Shu Uemura Holiday Collection

Tuesday November 09, 2010   

OK OK OKaaaaay so I’ve been sporadically having fits about the new Shu Uemura Holiday Collection featureing Aya Takano on twitter & tumblr, so I’m finally bringing it to my blog, ha!

Last Christmas I had the same fits due to their holiday collection being a team up with Tsumori Chisato and ended up snagging that kitteh mirror! I actually carry this mirror with me in my “daily makeup” bag to work every day. :D

Tsumori Chisato Christmas 2009
Wish Upon a Star

Tsumori Chisato Christmas 2009
Wish Upon a Star

Aya Takano Collaboration
This year’s match up with Aya Takano is even better I think! :girlrage: I knew her work from Zipper magazine. She used to do these calendar pages in the back of each issue and they were so beautiful with the half naked, blushing girls and heart breaking scenes.

Here are a few examples I had scanned in from the Zipper calendar art.

So here’s the collection! It includes two GORGEOUS :twinklepink: eyeshadow/blush palettes, a blush tint, some sparkle eyeliner “crayons,” a brush set, lip glosses, face cleanser, and 2 sets of lashes.

The official xmas page for the collection is here. It includes a really cute “pop it” style game and some icon maker for your twitter account. There are also 2 videos and product listing on the page. :kyaaface:

Aya Takano Christmas 2010

I went ahead and ordered the bowwow! magic queen palette this weekend. I remember last year by early December everything was sold out on the official website!!! >O Mike ended up surprising me with the mirror because he actually found it still for sale at Barney’s! HOWEVER! Since this past July Shu Uemura has pulled out of the US market except for their Official US Webstore. There’s rumors of that eventually closing down too. I feel like this might be my last chance at one of their holiday collection palettes.

Though I’m glad I waited. I think the colors on this year’s palettes are slightly better than on the Tsumori Chisato collection. :faceaha: I had a REALLY HARD TIME choosing between the bowwow! magic queen palette and the reindeer kiss xxxx palette. I was initially drawn to the cooler colored palette reindeer kiss one first! :upheart: It screams winter to me! The frosty colors and bright pink cheek. But in actuality, wearing minty green & blue isn’t an easy day-to-day look. Well for me, in my mind, at the office.:eep::smallcry: :F I really loved the warmer colored bowwow! one too and it seemed a tad more practical and I felt I would actually use it MORE. Like, every day all season long!

And derpderpderp I wanted the lashes first and foremost!!!!!! Hahaaha, they come all whispy with glittery stickers to put on them! Too cute! :iiface: But, um, yea, cost X’s practicality… I went with a makeup palette :)

Mmmm, Pretty~~ hehe :star: *_* :kissyheart:


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95 Responses to “Shu Uemura Holiday Collection”

  1. Mai says:

    I was excited when I first saw your tweet about it, but then I got sad because Sephora doesn’t carry the brand anymore and was planning to use a Sephora gift card ):~ I was looking at getting the same eyeshadow compact so hopefully I’ll be able to snag it before it sells out too DX But I’ll be just as sad as you if Shu Uemura pulls out of the US completely too ):

    • jenny says:

      Seriously. And my order has been listed as “unprocessed” since Friday! They said to give it 3 full business days before “worrying” but I swear if it’s sold out already & my order doesn’t finalize I’ll sob ;______;** I feel like next xmas they might not even sell in the US… so maybe, it’s my last chance? :(

  2. Zoraida says:

    I’d be so scared wearing those lashes! What if all the cute stuff falls off? Then I’d be in tears! ;_;

    • jenny says:

      I guess rich people don’t have those fears because I feel the freakin’ same! Haahaa, I mean they’re STICKERS!!! I hardly wear my other pair of Shu Uemura lashes because I’m so scared when cleaning them =_=;

  3. Jessica Ann says:

    Oh my goodness! *A* before your post, I have never really been interested in make-up other than foundation, concealer, and mascara. I have now been officially sucked into a new area of make-up! These products are gorgeous! :’D

    • jenny says:

      Haahaa, uh-ohhhhh! I hope I didn’t create a monster with this XDDD! It’s so easy to get really carried away with wanting these collections, they’re so charming & enchanting XO I was so glad to be “over” it with last xmas’s SUPER WANT then they come back & do it to me again this year! XDD

  4. Bianca says:

    I LOVE THIS, I love aya Panda is CONVINCED that she’s saying something REALLY dirty in that video. AYA is LOVE I loved her since high school, can’t remember how we crossed paths tho…:D I cant wait for this, I think its better as well…

  5. Becky says:

    I’m slightly obsessed with this collection too! Both of the palettes are so cute, I really can’t choose. I’m slightly biased towards the reindeer palette because of the tealy colours that I don’t have in my collection already but the browns in the queen palette are also lovely~ The eyelashes are so precious! But if I purchase them I’d be too hesitant to use them cause they’re so cute and I wouldn’t want to wreck them :( I also really love the blush tint and the lip duo tint & gloss. Oh gosh I just spazzed my whole comment XD

    • jenny says:

      Yes, yes I feel the EXACT same way! I don’t have the other colors! So I was immediately drawn to it! Plus I like the art slightly more because it feels more HOLIDAY to me. I want everything too. The cheek tint, god everything. I think the only thing I didn’t ponder getting was the cleanser because I’m paranoid about trying new face products. But the bottles cuuuuuuuute.

