Mika Ninagawa and Shu Uemura are a match made in heaven. He’s a makeup artist and a true beauty pioneer who blends nature, science and art in his brand, and she’s Japan’s most beloved and renowed photographer known for her high fashion and high drama work. This Holiday season the two have come together to create a collection that combines her signatures colors, femininity, allure and vibrancy and his sophistication and artistry.
Recently, The Beauty Bug visited Boston’s Best Makeup Artist, Dani Wagener, at the Shu Uemura boutique to learn more about the collection. At the crux of it are three eye shadow palettes, each of which contain 7 shadows and a cream eye shadow-liner. Each palette is beautifully decorated with a floral scene (midnight winter sakura, adorned marguerite, and secret lusious rose) shot by Mika.
Using the Secret Luscious Rose palette (middle palette pictured on the right) Dani created a soft shimmery, golden holiday eye on The Beauty Bug that caught the light beautifully.
To create this festive look, Dani applied the white/gold color (second from the left) all over the lid, and then applied wide strokes of the golden brown color (far left color) in the crease. She then applied a thin line of the bronze cream liner on the top of The Beauty Bug’s lid. The combination blended perfectly yet still showed the gradations of color, and despite the photos, was beautifully smooth, shimmery and made The Beauty Bug’s eyes sparkle.
Other items in the collection include limited edition Rouge Unlimited lipsticks in Petal Beige, Petal Orange Beige, and Petal Pink Beige, Tanzanite Aquarium nail enamel, Sparkling Garnet Aquarium Nail Enamel, and several special holiday sets and eyelashes.
All Shu Uemura products are available at select Barney’s, Shu Uemura boutiques, and ShuUemura.com.