Monday, October 10, 2011

Shu Uemura Releases Holiday Collection

Art is a major force for Shu Uemura, and their holiday collection doesn't disappoint. They've collaborated with acclaimed Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar Wai on a gorgeous holiday collection. Known for his unique narrative style, this award-winning director is responsible for famous films such as 1994's urban love story Chungking Express, 2000's period piece In The Mood For Love, and 2007's romantic drama My Blueberry Nights, starring Norah Jones. Wong Kar Wai's style spans from nostalgic to neo-noir, and is known for its saturated images, awe-inspiring cinematography, and evocative music (sometimes you feel like you're watching a music video, not a movie).

Shu Uemura and Wong Kar Wai collaborated on this fantasy makeup collection. Richly saturated shades combine with hazy textures for poetically glamorous effects on the face, and we're especially partial to the glittering marquee-like false lash strips. Wong Kar Wai's film Mask, an exclusive short created for the collection, accurately depicts his dreamy, nostalgic aesthetic. You can only watch the trailer for now, but Shu Uemura will release the full clip later in October!
Product availability: Available late October at

Shu Uemura Holiday Collection by Wong Kar Kei

Dance in Glitter Premium Lashes, $75
Feathery lashes with a gradated glitter base.
Jeweled Love Point/Accent, $27
Small false lash strips embellished with gold crystals at the base, perfect to enhance any holiday eye.
Rouge Unlimited, $26
Pretty, glimmering shades add festivity and fun to the season.
  • Rouge Luster: A soft red shot through with gold shimmer
  • Pink Flush: A fresh and glossy warm pink
  • Glitter Fuse: A sheer beige shot through with golden iridescence
Glorious Masquerade Glittery Mascara, $30
More glitter never hurt right? Use this topcoat over mascara for a little extra sparkle.  
Rouge et Bleu Mini Nail Duos, $32 each
Inspired by the predominantly red and blue tones of Mask, Shu Uemura releases two polish duos for bright and glittering nails.
  • Festive Rouge: Pearly warm red pairs with a gold topcoat
  • Bleu Splendor: Midnight blue pairs with a starry silver
White Recovery EX+ Brightening Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula, $80
Your favorite cleansing oil with a gorgeous Mask-like skin. Available in 450 ml.
Flashing Gold Mini Brush Set, $69
Includes four professional brushes and a black zip-up case.
Pleasure Rose Lustrous Glow Powder, $55
A limited-edition rose gold powder to enhance any complexion.

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