What happens when anime and beauty collide? We get a gorgeously girlie makeup palette, and that's exactly what the collaboration between Shu Uemura and Japanese artist Takashi Murakami has delivered. The Heart-Full Pink Parallel Eyes and Cheek Palette ($69) contains a smattering of pretty pink makeup hues. Seven iridescent and satin eye shadows dance around a cheek color, which are perfect for creating a delicate, feminine look. The kit also contains two dual-sided shadow brushes for ultimate flexibility in your makeup application. But what we love most about this palette is the adorable illustrations that decorate the front of the case, bringing us back to our Sunday mornings watching Sailor Moon with a bowl of Cheerios. Who doesn't love some nostalgia with their makeup?
If there's one product you buy for Spring, make it a gorgeous makeup palette. Urban Decay never disappoints in this category, and this season the brand is showcasing two fresh palettes with 16 brand-new shades. Lorac's palette is convenient as a clutch, and NYX makes creating a smoky eye a cinch. Preview our favorite five before you purchase in today's Beauty Review. On Kirbie: Yumi Kim blouse.
Suffering from hat hair this Winter? Well, you won't have to slink by with distressed tresses anymore. From choosing the right hats to begin with to revitalizing matted hair, we have a few easy tips to make sure you'll never suffer from limp locks again. Watch now to see how to avoid hat hair for good.
Shu Uemura ups the ante — and your hair — yet again with its Volume Maker ($48), a texturizing powder that adds oomph and zaps oil. But what really makes this applicator special is the full bristle brush it's outfitted with. A few cranks of the bottom of the tube produces a delicate amount of white powder on the tips of the brush. Just swipe the powder where you need it and it turns invisible, allowing for total ease of use that amps up volume in an instant.
The inventive design gives you the flexibility to use it whenever your hair needs a boost — even if it's already styled in an updo. The tube is small enough to throw in your purse for midday touch-ups, and it meets TSA regulations, so you can pack it and refresh whenever you need to. Big things really do come in small packages.
No matter what we do, no matter how hard we try, we just can't replicate the blissful effects of an in-salon shampooing. But in this case, we're not complaining. Shu Uemura Art of Hair recently revealed its "ceremony room" in San Francisco's Joseph Cozza Salon, one of only three in the nation to have such a space. Tucked away from the main salon, the room gives clients the privacy to relax and unwind during the shampoo-and-condition process. There's also a bliss-inducing head massage that practically guarantees less stress. Add glossy lacquered walls and chilled-out music, and you might never want to be shampooed elsewhere ever again.
Fashion designers like Karl Lagerfeld, Prabal Gurung, and Charlotte Ronson are getting into the beauty game, taking designs straight from the runway and outfitting your favorite beauty products. Our own Jessica Cruel met up with Charlotte Ronson to find out about her latest foray into the beauty scene: a contest with Nivea to design lip balm packaging. To hear more about this trend, watch our latest video.
Karl Lagerfeld has offered up a peek at his much-anticipated collaboration with Shu Uemura. The 17-piece set will contain a wide variety of products, including four shades of nail polish, the brand's signature cleansing oil, and fabric false eyelashes that are reminiscent of kabuki fans. And adorning the packaging of Shu Uemura's holiday collection is Mon Shu (a play on the French term "mon chou"), a doll-like character with a black bob sketched by Lagerfeld. A miniature version of Mon Shu even hangs off the set's red-embellished eyelash curler.
The products closest to Lagerfeld's heart are the two eye palettes. "I use their eye shadow colors for my sketching," the designer told WWD. "It's better than pastel; nobody has colors like that." The two eye and cheek palettes Lagerfeld has dreamed up for the line have two core colors: a smoky green and a smoky purple. The collection will be released in the States in October and will only be available online until February 2013. But when it comes to Lagerfeld, a little exclusivity is always expected.
The legendary Karl Lagerfeld gives us another reason to anticipate the holidays this year. His upcoming collaboration with Japanese beauty house Shu Uemura debuts in stores this November, and we have the details in today's Beauty Beat.
Karl Lagerfeld is having a huge week. Not only did he dress Drew Barrymore in bridal ruffles, but he also opened a celebrity-laden exhibit on the iconic little black jacket, and his lovely kitten, Choupette, started her own Twitter account. And now, Karl has revealed his next amazing feat will be a collaboration with Shu Uemura on a cosmetics line. Surprisingly, Karl has been a longtime fan of the brand's makeup — to add color to his sketches, that is.
The 17-piece, limited-edition collection will launch internationally this November (at 400 Shu Uemura doors), with packaging and colors handpicked by the famed Chanel designer himself. Karl has already even photographed the accompanying campaign. (What can't he do, really?) Karl Lagerfeld for Shu Uemura is sure to be the perfect combination of fashion and beauty — and an awesome gift to get in your holiday stocking (hint hint).