Shu Uemura • 25th Anniversary 2008 Fleur De Rose Palette • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||85%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This palette is pretty consistent with most of Shu's eye shadows = superb quality.
I've owned several Shu Uemura eyeshadows and adored most of them, but ended up swapping them all away to focus on my former MAC addiction. Every now and then I find myself regretting this decisions . . . so how excited was I when I received this as a gift - very very excited, let me assure you.
I'm a fairly tan NC40 and I have a penchant for more dramatic/smoky eye looks. So I was thinking this palette was a little too subtle.
Nonetheless the dark purple is rather intense and pigmented so I've relied rather heavily on that shade - incorporating it into every eye look. In fact it has a more visible dip than the other shades :( So I've resorted to using other dark eye shadows, fearful that I will completely deplete this gorgeous shimmery dark purple shade. Of course the other shades can be mix matched to create a myriad of looks, especially neutral ones.
I won't delve too deeply into color descriptions as prior reviewers have adequately typed out fantastic descriptions. I do enjoy that almost all of the eye shadows have that typical finely shimmery, almost foil-like sheen, with the exception of the lightest peachy flesh shade - which is more satin-like - so perfect for highlighting.
The consistency of the eye shadows is soft, dreamy, and pigmented. The only downside to this soft formula is that I seem to use more product whenever I dip my brushes into this palette, as opposed to other brands so I'll need to remember to use this palette sparingly.
I do really love this palette and it's a frequent traveling companion - a complete beautiful eye shadow palette for all occasions.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I received this palette in a swap a few months ago- and after using it a few times, I am happy to say it has become my HG palette. I own quite a few palettes and I find myself reaching for this one more often. Such a great deal- considering you get 6 different e/s and one cream base e/s!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This little palette is an absolute gem. It's one of those makeup items that seems to make me happy every time I pick it up - even shadows aside, it's just a really satisfyingly awesome object.
This palette has a white metal exterior. Centered towards the top and left of the palette there is a bright colorful .. umm .. spray? burst? of color. It's a circle which is red/orange on the inside, fading to red and then to pink, and out into the rest of the white. The design probably covers a little over 1/2 the top surface of the palette. In the bottom right hand corner, it says "shu uemura" in black. The sides and bottom of the palette are also white (including the hinges, but the clasp is silver-colored), and there is a white sticker on the bottom with all the palette and company info etc.
The palette can open to lay completely flat (or even a little beyond). The top of the inside is a mirror. The bottom of the inside holds a black plastic insert with the four squares of color, and, along the bottom, a place for the enclosed application tool. The tool is a double-ended sponge tipped applicator - the sponges and the handle (middle) bit are black, the ferrules are silver-colored. The sponges are high quality and will hold up well. One end is larger, about the size of one of my nails, the other side is a bit less than half that size (to line with). The tool says "shu uemura" in the middle in silver. There is also a clear plastic film that can sit over the shadows and the brush (better than most of these films because it fits into the mirror, so you don't have to find somewhere to put it).
I've given such a detailed description of the palette itself, because I'm trying to say/show that it's very well made and high quality. Onto the shadows themselves ...
The first three square pans each hold two eyeshadow colors.
First Pan (two shades):
* dark muted shimmery purple - this shade is really great, and a subtle way to wear purple. This shade is definitely dark enough to use as a liner color, but you can also use it as a lid color, or do a sheer wash with it for lighter color.
* shimmery sort of taupe/silver - goes great with the purple, or as a highlighter (brow or inner corner) or wash with any of the other colors in the palette.
Second Pan (two shades):
* dusty/muted pink shimmer - this is beautiful as a light wash, but if you apply more heavily it takes on a gorgeous smooth metallic texture.
* darker pink/raspberry shimmer - wonderful with the other pink shade, you can make this dark or light depending on how you use it. This shade is also dark enough to use as a liner color if you want.
Third Pan (two shades):
* matte pale pink/cream (the only matte color) - very smooth velvety texture, you can use this as a base, or as a main color, it goes great with every other color in the pan as well.
* medium soft brown/bronze (sorta) shimmer - this is a great crease color, or all over the lid, also dark enough to use as a liner. This shade really is beautiful, and really flexible.
Fourth Pan (one shade):
* sort of antiqued gold shimmer - this is the highlighter shade. It's another beautiful, very wearable color, you can just treat it like another eyeshadow, but it does also work as a highlighter. I've usually used white/cream sorts of highlighter colors for the brow bone, but I was surprised to see that this gold does indeed work that way too.
Perhaps the best thing about this palette is that you really CAN wear any combination of the colors in it - there are no two (or more) shades that don't go together in this palette. You can also successfully wear ALL the shades at the same time if you want to (I actually am today). You can get a really dramatic look from these colors, OR you can get a totally natural look, just depending on which colors you put where, and how heavily you apply them. Additionally, I believe these colors are great for a lot of different people - I have a mostly cool toned to neutral very fair complexion, with medium-dark brown hair and blue/green/gray eyes - it looks great on me.
All of these shades are very smooth and the texture of the shadow is just gorgeous. All of them blend really beautifully, and are really flexible in that they work well as a light wash or packed on for more color. The shadows last all day, and don't crease - no need for a primer (or at least I don't need one).
