Last Spring, SUQQU released 3 Blend Color Eyeshadow palettes to their permanent line-up, but they were snapped up on Selfridges right away, and every time they come back in stock they are gone in a heartbeat. So when a dear friend was in Bangkok recently and offered to bring back some SUQQU, I requested for #16 Hanashoubu!
Hanashoubu is unique from other SUQQU palettes that I’ve encountered because it has not just 1 or 2… but a whopping 4 shimmery shades! Before you run in fear, rest assured that SUQQU shimmers are really fine and elegant, think ladylike, never disco.
The swatches from left to right correspond to the shades on palette in clockwise direction starting from bottom left:
Having worn EX-20 all layered together, I wanted to try something different with Hanashoubu.
For the eyes, I started by applying the pale shimmery pink all over the lid as a base, followed by the medium brown all over the upper lid, darkening at the outer corners. Dabbed a little of the pale ivory on the center and also in the inner corner to brighten the eye. And lined my lower lash line with purple. I also applied the brown with a damp brown as a liner along the upper lash line just to complete the look.
Something different from SUQQU, with 2 mid-toned shades both meant to be used either layered together or individually. And certainly quite a unique brown that I feel happy enough wearing all over my lid on its own, something I hardly ever do. The 2 pale shimmery shades add a twist to everything and works really well layered under and over. I really love palettes that offer complexity and yet are straightforward enough to be used whichever way you desire. Hanashoubu is certainly one of those wonderful creations!