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Transform into a romantic, and purely feminine pink princess with the ultimate palette featuring 7 iridescent and pearly eye shadows and 1 cheek blush for an enchanting holiday look. Eye shadows contain innovative CHIC pearl, which allows high intensity and transparent luminosity.
Shu Uemura’s 6❤Princess by Takashi Murakami Collection for Holiday 2013 includes 2 eye and cheek palettes. This review is for the Enchanted Black Pink palette, which includes the following colors:
- Iridescent Gold Pressed Eye Shadow
- Iridescent Silver Pressed Eye Shadow
- Black Silk Smooth Eyeshadow
- Glittery Pearl Pink Pressed Eye Shadow
- Iridescent Purple Pressed Eye Shadow
- Dark Violet Silk Smooth Eyeshadow
- Dark Green Silk Smooth Eyeshadow
- Pearl Plum Glow On
Note: Both palettes are currently out of stock, but Shu Uemura is allowing buyers to sign up to be notified when the palette is back in stock, which suggests they plan to bring in more inventory. Keep an eye out on the site!
This palette is fairly large, but light-weight for its size. The compact is square, snaps shut, and includes a full-sized mirror inside, as well as two brushes. The outside of the palette is decorated with anime artwork.
The eye shadows in this palette all have a great formula: it’s soft and pretty creamy, gliding over the skin nicely and giving off good pigmentation. All of the colors in this palette are shimmery or frosty, so you don’t have a matte option to balance out the colors. These shades began to crease after about 5 hours of wear when applied over primer.
The blush is a purple-based pink shade and definitely on the sheer side. It takes at least 2 good layers to noticeably show up on the skin.
Ease of Use: 9/10
The eye shadows apply onto the skin smoothly and evenly, especially the silver and gold shadows. The blush takes more work–the color barely shows up on the first layer, so you’ll need to apply more product on the cheeks.
For $69.00 you get 7 eye shadows and a blush for a total of 0.4 ounces (12.8 grams) of product. You get more than a fair amount of product (compared to other high-end brands) for the price.