Karl Lagerfeld is a pretty tough nut. This is the man who said ‘sweatpants are a sign of defeat. You lost control of your life so you bought some sweatpants’ and ‘the only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.’
Flying in the face of his imperious demeanour? His veneration for one little white cat he calls Choupette, who now not only has her own apartment and assistants, but her own make-up range, too.
Yep, Karl’s second collaboration with Shu Uemura really is Choupette mad. Everything from the name of the range (Shupette – this play on words pleases me immensely) to the prints of Choupette and debossed paw prints in powders pay homage to the feline.
My favourite piece from the range has to be the Silk Cushion Cheek blusher (£22 here) which is at once powdery and creamy, blending easily then imparting that magical glow-from-within thing as only good creamy blushers can. A must-have for fans of novelty make-up and cat-lovers alike.
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Shupette TSUYA Skin UV Under Base Mousse, £29 here
Shupette Flair Eyelash Curler, £20 here
Shupette Silk Cushion Cheek (left: pink, right: orange), £22 here
Furry Fantasy Premium False Eyelash, £50 here
Shupette Eye-Need-Shu Trio, £29 here
Shupette Rouge Bonbon Fantasy Trio in 01, £29 here
Shupette With Love from Paris Brush Set, £60 here
Shupette Eye-Need-Shu Liner in Gold Brown, £17.50 here