That’s right. You did read the title correctly. Shu Uemura collaborated with Karl Lagerfeld once again for the brand’s 2014 holiday collection but this time the star is not just Karl Lagerfel the legend himself but also his most spoiled cat, the snow white long haired princess mademoiselle Choupette, a.k.a. “Shupette”. Admitabbly, Shu Uemura is one of the brand I know of that never fail to launch a rather unique and one of it’s kind collaboration makeup collection. As you know, I’m currently churning out 2014 holiday gift guide from time to time but none of the brand had any actual event but this one. I was invited over for a preview and workshop for Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura 2014 Holiday Collection just last week 😀
Who is Shupette?
Shupette is a character name portrayed by Karl Lagerfeld’s most spoiled cat, Choupette. Shupette is famous furry beauty named as Shupette Lagerfeld, queen of catnaps, spoiled glamourpuss and social media’s most wanted! Shupette settles for nothing but the best of the best. This collection line-up was created for you so that you don’t have to either. Shupette’s house aka the La Maison De Shupette is a house of glamourpuss luxury and also a landmark collection for all the must have products that will make your holidays shining brighter than ever.
Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura 2014 Holiday Collection
Whether you are obsessed with cat or you are not, one thing for sure is that you will definitely fall in love at first sight once you laid your eyes on the collection. There’s a lot of ooohhh and aaaahhhh during the workshop because everything is just so cute!
To make things more interesting, I will walk you through half of the collection follow by a ‘day’ makeup demonstration, then continue with the remaining half of the collection and ending with another makeup demonstration transformation from the day look to ‘night’ look 😀
Shupette Has-It-All Eye & Lip Palette (RM350)
The star of the Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura 2014 Holiday Collection is this main makeup palette. This Shupette Has-It-All Eye & Lip Palette is huge and gorgeous palette comes with eight eyeshadow shades and six lip shades, together with two applicator – one for the eye makeup and another one for the lip makeup. I was kinda drown in neutral palette lately and this palette brought me back to the colourful me with it’s gorgeous and yet wearable colourful eyeshadow shades. I am never a fan of lip product in a palette but the color payoff of these changed my mind completely. It’s mind boggling how pigmented, creamy and beautiful it is.
There is a shiny mirror surface on the front of the palette lid which also feature a portrait of the adorable Shupette. I like the mirror surface but the OCD in me kicked in when I saw all the fingerprints on the palette.
But I’m willing to ignore all the fingerprints on the palette itself for the exclusive fur palette pouch that comes with the palette. Now who say you can’t get the best of both world? 😀
Eye-Need-Shu Trio (RM120)
If you don’t wish to spend on a large palette and you have a smaller budget or you want to buy an eyeshadow palette for gifting purposes, you can opt for the Eye-Need-Shu Trio. There is a selection of two palette – 01 For Parisienne Chick Look and 02 For Tokyo Kawaii Look.
01 For Parisienne Chick Look comprises two shades (medium & light shade) from Shupette Has-It-All Eye & Lip Palette including the gorgous “Shupette Blue” while 02 For Tokyo Kawaii Look comprises one shade (darker shade) from the main palette.
Silk Cushion Cheek (RM100)
This bouncy cushion-y cheek blush is one of my favourite as it comes with Shupette decorated case 🙂 . Described as the addictive marshmallow-like texture blush, this is definitely one product that is pigmented, powdery and yet creamy at the same time. This time round, there is only two shade selection to choose from – Pink or Orange. You only need to made up your mind to go pink or to go coral. I’m glad it wasn’t 10 shades of pink or coral to choose from!
A little goes a long way. You can achieve a subtle color payoff from the pigmentation given. It is extremely smooth and stays on the skin well like a cream blush. My pick? The Pink shade of course. I’m never into coral blush for some reason lol.
