My post on Armani's Sienna Minerals palette reminded me of Shu's spring Mirage collection - lots of desert-themed makeup lately! All we need is a collection called Oasis. Anyway, the idea behind these was to "create an illusion-like, unforgettable makeup image that gently and gradually arises like a mirage." I understand the concept behind the makeup shades, but I'm not really sure how the abstract designs on the compacts are supposed to represent a mirage.
(photos from nordstrom.com)
To me they look more like billowing smoke. I think it would have been more interesting to have a mirror image of the design on each side. While this collection was a bit of a miss for me, Shu definitely redeemed itself with the lovely Tokyo Kamon Girls collection, which I am still adoring. (Availability udpate: I spotted some of the oils in Allure magazine's July issue, which means they will definitely be available in the U.S.!)