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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