Shu Uemura: Getting to Know Shu, Getting to Know All About Shu

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Shu know me so well…


To simply say that I love Shu Uemura would be an understatement of mammoth proportions — mammoth as in gigantic, dramatically unforgettable false eyelashes!

The brand’s one of my favorites of all time. First, I fell in love with their fabulawesome eyelash curler, but then I tried their makeup, their brushes and eventually their false eyelashes, too. It just kept getting better!

Here are some of my favorite Shu posts and products…

Now, Shu! Go have a happy Halloween! 🙂

Accessible Luxury: Shu Uemura Knows Lashes Inside and Out

“Genetics bestowed upon me wimpy, ho-hum lashes… and then made me so clumsy that I couldn’t apply false ones to save my life. Oh, the sweet eyelash irony! Enter the Shu Uemura lash bar, aka false eyelash nirvana, where the lashes are affordable and the appointment booking process couldn’t be easier.”

Glow in Style with Shu Uemura Glow On Blush

“I was vegetating on the couch the other day, watching my upmteenth hour of the America’s Next Top Model marathon on MTV, when El Hub walked by and said, ‘Did you do something different today? Your face looks so bright and glowy.'”

Shu Uemura Fall 2008 Limited Edition Instinct Collection

“Aren’t the textures and shades interesting and sexy? I’m in love with the packaging. If you’re on a strict makeup budget and need to triage, take a close look at the eye shadow duos. I think they’re the real stars of the show!”

Get Long, Dramatic Lashes with Shu Uemura’s Precise Volume Mascara

“I’m the type of girl who doesn’t care for drama, but I’ll take dramatic lashes any day! If you crave long, can’t-miss-me lashes like I do, get thee a tube of Shu Uemura’s Precise Volume Mascara ($23)! Using it lately I’ve achieved some of the longest, most defined lashes I’ve seen on myself in a while.”

Shu Uemura Phyto-Black Lift, Anti-aging Skin Care Collection

“I believe exfoliating toners do help to clear my skin, but they’re often too drying for long-term use. Radiance Boosting Lotion, with fruit extracts and alpha hydroxy acids, exfoliates without leaving my skin feeling tight and dry. And after two weeks of testing, my skin seems clearer and less pimply. This is my favorite product from the collection.”

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

“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…”

Shu Uemura Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine Lipstick Swatches and Pics

“Lovely ladies, I’d like to introduce you to my latest lipstick obsession: Shu Uemura’s Rouge Unlimited Crystal Shine lipstick! Falling in love with these $23 lippies was easy. They make my lips shine brighter than a glazed doughnut (mmm… doughnut) yet still feel feather-light on my lips. They pack tons of color, and there are a bunch of shades to choose from — 17 in all!”

Midnight Manicure with Shu Uemura Nail Polish

“I’m on a Shu Uemura nail polish kick, and last night’s midnight manicure in Gold Beige may not have been the best use of time. Eh, who am I kidding?? Of course it was! I officially love these polishes and can’t wait to get more. Gold Beige dries fast, applies easily and looks great.”

Lip Look: Shu Uemura Gloss Unlimited in RD 165N

“I’m still crushing big time on red lipgloss (sorry, pink), and yesterday I got my fix with Shu Uemura’s Gloss Unlimited in RD 165N ($22). Hot, yah? The color makes me look like I just ate a whole bag of red Jolly Rancher candies…”

Plans Tonight?

Do you have Halloween plans tonight? It’s raining out here in Marin, but a friend of mine is driving up from the city to deliver my bridesmaid dress for Jen’s wedding next month. No big plans for me, but I’m going to try to talk her into doing one of the MAC Halloween makeup looks with me and hitting Cheesecake Factory for dinner. When the waiter comments we’ll just play nonchalant like, “Um, yes, I think I’d like the fish tacos please… Oh, this? This is my usual makeup. Why do you ask?” LOL!

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Katee says:

    WOW those falsies are so cool!! Amazing!!

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  2. Karen B says:

    🙂 I could so see you doing that. ‘What? I always put on this kind of make-up! Honestly!’
    I tried my first gel-liner today and I’m pretty damn happy with the result. One time with fluidline and I’m in love! Paired with 50s hair (which I more or less inspired on the extra stuff I did yesterday) and a red lip this is one rockin’ halloween 🙂

    Karen B´s last blog post..Top 200 my ass

  3. Jen says:

    Hey Karen!

