color! Anything works on anyone! I promise you this! If you’re a red head some rules apply but if you have black hair, brown hair, or blonde you are pretty much in like flint! Anything will work for you!
I’m saying this because the colors of the Prisim collection are a bit bold. Not my boldest by far but most people would take one look and think two or three times if this was a palette they’d make use of! The answer is yes! These are WONDERFUL summer colors and a great addition to your collection!
These cost me about 3700yen which is roughly $29 US dollars or so each, great deal for Shu shadows considering one shadow costs $21 and this palette gives you three!
These are, as always, highly pigmented, long wearing, and highly blendable! Smooth and easy application really!
And at the risk of sounding like a broken record, do buy both! The colors are made to interchange with each other and you aren’t left feeling like you have two palettes that won’t work with each other or the colors are similiar! The colors are all VERY different and ALL very interchangable!
And now that you’ve listened to my babbling I shall reward you with pics:
Mai, Myself, and a buncha of my friends are going to the Novel Twist Party at Nordstrom’s Thursday Night!
From what I understand not only will we be able to purchase Novel Twist but we can also purchase both Flashtronic and Rushmetal!
Squeal! Christmas in July girls!
I’m not entirely sure which I am more in love with at this point Flashtronic or Rushmetal! I’m very excited about the Mineralize Skinfinishs as these always end up becoming highly sought after collectible pieces!
I know many people have fallen out of love with MAC because of the old rerun But I really do think they have quite outdone themselves with these newest stories and we are in for quite a treat!
I know I’m eager to get my grubby hands on them!
Flashtronic A Color Story by MAC:
Mineralize Eye Shadow
Quarry Sky – Blue with olive, coral, and beige veining (LE, frost)
By Jupiter – Light taupe with beige and deep brown veining (LE, frost)
Mercurial – Yellow gold with lilac and chestnut veining (LE, frost)
Lovestone – Raspberry with wine and copper veining (LE, frost)
Tectonic – Yellow gold with lime green, warm brown, and black veining (LE, frost)
Ether – Deep aqua with silver, black, and gold veining (LE, frost)
Electro-Lush – Creamy blue pink (LE, cream)
Flashtronic – Caramel bronze with subtle gold pearl (LE, cream)
Perfectly Pink – Creamy mid-tone pink (LE, cream)
Young Spark – Neutral pink with subtle gold pearl (LE, cream)
Gold Spill – Pink peach with warm brown and cream pearl (LE)
Global Glow – Mid-tone brown with gold pearl (LE)
Northern Light – Mid-tone pink with rust and grey brown veining (LE)
Rushmetal A Color Story by MAC:
Soft Lust – Tan with white pearl (LE)
Frenzy – Soft muted pinky-peach beige with golden shimmer (perm)
Fast Lane – Mauve with silver pearl (LE)
Thrills – Rosy copper with gold pearl (LE)
Copperized – Olive green with gold pearl (LE)
Quick Frost – Creamy white with soft green pearl (LE)
Cocomotion – Dirty gold with olive undertone and gold sparkle (LE)
Rushmetal – Rich copper sparkle (LE)
Mauvement – Cool taupe with gold pearl (LE)
Off The Radar – Warm orange with gold sparkle (LE)
Revved-up – Icy rose with reflects (LE)
Gold Mode – Tan gold (LE)
So I heard about this collection 500 years ago but was never able to locate any of it. It was supposely released in May and it was unsure whether that was worldwide or Asia only.
Call me an idiot but this one stumped me. I’m still unclear about when it’s being released stateside.
Anyway…it’s gorgeous and really thats all that matters right?
The shadow trios are so me! I needed them! I went on my determined little way to locate and make them mine! Last night I scored in a MAJOR way! I’ve found both of them! Finally! My lovely mate, Mayu, was able to find them for me and is shipping them over directly!
I shall post the pictures as soon as they are in my greedy hands!
Now the question still remains when the hell are these coming out on our side? Are they at all? Exclusives?
Got an answer?
E-mail me, Educate me, I want to know!
I’m not entirely sure where I was when the craze of bronzers came into play! I believe it all started with Benefit’s Glamazon! I remember it well now!
Call me crazy but I’d prefer to be pale faced and pink cheeked rather then tanned and “healthy”. I believe that’s what it’s called now! You’re not only tanned but your healthy! Whoever said that is an idiot!
For two seasons or so now I’ve had the disappointment of having to deal with seeing line after line coming out dedicated to the sun, tanning, bronzing, golds, and browns, and yada yada yada!
It’s all rubbish to me! I hate the idea of a tanned, brown face. Whoever said the healthy bit after tan is the same idiot who said that a tanned face, legs and such creates a slimming appearance! Well, as far as this girl is concerned, anytime I’ve actually let myself become tanned I’ve always appeared to pack on 10 pounds with the damn tan! Hell, I’ve already round enough I don’t need a damn tan to excentuate my curves!
Now this season has totally thrown me some major curve balls. I’ve grown used to seeing the bronzers pop up, the palettes, etc..etc….
However, it appears every single line I love and adore has thrown in the hat and decided to jump on the bronzing bandwagon!
First of all, a few weeks ago, much to my sister’s delight (A sun goddess if ever I did see one), I recieved the “tan” themed Sephora catalog!
Now my sister loves this! She thought it was the next best thing since sliced bread and electricity! Me, I wasn’t as impressed! The entire damn thing had page upon page of disappointing bronzers and tanning bits!
If you know me, you realize that a majority of everything in the Sephora catalog ends up on my wish list! I flipped through this summer’s catalog and I have a wish list full of a whole lotta NOTHING! Zip, zero, NADA!
With a heavy heart I bucked myself up and convinced myself I’d be ok! MAC and my other favorite lines would not disappoint me with all this sun, tanning crap!
I’ve got news for you! They decided to disappoint me!
MAC is releasing a new color story on May 31st entitled….hold your breath for this…Sunstrip! And what do we have in this collection? Bronzing powders! Oh JOY!
Now over the course of the entire month I’ve devoured ever piece of gossip on ever line I love! Too Faced, Chanel, Lunasol (just the damn name alone gives that one away doesn’t it?), Yves Saint Laurent, Etc…etc….All the gossip reads the same. Bronzers, Bronzers, Bronzers!
I’ve reached my final straw today when I read about Shu Uemura’s Golden Summer Collection!
Even Shu Uemura has joined in the evil forces against me!
I’m ending my rant now and I’m going to drown myself in my bath tub now!
For those sun divas lucky enough to have gorgeous, slim faces to wear these colors! Good for you! Enjoy!
As for me, I’ll stick with my just pinched pink cheeks and give my wallet and credit cards a rest this summer