quite good eyeshadows. i normally use CHANEL a lot and Nars, but Shu uemura also have some good stuff. Eye shadows are quite nice if u really like the color
The BEST pearl shadows out there
I started using Shu Uemura and became a huge fan just before they left the U.S. It has been so sad not having the counter at my local Nordstrom store. I can't say much for their matte shadows because I don't own that many, but I'm in love with their pearl and metallic options. The shades blend like butter and have amazing color payoff. These are products you can wear without an eyelid primer and still have good payoff and longevity. There is a huge color range and they offer some unique colors, too, that are not found in many other brands. Sure, there are some other brands that have soft shadows like Shu, but I haven't found the blendability, softness, nor color payoff like these.
ME 550 Green
Shu Uemura eyeshadows are outstanding and their quality is one of the highest I've ever seen in a brand. ME 550 Green, a metallic shimmering medium green, has a remarkable texture and a stunning vibrancy. Since this is such a powerful shade, I wear this with mostly neutral shadows, letting the green stand out. In the pic, I am wearing it with a sheer opalescent white gold shadow in the crease and smudged on the lower lashline. It makes the green bits in my eyes come alive! See below for more details on why I love Shu Uemura eye shadow.
M 860 Brown
I absolutely love Shu Uemura eye shadows. Their texture is silky and the colors are incredibly unique! I also love the unique aesthetic and packaging of Shu Uemura products; the clear lucite geometry makes it easy for to see color variations and line them up! M Brown 860 is a deep matte plummy brown shade that perfectly accents my brown eyes. It can be smoked out with a tapered blending brush, or used as a soft eye liner with a thin angled brush. In the pic I'm wearing it in the crease and smudged over black eyeliner. The only caveat I have is the price; they are expensive at $20. However, the price still doesn't deter me from wanting them any less. Come back to the US, Shu!