Thursday, 2 August 2012

Shu Uemura Custom Palettes

I got the chance to go and have a play with Shu Uemura's new custom palettes last week so I thought I'd share my thoughts with you all... I've never tried out any Shu Uemura makeup before so I was keen to take a look at what they had to offer.

The palettes are slim and sleek and come in black or white. They come in three sizes that fit single, duo and quad eyeshadows. The one below is the largest size, fitting four eyeshadows or two blushes.
You then choose your shades, and slide them into the palette. Compared to mac and urban decay's custom palettes, this is really quite neat. 
The finished product looks like just that... a finished product, not something that you've pieced together yourself and I love that. The packaging is very compact, so perfect for your makeup bag.
The eyeshadows that I chose are really lovely in formulation. The cream eyeshadow (on the left) is my favourite, it's a very dry consistency and is perfect to use as a cheek highlighter too. The metallic shadows are beautifully soft and smooth, with minimal fall out, and lovely staying power. I didn't get to try the cheek products but they had some great shades.
Left-right: P101, ME825, ME472, ME996
Overall, I'll definitely be taking a peek a Shu Uemura makeup next time I pass a counter. The major downfall with these palettes is that they don't make a bigger size. Imagine how fabulous they would be if they held two or three rows of shadows!?

The custom palettes are available from Shu Uemura now, each shadow refill is £11 and the palette itself is £10, a total of £54, so they are really quite pricey for what you get, but the quality is very high.

Have you tried any Shu Uemura Makeup? What do you guys think of it?
Woof loves it!
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  1. I love this! Like you say it looks like a finished product rather than a put-together palette. Looks very sleek and tidy I reckon. Only downside is the price :( You've chosen some lovely shades to go in there.

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  2. Very nice colors !!

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  3. The colours are gorgeous, shimmery but subtle!

    Beth
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  4. The packaging is very really nice. From all the eye shadows I would love the cream one:)

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  5. Looks so gorgeous! Love the colours! :) xxx

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  6. the shades are very beautiful :)
    but i agree, the palette would be even better with more rows!
    i'd love to try these out!
    xx

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  7. The palette is such a handy size, just something you can pop it your bag if you're going out or away. You chose so gorgeous colours too! Although they may be a little out of my price range haha
    Sam xx

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  8. I really love the shades you've picked out. I love customizable palettes I find them much more useful as I know I'll like what's in them. That is fairly pricey though, hopefully there'll be a sale on them! :)
    Daniella x

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  9. Gorgeous colours! xx

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  10. That is so cute!! love the palette! I haven´t try any eyeshadow of Shy Uemura but they have to be great! thanks for sharing

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  11. The shades look really gorgeous! I've been using browns and golds for what seems like a genuine lifetime i think its about time i bought a nice fresh new palette!

    Love your instagram and blog Fleur, definately one of my faves. Give mine a peak if you get a sec!

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  12. I really love the Shu Uemura aesthetic and I was a big, big fan when they released their collaboration with Tsumori Chisato. The way they package their products are so clean and neat and their colors are pretty amazing too. However, the only Shu product I've tried, and unfortunately hated, was the cleansing oil. It broke me out like crazy and I was super, duper disappointed, especially because it was recommended for sensitive acne prone skin. >< Oh well. I'm looking forward to giving the shadows a try though!

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  13. The colours look beautiful! I have never tried any Shu Uemura makeup.

    Laura
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  14. Lovely shades:)!

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  15. Gorgeous palette! I haven't tried any Shu Uemura makeup before either but these do look really good!! But as you said quite pricey! one to add the to the wishlist :)

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    xx

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  16. these look so nice i really want to try the highlight colour!! <3

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  17. wow love these shades!one to add to my wishlist!x

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  18. The shades are so pretty and I love the packaging its very unique!!

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    x

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  19. love the silvery one! woof is so cute!

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    xx

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  20. woof is so adorable! i love the second colour, the champagne one :)
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    xx

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  21. Aw, woof is so cute! And those colours are lovely, as well as the packaging, very helpful! :) xxx

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  22. Woof is such a cutie. I'm interested in these, but I have so many palettes already
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  23. I've never tried Shu Uemura, but I'll try it now that I see how gorgeous the pigments are!