  6. Miamy says:

    :O I especially love the eyelashes! It’s too cute with the little stickers on it. :D

  7. cin says:

    haha i was in the same dilemma picking which palette to get ^^

  8. Melissy ♥ says:

    The packaging!!! SO pretty~ *u*
    I think the packaging itself has made me wanna get it LOL. XD

    • jenny says:

      Yea really it’s about the packaging mostly. Like the cleansers & glosses are typical Shu Uemura products but the team-up creates these quirky packaging! And the color combos too :D

  9. Cherubyx says:

    I want those palettes T_T but i’m not rich sigh, to add to it, my city doesn’t sell Shu Uemura….

  10. Cristina says:

    It’s all so gorgeous! Ever since I saw the Christmas website go up it has taken every ounce of my self restraint not to buy *everything.*

    • jenny says:

      Yes, yes, I agree! But when you say everything does that mean you bought “something” already? If so I’d love to know XDDDDDD

  11. priincess says:

    I LOVE THOSE LASHES! they are so CUTE with the heart shapes and star shapes! :)

  12. chiihime says:

    I love the stickers idea
    The drawings are soooooooo cute!
    I like the collection theme!

  13. M says:

    aya takano’s work is so dreamy…

  14. NANA says:

    AHHHH why did I click the link to look at your blog post. I want the lighter palette T^T!!!

  15. Rachel says:

    OMGGGGGG! There used to be a Shu Uemura store at the upscale mall where I live, but it shut down since she took her stores out of the US. :((( If it was still there I would make a run and grab those palettes. And those lashes!! They look so cute, but I probably wouldn’t have a reason or place to wear them hahhaha…

  16. sukipooki says:

    omg those lash stickers are to die for!!!!! and you’re so lucky to have gotten the kitty mirror from the previous years collection, omg I really hope shu uemura doesn’t pull out! it’s hard enough to get other asian brand cosmetics already!

    • jenny says:

      I knooooow! It’s so unfair. Once I asked the Shiseido store lady if they happened to carry the majolica majorca line and she looked at me like I was out of my mind crazy.

      • sukipooki says:

        hahahaha omg you should’ve shot that look right back at her! I was shocked when I went to tokyo and found that line of shiseido sold in regular drug-like stores, since if you buy them over here they’re well about 30$ for sure but it’s like 12$ over there! high way robbery! ever since then I buy a whole bunch back so I don’t get ripped off over here and my bf even tells me to sell them hahahaha

  17. Thao says:

    How pretty! Although I think I like last year’s cat design better. Perhaps it’s because I’m destined to become the crazy cat lady…

    • jenny says:

      Haahaa! Well Tsumori Chisato almost always features cats, do you follow that brand? If not, you might really love it! I always want nearly everything I see O_O

  18. winn says:


  19. Tasja says:

    OMGGGGGGG so cutee *______*

    How can I get my hands on these!??
    Must find a shu uemura store.. or order online.

    & those lashes.. LOVELY

  20. Magda says:

    OMG, I absolutely loooove those! All og those things are so pretty and I would buy it all!! Ah, why is there no Shu Uemura in Poland?!?! Tsumori Chisato is also fabulous, but the newest collection stole my heart!

  21. Mei says:

    These are really pretty make up cases

  22. Genevieve says:

    Oh man, the stuff is EXPENSIVE but you’re right; the makeup pallets are really lovely. I like the mini brush set, too!

    • jenny says:

      Yup, Shu Uemura is costly =Y I like brushes too and they would be really useful but I just bought a few new brushes. If I hadn’t I’d have probably gotten them since they’d last a super long time with proper care XD

  23. Tori says:

    This whole post just filled me with complete & utter joy though, so thank you! haha~

    • jenny says:

      I didn’t get the lashes though :X

      LOOOOOOL \:D/

      I’m glad you liked the post! I would have filled it up with a million screencaps of that video but didn’t want to kill people’s browsers, hahahaa! I could stare at this stuff forever!

  24. Anna says:

    Those eyelashes are suuuuper cute!! Also the colors of the eye shadows are exactly what I’d like to have :D

    • jenny says:

      Yes! The shadow colors are what really draw me! More so than the lip glosses or even cheek stain because I have those things already in different brands.

  25. Jenny says:

    oh those images are so cuuuuute :) And they come from a calendar you said? I WANT ONE!! ;P

  26. Veronica says:

    You know what is a crazy coincidence?? Takeshi Murakami’s translator, Mayumi, takes classes at the museum I work for! We met in a class and she knows Takano and all the girls at KaiKai Kiki – WHOA! She gave me a calendar with her work from 2008, if I can find it I’ll send you a print of Takano’s!

    I wonder if you could make the lashes with some creative sticker-ing??

    • jenny says:

      Hahahaha that is crazy!! Awe if you have time I’d love to even just see a scan XD. There’s not much of her work online ;-; I sorta wish I had all the Zipper issues that featured her calendars.

