7 Ways to Wear Shu Uemura’s Fleur de Rose Palette

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Emancipate yourself from the land of bland, chalky eyeshadows with Shu Uemura’s Fleur de Rose Palette! With soft, velvety textures and rich, intense colors, the seven pink, purple and neutral shades combine easily to create several different looks. The palette’s great for makeup neophytes as well as eyeshadow experts, and from now until June 29th you can get it online for 20% less (Shu Uemura friends and family online sale).


Here’s a close-up of the palette (the numbers correspond with the swatches to make it a lil’ easier to follow).

  1. Gold shimmer
  2. Dark purple shimmer
  3. Silver-white shimmer
  4. Light pink-coral shimmer
  5. Maroon shimmer
  6. Beige matte
  7. Brown-gold shimmer



My favorite shade is the brown-gold shimmer. Doesn’t it bear a striking resemblance to MAC Soba, but on shimmer steroids? I think it’d make a great crease color or a base for either simple or complicated eye looks. I can actually see myself hitting the pan with this one!

While playing with the palette, I used the brown-gold shade in the crease to do a soft purple and pink eye.

(Side note: Just as I finished this eye the Fed Ex guy rang the door bell. When I answered, I had my right eye done, but the other eye was bare. The poor guy looked at me like I was nuts, LOL. Perhaps in some ways I am.)

The shades are shimmery yet natural — still appropriate for work or play.


Here’s how I did the look…

  1. Applied the matte beige shade on the browbone.
  2. Added the brown-gold shade into the crease.
  3. Smoothed the light pink-coral shade onto the inner two-thirds of the lid.
  4. Added the maroon shade onto the outer third of the lid.
  5. Applied the dark purple shade into the outer V and the lower lash line.

Numbers refer to the palette above…

Fleur de Rose Palette Shortcut

There are several steps involved in the eye look above. If you’re new to eyeshadow, well, don’t freak out. You don’t have to go as far as I did to create pretty looks with this palette.

Start by exploring the brown-gold, beige, gold and silver-white shades — they provide great basic neutrals to begin a look with. From there, add pops of color with the pinks and purples.

Here are six beginner-friendly ways to use the colors in Fleur de Rose…

A Simple Look for Work

Apply beige shade (6) over the entire lid and brown-gold shade (7) in crease for an easy, neutral look.

A Subtle Pop of Color, Numero One

Add a pop of concentrated color to the Simple Look for Work above by wetting a stiff angled brush like the MAC 266. Use the wet brush head to apply the maroon shade (5) as a liner on the upper lash line. Wetting the brush amplifies the color as it’s applied.

A Subtle Pop of Color, Numero Two

Follow the same steps for A Subtle Pop of Color, Numero One but replace the maroon shade (5) with the dark purple (2).

Silver and Purple Night Look

Apply the silver shade (3) over the entire lid. Use a stiff-angled brush (either wet or dry) to apply the dark purple shade (2) on the upper and lower lash lines.

Daytime Smokey Purple Eye

Apply the beige shade (6) to your brow bone. Add the brown-gold (7) shade into the crease. Line the upper and lower lash lines with a creamy black pencil eyeliner like MAC Smolder, and then smudge the dark purple shade (2) over the liner with a pencil brush.

Pink-Coral and Maroon Eye

Apply the gold shade (1) to the brow bone; then add brown-gold (7) into the crease. Smooth the pink shade on the inner half of the lid, just barely into the crease. Finish by adding maroon shade to the outer half of the lid and just barley into the crease. Apply the purple shade (2) to the lower lash line. This is a variation on the coral and brown eye I did a few weeks ago.

Just imagine all of the palette combinations out there to discover! What looks would you create with Shu Uemura’s Fleur de Rose palette?

Check out the Shu Uemura Fleur de Rose Palette in person at your favorite Shu store or counter, but wait until you’re back in front of your computer (sale coupon code in hand) to make your purchase online.

While I love roses and all flowers in general, my favorite flowers are lilies. Right now I have a bouquet of yellow lilies on my desk, and last night several of the flowers opened. They’re gorgeous. Nature rules, ya’ll.


There’s nothing like flowers to brighten your day, so here are some lilies for you.