Eye-Need-Shu Liner (RM75)
Not only Shupette’s paw prints was printed all over the Eye-Need-Shu Liner (sorry, I didn’t managed to capture the prints lol), these creamy, smooth, long-lasting and smudge proof eye pencil is something that resemble the gel pencil as the texture is so easily draw on and blend. It may look like a normal black or brown eyeliner pencil but it’s not. Midnight Black are with “Shupette Blue” pearl while Gala Brown are with pink and gold pearls in it. This is the only eyeliner pencil that doesn’t smudge on my oily lids!
At the workshop, Lisa Yap, Shu Uemura Elite Artist also demonstrated to us two makeup look. She did Tokyo Kawaii Cat Eye Look as the day time look before transforming the makeup into night time look.
This look is very easy. First she used Eye-Need-Shu Liner (Gala Brown) to draw a feline flick. If you’re wondering why Lisa starts with eyeliner first before eyeshadow, she said by doing so you can rectify any eyeliner mistake if there’s any without interfering with the eye makeup. If you had eyeshadow on first and made a mistake with the eyeliner, you risk having to remove everything and redo again. With this method, you’d only need to redo the eyeliner if you messed up. 🙂 . Next she applied ivory yellow all over the lid, soft brown eyeshadow on the crease and dab on the pink shade on the center of the lid. Lastly add some Eye-Need-Shu False Eyelashes onto the top outer corner lid and one on the center of the bottom lash. Voila! A sweet and modern kawaii cat eye look for day time.
We’re not quite done yet. At the workshop event, we were shown more than two handful products but there is more. Before I get into that, let’s continue with part 2 of the collection.
Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (RM360 / 450ml)
Shu Uemura is also well known for their cleansing oil. Ultime8 is made with eight precious oils of botanical origins for supreme cashmere skin. Yes, this is the same product from their permanent line, except that this one here was dressed in shiny metallic packaging which feature Shupette in her flowing black ribbon. If you haven’t try this particular cleansing oil, you must try it then. It smells amazing.
TSUYA Skin UV Under Base Mousse (RM135)
Besides Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil that was repackaged for 2014 holiday collection, one of Shu Uemura UV under base mousse gets a repackaging as well. TSUYA Skin UV Under Base Mousse is a brightening makeup base that comes in Peach shade that provides the skin with 24 hours of moisture and lasting formula for a glowing complexion. As a result, skin glows from within even with makeup on. This particular one here smells kinda sweet and fruity as well.
Pampearl-Me Face Powder (RM140)
This is one of my favourite. My all time weakness is face powder and if you are into the glow from meteorites pearls, you will like this powder too. This colorless shimmer finishing powder is translucent BUT highly shimmery. Eventhough so, you will not look like a disco ball or whatsoever because once in contact with the skin, it is so subtle and soft that you will not even notice the shimmery of the powder. The texure is extremely fine and silky with gentle pink and gold sparkles. Again, you won’t look like a disco ball 😀 don’t worry.
Furry Fantasy Premium False Eyelash (RM250)
This is one epic fake eyelash! The 2014 holiday collection’s premium eyelash comes in a sleek metallic silver box. You can reuse this eyelash again and again for a few ten times, depending how well you take care of it. With this price tag, I bet I will too take good care of it just like my own real eyelashes 😀 . This pair here are made with elegant pink feather with a hint of Shupette-blue crystal on the band. If you want a feline pair of eyelash, wear this! A complete look with this Furry Fantasy Premium False Eyelash is at below. It’s dramatically beautiful.
Eye-Need-Shu False Eyelashes (RM100)
Not into dramatic, feathery feline lashes? No problem! Shu Uemura had something more “natural” for you. If you scroll back to the above Tokyo Kawaii Cat Eye Look makeup demonstration above, the model was wearing this exact Eye-Need-Shu False Eyelashes. This is actually a partial accent lashes with metallic silver highlights and of course with Shupette-blue crystals as well. Simply wear it on the outer corner of your eyelash for a more natural and yet eye-catching look.
