>>the product featured in this post was provided free of charge by the brand/pr for my consideration<<
SUQQU's Spring / Summer 2015 Collection is inspired by the airy texture and feel of chiffon. The items in the collection feature alluring bright shades and mimic the way sheer panels of soft chiffon float about and combine in soft layers. I was fortunate to receive a few pieces from the brand to try them out.
Here's the limited edition eye shadow quad EX-25 Haruhinata, the Balancing Cheeks in 03 Yawakohaku and 18 Sukuraori, one of the two permanent quads from this collection.
Here are swatches, clockwise from the top left of the quad:
- Pale lemony yellow with scattered light yellow shimmer. This one, though pretty sheer, shows up quite well due to the strength of the shimmer.
- Pale peach shade with satiny pale golden shimmer. This one is quite close in depth to my own skin and apart from the swatches, doesn't show up on its own on my skin. For reference, I'm ~NC15-20.
- An orchid pink, with a lovely pale golden sheen that shows up more as I angle my arm.
- A shimmery, medium pigmentation cool brown. This one is really beautiful. Of course I'm keen on the one neutral in the palette. *smacks forehead* It actually has a beautiful set of cool toned shimmers (greens, silver, etc) that gives a beautiful complexity to this shade.
One of the aspects that makes this palette of candy shades so wearable is that even though they look so pastel, the yellow, peach and orchid pink are not white based. Its translucency allows the skin to show through with a glow that can be very beautiful on the skin. And that lovely brown does add to the definition of the eyes.
The unfortunate thing for me is that since the peach is so close in tone and depth to my skin tone as I mentioned earlier, it only works to add a smoothly illuminated glow to my skin and not really any color. The yellow has to be used very sparingly because the intense shimmer can quickly overtake a look. So for me, the working shades of this quad are that pretty orchid pink and the brown.
In any case, I thought you would also be interested in seeing the shades layered together. My skin masterfully desaturates everything into TAUPE. >:( What the hell?
As I was playing with Haruhinata EX-25, I kept on thinking that I've seen these colors from SUQQU before. As yes, the infamous octet from the recent EX-21 Murasakusuishou (here). Well with eight shades it is probably close to a bunch of other palettes, wouldn't you think?
While not dupes, exactly, kind of close enough, right? I also think that the two quads have similar sheen when applied on the skin as well as a similar level of less intense pigmentation.
Let me show you how Haruhinata EX-25 looks on me.
Rest of products on my face:
- Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick in 02 Pale Dune, Rouge Bunny Rouge Impalpable Loose Finishing Powder, Surratt concealer 04*
- SUQQU brow powder and pen in Moss Green, SUQQU Haruhinata EX-25*, Tom Ford pencil in Espresso, Lancome Hypnose Drama WP mascara
- SUQQU Balancing Cheeks in Yawakohaku 03*
- SUQQU Bright Up Lipstick in 03 Barairo
While Haruhinata is a beautifully composed palette of pretty soft shades, I don't think it is a complete must for me based on the fact that I already own Murasakisuishou. I am however, very glad to own that brown. <--- it's not like I'm low on brown eye shadows.
SUQQU is available at Fenwick of Bond Street, Harrods, Selfridges and Selfridges on line. This quad is available now on Selfridges (here). My friend Sara recently posted a detailed review here.
Disclosure: this post features a products(*) that was sent free of charge by the brand/PR for consideration. However, all my opinions are my own! Yes indeed! Please check out my full disclosure policy statement here.