I hope you are having a bright, happy Thursday. 🙂

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Laurie says:

    I am new to Shu – just never tried any of his products before. But this palette spoke to me and with the FF discount, what better time?

    I can’t wait to get it – I love the colors. That smoky purple is just beautiful. I love the look you created also:)

    Lauries last blog post..Six More Days…

  2. Karen says:

    Hi Laurie,

    I hope you like it. I think the eyeshadows are the best part about the line. They are just so buttery and they blend easily!

    What makeup do you usually use? Are you a MAC kinda girl?

  3. Laurie says:


    I love MAC and Bobbi Brown – but I think I’m an “equal opportunity” beauty consumer! I’ll try anything. I like NARS a lot as well – especially the lip glosses. Eyeshadows though – specifically palettes – are a weakness of mine. Something about the portability that sells me every time!

  4. Karen says:

    Hi Laurie,

    Ha ha, me too! Right now I’m lemming the NARS bridal palette BIG TIME! *wipes drool*

    Funny you should mention the Nars lipglossees… I am wearing one today called Supervixen. 🙂

  5. Amanda says:

    Karen! you are killing me here-argh!!!! I keep repeating myself today: I do not need anymore makeup! I do not need anymore makeup….then you have this TOTALLY AWESOME post with on of my favorite products (shu eyeshadows), that I have been drooling over. oh no. I must go hide my wallet.

  6. Karen says:

    Hi Amanda,

    Girlfriend, I gotta say, this palette is really useful and beautiful. I think you’d go nuts over the purple… and the brown is to die for (le sigh). But if you already have similar colors maybe you should hold off until the fall collections roll out. 🙂

  7. Jeanne says:

    Ooooh, this is gorgeous! I hadn’t been thinking about the Fleur de Rose palette (I still have yet to make my way to the Fillmore boutique, I know, I know), but this is awfully pretty. But as someone who already has a bunch of pinks, purples and neutrals (hazel-eyed girls automatically get pinks and purples and neutrals), maybe I’ll wait and see. It’s an excuse to get me in the store, right? 😉

  8. Glosslizard says:

    Wow, that is an awesome palette! I really want to see it in person though!

    The FF deal is great, but I just don’t think I can swing any more purchases this month what with two trips coming up next month! Boo! On the bright side, I’m already planning a Shu splurge for the Neiman Marcus fall event! Woot for goodie bags! 🙂

  9. Jen says:

    I’m in LOOVVVVVVVEEEE with that dark purple!

    Jens last blog post..Thursday Review: Stila Kajal Eye Liner

  10. Miss QQ says:

    Hi. I like the gold shimmer and light pink-coral shimmer a lot. I like all other colors too but they look slightly similar to what I have. Yes I agree with you. The texture of Shu’s eyeshadows are very soft and buttery, and will apply like a dream. I’m torn – to buy or not to buy? I don’t like the sponge applicator though. Do you know the price?

  11. Marisol says:

    You are killing me! I had no idea what I wanted to get from this Shu coupon and now I know. I tried looking at the nail polishes and they don’t come up on the site. Do they not sell them online? Have you ever purchased them online?

  12. Karen says:

    Hi Jeanne!

    I am a woman on a mission to become one with purple (it’s always been my “challenge” color). I’m taking stock of everybody’s purple shades. What do you recommend I look into?

  13. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    Yeah, I hear ya. Traveling is so great for the soul… but can be tres painful on the wallet.

    Need a date to Neiman Marcus? 😉

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Jen,

    It’s GORGEOUS! And I don’t use that word lightly.

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Miss QQ,

    It’s $65 (I know). Yeah, I don’t lie the sponge applicator, either. I end up just throwing them out. If you already have similar colors (and you like the textures of the shades you have) then save your $ for fall! We have so much to look forward to. 🙂

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    I usually buy them at the store (cause I like to see the color first in natural light). Hmmm, I just checked the site and saw that they no longer offer the polishes online, too. That’s weird. I know a few months ago they did… I remember there being some sort of shipping note on the site. Well, what color were you thinking of getting? I was gonna stop by the counter tomorrow so if you have one particular shade in mind I can try to find it and paint one of my nails with it!

