Here’s a quickie review and swatch post to round out the Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura Holiday Collection. The collection has two eye & cheek palettes in smoky velvet and prestigious bordeaux ($85 each), and you probably want to run to Holt Renfrew to get these now.
eye & cheek palettes in prestigious bordeaux (left) and smoky velvet (right)
smoky velvet is a mostly cool-toned palette that contains black with silver glitter, multi-dimensional pearly glitter, yellow gold glitter, green eyeshadow with golden shimmer, mint green eyeshadow and a cool rose blush.
eye & cheek palette in smoky velvet
eye & cheek palette in smoky velvet – swatches
prestigious bordeaux is a warm-toned palette that contains shimmery violet eyeshadow, light plum eyeshadow, golden orange glitter, metallic copper eyeshadow, a rosy brown eyeshadow with sheen and a warm rose blush with gold shimmer.
eye & cheek palette in prestigious bordeaux
eye & cheek palette in prestigious bordeaux – swatches
As expected, both eye & cheek palettes have fantastic formulas; the eyeshadows and glitters are smooth. The eyeshadows are so soft that they feel like cream eyeshadows to the touch. I think prestigious bordeaux is a beautifully coordinated palette and will be the more popular one of the two. smoky velvet is a more unusual combination (with 3 glitters!) but I like the multi-dimensional white glitter in it.
Check out the rest of the Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura collection: