I’ve had the Shu Uemura Blushing Beige Eyeshadow palette for a couple months now and it has quickly become one of my go to palettes.
Shu Uemura Blushing Beige Eyeshadow Palette:
The palette is a limited edition collection of sixteen pink beige toned eyeshadows in different textures (mattes, shimmers, pearl, iridescent and metallic). For the most part they are incredibly soft, subtle shades that are wearable day and night. The shade range gives me “lady like” vibes – very feminine and gentle in hue.
The shadows are nicely pigmented but I found they didn’t give a good colour pay off at first when used with the included dual ended makeup brush. The bristles are long and quite stiff and spread the eyeshadow thinly to the point where I could hardly even see the lighter shadows on my eyelids. Trying to blend the shadows out was always nearly impossible as both brush ends are basically flat. I switched to using a Real Techniques eyeshadow brush (much shorter and softer bristles) and saw a massive difference – the shadows applied properly and kept their pigment. I really don’t like the brush included and think the design of it would be better suited to cream based products. I haven’t touched it since and instead stick to softer, dome shaped bristle brushes to apply the Shu Uemura eyeshadows. I’m sure there is reason it was designed like this but for the life of me I can’t get the best results possible with it (minus using the smaller brush for powder eyeliner – it works well for that).
Once the brush issue was sorted out I really got into using this palette. There’s quite a lot of lighter shades which might be overkill for some anyone who prefers darker, bolder colours but since I’m personally into more gentle neutral colour selections it is perfect for me.
The Shu Uemura Blushing Beige Eyeshadow Palette retails for $228 and can be purchased from David Jones.