The shu uemura Blossom Dream Collection for Spring 2013 includes the shu uemura Unmask Palette in Pink ($65 USD / $85 CAD), a 5-piece matte eyeshadow palette in pink & 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:
- UP1: Light, peachy-pink
- UP2: Mid-tone watermelon pink
- UP3: Mid-tone, warm brown
- UP4: Deep, cool brown
- UP5: Pale, nude beige
I haven’t had too much experience with matte eyeshadows from shu uemura, however this palette was fairly decent (definitely the best out of the three Unmask Palettes in the collection). The pigmentation was fairly consistent in this palette through all five shades, and they applied very smoothly and blended on the skin nicely.
This is probably the most wearable palette out of the three in the collection as well. The colors last nicely on the skin with just a bit of fading without a primer, but I didn’t experience any creasing. Not my favorite… I definitely would prefer a mix of textures with the types of colors found in the palette instead of all matte. Especially for the price on this palette, I feel like there are some better options this Spring to check out (namely Chanel, Dior and YSL).