I’m quite light on information on these brand new Chocolate Box palettes from Shu Uemura price-wise but think they’re launching in August, but haven’t got so excited about a colour selection for ages. My pictures aren’t amazing but they’ll give you the general idea until I can get some proper press shots.
They’re just so pretty and a good mix of high shimmer and matt effect shadows. The top one is Raspberry & Mocha, to the left is Orange & Pistachio and on the right, Mint & Vanilla. I got completely wowed by Orange & Pistachio, especially the sparkle-shot orange, which to my eye looks more of a tomato red. It is quite stunning. I’ve attempted a swatch but the camera struggled to pick up the shimmer. Basically, it is heavy on the gold with the orange/red tones coming through underneath, even though it looks like it should be the other way round from looking at the palette.
|I think you can catch the orange slightly better in this swatch.|
There are also accompanying lashes, two Glow On Blushes and a whole lot of new Rouge Unlimited lipsticks in both Supreme Matte (cleverly matte but moist) and revitalized shades from the regular Rouge Unlimited range.
Another shade that really caught my eye but wouldn’t be caught properly by the camera is from the new Textures range in a Silky Smooth Eyeshadow: it goes on irridescent but does that thing of changing or uplighting if you put it over another colour. It’s just gorgeous.
To complete the newness line-up in colour are some creamy shadows and brand new glitter shades in the pressed eye shadow range.. and they are supremely glittery. Honestly, this is a wow collection.
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