Shu Uemura ME Blue 640

I had a beauty voucher that expired in mid-May, so I bought this little square of teal, knowing that I would have use for it. In the metallic formula, ME Blue 640 (S$35) is apparently the replacement of ME Blue 638, which was part of the older, discontinued ME range*.

Unlike the metallic shadows of old, it isn’t exceptionally pigmented – the swatch took several swipes to show up as above. Nevertheless, this shadow isn’t muted in tone; instead, it has a pretty reflective effect that brightens it.

If you shy away from loud colours but would like to wear such a shade of blue, this is something to try. However, if you would like the colour to pop, use it over a cream shadow such as Shiseido Hydro Powder Eye Shadow in Proenza Schouler Blue.

ME Blue 640 reminds me of the blue hue in Lunasol Blue Green Coral and seems to be more of a dupe than Majolica Majorca BL724.

* My Makeup Reviews has a comprehensive explanation of Shu Uemura eyeshadow names, as well as a comparison of the old and new formulas.


  • birkinbagbeauty says:

    that is a gorgeous colour for brown eyes…I love the glow of that blue eyeshadow, and I am sure it will look gorgeous on you.

    Shu makes excellent eyeshadows!

  • jojoba says:

    i can honestly say this is one of my favourite shu eye shadow in the new formula.

  • makeupmag says:

    It is, BBB~!

    Easy to wear too, for people who don’t like crazy pigmented colours.

  • makeupmag says:

    Hi Jojoba,

    Thank you for your very useful Shu write-up. I wrote something similar in the past but it was nowhere as comprehensive as yours. :)

  • Paris B says:

    I loved ME638 – I still have it and I have to agree that the new shadows do not come anywhere near the metallic shine of the old ME series. Thank goodness I discovered I can’t wear Shu eyeshadows… or I’d be broke ;)

  • makeupmag says:

    Hi PB,

    The old MEs are really dense. One of my faves is ME Purple 780! :)

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