  17. Marisol says:

    You are such a doll! I don’t even know what colors they have so that is why I was going to check them out. I may just check nailgal.com for swatches but thank you for the offer!

    I think that because of the nature of the product they don’t sell them online. I know that MAC does but when I bought some from the Barbie collection the box said something along the lines of “toxic ” or something like that. I know that the office manager at my place was all freaked out about it and when I opened the package she laughed.

    Marisols last blog post..Summer Mojito Tutorial

  18. your gorgeous looks make me drool woman…

    I love lillies, they’re my favorite flowers.

    Your post cheered my tired eyes. <3

    Seriously your site is eye candy for me!!!


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  19. Glosslizard says:

    Yah, hard on the wallet, especially since they put in a Sephora right next to Disneyland!

    You betcha I need a date! 😀

  20. Karen says:

    Hi Marisol,

    Ahhh, the Barbie collection. Every time I hear about it, I get a little teary. That was a good one.

    No worries, girl! If you change your mind just lemme know (I’ll have my crackberry).

  21. Karen says:

    Hi Iheartmakeup,

    Thanks, hon! How do you feel about Cala lilies (the white ones)? They are my favorites too (but so are the Stargazers and the Tiger Liles)… oh, who am I fooling? I love ’em all.

    I’m glad you liked this post! 🙂 Are you up late cause you’re studying?

  22. Karen says:

    Hi Glosslizard,

    So, I gotta say that the Sephora is pretty rad. Last time I was there (two years ago) they carried Paul & Joe, which I can never find anywhere! I hope they still have it there.

    Yay! Hmm, maybe it’s time to start rolling those pennines. 🙂

  23. Jeanne says:

    Hello hello!

    For great purples, it’s all about Urban Decay. Seriously. Since I’ve got hazel/green eyes, purple makes them look really green. I have Crash and Flash in the regular shadows and Ransom in the deluxe shadow.

    I love my MAC mineralize shadow in Mercurial, too (from last summer’s collection — I think there’s another one that’ll be like it coming soon!) for a soft purple with gold that’s subtle enough to wear to work. With Flash in the crease, it’s super-pretty.

    Jeannes last blog post..The best sort of vintage…

  24. Brenda says:

    Hi Karen,

    Stumbling on your site is the best thing that has happened to me this month, I absolutely love love all your posts. This one in particular being my favorite, as the colors would complement my mocha skin beautifully:).

    Thanks gal, have a fabulous weekend.

  25. cloudburst says:

    Yesterday I ordered everything I wanted – resisting the palettes b/c from the pictures, they looked kind of dull. Then I saw your post today & had to get the Fleur de Rose pallette!!! I need a secondd job to pay for all of this! Ha, ha.

    Lovely blog, btw.

  26. Glosslizard says:

    Oh yes, thanks for reminding me! I intend to see if I can Paul & Joe when I’m there! Am I optimistically and unrealistically hoping to find skunk powder? You better believe it! 🙂

    The penny-rolling and list-making has already commenced here… and it’s not even July! Oy!

  27. Nartian says:

    I am torn between this palette and Fleur de Terre. What did you think of Fleur de Terre?

  28. Nartian says:

    Sorry, I forgot to say I’m a newbie commenter. I found you through Temptalia’s blog which I found through Makeup Alley.

  29. Daya says:

    Hi Karen!

    Love the maroon look! I did stop over at MAC today to try the Hey Sailor color you posted about. It’s a really pretty color, but I have something similar to it. FYI: New colors coming out July 12! 🙂

  30. lexi says:

    You are so evil – bad enough that i went off the deep end in MAC shadows and brushes but now you are luring me into the world of Shu!I do thank you for introducing me into a world of color and getting me to buy colors other than just my neutral shades!

  31. ferarri says:

    I am resisting this. For xmas 2008, I have gone overboard. Angry for missing out the EA blockbuster, I bought the EA stacked colors, then the Christian Dior Travel Studio, two Estee Lauder evening palettes and 1 big box of Loreal mineral foundation assorted makeup. Spent USD500 in all. So, I am duping this collection from my monster “gift” collections.

    Thanks for the lovely eyemakeup look. Will try that soon. We need 5 color shades for that look? Wow.

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