Shu Uemura Announces Spring/Summer Collection Featuring Limited Edition Colors

25.April.2022 | FASHION

Japanese makeup brand Shu Uemura launched its new 2022 Spring/Summer Collection on April 22, 2022 in limited quantities. Kabuki actor Ichikawa Somegoro VIII, who became a Shu Uemura brand ambassador in March 2022, is seen in new visuals for the collection.

 

Collection


Limited Edition Eyeshadow Palette

Nude Punk Eye Palette (5 limited edition colors / 1 existing color)

Lilac Rebel Eye Palette (3 limited edition colors / 3 existing colors)

 

Lipstick Unlimited Kinu Satin

Tailored Nude, Limited Edition Color (Star Shade)

Auburn Tulle

Lipstick Unlimited Kinu Cream

Taupe Couture (Star Shade)

Sienna Silk

Ultim8∞ Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil

Hard Formula Hard 9 Seal Brown

Petal 55 Foundation Brush

 

The Shu Uemura philosophy is that makeup is “fashion for the face.” From makeup that hides blemishes to makeup that helps people express themselves, every piece is important.


In 1968, Shu Uemura introduced ‘Mode Makeup,’ with the idea that just as there are patterns in clothing, there should be patterns in makeup as well. He proposed free expression using makeup and inspired people to be more fearless with their makeup application. Try expressing yourself more in 2022!

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    To celebrate the release, a Twitter and Instagram campaign is currently underway, and fans who take a test on the official Integrate website will be able to see which character is most like them and which makeup would suit them best. 

     

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  • Kabuki Actor Somegoro Ichikawa VIII Becomes Brand Ambassador for Shu Uemura Japan

    11.March.2022 | FASHION

    Shu Uemura Japan has announced that Kabuki actor Somegoro Ichikawa VIII will be the brand ambassador for its popular cleansing oil and other cosmetic items.

     

    Shu Uemura products are all crafted in Japan and the brand exemplifies the Japanese spirit of perfection, care, and tradition. This advanced technology and cutting-edge design philosophy is a perfect match for Somegoro Ichikawa, who is incredibly passionate about Japanese artistry through his work in kabuki theater. This collaboration is bringing kabuki, a 400-year-old art form, to the mainstream, infusing it with modernity.

     

    Comment from Somegoro Ichikawa

    “I’m honored to have been chosen to serve as an ambassador for Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, which I personally use on a regular basis. What can we do to pass on Kabuki and other Japanese traditions to future generations? I feel a strong connection between my own ideas and challenges and those of the Shu Uemura brand.” 

  • Hello Kitty and Cosmetics Company Shu Uemura Release Holiday Collection

    23.October.2021 | FASHION

    Japanese cosmetics brand Shu Uemura is releasing two new holiday collections in collaboration with beloved Sanrio character Hello Kitty! The first collection, featuring twelve items, will go on sale on November 1, 2021, and the second collection, featuring four items, will be available on November 15, 2021. Only limited quantities will be available. Preorders are now available on the official online store. Certain products will also be available at Sanrioworld GINZA 1F starting October 30 to celebrate the new collaboration. 

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    1st Collection Lineup

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    Discogram Eye Palette (6 limited-time colors): ¥7,150 (Tax Included) 

    Unlimited Disco Glitz Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,070 (Tax Included) 

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    Unlimited Lacquer Shine Lipstick (1 limited-time color/1 existing color): ¥3,740 (Tax Included)

    Unlimited Cream Lipstick (2 limited-time colors): ¥4,180 (Tax Included) 

    Ulim8∞Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil (Limited-time packaging) 450ml: ¥12,650 (Tax Included) / 150ml: ¥5,060 (Tax Included)

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    *Available only at the official online store and Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques

    Unlimited Satin Lipstick VIP Auburn: ¥4,070 (Tax Included) 

    Hard Formula 9 Seal Brown: ¥2,860 (Tax Included) 

    Rock the Party Premium Makeup Box: ¥35,200 (Tax Included) 

    Rock the Party Mini Lipstick Set: ¥7,150 (Tax Included) 

    *Available only at the official online store and Global Flagship Beauty Boutiques

     

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    Makeup brand KATE has produced the KATE iCON BOX, a contemporary digital experience for the New Normal where four personalized eye shadow colors are chosen through AI and released like a vending machine. The technology will be available for a limited time at the Matsumoto Kiyoshi Matsukiyo LAB in the Sagamiono Station Square store. Subsequent installation information can be found on the KATE website.