  27. Miya says:

    welll shizzzz. you just sold me!!! Now I want that palette more than anything!!! Actually I want lots of holiday make up palettes (the Mac Tartan collection looks swell too) and you’re right, you do end up using them year round which makes a definitely worthy investment!

    • jenny says:

      I saw the Tartan! Actually I saw a preview of it online a few months ago, and now that I can see them in store THEY’RE SO NICE!! Since I bought this I won’t be buying the mac stuff but still, they’re nice collections XD

  28. Honeydew says:

    Ahmygawad, those false eyelashes are SO CUTE and PRETTY!! :) But they are a bit too expensive for a pair of false lashes. I actually think you can even customize your own eyelash by just going to buy some glitter and sticker decorations from the dollar store. I’m not quite sure if these false lashes is worth the money when it looks like something that can be simply made, lol.

    • jenny says:

      You probably could, hahaha! They remind me of these jewel stickers they had when I was a kid that were meant for your face or fingernails, all over body stickers :P

  29. Courtney says:

    I’ve recently become a fan of Takano Aya. :) The designs are really cute! And there’s something very meaningful and sometimes kinda sexual in them, too. I like how it’s so multi-faceted. The make products are also cute but, ah, too $$$ for me. D:

  30. Jocelyn says:

    Long time lurker, but I figured I’d stop being creepy and post something because I am so excited that you mentioned this collection! Last winter I spent my junior year in Hong Kong and had to visit every Shu Uemura store I passed because I was obsessed with the Tsumori Chisato collection. Being a poor college student I could buy nothing, but I think I like this years colors more and now that I know the online store is still open (which never occurred to me) I will definitely be getting something from the Aya Takano collection.

    Please review the bowwow! palette when it arrives.
    And I love your blog!

    • jenny says:

      HELLOOOOOOO LURKER!! ;) It’s OK, I lurk ppl too~~~

      I’ll of course pic spam when it comes \:D/
      I wish they carried these collections in store so I could see them in person. Yeah last year I was able to talk myself out of spending so much on it but this year… I just caved, hahahaa

  31. Linda says:

    i loveeeeee the eyelashes :D

  32. Cza says:

    Those are such pretty pieces of makeup. :D The false lashes look absolutely gorgeous.

  33. Anna says:

    I first noticed the collectioon on their website, and I think it’s so cute!!

  34. Ruby says:

    I love Aya Takano’s drawings! I actually want to buy the makeup just because her art is on it haha, but I’m really cheap with make up so I’ll probably just go to CVS…haha

  35. jayjayne says:

    Now you have shown me these, I MUST PURCHASE THEM!
    I don’t even wear eye-make, so this is purely a “IT’S TOO ADORABLE!” purchase –

    You do realise, that this is all your fault!


  36. Bibi says:

    Love Aya Takano’s work, she’s one of my many favorite artist. This collection is so nice and I like the colors in the set that you got. I wanted to get the blush tint but I’m too scared it’s going to be too pink hehe. It’s so tempting to buy something.

  37. Ys says:

    Oh wow those collections are *gorgeous* And the falsies with the little hearts and stars are just wild! I think you picked the pallet I would have chosen actually :)

  38. Betty says:

    I’m so glad we still have Shu in our city ^-^ I gravitated toward Reindeer Kiss too but I cannot pull off blue eyeshadows even if my life depends on it. lol. I wanna splurge on a the lashes!!

    • jenny says:

      I always think I look like a street walker in blue eyeshadow!!!! I think it looks so good on other people but on me it’s just… no, no no no. DX

  39. Ivy says:

    Those makeup has very cute packaging! Are those all from Shu Uemura? Wow if they are! I might want to check out their makeup!

  40. Sesame says:

    Ohmigod THIS is the first time I’ve heard about Shu Uemura exiting the US market! I went to my local department store and bought a few products from the Shu Uemura counter last Fall and have been meaning to return, since I lost my eyelash curler in L.A. I’ve been so out of the loop on so many things!

  41. Hachi says:

    What a cute collection, freaking love those lashes!! I’m getting so excited for the holidays, with all these fancy holiday edition collections coming out~ *o*

  42. Alyse says:

    holy crap that make up is amazing!! why did you post about it? ;O; now I totally want some.. I like Takano’s collection a little better than Chisato, but I really like the natural look they used in combo with the lashes! it looks so much better than the heavier gal looks with lashes…

    i’m gonna have to hunt that down now!TaT… lol

  43. Miya says:

    I should NOT have read this post T______T cuz now I want it ALL….but have no monies to buy it with *sadness* LoL

    Must………buy….xmas….gifts!!!! It’s getting harder and harder as all these new/sale items pop up for the holidays ;A;

    Thanks for the review though! I will definitely be scouring the net to find some of these…hopefully at a decent price…

  44. Cindy says:

    I have always wondered if brand lives up to the hype, looking forward to hearing how it wears for you. ^_^ The colors are really gorgeous!

  45. Maikue says:

    *Likes this.

    I wish they had an art book to aya takano’s works!! I want to collect them all!!!

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