I’m here with a brand that is quite new to me: Shu Uemura.
Shu Uemura is named after its founder and legendary Japanese make-up artist Mr. Shu Uemura, who has been breaking the boundaries of beauty creation for over 50 years. With the highest value placed on naturally gentle ingredients, many Shu Uemura products are formulated with “depsea” water, a mineral-rich seawater, and asian phyto-ingredients that are known for their beneficial properties in improving the metabolism of the skin.
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I was given a few of their products to try and was super impressed with everything I did try. They do have a wide range of products ranging from makeup to skincare!
The first thing I tried was their “Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil“. The 150ml retails for CAD$49.00. Before washing my face with my normal cleanser, I pump this into my hands and then rub it into my skin, making sure to really apply it all over my face and blend it into my skin so my makeup really emulsifies and is easier to remove. It goes on like an oil and as soon as you rinse your face with water you don’t have that slimy/sticky oil feel. It literally melts off the makeup like an oil and leaves your skin feeling so soft and clean! I fell in love with this product as soon as I used it as it makes removing my makeup at night that much easier!
I also tried their Rouge Unlimited Supreme Matte Lipstick which I ended up loving! I haven’t worn lipsticks in a good minute by themselves (I usually opt for a liquid matte or I put a gloss over a lipstick) but I’m so in love with their formula! It goes on super pigmented and creamy but dries to a super comfortable, moisturizing matte lipstick. They retail for CAD$36.00 each.
Let me just say I’m obsessed with this liquid eyeliner!!! It’s an interesting concept that the pen and the ink cartridge are sold separately but it’s actually pretty cool. The pen retails for CAD$24.00 and the cartridge retails for CAD$22.00. It is quite pricey but to me it’s so worth it because I really love everything about this liner and I feel like you get a ton of ink and it won’t dry out for a long time! They sell the ink in black & brown and I have the black one. It goes on super pigmented and does not budge at all. I love the tip of the pen as it is easy to work with but still leaves you with a SUPER sharp wing.
There are some examples of how thick and thin you can get the line. The black ink itself is super black and dries to a semi-matte finish.
I also tried their Lasting Soft Gel Pencil which is a gel eyeliner. I tried it on my waterline and found it really stayed on for a long time and didn’t transfer to my contact lenses which is super important to me. They have a few shades, I had the one in black. It retails for CAD$36.00.
I tried their Hard Formula Brow Pencil in the shade Oak Brown. This brow pencil retails for CAD$29.00. It is a pencil which you can sharpen and it is in a “hard formula” which is beneficial for the brows because you can get nice thin lines with it staying and looking more natural. It claims to only release colour pigments when it interacts with the oils in the brow hairs and I can definitely say that’s super true because when I tried to swatch it on my hand NOTHING came off of it, but then I tested it on my brows and I got such amazing and easy payoff which was so unique and something I’ve never seen before! It is smudge-proof & long lasting.
Last, but not least, the Eye Foil Liquid Eye Shadow was one of the products I was the most excited for. They have a bunch of shades and they retail for CAD$39.00. They are an intense, metallic liquid eyeshadow that is long wearing and once it sets it does not move! I tried the shades Champagne Gold & Pink Gold. They’re soo beautiful and I love any metallic product that is easy to apply and that is super long wearing and that is exactly what these are. A little bit of this product goes a long way!
Here are some swatches so you can see how beautiful they are!
Overall I am super impressed with what this brand Shu Uemura showcased so far to me. I really love everything I tried and you can see & feel the amazing quality of the products. I really want to try more from this company! Let me know if you’ve tried them and if so what your favourite products are!