Every year, Shu Uemura collaborates with an artist for a themed limited edition collection. Shu Uemura has worked with the likes of lithographer Ai Yamaguchi, manga artist Aya Takano, and photographer Mika Ninagawa just to name a few. For 2012, Shu Uemura’s limited edition collection features kimono designer Mamechiyo.
Mamechiyo lends her talent to the special edition packaging of Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil, UV Underbase Mousse, and Foundation Compact Case.
Here’s one of Mamechiyo’s latest kimono designs. It looks a lot like Shu Uemura’s High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil! 😀
Here’s a more whimsical recent Mamechiyo kimono creation. I think her vibe is very Shu Uemura so I’m not really surprised that she was commissioned by Shu this year. 🙂
I love Shu Uemura’s Mamechiyo series. Skin type notwithstanding I would’ve gone for the pink fresh variant since I find it the loveliest among the four designs. But I have dry skin now so I had to choose the more moisturizing green variant.
Here they are showcased at the Shu Uemura boutique in Rockwell.
Mamechiyo draws inspiration from the following flowers:
- Fuji (Wisteria) – Shu Uemura High Performance Balancing Cleansing Oil / Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse Beige
- Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) – Shu Uemura Fresh Pore Clarifying Gentle Cleansing Oil / Shu Uemura UV Underbase Mousse Pink
- Botan (Peony) – Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O / Shu Uemura UV Underbase BB Mousse
- Ume (Japanese Plum) – Shu Uemura Whitefficient Clear Brightening Gentle Cleansing Oil / Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Underbase Mousse Pink Purple
This is my Botan-inspired Mamechiyo edition Shu Uemura Cleansing Beauty Oil Premium A/O. The box is so pretty I almost couldn’t bring myself to open it. This 450ml pump costs a little over P5,000 pesos. This variant is enriched with green tea extract so it has anti-aging properties. This size lasts me more than a year so it’s worth it. I’ve been using Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil for the past 6-7 years.
This is my Ume-inspired Mamechiyo edition Shu Uemura Whitefficient UV Underbase Mousse in Pink Purple. It’s got SPF30 PA+++ so apart from serving as a brightening make-up primer, you can also use it as a facial sunscreen. My mom uses this too. I’ll post a separate product review soon. It retails for P2,200.
The limited edition Mamechiyo collection is available at the Shu Uemura Boutique in Rockwell and Trinoma (soon to open in Alabang Town Center!) as well as Shu Uemura counters in Rustan’s Makati and Shangri-la Mall.
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