LOTD: Warm Hue-d Browns with Shupette (Has It All Palette & Blush)

I’m really excited about this look but I feel I could be the only one with this sentiment.

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To a large part of you guys, you’re probably groaning and going “not another brown look” but I truly feel that not all brown looks are made equal.

Really!

Okay hear me out here.

There’s the everyday-brown-look that is subtle, soft, nicely shimmery in the way that gives your eyes a glow but nothing over the top.

Then there is that evening-dinner-brown-look – a look that has a little something extra to it. Yes it is brown, it is mildly shimmery and shiny in all the right places but it also plays up your eyes so beautifully they sparkle in a way that your everyday-brown-look just doesn’t quite achieve.

So far so good?

If you, like me, feel that there are varying degrees to a neutral look then you’ll be in for a treat because while the Shupette Has It All Palette is largely pretty in pastel, I think the brown shadows in here are absolutely stellar.

Primarily the deep warm brown within (the darkest of the browns) and you’ll see it work its magic in this look.

Though to be very fair, I could possibly recreate this with one of my many (many) brown eyeshadows within the stash but that would involve me having to find them, dig them up and perhaps lay out a clutter of different palettes when I could just settle for this very one, right?

For justification purposes, I will say that buying this solely for the browns is a bit crazy but hey, if you’re already at the edge of the cliff let me push you over with this eye look.

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As usual, when approaching a new palette, my modus operandi is – safe, simple, me option first.

So this was the first look that sprung to mind as I stared at the palette trying to piece a look together.

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I primarily used 3 eyeshadow shades, the soft champagne gold, the mid-tone coppery-gold shade and the deliciously warm creamy brown.

I think I’ve got a huge crush on that brown, really. It’s so perfectly warm and deep but blends out to be a light enough wash if need be… so beautiful~

Enough of my ramble, here’s more of the look and less of my words.

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The lip product that I used is a bright-enough pink that still contains enough coral and peach that it is considered fairly wearable for the day (‘ticked’ above).

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I was inclined to choosing a red lip but somehow at crunch time my hands veered towards this color though I’m not complaining because it is a pretty lip shade nonetheless.

What’s more it matches the Silk Cushion Cheek Color in Pink perfectly :)

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BROWS
Shu Uemura Hard 9 Pencil in Walnut Brown
Shu Uemura Brow Manicure in Honey Glazed

FACE
Vichy Normaderm Anit-Imperfection Hydrating Care
Dior Diorskin Nude Liquid Foundation
MAC Select Moisturecover Concealer
Tarte Smooth Operator Micronized Clay Finishing Powder

EYES 
Lancôme Aquatique Eye Base in 01
Shu Uemura Shupette Has-It-All Palette
- top right golden mid-brown
- burnt auburn brown
- bottom right pale champagne
Urban Decay Naked 2 Basics in Cover (crease)
Starlash Lightning Waterproof Liquid Liner in Black
MAC Powerpoint Liner in Engraved

CHEEKS 
Shu Uemura Shupette Silk Cushion Cheek Color in Pink

LIPS 
She Uemura Shupette Has-it-All Lip Bon Bon (3rd from right)

 

So this wraps up my first and rather unimaginative take on the Shupette Has It All Palette but wouldn’t you agree that sometimes, neutral and classic is something that just works – no explanations needed, no bold colors necessary.

Simple, clean, poised.

Or is it just me?

But if you’re craving for a little color I’ve got a look with some semblance of a color (as much as this palette would lend me) coming up tomorrow so stay tuned!

 

Thanks for reading!

Read more about the Shupette Has It All Palette here and the Silk Cushion Cheek Color here!

Sponsorship disclosure

Shupette Has-It-All Palette – Pictures & Swatches

After much much much waiting, here you go, you guys!

May I present to you, Shupette (who usually goes by Choupette) featuring his cutesy little Has It All Palette!

 

But seriously now, based on my site’s statistics, it seems like Shupette is one popular kitty (that – and the JaeRim SoEun couple) as a good number of people flowing in seem to be drawn to the Shupette round up post with some keywords being the Shupette Has-It-All Palette.

So it’s about time I finally got down to writing and posting about this palette that I’ve had sitting around for a bit and have given some pretty good use to!

Let’s have a look, shall we?

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Retailing at an auspicious amount of S$128 (if you don’t get it, it’s chinese customary stuff), the Shupette Has-It-All palette may sound steep at first but if you consider the 8 eyeshadows, 6 lip pans (or lip bons bons as they call it) and not forgetting the incredibly cute plush and fuzzy Shupette case that you get along with it, it really doesn’t sound half bad.

