Maison Kitsune is a French electronic music label and fashion house created in 2002 by Gildas Loaëc. "Kitsune" means "fox" in Japanese hence the cute little fox art on the packaging. One of my favourite pieces from this collection are the Eye & Cheek Palettes* ($85.00 CDN each) because Shu eyeshadows are just SO GOOD when it comes to pigmentation. I really gravitated towards the Plum palette just because I wanted to see HOW orange and purple would work together!
The palette is housed in a white plastic case with the cutest logo and is about the size of my hand.
Every shadow was so pigmented with the exception of the super glittery silver, orange and pink shades as these are intended to be used on top of eyeshadow as "enhancers". What I love about Shu shadows is that all I have to do is literally dab my brush into the shadow and with literally no fallout, the shadow is transferred seamlessly to my eyes. It is truly perfection in a shadow.
The orange blush is matte in finish and actually super pretty! OMG, I love it!
I wasn't too sure how I wanted to put all of these shadows together so using a tutorial from Bebexo (here), I fumbled my way through the oranges and the purples and it turned out not too crazy!
The false lashes had a bar of crystals along the lash band and are partial lashes, so they are meant to be placed on the outer edge of the eye. They still needed a bit of a "flex" to fit the curve of my eyelid.
Shu Uemura POREraser UV Under Base Mousse in PinkShu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation in #764 Medium Light Beige*
Shu Uemura Eyebrow Pencil in Hard 9 Stone Grey*
Using the Shu Uemura Beauty Remix Smokey Eye & Cheek Palette in Plum*, apply the shimmery yellow shade underneath brows as highlight.
Apply the orange blush to the brow bone as a transition shade.
Apply the purple-brown shade to outer third of lid and blend up into crease.
Apply the pale purple shade all over lid.
Highlight inner corners of eyes with Shu Uemura Play & Remix Drawing Pencil in #G Gold* ($28.00 CDN).
Line lower and upper lash lines with Shu Uemura Play & Remix Drawing Pencil in #M Plum*.
Apply the wine shade with a liner brush to upper lash line on top of Plum.
Apply Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara ($29.00 CDN review)*.
Apply Shu Uemura False Lashes in Jewel Fur For a Wink*
Orange blush from Shu Uemura Beauty Remix Smokey Eye & Cheek Palette in Plum*
Shu Uemura Laque Sparkler in Fleur Shine ($35.00 CDN)*
Final verdict: I don't think the Plum palette is still available online, but the Indigo one is as well as some of the other products featured. Shu gets better and better with every collection they come out with and just when I think the palettes and the colours can't get better, they do! Their packaging is fun and yet I still feel like I am using a luxury product. When I first started working with Shu, I was scared of the pricing, but now that I have used more eyeshadows I realize what I am willing to pay for quality. If you can afford the splurge, I highly recommend any Shu eyeshadow palette. Ever since Brave Beauty in Fall 2014, every eyeshadow palette has been pure joy to use.
The Maison Kitsune Collection is available until supplies last at www.shuuemura.ca