Today I have a bit of a mish-mashed post taken with many different backgrounds. I got the Mika for Shu collection to review several weeks ago and ever since then I’ve been testing things here, and there, and everywhere. Hence the different backgrounds depending on where I’ve been living or staying. It’s high time I share my opinion of several of the products in the line! 

Mika Ninagawa is one of Japan’s most popular photographer and her work has extended beyond the camera to include fashion and makeup collaborations. You can tell by the beautiful packaging that many of the products are in that a lot of thought and care went into this collaboration! 

mika for shu false eyelashes.jpgpress sample, affiliate links

The Mika Mini Neo Star-Glitz Fake Eyelashes are a limited edition bright pink, orange and yellow mini lash set encrusted with tiny stars. These are so vibrant and cute. They are really not “me” but I am waiting for a special occasion to use these to shine. 

mika for shu false lashes.jpgI think these would be ideal for someone who is into theater or has a bachelorette party to attend. With these on your lashes you have no choice but to be the life of the party! 

mika for shu .jpgThe Mika for Shu Eyeshadow Spiro Duo in Beige/Brown is such a fun addition to my makeup bag. I wore this for my birthday this year and absolutely loved it. Aside from the fun packaging, the colors are so intense, shimmery, and gorgeous!

mika for shu eyeshadow.jpgThese eyeshadows are inspired by “melting sweet dream” candies. The spiral colors blend from brown to medium brown, a white shimmer to a white gold. They are so pretty to look at and even more pretty to wear. If you have a teensy weensy eyeshadow brush, you could get in there to wear the colors separately. I have been blending each side together to come up with a singular shade from each side.

These shadows do have a bit of fallout but is it weird to say that it doesn’t even bother me? The fallout is so fine that it almost comes off as a highlighter when it falls to my cheeks. If you want to be careful with these shades, you could wear a really tacky base like you would wear with glitters and I’m sure you wouldn’t have a problem. I don’t have anything like that on hand so I just stuck with what I usually use! 

mika for shu eyeshadow swatches.jpgShu Uemura Tint in Gelato- Lip and Cheek Color in Sakura Creme is meant to be worn as a tinted cream for a soft finish makeup look. I have worn this shade on my lips and on my cheeks and it shows up for me much better on my lips. I think people with super fair skin would enjoy this as a blush! 

shu uemura tint in gelato.jpgThe applicator wand has a bit of a reservoir in it which allows you to get an ample amount of product with only one dip into the container. For wearing this product on the lips you can use the applicator, and for cheeks you can use your fingers. I find it wears great over liquid or powder when wearing it on the cheeks without getting streaky or patchy.

shu uemura tint in gelato 2.jpgThe texture for me is soft and velvety and thin. It keeps my lips feeling soft and hydrated. Definitely worth picking up if you are looking for dual purpose makeup!

lip gelato swatch.jpg 

The last product I have from this line is the Mika for Shu Refining Cleansing Oil which you can read about here. I did a write up on my favorite face and body oils for summer and it made the list, so check it out!

Mika for Shu is an unlimited line, so if you’re eyeing something, you’ll want to pick it up ASAP! Click the pictures to shop below:



22 Comments on Mika for Shu Uemura

  1. Laura
    July 11, 2014 at 1:30 pm (3 years ago)

    super cute collection

  2. Carleen
    July 11, 2014 at 2:13 pm (3 years ago)

    Cute! I love the little stars on the lashes!

  3. Anastasia
    July 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Loving those eye shadows! The packaging and the colors and the pigmentation look GREAT.

  4. jamie @makeuplifelove
    July 11, 2014 at 2:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Super cute. Oh that gloss looks amazing and the shadows even though glittery fallout just look pretty. Like too pretty to use. And totally envision swirled hot chocolate looking at them. Lol… Great post!

  5. BeautyJudy
    July 11, 2014 at 2:21 pm (3 years ago)

    The gloss looks like a win for me but wow is hat eyeshadow so beautiful!

  6. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
    July 11, 2014 at 3:53 pm (3 years ago)

    I love that duo and I always adore Shu’s packaging!

  7. Jessica W
    July 11, 2014 at 4:06 pm (3 years ago)

    That eyeshadow duo is just gorgeous!

  8. beautybymissl
    July 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm (3 years ago)

    Very pretty eyeshadow shades!

  9. Shipra Taneja
    July 11, 2014 at 5:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh love the eyeshadow and gloss! Need!

  10. Eugenia
    July 11, 2014 at 6:48 pm (3 years ago)

    I love the colors!!! Very pretty!

  11. Kimberly
    July 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm (3 years ago)

    Check out those cool lashes!!!!

  12. Sheila Arkee
    July 11, 2014 at 7:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Oh, my – what a super adorable collection!

  13. Brittany
    July 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm (3 years ago)

    Those lashes are gooooorgeous!

  14. Phyrra
    July 11, 2014 at 8:53 pm (3 years ago)

    The shadows are so pretty

  15. Cindy Ingalls
    July 11, 2014 at 11:46 pm (3 years ago)

    Everything looks so pretty!

  16. Cosmetic Sanctuary
    July 12, 2014 at 12:38 am (3 years ago)

    So pretty! I love the swirls in the shadows!

  17. Nidia Doherty
    July 12, 2014 at 12:51 am (3 years ago)

    I love the swirls in the eyeshadows – I wish there was a way to transfer it just like that onto my eyes! I think the starry eyelashes are totes adorbz, too – but I’d be looking for just the right occasion to bust them out!

  18. FabZilla_Kath
    July 12, 2014 at 2:15 am (3 years ago)

    Lovely collection! If only Shu Uemura ships fast to Hawaii! Tbh, I placed order from their website and it took more than a month to arrive because they shipped it the cheapest way. Ugh!

  19. Honeygirlk
    July 12, 2014 at 3:08 am (3 years ago)

    This is such a fun collection. I don’t order Shu Uemura anymore and if I want something, I have my friend pick it up and send to me. They only ship parcel post – the cheap way otherwise it is friggen expensive to ship. But I love the new goodies.

  20. Betzy Carmona
    July 12, 2014 at 2:31 pm (3 years ago)

    The lashes are so pretty !


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