SHU UEMURA x YAZBUKEY
Yazbukey, known for its ‘tongue-in-cheek feminine sophisti-pop’, has branded the collaboration with a story from its imagination… what happens when four women fall for the same man? Each product in the collection is adorned with the cartoon-like lips, eyes and speech bubbles of the four friends as they each attempt to woo the object of their affections, Mr Shu Shu.
“I strongly believe that make-up should enhance a person’s individuality… we created four charming beauty looks with Yazbukey,” says Uchiide, international artistic director of shu uemura. “Choose your favourite image and colour just like you select clothes every morning. I’m sure that you will discover a stunning new side to yourself to share with the world.”
With Yazbukey’s coquettish touch, this limited edition shu uemura collection is sure to inject some fun into your makeup routine. The collaboration is extensive, including 14 of shu uemura’s best-selling products. The full range can be viewed here and will hit Australian shu uemura counters in May. We chose some of our favourites from the collection:
i love my shu shu palette (RRP $98)
Let your inner bombshell shine with this palette. Featuring seven eye shadows in four textures (pearl, iridescent, metallic, matte) and one glow on blush, this palette is sure to get you ahead of your rivals in love.
rouge unlimited supreme matte (RRP $39)
Four limited-edition sophisti-pop shades have been created for the collaboration, in shu uemura’s signature lipstick. Blow a kiss to Mr Shu Shu in yaz red, noble pink, sunshine orange or daring violet. The rouge unlimited offers intense pigmentation and a matte finish, but extremely comfortable and long-lasting wear.
POREraser UV under base mousse SPF 35 (RRP $48)
The POREraser UV under base mousse, the new-generation counterpart to shu uemura’s best-selling under base mousse, receives a Yazbukey makeover. Available in two shades (beige and pink), this multi-tasking mousse primes the skin for a flawless makeup finish, reducing the appearance of pores and oiliness.
shu uemura cosmetics are available at selected David Jones stores. To find your nearest counter, please call 1300 651 991.
SHAKE.TWIST.PLAY WITH REDKEN COLOR REBEL
REDKEN has revolutionised temporary hair colour with their new COLOR REBEL. The groundbreaking formula is based on unique water-based ink technology and draws inspiration from pearlescent pigments in makeup products.
Clay is combined with two film-forming styling polymers, to deposit an ultra-fine ‘micro-coating’ of these colour pigments on the surface of each hair strand. Thanks to its innovative ‘shake and twist’ sponge applicator, it is simple to apply, plus the formula dries quickly and will not transfer.
COLOR REBEL is suitable for all hair types and washes out in two shampoos, making it easy to constantly experiment and transform your look. It is available in a diverse range of 10 shades – five Natural Shades (brown and copper tones) and five Fashion Shades (ranging from yellow to pink).
REDKEN COLOR REBEL is available exclusively from selected REDKEN salons and retailers. To find your nearest stockist, please visit www.redken.com.au or phone 1300 650 170.
ULTRACEUTICALS INTRODUCES ULTRA C10+ FIRMING SERUM
Ultraceuticals has reinvented their heritage product, the Ultra C10 Serum, and has released the new Ultra C10+ Firming Serum. This anti-ageing super serum harnesses the power of Vitamin C to fight the first signs of ageing and loss of firmness in the skin.
Containing 10% pure Vitamin C, the Firming Serum nourishes the skin with antioxidants and supports its dermal renewal process. Powerful messenger peptides Microelastin® and MicroCollagen stimulate the skin’s natural renewal of collagen and elastin, firming and smoothing the appearance of the skin. Added absorption enhancers ensure that the skin absorbs all of these active ingredients, maximising their effect.
The Ultra C10+ Firming Serum is recommended for all skin types. Made in Australia not tested on animals, it also contains no harsh chemicals such as parabens or synthetic dyes and fragrances.
The Ultraceuticals Ultra C10+ Firming Serum retails for $106 (30mL). For stockists, please visit www.ultraceuticals.com
SAY HELLO TO KAREN WALKER EAU DE PARFUM
Australian designer Karen Walker has expanded her brand, launching Karen Walker Eau de Parfum with a trio of fragrances. Simply named A, B and C, each perfume embodies the label’s signature optimism and energy, adding another sensory delight to the bright world of Karen Walker.
“I’ve always wanted to create a range of fragrances and I’m thrilled with this trio. The three different scents allow the Karen Walker woman to have a scent for any mood, any day, any time and any occasion,” says Karen Walker.
The clear bottles house and reflect light and energy, and adored with colourful graphics, the packaging stays true to the bright playfulness of the Karen Walker label.
A is sunny and happy, a fruity floral that is reminiscent of sunshine and gardens in bloom.
- Top notes: cassis, crushed mint leaves, grapefruit
- Heart notes: lily of the valley, green tea, ylang yang
- Base note: solar musk
B is a feminine floral, ripe and delicious. It’s a warm, balmy breeze after the heat of a day.
- Top notes: bergamot, pink pepper, grapefruit
- Heart notes: iris, white rose, peach, sambac jasmine
- Base notes: patchouli, praline, tonka bean, musk, vanilla
C is opulent, addictive and compelling. Containing all of Karen’s favourite floral scents, it is the most sensual scent of the trio.
- Top notes: gardenia, magnolia, mandarin, bergamot
- Heart notes: tuberose, orange flower, sambac jasmine, lily of the valley
- Base notes: sandalwood, amber, musk, cashmere wood
Karen Walker Eau De Parfum is available exclusively at MYER. Each fragrance is available in 50mL (RRP $120) and 100mL ($160).