Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shu Uemura Holiday 2011 Available Now

For those interested, Shu Uemura Wong Kar Wai for Holiday has finally hit their US online store. Unfortunately, the eye and cheek palettes will not be available to us State side.

I know I said earlier that I have to get something from the collection, but after my initial flurry of excitement dissipated, I realized the only things I really liked in the collection were the false lashes (which I could never find an occasion to wear) and the nail polish sets, which at $32 for two 5ml bottles, were priced even higher than Chanel's.

That said, in my Googling adventures I stumbled upon this wonderful Shu Uemura brush review and comparison post on Ars Aromatica. The crystal clear photography and exhaustive review contributes to a temporary shut down of common sense in my brain, long enough for me to add a brush or three into my cart. I mean brushes (not just brushes, Shu Uemura brushes) are essentials, right? Like. I'm gonna use them for the next ten years?


  1. YES you will not regret the brushes. I love makeup, but I'm a bit OCD/minimalistic when it comes to my own collection, and believe me I've done some exhaustive research/comparisons. When it comes to brushes you really can't beat shu; japanese makeup brands really have the brushes on lock down(shu, suqqu, lunasol, hakuhodo, etc).

  2. Thanks for the mention (it wasn't my post, but Li Wen's). It seems like a good a time as any to sneak in shameless flattery: love your blog! It's one of my favorite reads.

  3. @Anon I wish I could redo my trip to japan and just hunt for brushes.

    @Dain Right back at you :)

  4. I was quite underwhelmed by the palettes (which are only items that so far have arrived at my local counter), too. I was also extremely displeased when the shop assistant surreptitiously told me that Shu Uemura was in the process of replacing all their eyeshadow singles with smaller pans, resembling the ones in the palette. I don't quite know what's happening there (sounds like mismanagement by L'Oreal), but I'm of a mind to buy up all the Shu brushes and brow pencils that I can find, in case they do something to change those as well.

    Thanks for the mention of the brush review!

  5. eeep that sounds disconcerting! *clutches at brushes*


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