Saturday, October 29, 2011

AMW Reports: Shu Uemura's Wong Kar Wai

Wong Kar Wai for Shu Uemura.  A collection a lot of us the makeup addicts are excited for! The makeup collection was launched last week October 21 at Opus Restaurant.

Your make-up lover blogger AMW was lucky enough to be invited to such prestigious event so I braved the traffic (as always) and came back with a report!

Wong Kar Wai is an internationally renowned film director.  He is an award-winning writer/director who is also known as a "master of colors" just like Mr. Shu Uemura.  I am not surprised 2011 Holiday Collection was inspired by him.

(Note to Philippine readers: This will be out in the market mid-November, limited stocks only.)

There are 2 programs happening at Opus Restaurant.  6:30pm event was the exclusive make-up show for Press while 8:30pm event starts Art infusion of poetic proportions.  I attended both event.

Ms. Nina Solano, Business Development Manager of Shu Uemura, welcomed the Press with a gorgeous makeup and long flowy dress!


Next, Ms. Lyra Importante, Retail Manager of Shu Uemura, led the rest of the program by introducing 2 of our favorite Shu Uemura's makeup artists.

John Pagaduan and Patrick Alcober were interviewed on the looks they will do on stage

On with the live makeup demo using 
Shu Uemura's Wong Kar Wai Makeup collection

On the latter part of the night, the part 2 of the event started with the super lovely and sexy Joey Mead!  She lively hosted the event and I get to feel the excitement all over again (even though I've been there at the first part of the show).

A lot more Shu Uemura Makeup artists were there to grace the event and do live makeup demonstration on gorgeous models!  Different interpretations of WKW Collection were done and most of them gives out an artistic feel!

On to the collection, as inspired by Wong Kar Wai's exclusive films.  Each package of the series is decorated with a scene from the short film and images will change before your eyes when you view it from different angles!  The said images can be seen on 2 of their eye palettes.

Burning in Water Palette

Drowning in Flame Palette

False Eyelash Jeweled Love

False Eyelash Dance in Glitter
Glorious Masquerade
 Glittery Mascara
 Lustrous Glow Powder 
in Pleasure Rose

Rouge Unlimited available in 3 shades
Red = rouge luster (tender red shade with gold shimmer)
Pink = pink flush (warm pink tone with a fresh, glossy finish)
Beige = Glitter Fuse (beige shade with splash of golden dust)

 Mini Nail Duo
in Bleu Splendor

 Mini Nail Duo
in Festive Rouge
 Flashing Gold Mini Brush Set

 White Recovery EX+
Brightening Cleansing Oil Advanced Formula
I currently own 2 products from the gorgeous WKW collection.  I'm a blush person so this is a perfect "glow" for me! I actually like patting this on top of a regular matte blush for that nice....oomph.  The shade is actually very light and it just gives a super light shimmer for a healthy glow.

I also got the Rouge Unlimited in Pink Flush.  The shade looks super bright, matte and pigmented on tube but it goes on a bit sheer and shimmery on my lips.  Very light and subtle.

Which product/s in this collection caught your complete attention?
I'd like to know!

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!


  1. npka-ironic nman ng pgname sa mga e/s palettes..:)
    i like the drowning in flame..:D

  2. You always go to the best events! Thanks for the post - I'm picking up some items from Selfridges when I get back to London!

  3. the eyeshadow and lipstick :) It's so nice.

  4. What a nice event! This collection is gorgeous too!

  5. The eye lashes are so unique! Looks absolutely gorgeous!!

  6. hi, how much is their blush on? it looks nice and the color is beautiful!

  7. @jen You're right! Now that you mentioned it, the names are unique nga!

  8. @ilovemeepok Will do with the 2 products that I own, do wait for a full review on it :)

  9. @Jamilla Camel What are you picking from the collection?

  10. @Dianne I know! I've swatched the eyeshadows and the pigmentation is really good!

  11. @Anastacia Agree, the lashes are perfect for Avant Garde look!

  12. The eyelashes dance in glitter. Shu is one of the best in false lashes, too bad they're darn expensive. :( And o, the brushes too. haha

  13. I am seriously in love with Wong Kar Wai and his films! I want one of those palettes, their names are lovely.

  14. i have the powder and the red lippie! :D loving the gold flecks


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