The Shu Uemura Eye-conic 30th Anniversary Collection for Summer 2013 includes two shu uemura Duo-color Blending Cheek Refills ($42 CAD), each featuring a swirl of two shades of the same color. This limited-edition collection celebrates 30 years of innovation, creativity and iconic beauty of shu uemura with exhilarating color, bold prints and youthful energy. Available July 2013 at shu uemura counters.
These blush refills are just that- refills (so don’t be surprised when it arrives without any packaging)! I do wish shu uemura refills came in a single pan compact (similarly to the Sephora Colorful Eyeshadows), especially for the price of a single pan. These ones fit beautifully into shu uemura’s custom case palettes (for which they designed the beautiful Fuchsia Fusion palette for this collection), but you can also use your own freestyle palettes like the Z-Palette.
The two shades in the collection include Pink, with a pale pink and mid-tone rose pattern, and Orange, with a pale yellow and creamsicle orange pattern. Both blushes have a satin finish to them and decent pigmentation (a little bit of building is required, but I prefer that over a blush that is so strongly pigmented it’s hard to use lightly).
Unlike the eyeshadows, the separate colors in these blush pans are a little easier to use separately (I use the term “easier” quite loosely, as it is still quite difficult”). They are designed to be used either separately, perhaps as a blush and highlight, or mixed together as a glowy blush. I prefer to mix the two shades together, picking up a little more of the bolder shade (I like that they are versatile and customizable in that aspect). I did experience a little bit of fading throughout the day with these blushes, which is a little disappointing.
Pink really blended nicely on the skin and looked beautiful, natural and fresh. I can’t say the same thing about Orange, though. I think because it is so orange, it really just didn’t suit my skintone. I’ll definitely be sticking with Pink on this one, because it is such a universal and flattering shade!
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[tab id=1]$42 CAD
- Amount: 0.14oz / 4g
- Value: $300 CAD per oz
[tab id=2]Limited Edition. Available June 2013 at:
[tab id=3]2 Tri-color Blending Eyeshadow Refills in the collection; both shown here.
See the rest of the Shu Uemura Eye-conic Collection for Summer 2013 coverage here.