There are so many highly anticipated sales happening right now, it can be overwhelming! But part of my job is to keep you guys up to date for the right opportunity to try something new or repurchase a favorite. Shu Uemura is holding their annual VIP event, meaning we get to take advantage of an incredible discount!
Use code VIPRAE to receive 25% OFF
and get free shipping with an exclusive free gift
for my readers, a FREE LIP BRUSH on any order $50+
that will be valid on both shuuemura-usa.com and shuuemura.ca.
I am head over heels for the Shu Uemura x Maison Kitsune collaboration, and quite frankly, just about everyone is. The graphics are chic yet playful, and the Plum Remix palette is wearable with little punches of fun color. It has quickly become part of my everyday makeup routine which some of you may have noticed if you keep track of what I wear in my videos!
During Shu Uemura sales, however, I always stock up on the same five products since I test their new releases at the start of every season. The discount makes it the perfect time to buy back-ups or try different colors of products I already know I love.
FIRSTI highly recommend ordering a few extra lash curlers during the sale. I gift the classic version to friends who only wear mascara. If my friend wear false lashes, I will give her the S-curler since it allows for more control. Lash curlers also make good stocking stuffers because they are small yet practical gifts that don't (totally) break the bank!
Speaking of false lashes, I rekindled my love for Shu Uemura lashes. Their Smoky Layers style (above center) is truly one of the most distinct and memorable styles on the market. They have a sturdy, rather thick band that requires some getting used to, but the Smoky Layers style looks beautiful day or night. I wore them in this eye tutorial video here.
Give one of the famed cleansing oils a try! My favorite is the newest Blanc:Chroma, packaged in chic lilac. It has a very subtle refreshing fragrance and is formulated to exfoliate while removing makeup and cleansing thoroughly. Three in one! The Anti:Oxi is great for all skin types, especially if your skin is dull and stressed from environmental factors such as pollution. If you have dry to very dry skin, I recommend the Ultime8 to condition and nourish.
My most-worn Shu Uemura Eyeshadows are the glitters, like the pink and orange ones from the Kitsune palette. They are so much more affordable than Tom Ford's but have a very similar finish. The glitter flecks do not irritate my dry sensitive eyes, and I always get compliments when I wear them out! The whole Shu Uemura eyeshadow range in general is smooth and creamy and richly pigmented without kicking up too much dust.
Although the Rouge Unlimited lipsticks are the signature Shu Uemura lip product, the Tint in Gelato is one of the few multi-use products that is moisturizing enough to wear on both lips and cheeks! I love how the versatile color range is bright and vivid and punchy yet totally wearable. You get soft flushed cheeks that look supremely natural and buildable stained lip color that never flakes or bleeds. The finish is semi-matte, so you can always top with a gloss to change things up and create a mirror finish!