    I have been reading your posts everyday. I hope whatever you are going through gets better but know that it is most definetly a learning experience.
    Happy Halloween! Im a sassy witch today. My doggies are going to be “skeletons.” What about you and tabs?
    Lots of Love your way!

  4. vampyvarnish says:

    Hi Karen – If I could wear those false lashes every day and be taken seriously I SO would! Tonight I shall don my black and silver 16th century dress, 2 foot high grey creepy Marie Antionette wig, black and purple scary makeup and scare the bejesus out of kids who come ring on my doorbell. Alas, it’s raining here in the East Bay also, I hope it subsides by evening!

    vampyvarnish´s last blog post..Halloween Kitties!

  5. Karen says:

    Hi Katee,


  6. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    🙂 CUTE look!!! I love 50’s beehive hair (seriously… the higher the hair, the closer to heavens) and bet you look fab!

    Which Fluidline did you try? Blacktrack?

  7. Karen says:

    Hi Jen,

    Thank you so much for your note. It’s been a rough two weeks and my heart has been feeling heavy. Today I’m feeling a little better, though. 🙂

    Your Halloween costume sounds cute! I bet your doggies will make nice sidekicks. I am just going to do some crazy makeup and perhaps wear all black just for fun. I didn’t get Tabs a costume because I’ve been distracted, and when he went MIA I wasn’t sure if he’d come back home, so I just never got around to it. I guess he’s dressing up as a cat with a blue collar!

    Happy Halloween!

  8. Karen says:

    Hi Vampyvarnish,

    Yeah, me too. It was a lot of fun walking around in the middle of the day with those. I still have ’em… maybe I’ll bust them out for Halloween!

    BTW, I was just watching Marie Antoinette the other night on TV. There were some fab costumes in that movie!

    Stay dry and happy Halloween!

  9. Amanda says:

    mmm. SHU! it’s probably a good thing the closest shu counter is over an hour away or I would be in major trouble. I *still* want to go get a crystal shine. those are drool-worthy.

    I love you scheme for tonight-do it. We don’t usually do much for Halloween. I’m in a “halloween T” and stripey witch-y type knee high socks, LOL. Maggie has a vet appointment later, and I think she shall wear her old pumpkin-head/hat. 🙂 (Sherwin has a bat one, but he’s not going out)

  10. Dao says:

    You should give Sarah Palin or Hillary Clinton those lashes for the campaign photos. Whenever I look at that picture, it screams “Karen for President 2008”. Them lashes are fierce!

    Dao´s last blog post..Funny Friday: The Kitty Edition

  11. Almira says:

    -makes plans to try a new mascara– =3

    My halloween plans got squished! D= but maybe tonight I’ll go see a movie =3

    Almira´s last blog post..Beauty tip No. 8: Goth Edition!

  12. pepper says:

    Happy Halloween!

    I just read your post about the Glow On blushes. I am a blush newbie, looking for something that makes me “glowy” and natural like your cheeks did in the post. You looked beautiful!

    Do you think I could pull off a similar look, even though I have freckles? I’m also a few shades paler than you.

  13. jessica says:

    You look really pretty in that pic, moreso than usual. The lashes are fantabulous! Hope you have a good halloween dinner!

  14. Karen says:

    Hi Almira,

    Aww, that’s too bad! Well, a movie is always fun. I love going to the cinema to relax. There’s nothing better than getting lost in the story! What do you think you might watch? And what’s your new mascara?

  15. Karen says:

    Hi Pepper,

    Aww, thanks! Girl, it took me years to find a glowy blush! It takes a while to find *the one*, but once you find it you’ll always cherish it. I’m afraid that since this brown is very pigmented it might be too dark on you… you could try it, just be very careful to dilute. Another option is a lighter shade of blush mixed with the gold highlighter. How about Pulse or Lust blushes from the fall collection? You can see the swatches here. 🙂

  16. Karen says:

    Hi Jessica,

    Thanks! I’m really looking forward to it. How are you? Will you be doing anything tonight?

  17. pepper says:

    Lust looks beautiful! Thanks for the advice!

  18. Karen says:

    Hi Pepper,

    You’re welcome. 🙂 Both blushes are really pretty… and should register well on your lighter skin tone. 🙂

  19. Karen says:

    Hi Karen B.,

    Thanks for sharing this picture with me. You are too cute! How did the show go?

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