Once again, I find myself playing catch-up with my reviews. I’ve been on leave for the past week, thinking I could get a whole bunch of reviews done, but in between cleaning the house, spending time with my baby and meeting up with some gals, there’s just not enough time!
SUQQU Blend Color Eye Shadow EX-17 Hatsushimo is one of 3 limited edition releases for FW2013. I actually really wanted EX-16, but that was the first palette to be sold out so I grabbed EX-17 instead. And what a happy turn of events that was, because after swatching EX-16 in person at the SUQQU counter in Bangkok last month, I realized the main color was very close to my Marc Jacobs Eye-con 3 The Rebel palette (reviewed here). Instead, EX-17 has the most interesting color combination in my opinion, perhaps one of the boldest color combinations amongst all the SUQQU palettes ever released (which is mostly neutrals, like #10 Kozuecha reviewed here).
Clockwise from top left, the shades are:
And here are the swatches from left to right, corresponding to the descriptions above.
All of the shades are well pigmented and soft to the touch, true to what you would expect from SUQQU. The only shade that felt a little harder and somewhat drier to the touch was the olive shade although it swatches beautifully. I did find the midnight blue to sheer out a bit when applied, but it is nothing a stiff brush can’t handle. Overall, I love how each of the shades have varying textures and finishes, and the olive gives this palette an interesting twist.
And here is a simple EOTD that I did with SUQQU EX-17:
I started with a thin layer of the light peach all over my upper lid, then I just applied the midnight blue along the lash line about 3/5 of the way from the outer corner. Then I added the violet the rest of the way from the inner corner. And blend it all upwards. Thereafter I lined the bottom lash line with the same midnight blue / violet combo.
I’m feeling somewhat overwhelmed with all my new acquisitions lately, so I hadn’t had time to come back to play around with the olive shade. When I get the chance to do so, I’ll be sure to come back and update this post, so do check back!
And before I leave you to your Sunday evening musings, I want to take a few moments to admire the multitonal gradient design of the casing!
Isn’t it stunning?!