Shu Uemura Gem Glam Pressed Eye Shadow in G White Rainbow

May 15, 2010

I passed a Shu Uemura counter with Iris on Wednesday and she remarked that Sophia (whom I’d met at the Shiseido 40th Anniversary event) and Kas (whom I sometimes bump into at the makeup stores) had bought this eyeshadow because of its pretty multi-coloured sparkles. I swatched it, of course…and promptly fell in love with the holographic glitter!

Part of the Shu Uemura Gem Glam collection, this shadow is priced at S$36. It isn’t the cheapest eye shadow single around – I’m thinking of my S$7.40 shadow from Nature Republic as I type this – but thankfully, I only paid S$26, after using one of my S$5 vouchers from the Tangs recycling program and the Citibank credit card rebate that I received from my last Jurlique purchase. Incidentally, my last Shu purchase (Pressed Eye Shadow in ME Blue 640) was also offset by a voucher from the Tangs recycling program the previous year. ;)

Labelled ‘G’, White Rainbow is in a glitter formula. See the insane amount of reflective glitter infused throughout the snow white base?

As I was swatching the shadow, I realised that it can cake. As such, gentle patting is necessary for a more uniform appearance. I haven’t tried it on the eye but I reckon the fine glitter will not only be amazing over inky pencil bases or dark shadows, it will also add a multi-dimensional quality to lighter shades.

With its multi-coloured shimmer and sparkle, White Rainbow reminds me of my beloved Beauté de Kosé Eye Fantasist Crystal Cream; only easier to use and more versatile, thanks to its pressed eyeshadow form.

Blurry shots always seem to pick up glitter colours well. As you can tell, this holographic eyeshadow is chock-full of rainbow sparkles. ♥

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8 Responses to Shu Uemura Gem Glam Pressed Eye Shadow in G White Rainbow

  1. May 15, 2010 at 9:45 am

    I can’t wait to see a picture of your eye with this on. I know you’ll really rock it!

    • makeupmag
      May 15, 2010 at 2:55 pm

      Hello Marcia!

      I hope it shows up as well on my eye! ;)

  2. Kas
    May 16, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Hey Mag! When I used it dry, I noticed that I had to deal with fall out – I used it once over MAC Paintpot in Black Ground. So the next time I tried it (this time over black eyeshadow), I used it with a moistened sponge tip applicator which was much better! Would love to hear your thoughts on the application! :)

    • makeupmag
      May 16, 2010 at 2:00 am

      Hi Kas!

      I haven’t used it on the eye but have a feeling it’ll do well over a tacky pencil base. I’m picturing it over MAC Feline…

      Thanks for the moistened sponge-tip tip! :)

  3. May 17, 2010 at 9:14 am

    I used it dry (just patted it on with my finger after the whole eye look is done) and so far the fall out is minimal. :)

    • makeupmag
      May 17, 2010 at 11:00 pm

      Hi Sophia,

      Great to know that. Isn’t this eyeshadow spectacular? I have a pigment from Suqqu that’s similar but pressed shadow is always so much easier to work with!

  4. Coco
    May 20, 2010 at 3:42 pm


    Hi friend, how about the following Manly 120 eyeshadow?
    The color of the eyeshdow is very beautiful,and i can choose any color from it.

    I really like it.

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