Behold the last of my Suqqu haul, Blend Color Eyeshadow in #10 Kozuecha! Although this arrived some time ago, I only just tried it because..for shame!… I forgot about this quad! It was piled under a bunch of stuff on my desk and I only found it once I cleaned. Which reminds me of a quote about cleanliness…”Dull women have immaculate houses…and honey, I come from a long line of fascinating women.” (At least this is my excuse for not having an eye for dirt!)
This quad really jumped out at me because I am always in search of a good neutral eyeshadow palette with excellent quality eyeshadows. I hoped Suqqu would do the trick and I wouldn’t have to keep searching!
Top Right: A beautiful taupe shimmer shade, useful for placement on the mobile lid
Top Left: Equally gorgeous peachy pink shimmer, also useful for the mobile lid and/or a pop of color on the center of the lid after completing your eyeshadow application
Below I have swatched the colors on the top row (the taupe and the peachy pink shades)
Bottom Right: Matte white shade. This was quite a chalky consistency, and it didn’t impress to be honest.
Bottom Left (Split Pan): The lighter shade is a really beautiful complex medium brown bronze shimmer. The darker shade is a deeper chocolate brown, great for adding definition and drama.
Below are the swatches for the bottom row (white matte, medium brown/bronze & deep chocolate shades)
After swatching these colors, I was unimpressed with the matte white shade, but it wasn’t until I put my brush into the pan that I realized the quality of this palette does not come close to my other Suqqu eyeshadows. The eyeshadow was kicking up a TON of powder when touched with my brushes, I was almost in shock because I’m not used to that with Suqqu. All of the shades did this, the worst was the matte white shade. It was very chalky on my lids and unflattering so I blended it out as best I could with my brush.
The look below was used without primer as I don’t usually use primer with Suqqu. The bottom right white matte shade was applied all over the lid, under the brow bone, on the lower lashline and the inner corner to act as a primer. Once I realized how crap this shade was, I blended it out. The top left peachy pink shade was used on the inner corner and the inner third of the lid. I used the top right taupe shade all over the rest of the lid and all along the lower lashline. Then I used the lighter brown shade in the bottom left split pan in the crease and on the outer third of the lower lashline. Finally, I used the darker brown shade in the split pan as an eyeliner, applied thickly with the sponge tip applicator that came with the palette and smudged out with a pencil brush to soften the look. Mascara is Charlotte Tilbury Full Fat Lashes and brows are Suqqu Brow Pen in Brown.
Although this is a nice neutral palette, I found that it lacks the zing I usually feel with Suqqu. I found the shadows to be more powdery than other Suqqu palettes, which was very noticeable once I applied the product onto the brush. This required quite a vigorous tapping of the brush to ensure that I didn’t experience any fall out on my face. On the plus side, the shadows are very buildable, so you could achieve a day look or amp it up for a special occasion or a night out. I found the shades to be neutral, some cool, some warm, so I think its good for all skin tones.
Although there are some pluses to this quad, I am not sure I would purchase this if I tried it out in the store. It just didn’t wow me like the rest of my Suqqu eyeshadows. I will try it out again and see if I was just having a cranky day. Although, I will say that my husband really liked this on me so thats always a plus isn’t it? Not that we do our makeup for our significant others, but its always nice to hear.
To be honest, this won’t affect my love of Suqqu. I will work with this one just because I love the brand so much! Does anyone else have #10 Kozuecha? What are your thoughts?
Have a great day! Its getting cold where I live…that Arctic front came in. It was 80 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next. Brrr!!!