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Sure it’s costlier than a 20 eyeshadow palette like Vice 3 but it’s a whole different realm of Limited Edition. You can’t expect something tagged with a Karl Lagerfeld relation to be cheap, yes?

For those who have already made up their minds about getting it (or have already got it), here are some reasons why I feel you made a pretty good choice answering your inner cat-lady’s calling.

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The Shupette Has It All palette (and in fact the whole collection) is undoubtedly targeted at an audience that loves this huge amount of ‘cutesy‘ so the shadows within stand somewhere in the soft, wearable and slightly ‘sheer’ realm.

In other words, the sweet, neutral and natural makeup arena so if you like your looks heavy, dark and smokey then you might be tilting your head and squinting at the palette wondering what the appeal is.

Though what it lacks in the eyes department it makes up for in the lips but I’ll get to that in a bit…

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I don’t always fancy frosty pastel shades but I can tell you that these are done quite well. It falls in line with the asian / Japanese concept of wearing colors as a light frosty wash instead of a full-out full-on slap of green, pink or blue.

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Though thankfully the entire palette isn’t a shimmery pastel wonderland as there are some more ‘grounding’ shades, as I call it, to help you along and to provide a little depth to the look when need be.

Those shades are located on the top row of the Shupette Palette – there’s a charcoal grey (looks black but swatches sheer), medium taupe, deliciously warm brown and a copper-gold-toned shade.

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In all, I’m sure you can get some good looks out of the palette even if the pastel shades aren’t your thing, or in reverse if wearing deeper tones aren’t something you’re comfortable with.

To get you a little acquainted with the middle row of colors, these are what I would call the ‘sweet’ colors within the palette. They seem quite distinctive in their pans but once swatched they’re a nice translucent (and shimmery, but not glittery) wash of light tones.

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They don’t look completely identical when swatched, thankfully, but you know how sometimes when things are worn on the lid you really would have to pack it on to tell them apart…

For my method of use, I will admit I do visit the top row (and maybe that bottom right color) more frequently than the rest but the pastel shades are truly lovely when used and paired well.

I’ll get to that more in my looks to come but for now, here are swatches of the top and bottom row of eyeshadow colors!

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So, as I was saying while the eyeshadow aspect could leave much to be desired (for some, expecting a little more pow-wow), the lip pans prove to be quite a different story.

You see, with lip pans I generally expect a lip-gloss sort of pigmentation. Nice and juicy color but largely translucent and gives just the right amount of tint.

Though these lip pans here pack a lot of color and punch in their cute little wells!

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I like that they offer a stronger selection of colors be it to make this palette a whole lot more vibrant visually or because they know that in the asian market bold lips are easier to don (and more preferred) compared to smokey bold eyes.

The pans, while small, give a nice pigmentation of color – akin to lipstick pigmentation even – and from my short encounters with them (me and lip pans aren’t the best of friends.. but I try!), I’ve noticed that these seem to lend a mild staining effect even after they’ve worn off.

I like!

I haven’t given that far right nude any use just yet because it did swatch quite average but, hey, it’s a nude… what can we expect when it’s placed alongside such powerhouse colors, right?

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One reason for my lack of use of these lip pans is a personal preference or aversion to cream products in a pan form.

There’s that hassle of dipping the fingers, applying and the cleaning it off when given that time I would rather whip out a lipstick but the applicator included does help make my life a little bit easier where this is concerned.

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Sadly I didn’t bother with the sponge-tip (sorry dude), but I have used the double-ended brush applicator as a lip brush to swatch on the shades within the lip pans.

It’s not a stellar brush but it works well enough and I would imagine it should get the job done should you be traveling and not have a lip brush on hand.

By that I mean if you’ve packed this palette along because I highly doubt anyone would be whipping this palette out mid-day to touch up their lip color, right?

To each their own though…

 

Another random thing to spotlight is these cute little paw prints running across the plastic ‘film’ that usually protects and prevents the powder / products from getting on the mirror or all over the palette.

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It’s a small touch but it’s so adorable!

That said, this rounds up my overview of the Shupette Palette thus far. I’m a little late with my mention so you might have seen it everywhere else already but I hope it was still useful, nonetheless!

I’ll be back with another kitty mention and then a couple of looks but I’ll admit that my attention span with this guy was cut quite short. It’s peculiar, I really do like this palette and I like the shades within be it the eye products or the lip products but it’s missing that grab that prevents me from putting it down and straying to other palettes.

