I almost want to frame my product photos with the Murakami flowers because they just look so goddamn happy all the time.
Coming in the warm-toned Cosmikawaii and the cool-toned Cosmicool, both palettes contain three shimmery, three glittery and one matte eyeshadow alongside one blush. Normally, I would have gravitated toward the warmer Cosmikawaii, but because of the blue and purple in my hair, I decided to go with Cosmicool and have some otherworldly fun!
The Cosmicool palette comes with three slightly shimmery shades of purple and grey, a matte navy blue, three gritty glitters that work best on top of other eyeshadows and a cool-toned pink blush. Oddly enough, the grey is actually more like a grey-brown when swatched.
I was channeling a bit of a modern 80s vibe and while I normally would have gone with a very neutral lip considering the eyeshadow, I decided to go with a bold glossy one!
Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation in 03W*
None as my brows are microbladed
Using the Shu Uemura Murakami Cosmic Blossom Eye & Cheek Palette in Cosmicool*, apply the light purple shade all over the lid.
Apply the dark purple to the outer third of the eyelid.
Apply the navy blue to the outer corners of the eyelid and smoke out into crease.
Apply the grey shade to the lower lash line.
Apply Shu Uemura Eye Shadow Loose Powder in Platinum* from the Shupette My Precious Glitter Set in center of lid to bring it some attention.
Line lower lash line with Shu Uemura Cosmic Drawing Pencil in ME Navy 61*.
Apply Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Black to upper lash line.
Apply Shu Uemura Petal Lash Mascara*.
Apply Esqido Lashes in Unforgettable*
Too Faced Love Flush Blush in Your Love is King
Shu Uemura Satin Radiant Stick in Light Pink*
Shu Uemura Laque Supreme in RD02*
Final verdict: As a Shu lover, I could not be without at least ONE of these palettes. I'm kind of sold on the packaging alone, but I do love having in all-in-one fun coloured palettes like these ones. This is not only a true collectable, but the shades are fun, pigmented and in a combination I have not really seen before. No, the Cosmicool palette isn't necessarily an everyday palette, but for the price and packaging, I wouldn't expect it to be! Sometimes you just need a crazier palette!
The Shu Murakami Collection is available at all Shu Uemura counters and www.shuuemura.ca