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Sunday, December 18, 2011

Back with a Product Review: Shu Uemura Aya Takano Reindeer Kiss xxxx Palette

Hey guys! I hope you're all doing fab this holiday season. It has been a month and a half since I have last updated this blog. Busy isn't quite enough to describe how my previous weeks were plus dealing with personal stuff that are great, actually, but I'm glad that I finally had the time to make a post again. I was supposed to go malling with my family for a little Christmas shopping but since I barely even stay home due to work, I decided to skip going out and stay home instead for a little R&R. Rock & Roll? Nah. Just Rest & Rest or perhaps Rest & Read or Review & Read or Review & Rest. Whichever of the four my Sunday leads to, I'll make the most out of it. Anyway, here's a review of the cutest makeup piece in my stash and that is the Shu Uemura Aya Takano Reindeer Kiss xxxx Palette. I received this as a birthday gift last August. If I'm not mistaken, this was part of Shu Uemura's Holiday Collection from 2010. So without further ado, I present to you the Reindeer Kiss Palette.

Oh jeez, I don't know how to start this review. I'm searching for the right words. It has been that long, huh. I'm still giving this a shot even though I think I lost my blogging mojo.

What I like:

  • The package is unbelievably cute! It's such a swell to see this inside my traincase. Even my niece, who loves looking at and playing with my make up always grabs this and says, "Look oh, so cute". And that is simply adorable. Even though I have no idea how it would feel to kiss a reindeer, it's still uber cute for me as there is something quite "magical" about how this palette was presented and packaged.
  • The well-coordinated colours are so pretty to look at. I kept myself from using it for a week or so but when I received and used my "Tessa Prieto-ish lashes a couple of months ago for my Fairytopia FOTD, I knew this palette would be perfect for those lashes.
  • The K2 silver eyeshadow  is so creamy and smooth that it's so easy to blend and applies wonderfully on the lids. 
  • Texture is still wonderful even though it is now made in Korea. There is a slight difference on the quality but it's not something that would keep me from buying Shu makeup again.
  • K4 or the brown cream color is an eyeliner though I prefer using it on my brows but it still works as a liner.
  • K5 or the gold cream highlighter is gorgeous! Pretty on the cheekbones and brow bones and cupid's bow.
  • The K6 glow on is a medium pink blush with a bit of blue tones in it. There is something about it that gives a certain glow on the cheeks. 
  • It also does not hurt that I get a full-sized eyeshadow and blush in this palette too!
  • Still locally available at some Shu Uemura counters.
What I don't like:
  • K1 and K3 are not as pigmented and opaque as the K2 silver eyeshadow. 
  • Creams and powders should never ever be together in one palette. Powders get in the cream products and when that happens, it's not usually a pretty sight.
  • Pretty expensive for a palette as this costs Php 4000. But if you are a sucker for packaging and is into collecting such things, or a Shu Uemura devout, then I think this would prove as something you must absobloodylutely have.
Overall rating: 4.25/5

Will I buy again? I would like to say I would but I honestly won't. Even though I love it and it is gorgeous and the packaging is outrageously cute, these are not enough reasons for me to purchase it. With 4k, I can purchase a customized palette from Shu with my choice of colors. Super glad I got this as a gift from a very nice lad though who has proven his uncanny gift-giving skill. :)

The palette up-close - K1, K2, K3, K4


I have a lot of reviews coming up. And hopefully, I can continue blogging again. Have a happy and blessed Sunday, everyone! :)

P.S. Thanks to all who left comments and emailed me asking how I am and if everything's alright. It warmed my heart, promise.

Coming up: Purbasari Lulur Scrub


  1. Hi Pammy! Welcome back! Good to hear you're doing fine. A Rest & Rest for me would be nice as well but I'm also busy with school work even though it's my Christmas break. Oh well...

    Nice review! I super adore the packaging! It's just sooo cute! Although I'm not really into those colors. :)

    Have a great Sunday! Happy Holidays! :) -Dawn

  2. Its been ages! I just bought the cleansing oil from the same range as well! Love the packaging :)

  3. welcome back Pammy! That is one pretty pallete. Hope you're having a good holiday so far :)

  4. Welcome back! So glad to see you back in action!! This palette is lovely - thanks for sharing!

  5. HI pammy!! Kamiss ka na ha...
    Cute ng colors niya.

  6. Pammy! I miss reading your reviews! Glad you're back. :) Merry Christmas!

  7. Yay! Glad to see that you're back! :D
    The packaging on that palette is abosutely adorable!

  8. the palette is sooo purdy pammycakes! i'm glad you were able to blog. i really miss your posts. i hope you are doing well despite your busy sched.

    hugs, hugs, hugs!!!

  9. Such a pretty palette!! I'm not sure about the pastel shadows (they never look right on me) but the blush is super gorgeous!

  10. i agree, 4k is too much for something you're not totally smitten with. nice colors though :)


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  11. the qackaging for this is uber cute! xxx

  12. Pammy youre so lucky someone gives you expensive makeup as presents!!! *jealous much*

    welcome back! ^_^

  13. Welcome back!! XD

    It's understandable why you went MIA on us; sometimes in life, you have to get your priorities straight. Plus it is getting to the busy end of the year. In any case, it's good to have you back!!

  14. the turquoise swatch is really pretty!! love the vibrant color!

  15. How lucky that you got it... I'm really loving that palette. It's adorable! But you're right, 4k = waaaaaaaaaay too much.

    Happy holidays!

    Still remember me? Hehe.

  16. Welcome back Pammy! I'm glad to hear you are back to blogging and resolved your personal matters. The palette is really cute - I love the packaging and the colors look pretty pigmented too. I've never tried any of Shu Uemura's makeup products before.

  17. Super cute packaging and the blush shade is so pretty! Thanks for the review! Hope you are having a great holiday!

  18. I LOVE the colors of that palette. Sayang it's LE.. I originally pre-ordered it but it was OOS. So I settled for the Blue Morphorium palette by Shu Uemura.. hahaha. :)

  19. I LOVE the colors of that palette. Sayang it's LE.. I originally pre-ordered it but it was OOS. So I settled for the Blue Morphorium palette by Shu Uemura.. hahaha. :)

  20. nice palette!!! how i wish shu didn't pull out their products here....too bad i can't get a hold of that...=/


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