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Infinite possibilities: Shu Uemura's Color Atelier

Last Wednesday, Shu Uemura invited beauty bloggers to check out their latest product: a customizable palette! They also introduced new eyeshadows and Glow On blush colors, collectively called the Color Atelier. All these are designed to accommodate any look you can think of, since the palette can carry a combination of four eyeshadows or two eyeshados + one Glow On. It also comes in singles and doubles.

The palette itself is pretty neat since it's functional and no-fuss (no need for magnets or adhesives), but are you ready for the REALLY good news? The single eyeshadows are only P695! I know, still steep, but compared for other high-end brands here in the Philippines, that price is very, very affordable. They're the kind of things you'd love to collect since the colors and quality are just lovely.

Ok I am gushing too much. I can't help it. I have a couple of well-loved Shu Uemura items (a Glow On blush and a palette) so yes I'm very excited to add a few more. When I went to their Rockwell branch, I was like a kid in a candy store. I checked out all the makeup and agonized about the colors I want to put in my own palette!

There was no question: I wanted four eyeshadows. I already have two Glow Ons so a blush is out of the question at the moment. I wanted to get colors I don't have yet, and they also need to be able to work together and alone. Yes, those demands are quite specific, so I had a hard time choosing. 

Check out all these gorgeous shades. There are 65 eyeshadow colors available while there are 28 for blushes.

I really wanted to get the shimmery dark green and the gold orange (beside the silver), but unfortunately both are out of stock. The new shades we're released just last Saturday, but many of them are already sold out. In any case, I hope to get them once they're available since they'll go well with the shades I picked.

IR Soft Gold 370, IR Soft Yellow Green 435, ME Soft Yellow 336, ME Soft Blue 655

I will do a full review of the palette and eyeshadows as soon as I get to play with them for a but. As early as now though, I can say that they're pretty awesome. The palette is steep at P1,095, but if you want to collect, you can easily put the eyeshadows (P695 each) in a magnetic palette.

Here are the retail prices for a full quad palette:

Quad case + 4 eyeshadows = P3,875

Quad case + 2 Glow Ons = P3,285

Quad case + 1 Glow On + 2 Eyeshadows = P3,580

Oh, I want to share what I bought - I got an eyebrow pencil in Walnut Brown. I didn't really intend to buy anything, but Patrick (their resident MUA) demonstrated it on me and I was sold ASAP. Review to follow as usual.

Here are more pics from the afternoon. The usual beauty blogging crew was there so it was a fun affair, guaranteed!

The bloggers taking their pick

color atelier launch <blogger's edition>

We mean business

Nina (Business Development Manager of Shu Uemura), Rowena, Nikki

Phoebe, Rowena, Nikki, Tara

Credit to Rowena for the photo!

Thanks Shu Uemura for inviting us. I can't wait to use my customized palette. :)

Reader Comments (10)

GORGEOUS color selection. I fell in love with the shimmers because they have nice shades pkus they look smooth and finely milled too! Although yes, the price is a little steep if you're on a budget. :3

Which is better for you? The Glow On or the Nars? :3

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCamille

wow the shades look promising.. i especially love the blue and the greens.. btw liz, would you know how big (or the wieght) of each single pan? thanks!


July 8, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercarmi

Those Glow Ons look really really good! And in such beautiful shades omg As soon as I finish my NARS I'm getting one of these babies. O_O I spy one I'd like to get already~

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNicole

How much is the brow pencil? Thanks, and really looking forward to your review.

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIvy

So bright and shiny! Love their colors!:D

July 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKriska R.

WOW! pretty shades! too steep for me, hihihi....i love looking at the colors! :)

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterIssa

OMG!!! make up heaven!!! love it

July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAura

Wow! This is really a nice idea from Shu Uemuras! Aside from several choices of lovely eye shadows, the packaging from the poster seems sleek and classy. :)

July 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCeline De Jesus

Shu Uemura is one of the best when it comes to make-up. The colors where so cool... The shades vary to be wearable from day to night.. Nice set of colors, so enticing to buy.

July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMrs. Brigoli

Gorgeousssss. Is it possible to have all the colors? Haha!

It's interesting to note how many makeup brands are going for the customized route these days... A lot offer customizeable palettes, like MAC, Face Shop, even Etude House (Last time I checked)! Wonder if it's the signs of the times? :) The palette itself is usually even more gorgeous than the eyeshadows, IMO.

July 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJasmine

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