The Mika Ninagawa for shu uemura Summer 2014 Collection brings us some of the coolest packaging I’ve ever seen. It is cute, quirky, and fun. What’s not to love? Discover new and old shu uemura favourites in a wonderland created by renowned photographer and film director Mika Ninagawa.
Let your curiosity turn the key and allow the butterflies lead you to pathways abundant with charming sweet candy or darkly seductive forbidden fruit… which butterfly will you follow?
Mika has created four euphoric wonderlands. Blue represents curiosity (sorry I don’t have any of the blue packaging to show you but it is super fun!) Red represents forbidden fruits. Green the singing forest. Pink a melting sweet dream.
The cleansing oils are one of the best ways to embrace this collections stunning imagery. shu uemura Cleansing Oils are my holy grail and I love that I can now display these works of art on my countertop for my nightly cleansing ritual.
Shown are Anti/Ox Skin Refining Cleansing Oil ($92 CAD), Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleaning Oil ($98 CAD) (my fave!), POREfinist Anti-Shine Fresh Cleaning Oil ($82 CAD). Not shown is the Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil ($92 CAD).
There are two Eye Shadow Spiral Duos ($60 CAD) packaged in the pink melting sweet dream inspired packaging. Just look at the cute lashes on the windows revealing the shades inside.
Eyeshadow Duo 01:
Eyeshadow Duo 02:
The eyeshadows are nicely pigmented and smooth. The left side of each duo offers more shimmer while the right shade is a glowing satin.
The Mika Mini Neo Star Glitz Natural False Lash ($35 CAD) is a gorgeous demi lash with star gems and shades of yellow, orange, and pink interspersed in the fine black lashes.
There are four shu uemura UV Under Base Mousse ($46 CAD) in the collection. I adore these light, mousse bases with high SPF protection. They make incredible makeup primers and excellent sun protection (SPF 30 PA+++ to 35 PA+++). Shown is POREraser UVUB Mousse in Beige. Also available is POREraser UVUB Mousse in Pink, UVUB BB Mouse in BB Beige, and UVUB Brightening Mousse Whitefficient.
There are also Nail Stickers ($28 CAD) and a Dual Fit Pressed Powder Refill ($42 CAD) and Dual Fit Compact Case ($23 CAD) available in the collection.
Being released with the collection and added to the permanent collection are the new Tint in Gelato Lip & Cheek Stains ($28 CAD) reviewed in my Favourite Spring/Summer Blush feature.
All Mika items are limited edition. Available at Holt Renfrew, select Sephora and Hudson’s Bay locations and at shuuemura.ca.
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