Karl Lagerfeld for shu uemura Holiday Collection: eye & cheek palette Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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:

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  • http://mybeautysample.com/ Becca @ The Beauty Sample

    I am in LOVE with Prestigious Bordeaux–the gorgeous mix of purple and shimmery copper-brown and the warm rose blush is perfect!!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      I totally agree Becca!

  • http://brazenbeautyblog.com/ Christine@BrazenBeauty

    Those are really well put together palettes! I’ve been thinking a lot about palettes since I read Sali Hughes’ post in the Guardian about how we never use up all shades in a palette and that therefore single eyeshadows are better… I think I’d use ALL the shades in these palettes. So pretty!

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      Ohh that’s fantastic to hear Christine! Curious how you’d wear the green palette? :)

  • Bambi_Twelvetrees

    Um, I think I neeeed the prestigious bordeaux palette – its so pretty!

    I just dicovered you blog and I really like it :) – regards from germany

    • http://www.glittergeek.ca/ Arianne

      It’s totally pretty Bambi_Twelvetrees! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope you stick around. ;)

  • http://twitter.com/lov2read68 Kristi C.

    Smokey Velvet is gorgeous! The size of the blush in this palette means I might actually hit pan on a blush!!

  • JessicaGettingCheeky

    Love love LOVE your swatches of these palettes! I adore Shu … I really do need to make an effort to get more of their products into my makeup wardrobe.

    ♥ Jessica

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    PRETTY!!! I like Smoky Velvet!

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