Maybe it’s too sweet, even for me (gasp), or perhaps the distractions are way too strong but eitherways this palette has a nice spot in my stash. Not one that has me head over heels but it’s nice, nonetheless.

Like that one palette you’re glad to have though you don’t give it enough love? Yes, this seems to be it. But I’m sure if the colors are up your alley or if you’re just that avid a kitty collector you wouldn’t mind this sitting steady in your stash either ;)

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Anyway, before I go I wanted to add that last I heard this palette was out of stock (now I heard this awhile ago actually…).

Though they are doing reservations and such and will inform you once it’s back in stock or once stocks flow in so, that’s that. I’m not too sure of the stock situation as of now given its been launched for awhile and the die-hard Shupette/Choupette fans would have gotten their hands on it but if you’re a little late to the party, no harm trying your luck!

Shu Uemura’s Shupette Has-It-All Palette retails for S$128. This (and the Shupette Collection)is available at all Shu Uemura counters island-wide.

Shupette Has-It-All is Limited Edition

Thanks for reading!

Sponsorship disclosure

First Look: Shupette – Shu Uemura x Karl Lagerfeld (Again!) Holiday Collection 2014

I can almost envision the amount of work piling up for the whole of next week so while I still have a tad bit of breathing space, I might as well throw this mention up first!

After all, this is a really quick look which, if anything, may not be the most informative in terms of how the colors portray, how the items swatch and all but if you’re so smittened with the Shupette collection that you don’t mind seeing 90123989324 photos of the items then… here you go!

This is really a hit and run post given these images are fresh from a couple nights ago and fresh from the phone. Save for a bit of color editing because the lighting was quite horrid but, we make do with what we have, yes?

 

I didn’t bother with swatches at the cozy event we had with Zee and Fuan of Shu Uemura because lighting conditions were quite blah but I did swatch some pieces, for the feel of the product, and while they carry through with the soft effortless touch of color and whisper of sheen / shimmer, the shadows and creams are nice and smooth to the touch.

Easy to blend, soft and natural pigmentation with easy color build up – great for a fresh faced look especially since it is likely that this collection is aimed towards a younger demographic given the cutesy imagery and packaging.

Not to say the mature ladies cannot indulge in their cat-woman feels with this! Especially with the bolder, but still fairly wearable, lip colors within the lip bons bons or Shupette Has It All Palette.

Okay, enough talk, here’s the lovely makeup mess we had the joy to play with that night!

It’s quite a rapid picture spam so… just scroll on, check the names / prices (which will be captions) and, enjoy! I’ll try to skip out on text from here on.

Shupette’s Flair Eyelash Curler – S$30

Silk Cushion Cheek Colors – S$45 each

Fairy Fantasy Premium Lash – S$125

Eye Need Shu Eyeshadow Trio & Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Lip Trio (S$55 each)

Eye Need Shu Eyeshadow Trio – S$55 each

Eye Need Shu Eyeshadow Trio in #01

Eye Need Shu Eyeshadow Trio in #02

Shupette Has-it-All Eye & Lip Palette – S$128

Shupette Has-it-All Eye & Lip Palette – S$128

The Shupette Has-it-All Eye & Lip Palette comes in a box, with the adorable furry pouch

Pam-pearl Me Face Powder & TSYUA skin UV Underbase Mousse (S$68)

Pam-pearl Me Face Powder – S$60

With Love From Paris Brush Set – S$125

Eye Need Shu Liner Pencil – S$33 each

Eye Need Shu Liner Pencil – Midnight Black & Gala Brown

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One focal point of this collection, Shupette / Choupette the cat aside, would be the emphasize on her sapphire blue eyes which gets played up with the packaging of this collection.

If you take a closer look, her eyes (in the illustration) flash a beautiful metallic blue when it hits the light. Otherwise, her eyes are also made the star in the super adorable furry pouch that comes with the Shupette Has It All Eye and Lip palette.

I’ll be back with more information and of course swatches of the items I have on hand even though there are loads of in-depth mentions, swatches and all online already given how highly anticipated this collection is.

This collection is just calling out to my inner crazy cat lady (I lurrrrrrve cats. LOVE) and the stylized illustration of Shupette is absolutely darling. Though the kitty cat herself seems a lot less wide-eyed and innocent and a lot more grumpy / bratty but… she is a diva who eats on the table with Karl Lagerfeld so, what can we say, heh!

If you want to get your hands on some Shupette, here are the details of where to find her and when!

Shupette will be launching 24th October at Shu Uemura ION and 1st November island-wide

 

Thanks for reading!

I can’t wait to get swatchin’ with the little bits of Shupette I have on hand!