This Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-25 春陽向 (Haruhinata) was a lucky find in the summer of 2018. I've been lemming this palette for a long time but wasn't willing to pay E(vil)bay's cut-throat price. So I was thrilled to have stumbled upon this gem on Rakuten JP for about 6,500yen after tax, less than the retail of 6,800yen listed on the packaging of the product. Scored!
All pictures taken in natural light without flash.
Why did I want this palette for so long? Mostly because of the deep eggplant pan at bottom left, but I like the champagne and pale peach pans too. This is basically my lazy-day go-to palette, because as you can see, there isn't a medium/crease shade. The whole palette consists of three base, highlighter, and lid washes, and one deep/liner shade. So my way of applying this has been to pick one of the three light colored pan, use a lay-down brush for an all-over lid wash, and then line with the deep eggplant. Done. Sometimes, I blend the peach and pink to warm up the pink a bit. There's always the option of blending the deep eggplant with one or more of the three lighter pans for a deeper and more nuanced rendition, but who's got time for that? Not me ^.^"
Clockwise from top left:
- Base/highlighter/lid: shimmer, low intensity. Translucent champagne gold.
- Base/highlighter/lid: shimmer, low intensity. Pale peach.
- Base/highlighter/lid: shimmer, medium intensity. Princess pink.
- Deep/liner: satin, high intensity. Deep eggplant.
P.S. If you're wondering how I keep "stumbling" onto older and long-discontinued Suqqu (or other brands) palettes, it's because I use a general search term instead of a specific one, and in Japanese. For example, "スック アイシャドウ" (Suqqu eye shadow). This works in Amazon JP and other Japanese shopping sites as well, not just Rakuten JP. Of course, the down side is that you'll have to click through pages of results, but hey, if you want to find old gems...
See my previous posts:
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow Part IV