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Look In Aureolin Russet

Aureolin Russet is a look featuring Shu Uemura’s Pressed Eyeshadow in ME300. An amazing bright metallic shade of yellow. Wearing yellows have been challenging for me because of my skin tone, it’s a little difficult to pull off at times. I have tried many yellows and I must say, this is one of the few which looks fine on me.

On a side note, I think Shu Uemura is going to discontinue ME300, so if you like this colour, go grab yours soon.

I have slightly darker brows for this look. The idea is to frame my eyes and face a little better as yellow can wash down my skin tone.

First, I applied ME300 on the inner corners of my eyes and ME810 on the outer corners of my eyes. Blend and darken the most outer corners with M990. I repeat the same colours for my lower lash line. Then I applied IR800 under my brow bone as a highlight colour. Blend out all the harsh edges and finish off with a brown eyeliner.

I have chosen a longer pair of false eyelashes to amp up the entire look. MAC’s False Eyelashes #35 is longer in the center which made my eyes seem bigger instantly. This pair of lashes is semi-full I would say, not too dramatic at all.

I went for a light peach colour on the apples of my cheeks and contoured with MAC’s Matte Blush in Spice.

Finished the look with a pair of natural, nude lips.

That’s it, it’s simple with a pop of cheerful colour. I hope you like this look and wearing bright colours can be fun, just have to keep finding the right vibrant shade for your skin tone. I have found my yellow, have you found yours?

These are the colours I used and this is the palette I put together for this look. Shu Uemura Empty Palette retails at S$20 each. I recently got a few of them so I can depot all my eyeshadows and fill them up in fours. It’s like DIY Eyeshadow Quads which made it easier for me to use.

Shu Uemura Empty Palettes are not magnetic, neither are the pans. The pans fit nicely into the palette. And because they are not magnetic, it can be messy if you bring them out, the pans do pop out of the palette. If you travel with them, I suggest you don’t remove the glue so the pan sticks to the palette. You can probably label the back of the palette with the colour codes.

Swatches for your reference, taken indoor with flash.

Products Used

Face
Shu Uemura Stage Performer Instant Glow
Shu Uemura Nobara Cream Cover Stick
Shu Uemura Face Powder Matte
Make Up For Ever HD Powder
Chanel Poudre Douce Soft Pressed Powder in Almond
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage

Eyes
Shu Uemura Hard Formula in Hard 9
Make Up Store Brow Set Fix in Clear
Shu Uemura Pressed Eyeshadow in IR800, ME300, ME810 and M990
Shu Uemura Painting Liner in ME Brown
Lancome Cils Booster Triple Care
Shu Uemura Ultimate Expression Mascara in Black
MAC False Eyelashes in #35

Cheeks
MAC Beauty Powder in Shell Pearl
MAC Matte Blush in Spice

Lips
La Mer The Lip Balm
Chanel Precision Lip Definer in Beige
Make Up For Ever Transparent Lipstick in 437

12 thoughts on “Look In Aureolin Russet

  1. hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. Your blog is interesting too! i just bought some product from Shu uemura too yesterday – the cleansing oil and the liquid base prior to foundation. what other skincare product do you recommend?

    • Thank you =)
      Shu’s new skincare primer – Stage Performer Instant Glow is great if you have dry skin.
      Have you tried Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair and/or Chanel’s Ultra Correction Lift Series?

  2. That’s a very edgy look ! I could see the lashes. I think those falsies are actually quite full on.

    You are spot on about the fact that yellow can be draining on chinese skintone.

    The colour combinations are excellent for the overall look.

    I am glad you took the challenge.

    I still wouldn’t wear yellow eyeshadow though – yellow has never been my favourite colour.

    • The lashes are very, very long =)
      When I got them, I was wondering if I dare to wear them..
      End up loving them!!
      Will get more..

      I am exploring a mini series of looks using bright colours on myself..
      The aim is to demonstrate how shocking colours can be worn in a more subtle way.
      Also to encourage everyone, like me, to try new colours =)

  3. Thanks for the recommendations. ya i was given a sample of the stage performer instant glow. will try it soon. i havent tried those that you mentioned. Maybe i’ll try them when i finish clinique product.

    • You are welcome..

      I have been using EL ANR for the past few months and it seems to work great on my skin type..

      Shu’s Stage Performer is working fine but I feel it’s a little thick for oily/combination skin, am still testing this product out based on different foundation, day/night etc. and I use very little..

      Let me know your thoughts about the sample ok?!

  4. I have been looking at this pair of MAC lashes for the longest time. I like the wispy messy look of them… but the only thing holding me back is that they don’t seem very curled..kind of like pointing out straight.. I wonder if I wear them they will look drooping downwards. Maybe I should try them, cos they look really nice on you! :)

    • This pair of false lashes is extremely long – to me.
      I was wondering if I should get it too..
      “Will I wear them?”
      But after using them, they aren’t too long, so I went back for more – OOS at Vivo City (as of Thursday 12 August).

      No worries, they curl and I have no issues with it pointing out straight and/or down.
      I curl and coat my lashes with mascara, put on the lashes, stick them together and curl both lashes again.

      Try them, I think you will look great in them too =)

  5. Nope, my strong yellow e/s is from MUA! hee hee – Daffodil! My Shu e/s collxn is very very limited – I have a bronze-gold one I gave my mom, the new ME 410 Olive, ME 100 Pink and the glitzy glittery rainbow-silver one from the recent collexn (can’t even remember the numbers now) … which reminds me, I haven’t used the last one in a long time!

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