Since the opening of the shu uemura’s first Beauty Boutique in Tokyo in 1983, each year a limited edition Boutique Birthday Collection of the season’s most festive beauty items is created in celebration.
This year, to mark the 25th anniversary, the late Mr. Uemura created the most special and unique collection yet. HANA-BI is inspired by the three fundamental elements in nature: terre (earth), rose (flower), and source (water). The collection includes a series of 100% natural origin fragrances formulated with Depsea water, three color palettes, and two shimmering liquid eye liners.
My favorite of the HANA-BI bunch is the Fleur de Source Palette. These powder shadows feel cool and creamy on the skin. Lightly apply to create a soft and natural effect or layer them for a more dramatic look.
And, as if this new limited-edition collection wasn’t exciting enough, shu uemura is offering all their “friends & families” 20% off all orders and FREE standard shipping! The promotion will begin on Thursday, June 26th and end on Sunday, June 29th*. Enter promo code SHUSUMMER** at checkout.
*Valid: from 6/26–6/29 at 11:59pm EST.
**You must be signed in and enter promo code to receive the discount.
Yesterday, Mr. Spoiled Pretty and I celebrated our one-year wedding anniversary with dinner at Barclay Prime, a “luxury boutique steakhouse” in the Rittenhouse section of Philadelphia. My dress and heels were basic black, so I decided to wear color on my eyes. Lise Watier’s new summer collection, La Toscana, provided the perfect palette to make my peepers pop!
The shadows in the Eye Quartet in Mer (Sea Turquoise, Satin Terracotta, Soft and Matte Sand, and a Rose-Brown bathed with Golden Sheen) have been baked on a ceramic tile to pay homage to Tuscany. They can be used wet or dry; dry for a light, diaphanous effect, or wet for an intense, opaque finish.
I lined the inner rims of my eyes with the Glitter Pencil in Turquoise – a smooth, pigment-rich liner.
If you’re more “turf” than “surf”, try the Terre Quartet and Glitter Pencil in Vert.
And be sure to check out La Toscana’s other offerings:
Pink Marble Blush Powder
Toscana Gloss Sticks (ultra-hydrating with an olive oil base)
Havana Dry Oil Body Glow
Havana Precious Bronzing Pearls
Havana Sun Dust Bronzing Powder
If you’re a fan of the series, you remember a time when Samantha Jones played for both teams. When we rejoin our favorite minx on the big screen, we learn that she’s bi again. Bi-coastal, that is. She’s traded the meatpacking district for Malibu.
Now that she’s a California girl, makeup artist Kyra Panchenko gave Sam a tan.
Kyra mixed St. Tropez Self-Tanner and Aircraft Body Makeup, then topped it off with Scott Barnes Body Bling. “Kim went through loads of wipes to remove her body make-up each day and loved how gentle they were on her skin,” she says.
Kyra also used MAC Blot Powder in Medium, MAC Eye Kohl in Teddy, and MAC Cleansing Tips to clean up under the eyes.
Image source: newline.com/sexandthecity
Shop Hourglass Cosmetics for the latest products for Summer and receive 20% off. Just click here and start filling up your virtual shopping cart (I highly recommend their Calligraphy Liquid Eye Liner). The discount will be automatically applied to your order.
Offer ends Monday, May 19th.
The brightly colored eyes that are on-trend right now are so hot! But it seems like such a daunting task to replicate the look for real life, right? Not so, say the experts at Shu Uemura.
The Rebirth Collection Tri-Color Eye Pencil is a stacked eye crayon, made up of three coordinating shades. It has a soft, creamy texture that glides across skin, without tugging. Use as a liner, or blend on the entire eyelid as an eyeshadow.
The limited-edition pencils come in shades Aqua Flow (cool tones of green and blue) and Energy Flow (warm tones of yellow and peach).
Check out my Aqua Flow swatches.
Available at ShuUemura.com, Sephora.com and NeimanMarcus.com.
In order to make room for new and exciting Fall products, Urban Decay is clearing out their R.I.P. items at 50% off.
Check out these Liquid Eye Liners (they can also be used as liquid shadows). Originally $14, you can now pick one up for $7. Score!
There are over 50 products to choose from, so hurry up and get shopping. This is a limited time offer, while supplies last.
Professional eyelining and defining come together in an innovative palette of ultra-fine powders. Chanel’s Limited Edition Eyeliner Palette contains three eminently wearable shades – black, iridescent dark grey and deep brown – to create a multitude of looks, from subtle highlighting to dramatic shadowing, when applied wet or dry.
Available at chanel.com.