Was at the Ginza Mitsukoshi this past Thursday night and the Suqqu 2016 Spring Color Collection was finally out on display (they weren't last weekend when I was there!), so I swatched all 4 of the eye shadows ^.^
***Screencaps from Suqqu JP.
Here are Blend Color Eyeshadow 22 輝杏蕾 (Kikyoutsubomi, top row) and EX-28 金紗砂 (Kinshasuna, bottom row). Texture is buttery soft, and pigmentation is excellent! On one hand, I'm so so happy that the quint with split-pan is coming back. On the other than, I really wish they would put the base/highlighters and lid colors into the split-pans instead of the two darkest shades in the quint.
All photos taken in indoor lighting without flash. Click to zoom.
- 22 輝杏蕾 (Kikyoutsubomi): I'm totally sold on this one ^.^ All the colors show pretty well, at least on my skin. The bottom right pan that looks like a white turns out to be a golden pearl with hints of pink, so not a waste either.
- EX-28 金紗砂 (Kinshasuna): I love love love that gorgeous purple in the split-pan and if they'd ever make this color in a shadow single, I'd buy it in a heartbeat, plus a backup! At the same time, I'm not too thrilled with that pale pink on the lower right at all. It goes on me pretty much a chalky white :( I'll probably going to shell out for the split pan still because that's just how much I love that purple, but I'll be pretty resentful paying so much for so little.
Here are Eye Color Palettes EX-05 澄茶墨 (Sumichazumi, top row) and EX-06 花瑞樹 (Hanamizuki, bottom row).
- EX-05 澄茶墨 (Sumichazumi): I'm going to be brutally honest here--this trio is yawn inducing. Just my humble opinion and there'll be fierce dissent, probably. But deep bitter chocolate brown, taupe, and gold, where haven't I seen this combo before? And there wasn't anything special about the finish either, not that I saw.
- EX-06 花瑞樹 (Hanamizuki): Sold, sold, and sold. There's more than meet the eyes with that bottom pan: a mesmerizing taupe brown with pink and violet shimmers. Like, whoah, was my reaction when I swatched it. The middle pan isn't a straight up pink either, as in it leans coral depending on the angle. In the photo below, I tilted the back of my hand outwards away from myself, and it appears coral there but is otherwise a neutral pink when looked at directly. The complexity in this trio makes me wonder what happened to EX-05 there, because clearly Suqqu is capable of breaking my piggie bank with exciting things.