Nov 26, 2012

Karl for Shu Smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek Palette: Swatches, FOTD, Review

Karl for shu Smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek Palette (available here) - $65

Once upon a time, while the town was being decorated for Christmas, a small miracle took place in the atelier of Karl Lagerfeld's castle - "mon shu girl" - mon shu girl escaped from his sketchbook - a "dessin" came to life!  Spreading colorful times and holiday sparkle to girls all around the world, mon shu girl dons Karl Lagerfeld's iconic look and awakens the sleeping beauty that lies deep within.  This holiday season, shu umera and Karl Lagerfeld send a miracle of color and beauty that is a gift for every girl.

Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye Cheek Palette Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection Eyeshadows Blush Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients Review FOTD Looks
Wearing the Khaki Eyeshadow from the Karl for shu Smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek Palette and the Glow-On Blush.
The Karl for Shu smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek Palette features a luxurious mix of classic and modern colors in limited edition colors and case inspired by Karl Lagerfeld himself.  Chic colors and velvety smooth textures create a mesmerizing beauty inspired by Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion designs.  The palette features an inner mirror with a charming touch - mon shu girl’s shadow appears as a translucent silhouette.  The ‘SUKL’ logo and graphic red and black dots are embossed on eye shadow.  The mon shu girl appears against a classic red background on the palette case setting the tone for this moody palette.

Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye Cheek Palette Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection Eyeshadows Blush Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients Review FOTD Looks
Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye Cheek Palette Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection Eyeshadows Blush Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients Review FOTD Looks
Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye Cheek Palette Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection Eyeshadows Blush Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients Review FOTD Looks

The Karl for shu Smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek Palette includes 5 eyeshadows and 1 blush:
  • Silky smooth eye shadow in glitter black and deep khaki (2, 3)
  • Pressed eye shadow accents in elegant light silver, mint green, glitter beige (3, 4, 5)
  • Dusty rose glow-on blush (6) on the cheek to give an impression of sophistication.
Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye Cheek Palette Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection Eyeshadows Blush Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients Review FOTD Looks
Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye Cheek Palette Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection Eyeshadows Blush Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients Review FOTD Looks
Also included in the Karl for shu Smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek palette are 2 small applicators:
1 sponge-tipped applicator and a dual-ended brush.

Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek Palette - Swatches/FOTD

The Karl for shu eye and cheek palette in Smoky Velvet has a mix of 2 silky smooth satin-shimmer eyeshadows and 2 predominantly glitter eyeshadow accents in silver and gold.  The lone matte eyeshadow is a matte pale mint green shade.  The first two shades - black and khaki green  - are buttery smooth, intensely pigmented, and have fine shimmer scattered throughout yet are easy to blend.  The two eyeshadow accents are mostly glitter and are best applied by patting down the color on the skin.  The minty matte shade works well as a highlighter shade as well as for blending along the crease.  The sixth shade is a dusty rose blush that is insanely pigmented and definitely one of the longest-lasting blushes I have come across!  Here's a look at the swatches.

Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye Cheek Palette Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection Eyeshadows Blush Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients Review FOTD Looks
Karl Lagerfeld for shu umera Smoky Velvet Eye Cheek Palette Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection Eyeshadows Blush Indian Beauty Blog Swatches Ingredients Review FOTD Looks
Karl for shu Smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek Palette - FOTD
Used the Khaki eyeshadow all over the lid and the Black shadow toward the outer corner.  Used the mint green to blend alogn the crease and under the brow.  Black shadow also used along the lower lash line.  Glow-on blush on the cheeks, though, that's mostly hidden thanks to my hair :P
Additional makeup used:  L'Oreal Color Riche lipstick in Nature's Blush
Smashbox Onyx eyeliner along waterline
Chanel Inimitable Intense mascara
Korres Quercetin and Oak Face Primer
Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation in BA54
Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Hightlighting Concealer (Honey)
My favorite from the palette has to be the blush - just a tiny bit of the blush gives tons of colour, and it just stays on and on.  Among the eyeshadows, as someone who loves a smoky eye, I have to pick the khaki and black as my winners.  The khaki eyeshadow is so soft, it's almost like a cream eyeshadow but also needs a heavy-duty primer to stay in place on my oily lids.  The Karl for shu palette does the grown-up version of shimmer - it's sparkly yet doesn't fly around the face and in a way is quite subdued!  The two shadow accents in gold and shimmer would work great as an all-over-lid sheer wash or can be used to add  a touch of sparkle to a darker eye.  My one complaint with this palette would be the size of the blush - the only brush that fits into the pan is the one included in the palette, which makes application and blending a bit difficult.

With it's unique packaging and a fun mix of colours, the Karl for shu Smoky Velvet Eye and Cheek palette would make a great holiday gift for anyone who appreciates a bit of colour and sparkle this time of the year!

Product provided for review.

17 comments:

  1. Excellent n clear review, thanks Radhika. You are looking pretty in the pictures and the applied palette suits you very well.

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  2. u luk absolute gorgeous Radhika....the kind of makeup u do is what a normal girl think of nt loud so subtle:).....is tis available in india

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    1. Awww..thank you, Jiya! :) Hmm..no, unfortunately, I don't think shu umera is available in India as of now. Even in the US, their products have to be bought online - not available in stores any more :(

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  3. I appreciate a bit of colour and sparkle this time of the year. You giphtt me this?? :D

    I can totally relate to the kind of makeup you do. Its nice and doesn't hurt the eyes. That rhymed :P :P What all did you shop? Why do you have to shop anyway? grrrrrr...

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    1. Yeshhh yeshhh I send you sparkling holi ka powdersss :P :D :D Oh don't talk about hurting eyes! I have some stupid problem with my eyes..have been staying off makeup for a while now because of that but had to post this - was already sitting on the post for a while waiting for my eye to clear up. Today woke up with a teeny boil/pimple like a cheeenti bite on my eyelid :((

      I tossed out my mascara thinking it might be that, but it's on the eyelid that I keep getting, so maybe I should do some deep cleaning of my makeup brushes :|

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    2. Take my advice!!! Send me nice giphts and earn some good karma. That in addition to my blessings will help you get rid of the eye problem.
      Okay, on a serious note, take care. :)
      Talking of eyelids, you know I have one hair on my eyelid. Its very close to the lashes but still its on the lid. Thank God its not noticeable at all. I would have died had it been otherwise. And I just cant gather enough courage to pluck it off. :P Weird. I know. :P

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    3. Really? A friend of mine told me it's supposed to be lucky..so maybe you are better off leaving it there :D

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  4. wow.....such a lovely palette...Amazing shades....As always loved ur look:) Photographs ***excellent

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  5. Love all the colors.. on your eyes, lips and cheek as well.. Very very very pretty...

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  6. This is just beautiful. The colours suit you so well! Especially shade #2.

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  7. Oooh you got it?! SO pretty! I've never tried ANY Shu color cosmetics before and it's obvious I'm missing out!

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  8. Hii Becca! I haven't tried any before this either...not being able to see and swatch products in-store makes it a bit difficult to buy, imo. Their curler was the first thing I wanted to buy on landing in the US - that's when I found out shu isn't sold in stores any more...just my luck :|

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  9. Gorgeous Rads. <3 loved the eye make up, the blush, the lipstick....just everything about the look. :) And the photographs are sooooooo good. :D

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  10. the palette is so pretty :) n u look lovely :)

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