November 3, 2010

Shu Uemura Abracadabra Fantasy for Holiday 2010

I’m being all kinds of cheap about my Shu Uemura Abracadabra Fantasy for Holiday 2010 haul. I want just about all of it but I looked back on some old posts and I noticed that Shu had a Friends and Family Event around the end of the month last year so I’m trying hard to wait as it’ll save me a load of money if I can haul the collection with 20% off.

Yes, frugal Muse sometimes exists too and demands entrance.


Check it!

Can’t help but wonder to myself if I need anything of this or if it’s the cute print that’s doing me in here. How adorable is the packaging!?

  • Shu Uemura Reindeer Kiss XXX Palette $69

pressed eye shadow/cream eye shadow-liner/glow on blush (Cool Shades)

  • Shu Uemura BowWow! Magic Queen Palette $69

pressed eye shadow/cream eye shadow-liner/glow on blush (Warm Shades)

  • Shu Uemura Harmony Pink Lip Duo Tint & Gloss $35

Vibrant fuchsia gloss with a transparent finish and rouge in a sweet, girly pink.

  • Shu Uemura Love Apricot Lip Duo Tint & Gloss $35

Apricot gloss gives a rich, sparkly shine with gold and silver glitters, while the rouge is a seductive coral beige.

  • Shu Uemura Miracle Cherry Blush Tint $24

A lightweight gel blush that instantly adds a natural glow to your cheeks.

  • Shu Uemura Limited Edition Cleansing Oil $30

Exclusive art piece created especially for the cleansing oil, a fantasy princess rides her magic stallion, their secret rhapsody sealed with a kiss!

  • Shu Uemura Peace & Harmony Mini Brush Set $69

Lip Brush, Shader Brush, Blending Brush, and Powder Brush

  • Shu Uemura Magical Windfalls Partial False Eyelashes $30

  • Shu Uemura Dream Coaster Premium False Eyelashes $59

What do you think?

I love the palettes and the cheek gel and god knows I NEED cleansing oil in a sweet little bottle!


But I’ll be good, let’s hope a Friends and Family Event is on the horizon soon!

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  • shirley

    the packaging is definitely all types of adorbz but i can’t believe how expensive everything is!!

    • the Muse

      mmm agreed shirley I hurt myself when I seen 69 bucks for the palettes. I never can get over shu pricing LOL!

  • Cj

    The bottom lip tint in the Harmony duo looks pretty nice 🙂
    I never got the whole concept of cleansing oil, it seems really weird, like someone putting olive oil on their face or something lol

    • the Muse

      Oh boy CJ I can’t LIVE without Cleansing Oil ;-D must have! you need to try it ;D

  • s a b l e

    I got the Bow Wow palette and I really like the colors! Not groundbreaking, but very pretty and wearable for me. I also go the brush set… which I received last week but have yet to open!
    These are some of my first Shu Uemura color products so it’s a special splurge for me

  • dina

    oh muse you are KILLING me!! need that reindeer palette & the brush set is cute! 🙂

      • dina

        so far so good thank you 🙂 about 8 more weeks to go . . . holy @*%$, so nervous!

        • the Muse

          ARE YOU KIDDING D?! omg it went that fast?!!!!!!!!!!!! and we still haven’t met up! *head desk* holy COW!

          • dina

            I KNOW!! let’s schedule something before i’m lost to the world for 20 years or so!!! 😛

          • the Muse

            LOL I’m sorry. I’ve been swamped. Wanna finally arrange something prior to Holiday? Maybe after T-day!???! LOL lost to the world for 20 years ;-D hehe no makeup purchases, strictly baby stuff haha!

  • Courtney

    Love love love the palettes! I have been crushing hard core on light tealish blue shadow lately. I don’t know how it will look on me but I’m so attracted to that color. I also love the palette with the gold shadow. I love gold and navy blue together. Unfortunately, the price will probably keep me from picking one of these up. there are so many awesome large holiday palettes this year with much more product for less money. I feel like my money would be better spent picking up one of those. However, if you do happen to swatch these you know that I will totally have my eyes plastered to the screen. lol

    • the Muse

      courtney can totally relate and agree to what you said. there are ALOT of palettes available with alot more for alot less. 🙁 I love these and kinda waiting and hoping for a sale b/c at full price not sure I can justify it well enough ;-D

      ha! of course I’ll review if I get and swatch hehe!

