New Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils

July 1, 2014

I am always looking for good pencil liners that go on smoothly and last on my oily hooded lids. If you read my 3-part marathon discussion on the various liners I’ve tried, you’d know that I’ve been through plenty. So in order for any new pencil liner to capture my interest, it has to be quite impressive…. Like the NEW Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils!

Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils

These Drawing Pencils are not to be confused with their predecessors (with the same name) as they are of a completely different formula! They come in a new creamy texture that glides easily (perhaps not as smoothly as either Marc Jacobs Highliners or By Terry Crayon Kohl Terrybly), but far smoother than the rests! Certainly smooth enough.

But what really drew me in, were the mesmerizing color choices. There are a whooping 21 shades, some dark defining shades and plenty of colorful hues. There are glitter shades (silver & gold), metallics, pearl finishes, and the standard mattes. Currently there are only 17 out on counters, with another 4 due to be released later in July. Here are the swatches:

Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils swatches part 1

Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils swatches part 2

Based on my observations while swatching these at the counter, most of the shades are quite pigmented. However, there are a couple that were slightly sheerer – most notably glitter gold, metallic purple, and glitter silver. But if the metallic pink is anything to go by, there are some crazy intense colors!

Most importantly to me, these new Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils are completely smudge- and budge-proof! For the first time, I can go all out and wing out a dual-liner look with crazy colors without having to turn to liquid! This is a momentous discovery for me as even the Marc Jacobs Highliners ended up fading away on my lower waterline.

These new Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils retail for SGD33 each, and are available at all counters now.  They are permanent, so you may take your time to discover your ideal shades (I picked 1 up initially, and just added another 1 to my explosive pencil eyeliner collection!).


8 responses to “New Shu Uemura Drawing Pencils”

  1. jieyingz85 says:

    Bought one and in love with it!! Now I find it hard to leave Home without it on. Just like to ask for the lightbulb foundation, Which one of the three would you prefer the best?

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Jieying, glad you are enjoying your drawing pencil! As for the lightbulb foundation… it depends on your personal preferences and skin type. I never tried the powder foundation, but I generally don’t use powders as a base but more for touchups (so I prefer those very light ones). Between the liquid and oleo-pact, I prefer the oleo-pact because the sponge is so much easier to use, and the finish is velvety. I also like cream foundations better than liquids…

  2. Metallic Pink is really pretty but I guess metallic green is calling my name 😉
    Thanks so much for the gorgeous swatches. It must have taken a long time, especially to remove them from your arm after that, I know 😉

    • silverkis says:

      Yes…. the ME Green is calling my name too!
      You’re most welcome, Sara…. pencils are not too bad… eyeshadow quads (multiple quads) are the worst! And there’s always the famous Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil to remove it all off! 😉

  3. Yvonne says:

    Hi there! Got to know your blog thru Shine’s post on her blog.

    Anyway, I have oily lids too. Does this eyeliner smudge to give racoon eye? Thanks!

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Yvonne! No… these new Shu Drawing Pencils really do last on oily lids!!! Why don’t you pop by a counter, test it on your lids, go shopping or a meal and see for yourself at the end of the day? 😉

  4. Hello
    I just purchased 3 of these.I wish I had your swatches to refer to then!-but I did manage to get some beauties -metallic pink and purple and the gray-they are creamy and long wearing -love them too!

    • silverkis says:

      Hi Jo, congratulations!!! I love ME Pink, and i really want to get the ME purple too but it is somewhat sheer when I swatch it… pls let me know what you think once you’ve worn them for awhile! I’ve got the ME Navy… LOVE!!

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