Saturday, 3 November 2012

Shu Uemura Prestigious Bordeaux Liberation and Comparisons

Firstly, darkly depotting Dora. Thanks to a comment from Stephanie, I set to without the aid of heat and was done in all of half a minute. All you need is a sanitised pair of tweezers. :)

1. Push down gently on the metal pan at one corner of your victim cruelly imprisoned pigment longing to be free.

2. The glue is so weak this should tilt the opposite angle up:

3. Pinch that exposed pan edge at the tilted-up corner between your tweezers and pull up and out:

4. Repeat.

These pans are tiny, by the way, two-thirds the size of the Colour Atelier singles -- all six will fit perfectly into one of Shu's compact refillable 'quads'.

Random grab-bag of swatches: each pan against the closest / vaguely similar ones in the rest of my collection. Overall I was very pleased to find I didn't really have 'dupes' for any of these colours, and the closest whole palette I own to this -- THREE 4D Eye Palette in 04 Art of Parties -- isn't very similar at all.

On to the single comparisons!

Top Left (Purple)
natural light, full sun
Fyrinnae Cuddlefish and Shinigami
Prestigious Bordeaux
Sonia Rykiel Mousse Eyeshadow 04 (also swatched here)
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Illusoire
Paul&Joe Eye Gloss Duo B 03 Depth (limited edition)
THREE Flash Performance Liner 04 Eye Belong (also here

Top Right (Bronze)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Automatic Pencil Lola (also here)
Fyrinnae STFU
Prestigious Bordeaux
Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Ebloui

Middle Left (Pink)
Fyrinnae Cupcake Frosting and Meerkat
Shu Uemura G Pink 135
Suqqu Blend 08 Mizuaoi top left (review/swatch)
Prestigious Bordeaux
KATE Deep Trap Eyes PK-1 far right (also here)
RBR Sleeping Under A Mandarin Tree and Capricious Nightingale

Middle Right (Rosy Brown)
natural light, sunny
RBR Bohemian Waxwing (also here)
Suqqu Blend 07 Komorebi top left
Fyrinnae Kurisumasu!
Prestigious Bordeaux
NYX Jumbo Pencil Yoghurt

Bottom Left (Gold)

Prestigious Bordeaux
RMK SH-01 Shiny Brown Gold
Barry M Dazzle Dust 101 Buff
RBR Sleeping Under A Mandarin Tree and Eaten All the Cherries
Shu Uemura G Orange 251
THREE Shimmering Colour Veil 20 Ziggy
Fyrinnae Rapunzel Had Extensions, Gilded Wings and Bastet

Bottom Right (Red)
natural light, angled
Shiseido RD103 Petal [the most shimmery of all of these]
RBR Florita (also here and here)
Prestigious Bordeaux
Dolce and Gabbana Sole (review)


  1. I love the colours in this eyeshadow palette - I don't think I would have put them together myself but they work!

    I was away in Poland for the weak and came across a Rouge Bunny Rouge counter and thought of you as I know you like the brand! I was very excited to see everything in person. I treated myself to two blushers and two eyeshadows!

  2. Yay for easy depotting! All those swatches look yummy!