I figured I’d do both of SUQQU’s Eye & Cheek Colour Compact FOTDs in one post so I could better compare them for anyone trying to decide between the two. You see swatches and read my review of the eyeshadow and blush textures here, but just as a quick recap that’s EX-01 Rikkakou on the left and Ex-02 Natsuyuuka on the right:
First up, here’s me wearing EX-01 Rikkakou (and Creamy Glow Moist Lipstick in EX-21 Sen Ka):
I love both the eyeshadow colours in this palette. I’m the kind of person who can wear taupe every single day and not get bored of it, and don’t even get me started on how pretty that glittery pink is. SUQQU doesn’t usually do straight-up glitter, so this is very special.
What makes it even cooler is that it has a lilac shift when you layer it over the taupe, which you can see on my right eye in this photo. Pictures don’t do these shades justice; in real life it had almost a sparkly duochrome effect that ranged from pink to purple to taupe.
It was absolutely gorgeous, and quite complex looking for a five minute job!
Next, here’s me wearing EX-02 Natsuyuuka. Paired with Creamy Glow Moist in EX-20 Hyaku Daidai, I got kind of a cool late 70’s/early 80’s vibe from the whole look. What do you think?
Also, please pardon how red my nose looks in these photos. It was very warm, so I skipped foundation on my T-zone!
I initially tried to do the same placement as I did with EX-01, but I found that the dark teal looked too dull and grey when I used it only to darken my outer V’s. To bring out all that jewel-toned goodness, I packed it on all over my mobile lid and smoked it out from there.
To be honest, I think that while this was a good placement to show off the teal, the beautiful pale bronze got kind of lost. I used it in my inner corners, but because it didn’t have the same iridescence as EX-01’s pale pink, it didn’t stand out as much as I’d hoped. I need a bit more practice with palette for sure.
Out of the two blush shades however, this is my favourite – the sun-kissed warmth of EX-02’s coral is just so natural and flattering. Also, the lighter blush shade was pale and glowy enough for me to use as a subtle highlighter on my cheekbones, which you know is a big thing for me.
So which palette wins this smackdown? It’s a pretty tough call when you’re weighing a built-in highlighter against a glittery duochrome-ish eyeshadow. I’m curious to see what other people will choose once this collection is released! If you have any thoughts/questions, please feel free to leave them in a comment and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Pricing & Availability: I need to get back to you on pricing for these, but SUQQU Eye and Cheek Colour Compacts will be available in the UK at Fenwick of Bond Street, Harrods and Selfridges in stores and online from the 28th of April, and in Japan from May 1st.
These products were provided as press samples, however all opinions and observations are my own and not influenced by the brand or its PR team. This post contains affiliate links