One of the most creative beauty collaborations this season comes from Japanese makeup brand shu uemura. The niche luxe beauty brand has partnered with Tokyo cult design sensation Ambush for a capsule collection with special packaging. Ambush is a Tokyo-based jewelry & fashion brand launched by jewelry designer Yoon and DJ Verbal. They take the vibrant and fast-paced Tokyo aesthetic and translate it into edgy accessories and fashion pieces. It is very much an underground brand favoured by stylists and musicians. Lady Gaga is a fan of the company.
The theme of the collection is “rock in gold” and it is meant for women who want to live their life out of the ordinary. These are pieces that are meant to be noticed. You’ll notice that Ambush likes to ground its collections in gold and add pops of primary hues like red, orange, yellow and blue.
The star product of the collection is Eye Foil, a metallic effect sheen for eyes that is available in ten shades including cobalt blue. You’ll find a custom gold eye palette that can be filled with four shadows. Eye brow manicure comes in silver and gold. And four lipsticks from nude to bold red round out the collection.
“I just think these shades are just right for summer…so wear able and so cool,” says Yoon.
shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte in RD1
shu uemura rouge unlimited supreme matte in Or2
shu uemura rouge unlimited sheer shine in PK1
shu uemura rouge unlimited sheer shine in BR2
eye foil in cobalt blue
eye brow manicure
soft gel pencil
Anti-Ox Cleansing Oil
blanc: chroma Cleansing Oil
shu uemura is available in Canada at select Hudson’s Bay stores and thebay.com