Purple eyeshadow is my idea of a nightmare, but this deep (slightly sparkling) shade is really quite stunning on the eye - especially when complemented by the silvery shades it's packed with. The three colours together would make a fabulous, deep, smokey look with a touch of light in the corners. In contrast, the blusher duo provides a natural glowing base created by two unique shades blended together; I'd recommend dusting your brush over both together to create a healthy, subtle glow on the skin. I'm a huge fan of orange blushers as they're much more natural on slightly tanned skin than a striking pink shade, so this more than met my criteria. I had a chance to play with all the shades when I popped into Selfridges last week and have to admit I loved them all - subtle shades, buildable colour, complementary hues that also can be mixed with others to clash... There's nothing not to love. The only problem is the price: at £22.00 for a blush duo or eyeshadow trio, these don't come cheap. A payday splurge, most definitely.
See the full collection on the Shu Uemera website here.