Wise uP: I Heart Shu Uemura!

11 10 2009

Changing salons means getting to know new product lines and at my new home, Edris Salon, they place a major emphasis on styling. I’ve begun to familiarize myself with Shu Uemura and I’ve fallen in love with their entire line of products, from makeup to finishing. Here are the top 5 Shu Uemura products that have rocked my world this week.

1)   Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil- So new, it’s not even on the Shu Uemura website yet. Known in the industry as liquid gold, this essential oil is worth every penny (retails around $60). Used on wet hair, it helps create that perfect blow dry. On dry hair, it gives a bit of moisture and shine on frazzled ends. A true essential oil, it doesn’t leave a silicone buildup on fine hair but is strong enough for even the frizziest of locks. This truly is a miracle product. For fine hair, ½ pump. For dry, frizzy hair, 1-1 1/2 pumps. 090619-cheveux-dange.aspx68483ImageLarge

2)   Fiber Lift Protective Volumizer- For my fellow fine-haired ladies, this volumizing product ensures a multi-day blowout.  A little dab will do ya though—no more than a quarter-sized amount applied to damp roots is more than enough for a glamazon blowout.

3)   Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler– It was mentioned in “The Devil Wears Prada” for a reason…this $18 eyelash curler will make you wonder why you ever wasted time with anything else.

ShuEyeCurlerL4)   Shu Uemura Eyeshadow- I used to think MAC was the end all, be all of eyeshadow until I tried the Shu. Incredibly pigmented, this eyeshadow lasts all day long. I recommend using good makeup brushes for best results because this is truly a no-nonsense shadow.

5)   Liquid Fabric- For my curly girls, I recommend a blast of liquid fabric. Best sprayed on damp hair and then diffused or used under a dryer, liquid fabric brings out the best in textured hair. It’s light and soft to the touch, making curls look their absolute best.

Change is good! And I think you’ll love the Shu Uemura line as much as I do.

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3 responses

15 10 2009
Steph (the Esthetitian)

Just wanted to add to your comment about the eyeshadows…highly pigmented shadows should be patted on, not brushed…it will give you better color on the lids. So pat, pat, pat it on with a good brush and you’ll get the color and use less eyeshadow. Also, try holding a tissue underneath (sp?) your eye to catch any falling shadow, so you don’t deal with color under the eye that falls and you then deal with color you can’t get off and ultimately ruins your look 🙂

1 11 2009
alysonph

Steph, this is a great point about highly pigmented shadows like Shu or MAC. We don’t want to look like Jem and the Holograms, so patting them on is definitely advised.

16 10 2009
Nicole

I have the eyelash curler….it is magical!

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