Shu Uemura is tackling cream eyeshadows in a big way with their new nine-piece collection, and I couldn’t be happier.
I’m all about cream shadows like Miss J’s all about fierce! They’re easy to apply with or without a brush and play well with others (layered beneath powdered shadows, for example) or by themselves.
Each Shu Cream Eyeshadow ($30) is available in either a matte or pearl finish with a texture that feels drier and thinner than other cream shadows I’ve tried (MAC Paint Pots, Benefit Creaseless Creams and Bobbi Brown Long-Wear). They remind me of how the MAC Shadesticks feel.
Swatches of Brown, Light Green, Light Blue with flash
Swatches of Brown, Light Green, Light Blue without flash
Swatches of Sand Brown and White with flash
Swatches of Sand Brown and White without flash
Shu says the colors are waterproof and durable, and I believe ‘em. After rubbing at the swatches on my arm, I can tell they’re built to last. These will come in handy on those hot, sticky summer days when my eyelids are extra oily.
For lunch today I gobbled down a huge spinach salad from the French bakery across the street. It got me thinking about spinach…
I remember hating it as a kid. Spinach was one of those veggies that wasn’t on our menu growing up. I’m not sure why, but my parents just never fed it to us. Now, though, it’s like, “Where have you been all my life?”
Tonight I’ve got some homework to do for class, but after that I plan to paint my toenails and maybe go to a movie with El Hub. For my nails, I’m torn between Essie Mesmerize and Chanel Vendetta. Decisions, decisions…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,