Shu Uemura Crafted In Japan Collection is a limited edition collection inspired by origami. In other words, the collection is inspired by Origami and crafted in Japan. Origami is an art of paper folding or just a practice of folding in general. The products in this collection are from the permanent range but packaged in the limited-edition design and cover. The collection consists of the brand's bestsellers that are Hard Formula, Petal 55 Foundation Brush, and Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil. The collection truly depicts the essence of Japanese craftsmanship in modernity and tradition.
Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil
Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil is the original hard formula in limited edition Crafted in Japan packaging. This is one of the bestsellers from the brand for the last 25 years. This is the first time I have tried this cult-favorite product. As I opened and tried it on my arm, it felt hard and I didn't see many colors. But once I applied it to my brows, it totally transformed into the easiest and natural pigment. That means the formula is intelligent to work on the right area. Technically, the formula is oil activated and color only shows once applied on the brows. This means once the formula mixes with natural oils of brows. There is a mix of powder, wax, and small amounts of semi-solid oil in this unique formula. The result is the perfect hardness to deliver a precise application as well as to fill in.
I like how natural it looks and once you get hold of it, it is super easy to apply. It is that kind of product you use and stick it to for the rest of your life. I know the pictures and promotional images show the unique samurai sword shape that is part of Shu Uemura's heritage. I have tried but I think I will need some time to master how to transform Hard Formula into its well-known naginata shape. Otherwise, the pencil has a nice size and is long enough to last long. I do not have to sharpen it every time before use, so, less wastage and more use.
The longevity is nice, stays put all day, except if I intentionally smudge or remove it. Overall, it is a keeper. The shade seal brown is a beautiful neutral shade that I can use to fill in. There is also a choice for shades of brown, gray, or black in the original packaging.
Petal 55 Foundation Brush
Petal 55 Foundation Brush is packaged in limited edition Crafted in Japan collection packaging. It is a very soft and dense brush with a unique hexagon shape. The design makes it easy to grip with fingers. Thus, making the application of foundation easy. It is easy to reach the hard areas like the sides of the nose. The dense fibers give a smooth stroke from all angles to give a smooth, even, and flawless coverage. This, in turn, reduces the application time and effort.
I am totally enjoying this handy tool for a nice and natural coverage and finish. It works well with liquid as well as cream foundations. I have noticed there is negligible wastage and I need less foundation than usual with this brush. The size makes it easy to travel with. Petal 55 brush is handcrafted with ‘Made in Japan' quality and features 189,000 bristles.
Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil
Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil is packed in limited edition Crafted in Japan Collection packaging. Shu Uemura Cleansing Oils have been in my routine for a few years now. I love how they remove the makeup without stripping the skin, even the most full-coverage and waterproof makeups. I use two pumps or three of this cleansing oil and massage my skin nicely. The consistency is a smooth liquid, not watery, and not heavy. After massaging for around 30 seconds, I wet my face and that emulsifies the cleansing oil. Then, I rinse my face thoroughly. I use lukewarm water to rinse my face. My skin is clean, comfortable, and nourished. I have a combination skin for your reference.
The cleansing oil formula has 8 exquisite botanical origin oils. The oils are sought from Chinese medicines and beauty oils from all over the world. Then, they are merged. Ultime8 Sublime Beauty Cleansing Oil effortlessly removes all makeup and impurities. I have not experienced any congestion or breakouts from using this cleansing oil. It works nicely in summer as well as winter too. In other words, it is perfect all year round. Please note that I use it as my first cleanser to remove makeup and sunscreen. Then, I follow with my second cleanse that is usually a gel cleanser or a cream cleanser. Also, the cleansing oil smells really nice, it uplifts the mood.
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