Haul and Preview: Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation and Lasting Gel Pencil Eyeliner

Sharing some happy thoughts…here’s a shopping and beauty post to sweeten the weekend (is it the sembreak yet?) Shu Uemura wise, I’m better late than sorry. My first Shu purchase was the iconic eye lash curler, then the mini Lip Duo Sets from Taste Central,  and a very pretty pink lipstick. Oh well, I’m liking my Shu Uemura stash, and knowing my tendencies, I can’t wait to build it up. So one stormy Sunday, I was invited to attend a non-blogger event in Shu Uemura Shangri-la Plaza Mall. It’s for the launch of the new Lightbulb Foundation. It’s a happy day to shop.

A lot of freebies. #Love
Gifts with Purchase. No purchase needed when you attend the workshop.  Participants get 2 Mini Duo Lip Sets. For buying the Lightbulb Foundation, and an eyeliner, I get the rest (Eye Shadow Refills, Tsuya Skin, and Tsuya Base). I’m a happy girl! 
The Shu Uemura Lighbulb Sponge comes with the Foundation for Php 2350.
I’m happy to oblige…here’s my skin care and makeup regimen, based on Shu Uemura’s recommendation (less the powder but might get it soon!) 1st: Tsuya Skin Youthful Radiance Generator | 2nd: Tsuya Skin UV Underbase | 3rd: Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation. 
Shu Uemura Lasting Gel Pencil Eyeliner. This is very similar to Kate Pencil Eyeliner, but more expensive. Sells for Php 1350 (but comes with a 10% off discount for that day) 
Swatch Shu Uemura M Black 01.

Product Description: Easy application like a pencil & soft texture and long lasting like a gel. With just clicks, draw a precise eyeline softly and easily at the very point you want to rim, and clearly define your eyes. The innovation of a mechanical pencil enables the hold of s uper soft gel formula inside. waterproof. tear-proof. does not smudge for 12 hours.

Yay!The eyeliner delivers. It allows precise application, be it the thin lines, or smokey. True, it has lasting power but not too difficult to remove if intended. Note that, it’s a mechanical pencil type, not retractable type. So once you turn it (click, click), you can’t pull it back down. A click or two will do the trick. 
Swatch. #FOTD Left Photo: Shu Uemura Lightbulb Foundation Shade 764 Medium Light Beige, over Tsuya Skin Base |  Eye: Shu Uemura Lasting Gel Pencil Liner, Laura Mercier Pink Spark Caviar Stick Eye Colour, Pink Mosaic Shimmer Bloc. Right Photo: Awww…swatch of the Shu Uemura Eye Liner taken with the beauty mode of my new precious #SamsungGalaxyNote3. So flawless, indeed! Loveet! But I’m also wearing the whole Shu Radiance Gang minus the powder (Tsuya Skin, Tsuya Skin Base, Lightbulb Foundation). #FTW
Overall, I mentioned that it basically reminds me of Kate, as in the same feel, almost the same look. Kanebo Kate is also a Japanese Brand. #Quality Without the discount, Shu is definitely more expensive. But with so much more to buy in Shu Uemura, at least now that I’m compelled to collect almost everything Shu Uemura-ish, ;-D, the gifts with purchase will make buying at Shu an absolutely smarter choice. Again, that is if you intend to upsize your shopping basket. If not, the Kate Pencil delivers, although good luck in finding a store with stock availability. 
I will be back for the review of the Shu Uemura the lightbulb foundation, and more of Tsuya Skin care line, which I’m so compelled to get the full sizes. So yes, I’m almost there…Shu-fanatic in the making! Cheers! ^_^


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