Last Saturday, I was invited to a Shu Uemura Master Class featuring their Holiday Collection for this year called Shupette, which is a collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld. It was actually my mentor Ms. Claire Diokno, one of their master make up artists, that invited me to participate. And what better way to participate than to be the face that she gets to do the different looks on? Aka model yiheeee.

        So if you're wondering why the collection is called Shupette, it's because Karl Lagerfeld's inspiration for the collection was none other than his beautiful blue-eyed Birman cat named Choupette. Choupette isn't your ordinary cat for she holds the title of the world's most fashionable feline. Bow down.

        That being said, the Shupette collection is all about achieving a different take on the classic cat eye with the help of Karl Lagerfeld's Parisian chic influence. What you get is a really unique Tokyo-meets-Paris collection, with the usual super cute packaging that Shu Uemura is known for coming up with. And of course, they just had to include several shades of blue eyeshadow as a tribute to Choupette's striking blue eyes.

Here are some selfies Ms. Claire and I took after the Master Class featuring the store's perfect lighting hehehe. The Shu Team had me wear cat ears, a bow tie, and a pin of Choupette.

This is the entire collection, complete with a super cute Choupette pouch if you purchase everything.

I was lucky enough to take home some of the Shupette products, including the Eye-Need-Shu trio 01 which includes "Shupette Blue" and the Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio 01 - a lip palette of 3 luminous candy colors. I also got the Eye-Need-Shu liner in Midnight Black, which is a black pencil with deep blue glitter pigments.

 I couldn't wait to try the products out so I decided to do my own take on a cat eye.

Below is a close up of my eye. I just used the black liner to draw a winged tip then softened it using the darkest blue eye shadow with an angled liner brush. As expected, Shu Uemura's color payoff never disappoints. The shadow is highly pigmented while still being super easy to blend. No primer needed!

I then decided to play with the palette a bit more by using all 3 blue shades on my lower lash line, going from darkest to lightest as I approached the inner corners. I also lined just 1/3 of my outer lower lash line to make my eyes appear bigger. A great trick I learned from Ms. Claire is to wet your eye shadow brush when applying a shimmery eye shadow if you really want to intensify the shimmer even more. That's exactly what I did for my lower lash line to really make my eyes stand out. And of course I put some falsies on for more drama.

I was honestly so surprised at how wearable the blue eyeshadow turned out to be. Since I'm a guilty Naked Palette addict, I don't normally wear colored eye shadows anymore. But i'll definitely make an exception for Shupette.

For the lip palette, all 3 shades complemented the blue shadow really well. The lip shades feature an oil base lip 

formula developed by Shu for vivid color and luminosity. I took pictures with all 3 shades to show you all how they

can change up the look.

The first shade I tried was a very soft pastel pink which made the look quite girly and flirty.

If you want to be a bit more playful, then the hot pink shade/fuchsia shade would be a great option. 

And lastly, the palette comes with a deep red if you wanna make the look more vampy. This would be great as an

evening lip!

For all the products I used here as well as the rest of the collection, you guys should definitely check out the 

Shupette collection at any Shu Uemura branch!

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