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shu uemura x maison kitsune

shu uemura x maison kitsune! Edgy Japanese artistry makeup brand shu uemura is known for its artistic collaborations. Remember last year’s limited edition collection by Karl Lagerfeld’s cat? This year, the brand looks to fashion for inspiration with a limited edition collection with contemporary fashion brand Maison Kitsune. There is an “East meets West” theme throughout the products and packaging. So you’ll see little icons that reference French life and those that illustrate Japanese culture. What I like about it is the colour selection is really wearable. Here is a look at shu uemura for Holiday 2015.


brand: shu uemura

city: Tokyo

maison kitsune

fashion brand: Maison Kitsune

city: Paris

maison kitsunebackground: Gildas Loaec and Masaya Kuroki are known for reinventing the classics through daring colours, prints and materials. They conceived their company in 2002 on a trip to Japan where they decided to bring their passions together around a single concept: one-of-a-kind fashion that unites style, music and design.

Meaning: kitsune means “fox” in Japanese

heather boo for shu uemuraThe muse: Singer, musician, model and actress Heather Boo is the brand’s muse. She performs with her band “Beau” and illustrates a modern approach to beauty.

The collaboration: Japanese artistry makeup brand shu uemura has teamed up with street-style fashion brand maison kitsune to for its limited edition holiday collection.

The quote: “Beauty is culture, culture is beauty. Beauty finally transcends the boundaries of fashion, music and art.” – Uchide, shu uemura international artistic director

The theme: Beauty remix – iconic motifs from East and West through fresh new eyes

The collection:


shu uemura palette in indigoBeauty remix smoky eye and cheek palette in indigo

shu uemura palette in plumBeauty remix smoky eye and cheek palette in plum

shu uemura eye pencilLimited edition drawing pencils in indigo, plum, gold and silver

shu uemura false lashesLimited edition false lashes in tricolour-in-a-blink

shu uemura false lashesLimited edition false lashes in jewel-fur-for-a-wink

shu uemura lip lacquer in persimmon glow

shu uemura lip lacquerLaque sparkler in plum shimmer, fleur shine and persimmon glow

shu cleansing oilSkin purifier ultime8 sublime beauty cleansing oil

shu uemura pore underbasePorEraser UV under base mousse

shu uemura eyelash curlerCurious eye-opening premium eyelash curler

shu uemura makeup brush set

New youth must-have premium brush set



shu uemura holiday 2015 lookGet shu’s new East-meets-West look


  1. Outline the eye with a drawing pencil. Create a thin line close to the rims and thicker in the center.
  2. When closing your eyes, create gradation with the eyeshadow palette using shades 1 to 3 (identified in the palette). Apply shade #1 close to the eyeline. Bend blend in shade #2 and then 3 to create gradation towards the upper edge of the eyelid. Use your drawing pencil to draw a line from the edge of the eye to the upper eye rim.
  3. Repeat the colour gradation below the eyes using the same steps. Use a drawing pencil to complete the coloured wing accent.
  4. Apply cheek colour at the uppermost part of the cheekbone just under the eye in a round shape. Gradually blend into the skin in a downward motion.

The giveaway: I gave away this selection of shu uemura x maison kitsune to one lucky reader. I drew the name Vanessa S from all those who commented below. Congrats Vanessa!

shu uemura holiday collection 2015

shu uemura is available at select Hudson’s Bay stores in Canada.


  • Reply
    Sarah Parker
    April 19, 2016 at 2:12 am

    lovely 🙂

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    Vera Boyce
    January 13, 2016 at 11:04 am

    Love, love love it all!

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    December 30, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Wow!!!! Superb collection !
    It’s a complete package!


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    December 28, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    υπεροχο καταπληκτικο τελειο

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    Tara Hill
    December 23, 2015 at 10:29 pm


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    Mary Kehoe
    December 23, 2015 at 9:00 pm

    Okay, this will be fun to try. So many new things. Need it, want it, please.

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    Ruby Shurtleff
    December 23, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I love them all. But I think my favorite is the collection in plum. Good luck every body!

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    December 23, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    I like the aque sparkler in plum shimmer, fleur shine and persimmon glow.

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    jules m.
    December 23, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    i love the Beauty remix smoky eye and cheek palette in indigo~! @snarkbiscuit

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    Heather de bruin
    December 23, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I just adore the palettes and the PorEraser Base Mousse sounds like a must try.
    X Heather

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    Karen D
    December 23, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    My favorite is the smoky eye and cheek palette in plum.@karen_dietrich

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    Karla Meerdink
    December 23, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Absolutely love this kit. @karlasue91

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    December 23, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Look at the false eyelashes. They are amazing. What a great luxury set.
    Thank you for the chance.
    Good luck everyone 🙂

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    Debbie Meredith
    December 23, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    It’s a very pretty collection

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    Linda Pollington
    December 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Really nice products

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    December 23, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    My favorite item(s) are the make up brushes since i have none in my make up collection. @MissMarianne3

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    Emily cross
    December 23, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    Curious eye-opening premium eyelash curler


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    December 23, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    So colourful. I tried the premium cleansing oil and it works great.

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