Shu Uemura Morphorium (Spring 2011)



NEW PRODUCT ALERT!: I worked at the Shu Uemura Counter as a Product Specialist for several years and while I’ve seen a distinct difference in the quality of the products since the L’Oreal acquisition (its not better/worse…just different) I’ve seen a number of Mode Makeup Collections put out by Mr. Uemura before his passing, previous Artistic Director Gina Brooke and now, from International Artistic Director Kakuyasu Uchiide.

The NEW Spring 2011 Shu Uemura Collection Morphorium by Director Uchiide is inspired by “the world of untouched treasures in the deep, tropical jungle”. It consists of two comprehensive palettes, Morphorium Blue and Sunset Gold.  Each palette retails at $69 and is available at the Shu Uemura website.

Part of the beauty and appeal of Spring collections is the infusion of bright color, a breath of fresh air after a glorious, but often subdued (or glittery) Fall/Holiday palette. Morphorium offers an incredibly wearable collection with packaging worthy of the top of your vanity. I particularly love how one is notably “cool” and the other its “warm” sister – but you could easily infuse the two together and create a variety of looks. For example: Use the Deep Purple from the Morphorium Blue to smoke the eye (would work brilliantly with ME Brown Drawing Pencil – yes, brown) and blend Brick Gold from Sunset Gold to give they eyes an antiqued plum look. The Glow On Blush colors can easily be blended together to create a beautiful sweet coral shade.

Since I already own an obscene (even after giving away over half of my collection) amount of Shu Uemura shadows (the original formulations and shades were and still are the BEST), I am forcefully denying myself this lovely indulgence. LOL. But we’ll see how long that lasts.

Morphorium Mode Makeup Palettes: $69


Pressed Eye Shadow – M(atte) Deep Purple, P(earl) Vivid Blue, IR(idescent) Fresh Green, Cream Eye Shadow – P(earl) Light Brown, Glow On Blush – P(earl) Pink


Pressed Eye Shadow – (M)atte Deep Brown, P(earl) Brick Gold, IR(idescent) Creamy White, Cream Eye Shadow – P(earl) Beige Pink,Glow On Blush – P(Pearl) Peach

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