  • Lori

    If anyone has connections in taiwan, this is definitely a collection to haul.
    the palettes retail for 1300 taiwanese dollars, which is only about a little over 40 bucks!

    • the Muse

      damn lori wish ;-D Jill Stuart is the same, considerably cheaper than Japan 😛

  • jenna

    ugghhh i’ve never even used shu stuff before. i was just planning on easing in to the brand first with the famous curler next month but reindeer kisses just hit me hard. i dont know if its the colours or the name but it must be mine. hell throw on the cherry tint and pink harmony duo while we’re at it. this is so adorable. got me good, it did.

  • Chloe

    I ended up getting the cheek tint and the harmony pink duo gloss just in case they ended up selling out or something.

    The cheek tints’ texture reminds me of smashbox photo finish primer, plus it’s really pigmented! The gloss is adorable!

    I’m definitely getting back ups of them when Shu starts its sale!

    • the Muse

      chloe thanks for the mini review ;-D how’s the gloss texture wise? same as there other gloss lacquers?! ;D

      • Chloe

        The bottom part is sort of like a lipstick. Texture wise it reminds me of MAC Lip Erase, and also because it’s matte. I haven’t tried the other Shu glosses, but for the Harmony one, it’s just a shine, with no shimmer.

        It goes on pretty smooth! there’s some slight tackiness, but nothing that’s over the top or gross!

        • the Muse

          thanks chloe! I was kinda worried it would be like mac lip erase, hard texture…I hope I can pull it off as I really want them ;D

  • marron

    it’s definitely gorgeous, but I don’t know how i feel about spending $69 for a palette….. me thinks shu uemura needs a collab w/ h&m or something..

  • Samantha

    Any swatches of the gel blush anywhere? The packaging is SO cute, but I don’t want to lem without seeing the product lol.

  • Coco

    Wow, everything is just so…pretty! It’s a girly girl’s dream come true. And it doesn’t help too that the promotional pic is so princessy that I fell in love with it at first sight As for the price tag, not so much though…sigh =(

  • Mina

    ohhh… pretty pricey… i just splurged recently on my mac and smashbox haul. i will practice self control and wait for a Friends and Family sale 😀

  • Cristi

    It’s all so cute~! I really want the Miracle Cherry Blush Tint and the palettes. If only everything was a bit less expensive… ; ;

  • Wendy

    It looks like a korean pop star poster – translation: hells yeah I neeeed it plus the quality of shu is always great.

  • Connie

    Aww the models are soooo cute ^__^ Ive never tried anything from Shu usually their price drives me away. But the Blush tint & the lip duo is really calling for me, had to admit the packaging is sucking me in haha! Will definitely wait for the sale, please let us know Muse! =)

  • Fantastic

    This is strange timing, bc I’ve been dying to get my hands on that reindeer palette, but am also waiting for a f&f sale. I know they did one this time last year, & am convinced they’ve got to announce one soon? I know they have free shipping now, but in my mind that’s not good enough!

    • the Muse

      fantastic same here. FF was the 28th last year so I’m hopeful we’ll see the same soon ;D

  • Ivy

    Hi muse!
    I bought the blush tint yesterday and reaaaaally loving it!it’s very natural,and easy to apply.the cute packaging is another plus!this might replace benetint as my favorite blush!


    • the Muse

      awesome Ivy!!!!!! I wants so bad ;-D I’m waiting to see if FF pops up! it sounds gorg hun!

  • fantastic

    alright muse…the discount is on! 20% off and free shipping (over $50) until the 29th..WISH2010

  • chanel

    Lovelove the stuff!! =) I bought the cleanser, mini brush set and the girly lip tint. My wallet is crying for help, but their really worth it! =)