Suqqu Blend Color Eye Shadow in Matsukasa 03

Sometimes when I find something that is so super basic, but so superbly executed, it makes my heart sing.  Matsukasa is one such thing.  When I first was interested in Suqqu, Matsukasa didn't even occur to me to be part of my long Suqqu shopping list.  At a counter in Tokyo, I'm sure I looked at this, perhaps even swatched it and walked right on by.  For goodness sake, I bought an alcohol-fumey sunscreen but passed by this!

I purchased this one in a fit of recent frenzy and panic about never being able to buy this discontinued quad again.  So I bought this because I just buy things, not really because I was all that thoughtful about it.  But sometimes, stupidity turns itself around into dumb luck.
Hello, Dumb Luck

 The matte vanilla base barely makes an appearance in my swatch, but it does provide a nice layer to place the other shades and helps them appear truer to the pan shades.  I suppose on lighter skin tones, these base shades would be more meaningful.

I think the magical formula of this very basic quad is this:

One perfect matte brown + One antique pewtered shimmer + One unapologetically warm brown shimmer = Brown Quad Perfection

The perfection of many Suqqu quads is the balance of of many factors without being heavily tipped into any one area.  The mattes are rich, the shimmers are delicate, the warm tones supple and enhanced by the shimmers.  I was a tiny bit ambivalent about Kakitsubata, but I feel no such ambivalence about Matsukasa.

As I mentioned when I wrote about Kakitsubata, the pigmentation is not forceful, and the shimmers are super delicate.  Those qualities are an appropriate fit to Matsukasa I think.  See, browns are not dull at all!

Have you been developing your Suqqu shopping list?  What have you decided on?

Apart from torturing you with makeup that is hard to find and/or purchase, I'm really thinking about what are the qualities I am looking for before I take a big expensive plunge on future Suqqu purchases.  I've been waiting a few months salivating at the little glimpses of Spring/Summer 2013 and want to purchase all the LE items, but I need a bit more mindfulness.  Are you looking at them, too?

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