This Fall, Shu Uemura launches Vol. 2 of its annual Vision of Beauty collection. This is an annual project debuted last year by Uchiide, to express his unique and holistic vision on contemporary beauty. The theme this year is <Haute Street>, and Shu Uemura has collaborated with Oyama Enrico Isamu, a famous graffiti artist and art critic, to infuse the essence of street art into new daily make-up looks.
At the heart of the collection are 2 limited edition 6-shade eyeshadow palettes. I have the Warm x Vibrant Palette and have been having lots of fun creating various eye looks with it over the past week. Today. I would like to take you on a closer look at the palette.
The Shu Uemura Vision of Beauty Vol. 2 Haute Street Collection is decorated by an electrifying design specially created by Oyama Enrico Isamu.
There are 2 palettes available, each come in Shu Uemura’s standard-sized palette with removable tray, and the eyeshadow shades contained within are all standard 1gm sizes that you can replace or mix-and-match with any other Shu Uemura eyeshadows at will. The one I have is the Warm x Vibrant Palette which consists of vivacious hues of orange, pink, and plum.
And the corresponding swatches…
The shades (from left to right) are:
I was initially apprehensive when I first saw this palette as the colors seemed quite bold to me, and so many bright shades! But upon application, I realised the colors are all quite soft and are not quite as pigmented as they appear in the pan. This, I believe, is by design as Shu Uemura eyeshadows are generally quite well pigmented, but this softness actually allows the shades to layer with each other to create very wearable, pretty eye looks.
Here are a couple to help you get started:
First working with the plum-brown half of the palette, I applied a light layer of the brown along my lash line, diffusing upwards to mid-lid. Thereafter, I applied the satin cool-toned mauve on the inner half of my lid, and patted the shimmery warm-toned mauve over the middle of the lid. Layered on more brown to the outer third of my lid to define the contours. To finish, I added black liner and mascara to add more definition to my eyes.
Next, I played with the orange part of the palette by first applying the vermillion to the inner half of my lid. Next, I applied the brown to the outer half of my lid, before layering on the cool-toned shimmery orange to the center. To finish, I lined the outer third of my upper lash line and lower lash line with a dark brown pencil followed by mascara.
But before you think this palette is boring for its soft colors, here is an eye look that I created using all 6 shades, which I think is quite appropriate for the palette’s wearable street art inspiration!
And here is the full look in context:
I started with the shimmery mauve on the inner half of my lid, followed by brown on the outer half. Thereafter I dabbed the shimmery pink on the center of my lid, and blended out the brown with the satin warm-toned mauve in the crease.
And then for the heck of it, I lined my bottom lash line with the vermillion and orange!
For the look above, I’m also wearing the limited edition Tint in Gelato in City Dusk on my cheeks, and Rouge Unlimited Central and Supreme Shine in City Neon on the lips. Review for those will be coming up soon!
There is nothing quite like some fun colors to pick me up out of the doldrums, and this Shu Uemura Vision of Beauty Vol. 2 Haute Street Warm x Vibrant Palette did that perfectly for me. I’m also very much in love with the other items of the collection and will be discussing them in greater detail throughout the rest of the week, so stay tuned!
This post featured a product that was kindly sent to me for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.