This is the second of two looks I created with SUQQU UK’s exclusive Summer 2017 collection designed by Jorge Balzaretti. You can see the first look, in which I used Designing Colour Eyes #103 Kisui here. I also posted a review with swatches here. For anyone interested, the collection launches at Selfridges today (Thursday, 27th April) and I have ordering info at the bottom of this post.
The Designing Colour Eyes quad I used for this look – #104 Natsusango – is a pretty easy sell. So far everyone I’ve spoken to who plans to get something from the collection has this on their wishlist, and I’m not surprised. It has a matte nude blending/base shade, matte warm brown, a matte black and an iridescent pink topper…essentially, 3 foolproof neutrals and one transformative shimmer. You just can’t go wrong with a combo like this one.
I started with the lightest shade all over as a base, and worked the warm brown through my crease with a fluffy brush. Then, I patted the matte black over my mobile lid with a flat eyeshadow brush, and blended it out using a mix of black + brown that I picked up on the same brush I used for my crease. To finish the look, I dabbed the pink glitter shade all over my lid, focusing on the inner corners a bit more.
Applying the iridescent pink shade over everything really changed the colours and morphed otherwise basic neutrals into beautiful dusky purples. It was magical transformation that reminded me of beloved earlier quads like Awafujisukashi, though less subtle since the shadows in this quad are very pigmented/glittery rather than sheer/shimmery.
While overall application was a cinch, I must confess that the extreme pigmentation of the matte black shade threw me off initially. I picked up way too much on my brush and ended up with a smokier eye than I’d initially intended. Thankfully, the shadows all blended like a dream so it wasn’t hard for me to cover up my “mistake”, but I’ll have to remember to be more gentle when picking up colour next time if I want a more subtle look!
As you can imagine, the colour combo was extremely intuitive to use, and I’m pretty sure anyone who picks up this quad is going to be able to execute beautiful looks with it right off the bat. I really, really wish SUQQU would make Natsusango (or something similar) a permanent offering because it’s just so versatile. I love that it can deliver everything from work-appropriate neutral looks to flirty date night looks to ultra-smokey looks with very little effort. I’m so glad I brought it with me to LA, because I can already tell it’s going to be a completely indispensable workhorse quad.
Pricing & Availibility: Designing Colour Eye quad (£46) #104 Natsusango, Pure Colour Blush (£30) in #102 Tsuyakagerou and Extra Glow Lipstick (£25) in #105 Hamadaidai, will launch as a limited edition, UK-exclusive summer collection on the 27th of April at Selfridges and on the 11th of May at Harrods and Fenwick.
The collection is available online at Selfridges, but keeps going in and out of stock so if you are able to go down to a counter in person, I recommend doing that. For international purchases, I suggest emailing emailing SUQQU UK directly at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for product information.
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