Counting down the days til the cutest Holiday 2014 launch… I thought I’d give you a closer look at a couple of the other pieces of the Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld Shupette Collection.
The star of the collection is of course the Shupette Has-It-All Lip & Eye Palette (reviewed here) which consists of 8 eyeshadows and 6 lip colors. However, if you, like me, get easily overwhelmed by large palettes… or if you are generally averse to having a palette consisting of powder and cream products, then you might be more inclined towards the Shupette Eye-Need-Shu Trio!
The Shupette Eye-Need-Shu Trio is available as 2 separate eyeshadow palettes, the one I have here is #01 suitable for recreating the Parisienne Chic cat eye.
Whilst the trios are very similar to the 2 distinct quads from the Shupette Has-It-All palette, there is 1 shade in each trio that is unique just in case you can’t get enough of the cute fashionable kitty and need to collect them all.
The shades from left to right are:
And here are the swatches:
Just for your reference, I have also swatched it side-by-side against the left-hand quad of the larger Shupette Has-It-All palette. I’m afraid the picture is not representative of the level of pigmentation or finish of the 2 palettes (which is really very similar in reality though not as obvious in the picture), but are only meant as a comparison of the shades.
As you can see, the Shupette blue and the pale grey shades are similar across both palettes, with the midnight blue as the unique shade in this Eye-Need-Shu 01 trio. Personally, I much prefer this to black, as it is more interesting (I like color!), so if blue is your thing and you are not much inclined to own a large palette, then this particular trio will be purr-fect!
Now let’s turn to my personal favorite item of the entire collection, My Precious Glitter Set!
One thing I noticed about all the eyeshadows in the entire Shupette collection is the lack of glitter shades, which is rather different from last year’s Murakami collaboration (see here). That in itself makes it perhaps more marketable as I know there are many of us who are averse to glitter. However, I personally am very fond of Shu Uemura’s glitter shades, and so I was initially disappointed… that is until I saw My Precious Glitter Set! And then it all makes perfect sense to me! Why limit yourself to a couple of glitter shades when you could potentially turn any eyeshadow shade into a glitter shade?!
The set comes with 3 small bottles containing pink, gold and platinum glitter. They are super fine, and adhere well to the lid without requiring an additional adhesive to stay on. Just in case anyway, I use a cream eyeshadow primer and then pat the glitter over my eyeshadow as the final step. This way, I did not notice any fallout at all throughout the day.
As you can see, the glitter are semi-translucent, and work well with any eyeshadow color. I had layered them on thick in order for the color of the glitter pigments to show up, but in reality it is much sheerer. The most versatile of these is most probably the platinum glitter, although the gold is also a favorite of mine. And to put things into context for you, I have my own version of the Parisienne Cat Eye Look (minus the crazy wing just so I can wear this to work!) using the Shupette Eye-Need-Shu Trio 01 and My Precious Glitter Set platinum shade).
For this eye look, I first applied the pale grey all over the lid up to the socket, and then I layered on Shupette Blue. Used midnight blue along outer lash line, winging upwards slightly, and along lower lash line. Finally, I dabbed some platinum glitter on the center of my lid.
My Precious Glitter may also be used in combination with any other eyeshadow you currently own, which makes it all the more covetable! And if you run out of ideas, feel free to sprinkle some of these over your nails too for your own holiday glittery fun!
The products mentioned here were provided for my consideration. All opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.