Thursday, 31 October 2013

Shu Uemura x Takashi Murakami 6 Princess Holiday 2013 collection - featuring Enchanted Black Parallel palette

The Shu Uemura  Enchanted black parallel palette is by far the most enticing holiday palette for 2013, a close second being the slightly more 'shy' Heart- full pink parallel palette from the same collection.
Something has to be said for the utterly beautiful textures of these japanese eyeshadows and one cheek colour (funnily enough it states 'made in Korea' on the back). The next feature of this palette is the simple genius mix of colours. I can be a goth, punk, on trend, elfish, pretty or dark princess with just a few choice swipes from this colour spectrum. What a joy!

The palette itself is slim and light. The  cutest 'manga' characters adorn the front of the case by artist Takashi Murakami - who has been dubbed as the "Japanese Andy Warhol" by many, but is his work is firmly steeped in Japanese culture and is famous in his own right.

Shade descriptions :
Top L - R
Metallic True Gold with subtle gold sparkle
Metallic True Silver subtle silver sparkle
Satin dense black with multi colour sparkle
Middle L-R
Soft tulle pink with subtle tulle pink sparkle
Satin lilac
Pearlescent Grape with subtle grape sparkle
Bottom L- R
Blackened green in a soft metallic finish with subtle green sparkle
Cheek colour - Rose pink with a soft pearlescent finish to add a lustre to skin

Indoor with Flash

Natural Lighting Outdoors
Natural Lighting Outdoors
All swatches were with one swipe of the finger. I now know what the true meaning of buttery is. My fingers in the pans are meet with such a soft touch. All shades in this palette are of the most exceptional quality. The smaller three shadows seems to be that fraction more dense and even more silky. Pigmentation, blendability, wear time are all there. All my boxes have been ticked. The enclosed double ended sponge applicators are good in a fix. The double ended brushes (hair unknown) are flexible and soft. I am quite happy with the exclusion of a lip shade, as I find these messy and "how do I touch up after the initial application?". Holiday palettes should have that dash of sparkle- this palette is perfect!

What has been your favourite Holiday collection released so far?


  1. I love that packaging!!! Not something I'd generally be attracted to, but it's so darn adorable!!! wonderful to hear the texture of these shadows is so lovely!! I purchased my first shu shadows not too long ago (the 1st raeview x shu collaboration) and I'm very happy with the texture and pigmentation…and they blend so beautifully and are wonderful to work with...

    1. Adorable is the perfect word - just appeals to the girly girl in me!
      There really should be more 'buzz" about Shu Shadows - I am having trouble choosing which variation to wear every day - they make my lids looks smooth and pretty. I think we both need some more.