Last Thursday I popped along to Selfridges with a few fellow bloggers in order to check out the new Metallic Bouquet collection that has recently been launched from Shu Uemura. Having never tried anything from Shu Uemura before this event I found myself excited to learn more about the brand and to see what they had available. Up until then I had only ever heard about the eye lash curlers which have seemed to have won the hearts of some of my favourite bloggers, therefore before I had even got there I knew that I was going to pick them up at the event. I booked my place to attend this event after seeing it advertised on Instagram, whereby it was a simple invitation to have a look at the brand new collection after it had just launched therefore it’s worth keeping an eye out to see what events are occurring at your local counters.
The recent launch of the 2015 Spring and Summer Metallic Bouquet collection sees bursts of colour from reds, greens, yellows and pinks, all of which are inspired by the twinkling bright fireworks of Tokyo nights. The collection boasts ten Metal Ink Me liquid eye liners, four of which can be used to define and six that are much more daring and playful. I have to say after trying these for myself I thought they were absolutely beautiful, the pigmentation was incredible and they did not budge one little bit until I physically removed them with make up remover. The lovely Natasha is sporting the yellow liner there as you can see, I think she looked gorgeous! I like how these liners allow you to be able to play with a bit of colour without being over the top or too much out of your comfort zone.
Alongside the liquid liners there are also four Triple Me Pressed Eye Shadows which are all equally beautiful and can be used to create a playful metallic look. Whilst I admit they’re not the types of shades I would wear on a day to day basis they are something I’d be tempted to consider for a party or even for a day when I’m feeling a little more experimental with colour. They were incredibly easy to blend and they left such a beautiful shimmer to the eye, in fact I’m actually regretting not purchasing one of these now purely because of how nice they were. From my pictures left to right you have Silver Viola, Platiunum Plumeria and White Gold Daisy, there is also Copper Dahlia which I seem to have forgotten to photograph, oops!
Onto lips there are five Rouge Unlimited Lipsticks which are limited edition shades. Cosmic Pink, Poppy Orange and Iris Mauve I would argue are the more pigmented out of the five shades, whereas Marigold Shimmer and Sakura Shimmer are,as the name suggests much sheerer and add a subtle hint of shimmer to the lips; these last two complement the metallic liners really well. I actually did come away with Iris Mauve as that particular shade really caught my eye whilst I was there, it’s a really soft mauve tone with a pink undertone and comes in pretty awesome clear packaging.
My first insight into Shu Uemura has been fantastic as it really does seem to be a fun brand and one that keeps on coming with unique and interesting collaborations. The upcoming Yaz Bukey collaboration sounds like it will be fantastic so I’m really looking forward to seeing that once it is released in March. Before I round up this post I’d like to say a big thank you for the lovely ladies at Shu Uemura Birmingham who had us over for the event, it was a really lovely evening