Shu Uemura Color Atelier Eye Glitters & Silk Smooth Eyeshadows IR115, G251, G311, G641
Shu Uemura released new eye glitters in June, as I already had one before (G white rainbow) and it turned out those are amazing on top of any base, light/dark/black, I had to get some more (G orange 251 and G blue green 641). They also released some new silk smooth eyeshadows in June, I only got IR pink 115 and G white gold 311 so far.
Eye Glitters are sheer with a hint of colour. I apply them with my fingers, I find this is the best way (no fallout, can be easily layered). The texture is a bit gritty and feels solid to the touch. They give a dimensional look and reflect the light. They stay on all day and won’t move on my dry lids, however, if you happen to touch your eye accidentally, you will end up with some glitter on your hand/finger. I haven’t noticed any glitter face during a breezy day either (I never use those eye glitters on their own though, always on top, so they stick to my base).
Silk Smooth eyeshadows are also sheer and have a very soft colour payoff. I also apply those with my fingers only. The texture is softer, silkier compared to eye glitters. They also reflect the light very nice but due to softer sparkles not as much as Shu glitters. The staying power is the same as I mentioned above, no smudging, creasing or glitter face. Both Silk Smooth eyeshadows and Eye Glitters have a siliconey base.
IR pink 115 – soft baby pink; pale pink, sparse golden sparkles
G orange 251 – bright orange; warm golden sparkles
G white gold 311 – white gold (obviously); yellow gold, champagne sparkles
G blue green 641 – mermaid blue; teal, medium blue, sparse silver glitter
I find they are very easy to use and if you love sparkles and iridescent shimmer on your eyes, you have to try those. Shu Uemura is one of my favourite brands for eyeshadows and blushes (I really like the Shu base mousse as well as their foundation). Have you tried anything from Shu Uemura’s new line/releases?