If you want this great palette, you should snatch one up quickly, because they're limited edition.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this on impulse bec i thought the colors were really nice and the packaging was great and so pretty. The shadows are very soft in texture and goes on nice. it will take me forever to use this bec i have tons more eyeshadow but i reach for this often and will take it with me when i go on vacation.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Released in June 2008, this sleek white palette holds three pans of eyeshadow and one pan of highlighter. The pans are the same size as regular Shu shadows and each of the three e/s pans contains two colors. The first pan is silvery white and shimmery purple. The second pan contains shimmery lighter rosy-pink and shimmery darker rosy-pink. The third pan has matte white and shimmery golden brown. The last pan is a gold highlighter. These are my first Shu shadows so I can't compare them to existing Shu colors .
The shadows are soft and easy to apply - there's very little fallout and although they are powder shadows, they apply like cream shadows. The shimmer is very high quality - almost iridescent. It gleams without being glittery. The white matte shadow is a great base. My favorite colors are the lighter rose, the violet, and the bronzy-copper but all the colors are nice. They blend like a dream and last all day when I apply the shimmery colors over the matte white base. I also like to mix the shimmery colors with other shadows that I have - for example, I ahve grey Lancome shadow and I apply the light pink or violet over it and get new, pretty colors. There's no liner color, though.
The palette comes with a double-ended brush with sponge applicators, which are perfect for picking up these shadows and blending them. The larger applicator is meant for applying and blending shadows while the smaller one is good for lining. The applicators that come with the palette are not very useful for me because I have lots of surface area on my eyelids and may be better for someone with smaller eyelids.
The palette is sturdy and small and would be great for travel except for the fact that there's no liner color! At $65, the price seems high except that you get four pans of Shu shadow (which cost $20 each normally) with 7 colors (instead of four colors if you bought the pans separately). It's not a must for Shu collectors but it's good for people like me who have always wanted to try Shu shadows - it's a nice selection in a convenient package. I got mine for 20% off. For it to be truly travel-friendly and versatile, however, there needs to be a darker liner color though.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was supposed to be saving money but when i saw these palettes, I couldnt resist and fell off the wagon. At $65, these are ridiculously overpriced but pretty nonetheless. Comes in a white compact with red flower design on the compact. Inside you get 4 shadow pans. 3 of the pans and duo shadows and one pan is a single highlighter color.
In the Fleur De Rose palette you get a shimmery dark purple, shimmery white that has a tinge of gray to it so its not so stark white, shimmery medium pink, shimmery pink/rose, shimmery beige/ecru, shimmery pale bronze and the single pan is a shimmery soft gold. The quality is EXCELLENT. very pigmented, easy to blend, good color payoff. And all the colors look great together for a variety of different looks. Lasted all day long with my TooFaced Shadow Insurance base.
I guess the luster of this has kinda worn off though because i have to say the colors arent all that unique. Maybe the pink/rose pan is slightly different. Didnt have to much red undertones so i dont look sick. But overall, the colors can be recreated. I mean, the quality is excellent and i would recommend this to a novice or Shu collector, but its not very unique for a hoarding/collection MUA'er.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
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About me: I am NC20-25 in summer, I have black hair, brown eyes, and strong yellow undertones. I am 764 in Shu Uemura Face Architect Foundation.
What Shu says about this palette: "Create a mysterious look with these sophisticated, feminine colors inspired by the beauty of the rose, jasmine and ylang ylang flowers."~ Taken from the Shu Uemura USA website.
Size: This palette is about qwertyu on a laptop's keyboard. Each eyeshadow pan is the same size as a regular shu uemura eyeshadow.
Packaging: This is packaged beautifully in a white metal casing and has a bright circle of color in the center of it, the colors being yellow in the center, orange, and finally red and fading out to white. You open the palette by pressing a small metal button in the center and it closes securely with a snap.
Contains: 6 eyeshadows and one 'highlight eyes' shade as well as a mirror and a double sided sponge applicator with 'shu uemura' written on it. Also contains a small thin piece of plastic over the shadows. Note that each pan contains two colors, except for the last highlight eyes shade.
Price: This is 65USD for 8.7 grams or 0.3 ounces on the Shu Uemura US website. But, if you think of it this way, each Shu shadow costs 20$, and even though it is only half pan (you won't run out of it fast anyways!) you pay about 3.75USD$ for each shadow (using the retail price of 65$) Good deal eh?
Colors: All are metallic/pearly except for 5. From left, in the first pan there is a dark cool toned purple(labeled '1' on the back) with a light pink color, almost lavender in certain lights (2). In the next pan there is a warm medium shade of pink (3) and a darker reddish pink (4). In the third pan there is a neutral beige color (5) which seems to be more of a satin, and a darker neutral brown (6). Lastly, the highlight shade (7) gets a pan to itself as I have already mentioned; it is a warm gold.
Texture: Each of these shadows are very pigmented and smooth. They are easy to blend together and are not chalky.
Lasting Ability: This lasts the whole day on me, not even using Urban Decay Primer Potion. Shu Uemura shadows are the only eye shadows able to claim this.
Other random bits: On the back of this, it says 'Designed in Japan, made in Korea." Also, the shu uemura SA that I spoke to also mentioned that the palette was designed to have a 'look' in each pan (two eye shadows) that would work with the highlight shade, but all can be used together.
Would I repurchase this?: Yes, because even though it has a steep price tag it has a good selection of shadows and is a great introduction to shu if you do not have much of it.
My makeover using this palette:
Flash: (this seems to be most accurate)
Swatches: (the two dark dots are the shimmer liquid eyeliner)
Fleur De Source: (the chocolatey brown is especially pigmented)
Fleur De Terre: (the pink and green shades seem to be a satin finish and more chalky that the others)
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