So remember how I said I was going to revisit SUQQU Deep Nuance Eyes in EX-05 Yakou after finally cracking the code on how to wear it? Well, here I am to defend my thesis! Or put my money where my mouth is! Or something! (You get the idea.)
Though it didn’t perform as well as I’d have liked as an all-over lid colour, it turned out to spot-on as a smudgy eyeliner. The inclusion of that perfectly-sized brush does kind of confirm my suspicions that that may have been its intended purpose all along.
This time I chose not to fuss over EX-05 Yakou and just slapped it on over SUQQU Blend Colour Eye Shadow in 04 Keshizumi. I really need to come back to Keshizumi and do a proper swatch and review post on it because these are the only greys that I have which don’t make me look ill.
But back to Yakou! I used the provided brush and just traced a line along my upper and lower lashes. I didn’t flick out the ends or worry much about precision – it was probably the easiest, fastest lining job I’ve done in months.
Maybe it’s because it ended up being a seamless match with Keshizumi, or maybe Yakou’s sparkles elevated an otherwise “undone” liner, but something about this look and the speed with which I was able to get it on just really appeals to me. There are a few SUQQU quads I own that just lack oomph (even when I use the darkest shadow as a liner) and languish in the back of my drawer as a result…so it’s very exciting to think that Yakou might be the key to unlocking their potential.
Believe it or not, I also used a teeny, tiny dab of Yakou on my lips in these photos because the nude lipstick I put on ended up being very warm and I didn’t have time to look for a slightly cooler shade. I don’t typically recommend using cream eyeshadow this way, because the powder finish can make lips look and feel too dry, but the barest tap of grey pigment on my lips really did help pull my whole look together in a hurry.
Since the issue of Deep Nuance Eyes seems to be creasing/fading, I just wanted to show you how long-wearing it can be as a smokey liner. It didn’t budge, or crease, or transfer on me at all when I wore it this way. These photos were taken after over 8 hours of wear (hence the terrible fluorescent lighting), most of which were spent outdoors in tropical temperatures. Again, I wore this OVER Keshizumi so it wasn’t even set with powder.
So there you have it: the perfect way to wear SUQQU Deep Nuance Eyes…plus a totally weird hack for adjusting your lipstick colour in a pinch. If you have your own tried-and-true application method for this product, I’d love to hear what it is so I can test that out too. In the meantime, I’m all hyped up to see which of my under-loved SUQQU quads Yakou breathes new life into!
Face: It Cosmetics CC Cream in Fair, NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Chantilly, Koh Gen Do Loose Powder // Cheeks: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure, Kevyn Aucoin The Sculpting Powder in Medium // Eyes: SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow in 04 Keshizumi, SUQQU Deep Nuance Eyes in EX-05 Yakou, Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara // Brows: Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Brow in #40 // Lips: NARS Lip Cover in Get Dirty
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