It is starting to feel like summer, especially with Summer 2016 makeup collections starting to trickle in. But before we let Spring go, here’s one that is what I personally consider quintessentially spring! Imagine a petal-fresh complexion, soft morning frost on delicate lids, just a hint of a kiss on the lips…. Ladies, let me introduce you to SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-28 Kinshasuna!
I had never imagined that I would fall for such a light, icy-pastel palette, and had in fact passed over SUQQU Ex-28 Kinshasuna when it was first released. But then I was completely enabled by Sara’s beautiful eye look in her blog post here!
Kinshasuna features 2 very icy pastels – pale icy blue and pale icy pink. And to balance them out, SUQQU has given us 2 medium-dark shades – plummy taupe in the bottom left-most corner, and a reddish-bronze in the split-pan next to it. Just for the heck of it, there’s also a gorgeous pale yellow that is not so pale that a strong white-cast shows through, nor is it golden, just a lovely yellow as yellow can be.
I’ve swatched the palette in clockwise direction starting from the top left, and ending with a swatch of the split pan when the 2 shades are used together. Against my skin, the 3 pale shades pull icy and silvery, but their inherent colors are still discernible, and they are just shy of turning chalky. The split pan I actually wished were full sized because they are so beautiful I simply can’t get enough! But granted these are fairly common sort of colors, so the precious real estate has to go to the stars of the show.
I tried out a couple of different eye looks, but ultimately I found this tulip-ish color placement to work best for me. I started by first applying the pale blue on 3/4 of my lid, and then used the split pan blended together to darken the outer corner. I also dabbed the blended split pan shade on my inner eye corner to sort of create more definition. Popped a bit of the pale pink just under my brow bone as highlight. Lined lower lash line with the plummy taupe, finishing with just a dash of the pale yellow on the inner bit of the lower lash line.
And there you have the finished makeup look! Soft and pretty, and by the way, my paltry camera is unable to capture the gentle micro-shimmers that only show up under low light but give the overall look depth. Hop on over to Belly’s post for her incredible pictures of those shimmers, and of course her pretty eye looks here. It’s pretty wearable, don’t you think?!