The Shu Uemura Eye-conic 30th Anniversary Collection for Summer 2013 includes three pairs of shu uemura False Eyelashes ($32 CAD) in a variety of cute, mini sizes adorned with tiny jewels, as well as one pair of shu uemura Premium Edition False Eyelashes ($78 CAD) in Rainbow Sensation, a work of art in eyelash form. 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.
Shu Uemura’s false eyelashes are famous for being one of two things (sometimes both); a) incredible quality and or b) outrageously artistic. Whether they are checkered paper lashes or made with fluffy rainbow feathers, Shu Uemura loves to create bold, crazy and daring lashes as focal points of collections. The brand is also famous for creating some of the highest quality, natural-looking lashes that enhance eyes in a beautiful way. This collection includes both types of lashes.
Three pairs of Mini False Eyelashes, each adorned with tiny rhinestones, add a hint of volume, length and definition to the outer half of the eye. Mini Mono-Stone has fine lashes with black & white rhinestones, Mini Pinky Quartz has purple & brown lashes with pink rhinestones and Mini Yellow Quartz has thick black lashes with yellow & green rhinestones.
The rhinestones can’t really be seen with open eyes, because they are so tiny and tucked at the corner of the lashline, but when eyes close or look down, they add a special little touch to your look. I usually go ahead and cut my strip lashes in half because I find demi lashes so much more easy to apply and more natural-looking… so no matter which pair you pick up, you’ll love these ones. If I had to choose a favorite, I’d say Mini Mono-Stone (the black and white would go with anything)!
The Premium Edition False Eyelashes in Rainbow Sensation are extremely bold; featuring thick, V-shaped lashes on a band of colored ribbons. In the promo image for the collection, the model is wearing these lashes and it’s very evident that they are trimmed to fit her eye- something that needs to be done. The ribbon extends far in the inner and outer corners, so it would be fairly easy to trim it down to fit most eyes (but be careful- you don’t want to trim too much on a pair of $78 lashes)!
While I truly appreciate the artistic nature of the Premium Edition lashes, to me they are more like keepsakes. Little pieces of beauty art, collectables if you will. Not only are they incredibly uncomfortable (haha) but I can’t really imagine a scenario besides Halloween in which I would think they were a great idea. Beautiful construction, but just not practical (they aren’t supposed to be practical)- it’s up to you if you want to wear them though!
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[tab id=1]$32 CAD (Mini Lashes) / $72 CAD (Premium Edition Lashes)
[tab id=2]Limited Edition. Available June 2013 at:
[tab id=3]3 pairs of Mini False Eyelashes and 1 pair of Premium Edition False Eyelashes in the collection; all 4 shown here.
See the rest of the Shu Uemura Eye-conic Collection for Summer 2013 coverage here.