Shu Uemura recently released a new limited edition Tokyo Doll Eye and Cheek Palette as part of their Tokyo Doll collection range. It contains eight pressed eye shadows and two “glow on” blush shades, all of which are very wearable, easy to use and neutral, making them perfect for every day use and travelling. These shades will also help create two day-to-night Tokyo-inspired looks!
Check out my Shu Uemura Tokyo Doll Eye & Cheek Palette review and swatches below!
The whole palette is essentially made up of two sets of quads (or quints including the blushes).
One set (left) is made up of warm browns and pinks for a daytime feminine smokey look.
The other set (right) is made up of cooler-toned shades perfect for nighttime smokey eyes.
As with most Asian eyeshadows, the pigmentation isn’t quite as intense. The colors easily show up on the skin, it’s just that the colors aren’t completely opaque as eyeshadows from Western brands like LORAC, Urban Decay and Makeup Geek. However, they’re definitely buildable.
The colors come in a variety of finishes.
From left to right, the colors swatched are a shimmery soft brown, satin-matte dark brown, shimmery pale pink, champagne gold glitter (literally full-on glitter!), satin-matte purple burgundy, satin dark grey with specks of silver glitter, frosty yellowish gold (reminds me of NARS Albatross!), and silver glitter.
As for the blushes, they come in a peach and a dollish pink shade and they’re both matte and are both very light. I could see the colors on my skin, but they’re very subtle.
I think these colors would only suit people with skin tones lighter than light-medium.
The applicators are pretty nice, I like that we get to have four different brushes: a sponge applicator, an angled brush for previse liner application, a small fluffy brush and a bigger fluffy brush.
I think the large fluffy brush is meant to be a blush brush, but it works really well as a blending brush!
The packaging is my absolute favorite aspect of this palette.
The palette itself comes in the regular slim, black Shu Uemura packaging and it comes with a slot for both applicators.
The best part is that it comes with a gorgeous leather pouch!
How gorgeous is the design? I’m so in love!
The pouch is also large enough to be used as a clutch or a makeup bag.
All in all, I like the range of colors that it comes with in that it has very soft neutral everyday colors but also gold and silver glitters! I also love the pouch!
The only downside to it is that the blush colors are too light.
The Shu Uemura Tokyo Doll Eye & Cheek Palette is limited edition and is available at David Jones for A$128.