40 Days and 40 Nights of Beauty Cult Classics....
Day 3, Shu Uemura's Pressed Eye Shadow ME Brown 850
Hunting Down a Shu Silver ME 945 was an impossible task. My hands almost scored one at Takashimaya in NYC. The last one slipped through my fingers by mere minutes. Those type of beauty moments can be almost painful. Every gush on Makeupalley delivered a painful stab in my wounded heart. I felt like I had missed the boat on this cult classic.
Then Shu launched ME Brown 850. This was rumored to be an exact replica.
It is not.
The difference is the depth and oomph factor.
However...I was willing to take what I could get.
Once again it was a challenge to score one. At first glance it looks fairly innocent. Not the kind of shadow that would cause a brouhaha. On the eyes it transforms into something special. This is not your ordinary taupe.
This is a mushroom shade with pewter flashes.
Shu shadows are superior in pigment and texture. They feel and apply like velvet.
Lasting power is outstanding. There is no fading or turning.
The color stays true even without a primer product.
Shu can be found at Takashimaya in NYC, Bergdorf Goodman, and Barneys. I love the Shu staff at Barneys(they give fast and fab makeovers) but Bergdorf's area is so well stocked and lovely.
Visit the Shu site for some lovely spring MU porn....
The pressed shadows retail for $20.
Credits: Blogdorf Goodman