     

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    STEP1. The AI analyses your skin

     

    STEP2. The AI analyses the ratio of your facial features

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    Find the eyeshadow color that suits you perfectly with the KATE iCON BOX!

  • Girl Group NiziU Named Brand Ambassadors for Visée, Introduce Limited-Edition Eyeshadows

    10.September.2021 | FASHION / MUSIC

    Cosmetics brand KOSE has announced that popular girl group NiziU will act as brand ambassadors for a new collection of Visée eyeshadow, Glossy Rich Eyes N.

     

    Visée Glossy Rich Eyes N  – Available in 8 shades + 2 limited edition shades

     

     

    Photo Shoot

     

    「Visée AVANT」Limited Edition Seasonal Visual with MAYUKA&NINA

     

    The theme for this year’s campaign was ‘Find the Color Just for You.’ By trying all possible shades, even those which seem out of the consumers comfort zone, they will absolutely find the perfect color. For this photo shoot, NiziU applied makeup inspired by their respective member colors, showing off their individuality.

     

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    Q1. Visée has partnered with a number of women before, each symbolizing the current era. What are your thoughts on being chosen as brand ambassadors for Visée now?

    Mako: I’m turning 20 this year, and I’ve really wanted to show a different side of myself now that I won’t be a teenager anymore. I was so happy when I was chosen for this project, since it gave me the perfect chance to do just that!

    Maya: We’re so incredibly honored to be chosen as ambassadors for Visée! I use their products regularly, but there are so many different colors of product available. I think this will inspire people to make use of colors they may not use often, and to try new things!

     

    Q2. How did you feel after shooting wrapped?

     

    Ayaka: It felt like something totally different than what NiziU has tackled in the past. I typically wear more cutesy makeup, but this time I tried to show something more mature. It was refreshing. It was a blast getting close-up shots taken of my eye makeup!



    Q3. The theme for this year’s campaign is ‘Find the Color Just for You.’ It calls on people to find a color that best matches their personality. After the first ad shoot, what were your impressions of your fellow members’ new makeup looks?


    Riku: Maya was the one getting her pictures taken first, and she looked so gorgeous that Ayaka and I couldn’t stop staring at her! Honestly, we were staring at her so much that when she finally looked over at us, she did that typical Maya smile, and it was like we fell in love with her. (laugh)



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    Rio: I used to think I was one of the cool girls, but during this photo shoot, I was given a makeup look and outfit that was more cutesy. That’s a side of myself I haven’t explored, and this is something that happens frequently during the many events and challenges we take on as a unit.



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    Since 2020, Ryo Nishikido has been a brand ambassador for Maybelline New York Japan. Continuing to promote the company, this diverse new collection asks customers to express themselves through eye makeup.

     

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    Comment from Ryo Nishikido

    “This is my second year with Maybelline and I’m excited to start this new project! I wanted to build a bridge between this staple New York brand and the Japanese people. With that in mind, I was inspired to create metallic, glitter-filled mascara and eyeliner, partially inspired by Maybelline’s branding. If you happen to see these new products at the store, please pick them up! I want as many people as possible to enjoy them!”

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    petal 55 foundation brush (Limited Edition Design) | ¥6,600 (Tax Included)

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    Shu Uemura’s Cleansing Oil is one of the brand’s most notable sustainable products, preserving everything important about Japanese culture from its history to its natural environment. Using traditional methods passed down the ages, the product is made from plant-derived ingredients sourced sustainably, and the packaging is made from 100% recyclable plastic. The Cleansing Oil bottles were also added to Shu Uemura’s new recycling program which began on May 5 which enables bottles to be reused.

     

    Don’t miss out on this special new collection by Shu Uemura.

  • Dolce & Gabbana Releases Japan Limited-Edition Blush

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    Dolce & Gabbana Blush of Roses Luminous Cheek Colour – Love Collector | ¥6,300 (Before Tax)

     

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  • Japanese YouTuber Saaya Releases Oil Rich Tint Lipsticks From Her Brand Lillua

    25.February.2021 | FASHION

    The Japanese cosmetics brand Lillua launched a new collection of four “Oil Rich Tint” lipsticks on Monday (February 22). The brand is produced by Direct Tech in collaboration with the popular beauty YouTuber Saaya.


