My dear friend Michiko took time off her busy schedule during her last business trip to Bangkok to hunt down the only SUQQU counter, and brought back this incredibly lovely belated birthday gift for me! SUQQU Blend Color Eye Shadow palettes are famed for their superior quality and texture, and I’ve been itching to get my hands on one for a long time. No. 10 Kozuecha is from SUQQU’s Spring 2012 collection, and is composed of a very ladylike mix of colors.
What’s most interesting about these SUQQU Blend Color Eye Shadow palettes is that they actually hold 5 colors not just the usual 4. It comprises of (clockwise from top left) a shimmery peach, shimmery golden brown, creamy matte ivory, shimmery bronze, and a shimmery chocolate. The colors are all extremely finely milled, and the ivory shade felt particularly creamy to the touch. The pigmentation is one of the best I have ever seen (on par with the best of Tom Ford and Guerlain, superior to Chanel and YSL).
The colors are all incredibly pretty, and complement each other perfectly to create a neutral day-to-day look. The only problem for me, is that I am roughly NC20/25 and such soft colors like the peach hardly ever shows up. I have been playing with Kozuecha for awhile now, and I think it is a very adaptable palette. This is one of my favorite looks using the palette:
To create this, I first swept a layer of the shimmery golden brown all over the lid, and then I patted the shimmery peach shade on the center of my lid and towards the inner corner. Then I darkened the outer edge using the darkest chocolate brown and blended in. To finish, I swept the ivory from my inner corner and above the crease to under the brow bone. Topped it all off with a very thin black liner close to the lashes to make them seem fuller and winged it for some added definition. Mascara, of course.
SUQQU Blend Color Eye Shadow 10 Kozuecha has one of the best formula. There is absolutely no fall out from these shadows! I’ve worn them for entire days on my oily lids with no primer, and experienced no fading or creasing! It is absolutely divine, and well worth its high price tag.