If you’re a long-time fan of the Japanese manga and anime series, Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, then you’d definitely be over the moon, right about now. To mark the icon’s 30th anniversary, shu uemura has joined forces with Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon in order to present a magical, limited-edition holiday beauty collection that honours the legendary princess.
This will be available in Singapore, first on 20 October as an online exclusive pre-order, and then subsequently rolled out at all stores and Sephora.
“Moon Crisis, Make Up!”, the command used by the superheroine to transform into Super Sailor Moon, couldn’t be more apt here, as gold and blue take over the packaging of shu uemura classics, as well as new galactic eyeshadows and a holographic highlighter. Across the collection, the silhouette of Sailor Moon, and that of her beloved cat Luna, feature either in gold or mesmerising prismatic hue motifs, against a backdrop inspired by a starry night in Tokyo.
The most impressive product of the collection would probably be the ‘moon crisis eye palette’, a full kit of 9 celestial eyeshadows housed within crescent-shaped packaging, making this a covetable collectible item. The colours are pretty and neutral, leaning towards warm tones with shades of gold, pink, and orange. There’s also a trio of exclusive seamless duo chrome shades, of shifting hues that literally transform in front of your eyes, which ties in nicely with its key inspiration.
Colours include a glittery gold, shimmering duo chrome that transforms from orange to gold, and sparkling champagne gold with XXL glitter to signal one’s arrival, and a soft pinkish beige matte to blend; along with a light beige matte, a duo chrome that shifts from cool beige to soft pink to warm gold, a festive glittery soft pink to gold duo chrome shade, metallic greige brown for dimension, and a bold dark reddish brown matte to define your eye look.
For a just-as-cute take on eyeshadow, there’s also the ‘eternal prism eye palette’, this time featuring 6 cosmic shades, including one duo chrome one. Colours include a dazzling lilac gleam, prismatic purple, and rich metallic red brown to create definition; as well as a duo chrome that shifts from cool beige to soft pink to warm gold, warm pink matte that’s easy to blend on Asian skin tones, and a metallic antique rose with silver sparkle.
Beyond glittery palettes, the Sailor Moon collection includes three lipsticks, each arriving in two shades, including one new Sailor Moon-inspired hue.
The ‘rouge unlimited amplified lacquer’ lipstick sees shades of mauve flash and BR787 miracle velvet, where the former is a mauve pink speckled with iridescent lilac sparkles inspired by a starry night. Then, there’s the creamy ‘rouge unlimited kinu satin’ that sees dream rust, a new rusty rose shade, and RD196 pretty crimson, with its commanding red hue.
If you’re more a liquid lipstick kinda girl, we’d recommend the ‘rouge unlimited kinu cream’ for how it cocoons your lips in a soft, whipped cream texture. This is available in a new BG964 romance blush, a blushed beige with hints of rose, and guardian sparkle, a rich reddish brown with gold sparkles.
Other highlights include the ‘moon crisis highlighter’ in two new sparkling or shimmer shades, the ultime8 cleansing oil and hard formula eyebrow pencil now dressed to match, as well as two items inspired by Luna the cat — the petal 55 foundation brush, and iconic eyelash curler with a lucky Luna charm dangling off its side.
For avid collectors, there’s also a mini makeup box, in black and stamped with the Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon series motif in gold on the outside. See all the items from the collection here:
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The shu uemura x Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Eternal Collection will be available on the following dates in October 2022:
- 20 October – 10 November: online exclusive pre-order at shu uemura LazMall
- 21 October: exclusive pre-sale at the shu uemura ION Orchard store
- 24 October onwards: islandwide launch at all shu uemura stores and Sephora