shu uemura has launched some interesting products this Spring/Summer season. The first is the Unmask Eye Shadow Palette, which I received in Green. There are also Blue and Pink versions available on sale. Next, there are also two new face products – the POREraser and Dual Fit Pressed Powder.

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(from left) Dual Fit Pressed Powder (S$50), POREraser (S$60) and Unmask Palette in Green (S$98)

Unmask Eye Shadow Palette

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I love the cover of the Unmask palette. Very sweet and dream-like, totally befitting of the theme that shu uemura’s makeup artist Yuji Asano aimed to create.

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I received the Green palette, which consists of a beige colour (can be used as highlighter and concealer), pastel green and bright green shades, brown and pale yellow colours. All the colours are matte and quite pigmented.

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The only green shades that I use often are olive green or moss colours, which tend towards the neutrals. True to my 2013 resolution, this is the first time that I tried on a brighter candy green combination.

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A closer look at the eye colours, what do you think?

I like the matte shades and the smooth and easy application. This is a fun palette to have for you to vary your looks – you could get a pop of green, or go for a more subdued and feminine look with the pastel green and yellow colours. However, it is definitely not a palette that I would use very often because I am more used to neutral colours. If you like non-shimmery eye shadows and prefer something more wearable, I would recommend the Unmask palette in Pink.

The limited edition Unmask eye shadow palette (S$98) is available on sale at shu uemura counters.

POREraser

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The POREraser is an extension to the successful BB mousse product series. This is a primer mousse product that promises to minimise pores before you apply your foundation.

  • Packed with SPF 35 PA +++, you can just apply the POREraser after moisturizer and skip the sunblock. For best application, shu uemura recommends using the pentagon sponge.
  • There are two shades available – beige and pink. I have the beige one but the mousse looks like a milky cream colour, reminiscent of the foam on a cup of cappucino (ahh..).
  • This is a very lightweight primer product which indeed helps to create a “pore-less” look. The pores at the side of my nose, as well as on my nose were nary visible. I enjoyed the light texture and my makeup looked pristine for a decent amount of time.
  • If you are a user of the BB mousse or mousse foundation, please note that unlike the previous products, the POREraser does not offer much coverage.

Dual-Fit Pressed Powder

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On the other hand, the Dual-Fit Pressed Powder is a face powder with sheer or no coverage. There are the two parts – a silky moisture powder that prevents dryness (preferably for our U zone) and an anti-shine powder that absorbs sebum and prevent shine (preferably for our T zone).

  • My favourite part of the product is its beautifully-designed compact case. Separated into 2 layers, the top layer houses an angled brush, while the bottom layer contains the powder. The packaging is very slim and sleek, perfect for carrying in the bag.
  • The powder applies quite smoothly and there is little streaking.
  • My T-zone did look less oily than usual with the anti-shine powder.

The POREraser and Dual-Fit Pressed Powder will be available from 15 February onwards, and are priced at S$60 and S$50 respectively.

This year also marks shu uemura’s 30th anniversary. In celebration of this milestone, the prices of several products have been reduced in Singapore. Perhaps every brand should do a promotion like this for their anniversary celebrations.

植村秀一开年,便推出了一系列的新品。除了春季梦幻彩妆系列,该品牌在2月15日也将推出能够掩盖毛孔的POREraser泡沫底霜,以及既能保湿又能控油的Dual-Fit Pressed Powder化妆粉。此外,今年是植村秀创立30周年,为了庆祝这里程碑,一些产品在新加坡的价格将稍微下降。相信这对喜爱这品牌的拥护者来说,无疑是项好消息!

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