    Saaya is a popular beauty guru and influencer from Japan. She has over 2.14 million followers across her social media pages including 1.23 million subscribers on YouTube (as of February 22, 2021). On her main YouTube channel, she posts how-to videos on hair and makeup as well as content related to fashion, videos with her siblings, and more.

     

    Saaya launched Lillua to support people to become the person they want to be – someone who they love even more than they did yesterday. The brand released its teaser site on February 19 which blew up amongst her fans on social media. Now, the site has fully launched with its first collection of products.

     

    Lillua’s “Oil Rich Tint” is a line-up of glossy lipsticks with a tint effect. The products take into account the reality of wearing face masks everyday by being super easy to apply. They are made using an oil gel which spreads across the lips effortlessly and leaves them feeling soft. They also contain squalane, olive oil, and jojoba oil to moisturise the lips, making them look plump and soft. The collection features four types: 01 Mellow Pink, 02 Gala Deep Red, 03 Lut Terracotta, and 04 Peach Pig.

      

    Oil Rich Tint | ¥1,450 (Before Tax)

     

    01 Melon Pink

    Not just simply cute and sweet – but a romantic pink with a faint dullness to it.

     

    02 Gala Deep Red

    Peak with the ever-popular deep red which captivates and captures a gaze in an instant.

     

    03 Lut Terracotta

    The nuanced colour of the orange-brown terracotta gives your lips a refined look.

     

    04 Peach Pig

    A beautifully joyous natural coral colour you’ll find yourself wanting to use everyday.

     

    Every purchase via Lillua’s official website will gift members a free original postcard. Additionally, the first 1,500 people to order two or more items will receive an original Lillua pouch.

  • Shu Uemura Drops New Rouge Unlimited Iron Reds Collection

    09.January.2021 | FASHION

    Japanese makeup artist brand Shu Uemura dropped its new limited-edition “rouge unlimited iron reds collection” on New Year’s Day. Pre-sales for the  collection opened via the brand’s online shop on Boxing Day.

     

    Shu Uemura is inviting people to blast into 2021 with 13 powerful iron red lip shades. This includes 12 colours as part of the rouge unlimited iron reds collection (9 limited-edition, 3 existing) in three textures – Rouge Unlimited, Rouge Unlimited Matte, and Rouge Unlimited Lacquer Shine – and 2 colours of the Rouge Unlimited Liquid Matte (1 new, 1 existing).

     

    Metallic colours designed for Asian skin

    The rouge unlimited iron reds collection arrives in three textures as part of Shu Uemura’s popular Rouge Unlimited series, from a vivid combination of reds and oranges to deep rusty browns. The colours have a sensual metallic sheen to them which gives them a complex appearance like that of a flame. The colour variation has been designed with Asian skin tones in mind to bring out their beauty.


    Rouge Unlimited (3 Limited-Edition Colours/1 Existing) | ¥3,300 Each (Before Tax)

    “Metallic” MET OR 555 / “Metallic” MET CR 355 / RD 163 / BR 788

     

    Rouge Unlimited Matte (3 Limited-Edition Colours/1 Existing) | ¥3,300 Each (Before Tax)
    “Metallic”  MET M RD 163 / “Metallic” MET M BR 786 / M RD 163 / M BR 786

     

    Rouge Unlimited Lacquer Shine (3 Limited-Edition Colours/1 Existing) | ¥3,300 Each (Before Tax)
    “Metallic” / M LS OR 570 / “Metallic” M LS OR 583 / LS RD 198 / LS BR 784

     

    Eye-catching Liquid Rouge ignites


    Rouge Unlimited Liquid Matte (1 Limited-Edition Colour/1 Existing) | ¥3,600 Each (Before Tax)
    M RD 04 / M OR 01
    A long-lasting liquid matte colour that’s striking but doesn’t run. It comes with a brush inspired by traditional Japanese writing brushes that makes it easy to fit and draw beautiful lip lines.

     

    New Year Limited-Edition “Iron New Year Collection”


    Released January 1, 2021

    To celebrate the New Year, three of Shu Uemura’s signature items have been dressed up in red and liquid gold. These iconic items capture the quality and craftsmanship of Japanese products and arrive in limited-edition packaging for the start of 2021.

     

    Ultime 8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil | ¥11,500 (Before Tax)

    Hard Formula (Brown/Acorn) | ¥2,600 Each (Before Tax)

    Petal 55 Foundation Brush | ¥6,000 (Before Tax)

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