Shu Uemura’s Boutique Birthday Collection

It’s always a good day when The Beauty Bug gets to visit Boston’s best makeup artist, Dani Wagener. Everyone remembers the first time The Beauty Bug met with her to learn about The Rebirth Collection – The Beauty Bug’s lashes and eye makeup were out of control gorgeous. On the agenda this time around was the new limited edition Boutique Birthday Collection that marks the 25th anniversary of the first Shu Uemura Beauty Boutique in Tokyo.

Dani chose the Fleur De Rose palette and got to work on The Beauty Bug’s eyes. This is the most natural, yet sophisticated palette from the collection. The creamy shadows are a blender’s dream! She first applied the dark brown shadow up to the crease, followed by the lightest (almost white color) on the brow bone as a highlighter. Next, Dani used the new limited edition shimmer liquid eyeliner under The Beauty Bug’s lash line. A bit about this product; simply put – it’s amazing! It’s so smooth and sheen. Dani worked out the thick formula on her hand before applying, and it glided on beautifully.

Back to the eyeshadow, Dani chose the shimmery purple/gray color applied it to the crease, expanding a bit across the lid, and blended it out. For all those hazel-eyed ladies, this will bring out the green in your eyes. With this, she created the perfect summer smoky eye – not too heavy, but still very alluring with a lot of depth and color. Lastly, she applied the golden color on the brow bone, and brought it down a bit into the crease to polish the eye.

While the photos below don’t even come close to capturing the intense color, you get an idea of Dani’s look.


Moving on to the face, Dani used one of The Beauty Bug’s favorite products for the summer, the UV Under Base SPF 10. It’s a lightweight mousse primer that keeps skin and pores nice and smooth, and provides and instant cooling effect when applied. Next was the Face Architect Foundation – another lightweight product that’s great for the summer. After a touch of bronzing powder (in light of course), and the Rouge Unlimited Gloss Shine (which The Beauty Bug already gushed over) in 755, She was ready for Her close-up. Before leaving the boutique, Dani even gave Her a preview on Shu’s fall collection which is jaw-droppingly stunning.

Get the Boutique Birthday Collection palettes and shimmer liquid liner at any Shu Uemura Boutique or counter before they’re sold out!

1 Response to Shu Uemura’s Boutique Birthday Collection

  1. Nikki

    lovely eyes! I love it on you!

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