    Sandra from The Puzzle of Sandra's Life

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  24. I've hear their mascara is amazing - on my 'to try' list!

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    x

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  25. I love the idea of a customized palette and it looks like you chose some beautiful shades! Looks like your dog enjoys them too- so cute! :)

    I went to an event at Shu Uemura last month and had a great time. Came home with one of their Cleansing Oils (love it so far!), their blush brush (so soft), and their UV Underbase Mousse, which is a super light-weight primer with SPF30. It's been perfect for my oily skin in summertime!

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  26. I have not tried Shu Uemura but i'd love too! The products always look really nice.


    Emily
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  27. This looks really lovely, maybe one for the Xmas list with that price though! I love how minimalist the packaging is, very sleek!
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  28. omg love it! so cute!

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  29. Does an eye lash curler count? lol. Love the colours you picked, their gorgeous:) xx

    Sara xx
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  30. I love customised palettes and you chose such beautiful colours, i am so jealous!

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    x

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  31. i've never tried any of their products but after seeing these gorgeous colours i may have to stop by :)
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  32. I love the actual eyeshadows, they look very pretty, but I'm not sure about the actual palette itself. I agree it would be nice for them to do bigger palettes too :) xx

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  33. The colors look great! Am absolutely a fan of Shu Uemura's base products, their foundation and concealers are the best. : ) x

    Raves 'nd Ramblings

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  34. wow you are so cute!

    just found your blog and love your aesthetic! and heyy i actually just started a new blog! i'd love if you'd come take a look and follow, if you like!

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  35. This palette is such a cute little idea :)
    The eyeshadows you chose look lovely, I just wish they had pretty names :( xx

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  36. looks fab! xxx
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  37. The palettes look adorable, I never really looked into this brand but I will now :) Laura x

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  38. Ooooooo pretty! I love the rosey shimmery color.

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  39. oh so pretty! I love the combination of colours.

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  40. Pretty! The swatches look freaking gorgeous!
    I guess when I save up a bit I would splurge a little on Shu Uemura products :)

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  41. They look really nice and pigmented!

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  42. I can't wait to try that!!

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  43. ooooo i love the colours! x

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  44. Love the kaki color. And Woof is adorable.

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  45. Such beautiful colours, but £54 seems so excessive to me xx

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  46. Wow that looks very cool :)

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  47. The packaging looks great! Colours you chose are so pretty too :) xx

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  48. I totally loved this blog post! I am definately going to have to check their make up out now it looks gorgeous and the colours you picked are amazing and compliment each other so well! Do they do matte shades aswell? <3

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  49. Oh this would be so great for those colours that you fall in love with and can't get enough of! Good thing that you can choose which ones and arent stuck paying £54 for colours you wont be using all that much!
    xx

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  50. I looooove your blog and also your videos :) I watch you a long time :)

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  51. wow this looks awesome! the cream shadow is totally gorgeous i am totally going to check this out xx

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  52. wow they look so lush! :) xo

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  53. those colours look amazing!

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  54. They look so good. The packaging reminds me of some of the clinique palettes.

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  55. Never tried them but they do seem really pretty. Honestly though, when it comes to eye shadows, I try not to spend too much because I know that the high street brands are at times just as good, if not better x

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  56. I'm addicted to creating palettes right now, I love how personalised you can make them. Still love MAC's ones but it's hard to make them when there's only one store that sells refill pans in Melbourne! So I'll definitely be checking this out! Love the goldy and greeny colours especially!

    xx Kate

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  57. Soooo pretty! Would be great if the palette came in bigger sizes!

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  58. Such pretty colours, the pigmentation looks good aswell!

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  59. I love the shades you chose! Wish it wasn't so pricey otherwise I would definitely be getting a palette!

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  60. They look and sound really good :) xxx

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  61. they do look good, ive been looking for some neutral eyeshadow and they look just the ticket.

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  62. Gorgeous shades!!!!!!!!!!
    I Love all of the shades~~~~
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