go bronze with shu uemura color atelier!

i just love experimenting with makeup. why? because it’s so interesting how different colours and different makeup looks makes the same face look so different. janice wu is my favorite model – i’ve used her all throughout the shu uemura beauty make-up art competition; she looked so different with each look! photographer, mark darren, and i got together again with janice and transformed her into a bronze goddess. this time, i had my hairstylists, danny mak, on board for hair. it was an amazing team.

using a shu uemura customizable palette, i put together a quad of pressed eyeshadows to create the look; it’s so convenient to mix and match the eyeshadows.

here’s the look that i created:

products used:

face architect smoothing fluid foundation in medium beige. this foundation is amazing! i use this on myself during the cooler months. it doesn’t look like foundation when it’s on the skin – totally melts in. when zooming in on the photos, mark darren noticed right away that i had used a different foundation on janice’s skin. the nobara cream stick foundation, on the other hand, is amazing for matte, high coverage, the face architect smoothing foundation is great for creating that healthy glowing skin.

*favorite tool: shu uemura natural 18 goat brush this brush applies foundation like no other brush does. it’s dense and soft so it glides on streak-free, filling all pores and fine lines. the synthetic brush 14 is great too because it’s easy to clean, but i prefer using it with the nobara cream stick foundation; i find it works better in blending the thicker foundations.

shu uemura painting liner in brown for a natural look, i blended the painting liner into the lashline to create an illusion of denser lashes. it resists water really well, so it stays put even in the upper inner rim.

shu uemura color atelier pressed eyeshadows i used:

base colour: ME medium brown 856    *ME = metallic

crease colour: ME medium brown 885

eyeline: M dark brown 895     *M = matte

accent: G bronze (inner corner and lower lashline)    *G = glitter

shu uemura glow on blush in medium peach 561 (matte) a universally pretty colour blush for any skintone.

  1. Giselle said:

    What did you do about her eyelashes? What mascara and/or false lashes?


    • Hi Giselle! For her lashes, I used shu uemura ultimate expression mascara and for falsies, I used shu uemura black luxe, but I cut them in half and just placed them on the ends of her lashes 🙂


  2. Giselle said:

    Oh, and what about the lips as well? Thanks!


    • For her lips, I actually used brown eyeliner to line them first (since it was for a photoshoot, I wanted it to be more evident), then I used shu uemura BG911 lipstick and shu artist gold lipstick over top.


      • Giselle said:

        This is great! Thank you! Also, I don’t know if you could help me, but I’ve been watching for the g bronze eye shadow to come back in stock online for what seems like forever. Is there anywhere else I can buy shu in the states besides their US site?


      • Hi Giselle! G bronze has been discontinued, unfortunately :(. I would suggest G copper or G white gold which are both beautiful. shu products are not available in counters in the US for the moment. If you are ever visiting in Canada, you can visit shu counters in holt renfrew or in sephora 🙂


      • Giselle said:

        Thank you! This was very helpful. I found g bronze only on ebay but sold from taiwan and for $24 which would be okay if the delivery didn’t take 3-6weeks 😦


      • Giselle said:

        One last thing… How does the sparkling bronze in the raspberry and mocha palette compare to the g bronze? Is it the same color? I just noticed the sweet beige brown palette has very similar if not the exact same shade as shu’s pressed eyeshadow refills


      • Giselle said:

        I see, and I just checked out your review, I had only seen a look you created for the palette. I opted to just get both of them(: I might be infatuated with shu !


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