It feels surreal that we are well into the last few months of the year, and that Holiday 2016 collections are rolling out in full strength. I received a couple of palettes from SUQQU’s upcoming UK Exclusive Christmas Colour Collection back in August, but was waiting to share them with you closer to their launch date. I may be cutting it a bit close right now, but I would like to show you the limited edition SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow Palette EX-35 Yuki Tsubaki today.
This Holiday 2016, SUQQU will be launching a capsule collection of avant garde colours inspired by the Japanese winter flowers. There are 7 pieces in this collection, all carefully designed by the SUQQU’s Senior Makeup Artist and Creative Consultant Jorge Balzaretti, and will be sold exclusively in the UK starting from 6 October 2016. I have both of the Blend Colour Eyeshadow palettes and 1 of 3 Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist, and will be reviewing them over 2 posts.
SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow EX-35 Yuki Tsubaki is inspired by the deep pink camellia flower that has the ability to bloom in the deepest snow and is fondly referred to as the Winter Rose of Japan. The most eye-catching aspect of the palette is of course, the namesake, deep pink shade in the top right corner of the palette. Across all of the SUQQU eyeshadows that I have ever encountered, this is the boldest and brightest, making EX-35 Yuki Tsubaki a truly unique offering.
Apart from the bright pop of colour, EX-35 Yuki Tsubaki is also different from most of the recent SUQQU eyeshadow releases because it contains mostly matte shades, with the exception of 1 glossy shimmer shade.
The swatches, from top to bottom are:
For the eye look above, I toned down the red by layering it with the other shades. I started by lightly dusting the deep espresso all over my lid, before laying the brightened pink on the center. I was trying to get a more diffused sort of look, and did not really bother with being precise about where I was laying the colour. Thereafter, I deepened the outer corner with the deep espresso and lined my lower lash line, before smudging it out with some of the pink. Finally, I added a dab of the peach shimmer on my inner corner and blended it out along the crease towards the middle of my eye; and popped it on the center of my lid as well.
I played with several lip colours, but finally decided on a deep berry hue to make it more party-ready!
SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow EX-35 Yuki Tsubaki along with the rest of the SUQQU UK Exclusive Christmas Colour Collection will be available in store at Fenwick of Bond Street, Harrods and Selfridges from 6 October 2016. It will also be available online through Harrods and Selfridges online stores.
This post featured a product that was kindly provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own honest, unbiased views.