Shu Uemura Spring 2009 Mirage Spring Mode Makeup Collection

January 8, 2009
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Shu Uemura’s Spring 2009 Mirage Collection utilizes the techniques of light and shadow to bring out the pure and natural beauty in every woman. I’m loving the whimsical nature of this collection, and of course the dreamy, wood nymph-esque nature of the girl in the promo photo. And while orange blushes don’t appear to me in the least, the model above can most definitely pull it off!

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Check out additional product images, collection info, and my picks after the jump!

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Spring Mode Makeup Eyeshadow Palette in Fantasia and Utopia ($40)
Eye shadow palettes consisting of delicate shades of “light” and “shadow” colors. The foggy pastel and pearly “light” and “shadow” colors create an illusion-like, unforgettable makeup image that gently and gradually arises like a mirage.

I usually avoid eyeshadow palettes like the plague because I inevitably ended up liking one or two of the colors and disliking the rest, but Shu Uemura’s Spring Mode Palette in Fantasia has me drooling like Chloe during Thanksgiving dinner! Shu Uemura has managed to package three of my favorite eyeshadow shades into one compact package, but I am a little worried from the description that these will be ridiculously sheer and not worht my $40. Plus it’s not like I don’t have very passable dupes of all of these =X.

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Spring Mode Makeup Defining Cheek Palette ($38)
A palette with new cream and powder blusher to achieve outstanding dimension. Creamy translucent shadow color shapes the cheek definition and together with a dash of vivid blush creates a long-lasting, beautiful finish.

Has anybody else noticed that Nordstrom’s photo of Misty Glow (top) looks completely different from Shu Uemura’s photo (here)? The Nordstrom’s stock photo has a rather frightening looking muddy brown as its creamy contour shade and a hot pink as its coordinating blush, whereas the Shu site’s Misty Glow consists of a tangerine orange shade paired with a soft mauvey pink blush. Either way I’ll probably be passing on these.


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Spring Mode Makeup Lip Duo Tint & Gloss ($32)
New, double-deck lip duo with rouge color and gloss in one.The vivid rouge color provides a healthy tint to your lips, while the pale pink gloss wraps lips with shine.

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