Shupette’s Flair Eyelash Curler (RM65)
Just like every new Shu Uemura collection, the brand’s iconic and highly raved eyelash curler gets a Shupette touch as well. This collection will feature a special edition eyelash curler with Shupette stamp charm dangling from the finger loop.
With-Love-From-Paris Brush Set (RM240)
This travel brush kit comes with two face brush, one eye brush, one lip brush and a metallic silver envelope-shaped brush case with magnetic clasp. One of the face brush included is a NEW luxurious large face brush made with natural hair. All four portable brushes are with white holder and with pink Shupette paw prints. So cute!
Transforming Tokyo Kawaii Cat Eye Look to Parisienne Chic Cat Eye Look
To transform from the existing Tokyo Kawaii Cat Eye Look makeup that the model had to Parisienne Chic Cat Eye Look, Lisa laid on Eye-Need-Shu-Liner in Midnight Black on the Gala Brown with a long dramatic tail with a curved line on the outer eye socket and line the under eyelash as well. Next, take the Shupette-Blue eyeshadow and blend along the dramatic line drew on earlier, softening the black just a bit. Leave the middle lid empty. Fill in the empty space with a light blue eyeshadow. This will make the eye-do popped out and brighten instantly.
Lastly, apply mascara to the top and bottom eyelashes and laid on Furry Fantasy Premium False Eyelash. Parisienne Chic Cat Eye Look is now complete. Oh and the lipstick is the bright fuchsia pink from the bottom left of Shupette Has-It-All Eye & Lip Palette.
Here is the closer look. Quite easy to replicate but I’m not confident with outlining both eyes evenly LOL.
What was missed from above
There are a total of four more items from Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura 2014 holiday collection that was not mentioned above. Fret not. I’m not going to leave you hanging half way wondering why the collection is not complete 😀
Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio (RM120)
Notice there was no lipstick in this holiday collection? That is because this time round the collection features a lip palette in the Shupette Has-It-All Eye & Lip Palette. Again, if you just want the lip palette solely or you want to gift it to your girlfriend, you can choose from the two lip trio palette available. Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio comes in two shades – 01 For Parisienne Chic Look (top) and 02 For Tokyo Kawaii Look (bottom). The color payoff is mostly vivid candy, extremely pigmented and luminosity thanks to Shu Uemura’s innovative Lumicolor Matrix Technology.
My Precious Glitter Set (RM150)
This trio glitter set are powder glitter in brilliant sparkles but yet quite subtle and comfortable to wear even on the inner corner of the eyes. You can use it to highlight the eye’s inner corner, brow bone or even dab some onto the mobile lid for the extra brightening effect. Each set comes with three different shades – Pink (left), Gold (center) and Platinum (right).
Fabulous Cat Nail Enamel (RM60)
A wearable set of nail polishes is also included in the collection and that is the Fabulous Cat Nail Enamel. Featuring a pink champagne gold that is suitable for everyday wear or you can top it up with diamond twinkles for that purr-fectly festive charm to the nails! Yes, you can even wear it on it’s own too if you want to.
Shupette’s Make-Up Trunk (RM1,500)
Last but not least is the limited edition make-up trunk case. Shu Uemura’s signature make-up box gets a dress up for Shupette too!
Phew. That was a long 15 items introduction for the Shupette by Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura 2014 Holiday Collection. Before I end this cuteness overload post, here’s a contest announcement for selfie pro. To coincide with the launch of Shupette collection, there is an international Instagram competition happening from 1st October to 12th December 2014. Winner will get to win a Shupette make-up trunk signed by Karl Lagerfeld himself. Details of the contest is as below. All the necessary hashtag requirement is also stated as below 😀
Which of the above is your favourite? Mine would be the Shupette Has-It-All Eye & Lip Palette as it does has it all, Silk Cushion Cheek and Pampearl-Me Face Powder. But of course I was drooling over the make-up trunk, which I couldn’t afford hehe.