June 18, 2008

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!

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!

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

Fresh Floral Amber

Fleur de Source

Refreshing Floral with Spicy Notes

Fleur de Terre

Fresh Floral with Woodsy Notes

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.

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

Cherry brown shade and light lime green

Creamy beige and true aqua blue shade

Grayish sky blue shade

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!

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

Contains golds, browns, and more smokey shades

Fleur de Source

Contains blues, greens, and bolder shades

Fleur de Terre

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!

The palettes are definately Muse Approved for purchase!

Wanting this collection?

Loving the palettes?

Yearning for the scents?

Have ’em already?

Tell the Muse!


About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Yellow Fever

    These palettes are so gorgeous! I want! p.s. glad you’re back from your trip! i missed you!

  • Laura

    Ohh the blues and greens look fantastic on your eyes m’dear x

  • Stephy

    Hi Muse!
    The palettes are so pretty!!! I wonder if we have them here in Canada…

  • the Muse

    hello yellow fever!

    They are! they are! I am loving all of ’em! Ugh! I want the other two 😉

    Aw thanks so much! I think I might owe you an email! Sorry for the delay I’m a bit bad with emails 😉

    It’s good to be home!

  • ???

    dear isabella,

    the fleur de rose is pretty!
    i am such an idiot for rosy pink red tones n browns! LOL
    i doubt it will be cheap on my side…
    currently lemming on coffret d’or e/s, but i’m not sure shud i be getting it or not >_< oh, did you saw my request on asking fir a swatch on the lavshucas n kate gradial s eye palettes? 😀 hee~ i need your swatches for a reliable source before digging into my purse! 😛 loves,

  • nilla cookie

    Great review!

    I got my Fleur de Rose today and I’m soooo into it! Can’t wait for more FOTDs from you missy!

  • Beauty Addict

    Hi Musey, the palette is gorgeous! The shades are so shimmery fairy like and looks fab on u! 🙂 I see u are sporting a nice tan from your holiday eh?

    Hmm..I love the lip colour in this post. May I know what did u use?

    gracie 🙂

  • the Muse

    hiya plue!

    fleur de rose does look pretty. I really enjoy the pinks and red as well 😉 and the browns.

    Sorry hun 🙁 It’s not cheap here so I’m positive it’ll be nutty on your end when it releases.

    I haven’t indulged in CoD anything as of yet simply b/c I’m still in mourning for t’estimo. Everyone keeps goading me into trying the palettes but I just can’t bring myself to do it 😉

    Got it! Will work on those shortly for you! This time I promise I’ll get it done 🙂

    hehe. I feel flattered you trust my reviews and scary swatches 😉 I suck at swatching hehe.


  • the Muse

    hey cookie
    thanks hun!

    wahooooooooooooo! The fleur de Rose is very you but I’d still have liked to see you sporting some serious aqua eyes hehe!

    oh they are a coming 😉

    major fotds from this little guy 😉

  • the Muse

    hey gracie!!!!!

    Mmmm mmmm mmm I loves it 🙂 A bit of a tan but not too much thankfully. Phew!

    Oh it’s one of the MJ Rouge lipglosses will get the color for you when I pop home later tonight 😉

    Hugs back darlin’!

  • ???

    fleur series is released in M’sia! I am shocked to see the fast launching! even MAC’s heatherette still not launched here i think~ but weird, naughty nauticals n dazzleglasses n neo sci-fi is here ady~

    T’estimo, it left too early before I can splurge on it. >_< sigh~ and thanks dearie for the upcoming swatches! you are so kind!! loves,

  • the Muse

    fab!!!!!!!!! What’s the price on the palettes!?

    hmmm maybe heatherette isn’t making a stop your end?

    Thank god as it was an addicting habit for me hehe. I loved collecting the single shadows 😉

    You’re welcome!

    Will work on it shortlys 🙂

  • rocketqueen

    WOW absolutely fab! You look great in those shades, so summery! Yum!

  • Melanie

    This was one of the ones I HAD to comment on. I think this is my favorite look that you’ve done since I started reading your blog. It’s really flattering!

  • the Muse

    hiya melanie!

    Aw thanks honey!!!!!!! 😉 Appreciate it!

    I’ve gone way more bolder in my really old posts 😉

    thanks for the lovely compliment! made my day!

    Happy Weekend!

  • Su

    I have Fleur de Terre and Fleur de Source through swap…I love shu’s eyeshadow they are creamy and pigmented..I have not tried both palette though since they are so pretty I cannot bear to use them haha I sound crazy but ya I have a lot of palettes which I feel I need to collect but don’t have heart to touch them…it is more of like for keep sake lol

    • the Muse

      oh I’m the same su! the beauty vault is filled with untouched makeup over here LOL!