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Through some sort of unfortunate delivery glitch, that resulted in my package of this gorgeous Shu Uemura Kye Collection getting delivered to a neighbor's house, I am only just now seeing these gems for the first time. I am, however, exceedingly grateful that my neighbor was an honest soul and that my package eventually found its way to my doorstep.
The Shu Uemura KYE Collection:
For the 2016 spring artist collaboration, shu uemura fuses with exciting creative talent Kathleen Kye. Seoul’s irresistible, high-end street fashion designer expresses unique real world designs inspired by today’s Korean youth movements and energy, accented with impactful messages. Like Mr. Shu Uemura attained status as an artist ahead of the times through his innovative creativity and skill, KYE’s original mix of Korean koolness and her own kreative spirit have pushed K-fashion onto the global stage.
First ever cushion cheek blush from shu uemura unveiled for this exclusive collection in shades inspired by Korea’s national flower: mugunghwa , also known as hibiscus syriacus. Cushion blush in pink and orange shades offers a light and fresh sensation on the skin, perfect for this season! Apply cushion blush with the provided puff. Build over foundation for a fresh dewy look.
Kye for Shu Uemura Fresh Cushion Blush ($30.00 from Shu Uemura and Yes Style): This gorgeous and whimsical compact boasts a remarkably innovative blush formula that is sure to delight. Hibiscus Orange is a gorgeous soft peachy shade that spreads across the skin effortlessly and deposits color evenly. It offers a stunning natural finish and that highly sought after ethereal dewy glow.
hibiscus orange: cheek color that promises perfect harmony with bold eye line and eye brow.
As a lip balm enthusiast, I was immediately swept off of my feet by the Kye for Shu Uemura Sheer Lip Balms ($30.00 each from Shu Uemura and Yes Style): These gorgeous melting balms react to the PH of your lips and enhance the color accordingly. They are a bit like a mood ring for your lips. They are ultra-hydrating and feel amazing on the lips. Interestingly, my particular body chemistry results in Glow in Pink and Hugged in Peach looking nearly identical on me– with only the slightest variation in hue.
glow in pink: cute and pink as a K-popsicle candy.
hugged in peach: hibiscus peach glides on smoothly.
Top to Bottom: glow in pink and hugged in peach
According to Shu Uemura,
Street neon inspired striking shades of lip balm that “magically” transform into surprisingly wearable sheer pink to orange on your lips. The vivid melting lip balm reacts with your lip’s PH and moisture condition to create a unique glow. A lip balm that creates a smooth, thick veil on lips gliding on easily and moisturizing your lips. All three shades come in packaging specially designed for shu uemura by Korea's hottest fashion designer Kathleen Kye.
Kye for Shu Uenura Limited Edition Eyebrow Mascara ($23.00 from Shu Uemura): is the iconic Shu brow gel formula in gorgeous, limited edition shades. Available in two shades, I received Dark Rose, which is described as, "a purplish deep brown that adds a touch of sophistication to a wide range of hair colors."
dark rose (limited edition):a purplish deep brown that adds a touch of sophistication to a wide range of hair colors.
dark violet (limited edition): blue toned deep gray that delivers an exotic, edgy remix to your look. Contains a pearly finish.
According to Shu Uemura,
Add a K-vibe to your brow! Brow design is another important element to complete the kye-beauty look for the collection. shu uemura's long-selling, beloved eyebrow manicure has an innovative brush specialized in brow application. The brush is designed to match any shape of eyebrow and easily catches any length of eyebrow hair.
Left to Right: Hibiscus Orange Blush, Hugged in Peach Lip Balm, Glow in Pink Lip Balm and Dark Rose Eyebrow Mascara.
If you are an advocate of cleansing oils, then you really need to try the Shu Uemura Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (150 ml for $48.00 and 450 ml for $98.00 from Shu Uemura, Harrod's and Yes Style): This cleansing oil is infused with 8 oils that effortlessly melt away even the most resilient waterproof formulas, and it leaves skin remarkably soft, supple and hydrated. Whether you opt to single or double cleanse, this is a cleansing oil worthy of your consideration.
According to Shu Uemura,
A cashmere-like cocooning cleansing oil for sublime skin complexion. Ultime8 complex delivers softer, smoother and moisturized skin for an exquisite makeup finish. Get the best quality skin like K-pop girls. Ultime8 cleansing oil is infused with 8 exquisite oils from botanical origin. Oils carefully sought out from Chinese medicines and beauty oils all over the world. Available in 450ml and 150ml.
The logos and motifs for the product packaging were designed by Korean fashion designer, Kathleen Kye herself, exclusively for shu uemura for this special collaboration. Building upon her original design universe of line drawing, she fused the motifs with inspiration from the city of Seoul and its young generation. Seoul’s irresistible, high-end street fashion designer expresses unique real world designs inspired by today’s Korean youth movements and energy, accented with impactful messages.
Overall Assessment: True love! Get some of these gems before they sell out!
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