The shu uemura Blossom Dream Collection for Spring 2013 includes the shu uemura Unmask Palette in Green ($65 USD / $85 CAD), a 5-piece matte eyeshadow palette in yellow, green & brown hues. The colorful array for pastel floral shades and varying textures of this collection was inspired by budding flowers and features a modern interpretation of the legendary “unmask” logo to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the brand. The collection is available now at shu uemura retailers.
This eyeshadow palette comes in a sleek, rectangular white palette with a pink and blue design on the lid, featuring the modern unmask logo. The palette opens to reveal five matte eyeshadows (two larger base shades and three smaller accent shades) as well as a long, skinny mirror. I prefer the square eyeshadow palette over these long, rectangular ones… however I do find these are great for storage and travelling because they are so slim!
The shades in the palette include:
- UG1: Light, nude beige
- UG2: Light, pistachio green
- UG3: Vibrant, acid green
- UG4: Deep, warm brown
- UG5: Bright, canary yellow
This palette wasn’t the worst out of the three palettes, but it definitely wasn’t the best. I found the pigmentation in this palette to be inconsistent, with some of the shades being pretty good (like UG3 and UG4), however some of them were quite disappointing (like UG2 and UG5). I really hoped that the pistachio shade would be out-of-this-world… because I have nothing like it in my collection!
Unfortunately the palette overall is quite a disappointment, especially for the luxurious price tag. All five shades did feel nice and buttery though and they applied very smoothly on the skin- but when the pigmentation isn’t there, it doesn’t really make a difference. I felt like I really had to build and build the swatches just so they would be visible enough for the photo. Just like the other palettes, I definitely would prefer a mix of textures instead of all matte.