Suqqu’s spring collection was very romantically based on the colours of Tokyo in the spring. Having had the pleasure of being there myself this season, I can certainly see the inspiration: everything still cool and crisp, traces of snow still on the grass, the first pale spring buds on mostly-barren branches, that ethereal spring sunlight reflecting off temples and skyscrapers alike.
One of two eyeshadow quads launched in this collection, #22 Kikyoutsubomi is made up of 5 colours: a cool frosty pink, a golden peach, a white with a faint gold iridescence, and a split pan containing a gold-flecked brown and a warm rose gold.
Mixed together, the shades in the split pan create a rich mauve with gold flecks.
This was the quad I chose for my SUQQU makeover when I was last in Tokyo, because I was immediately drawn to the idea of it being warmer than Ex-28 Kinshasuna and therefore more in line with my usual shade preferences. Having played with it a lot more since then, I’ve actually found it to be more complex than I gave it credit for in my initial assessment. It’s warm, yes, but in such a soft rosy-nude way that I think it would be quite wearable even for people who aren’t typically drawn to warm palettes.
In a nutshell, 22 Kikyoutsubomi is perfect for those no-makeup makeup days when you want to look like the most polished version of yourself. Think about it as the tinted moisturiser of eyeshadow quads – understated, but entirely necessary for creating a flawlessly (orchestrated) natural look.
Face & Cheeks: Cle de Peau Silky Cream Foundation, Cle de Peau Concealer, Koh Gen Do Loose Powder, Tarte Park Ave Princess Vol 2
Eyes: SUQQU Blend Colour Eyeshadow in 22 Kikyoutsubomi, Lancome Hypnose Drama Mascara // Brows: MAC Mystery
Lips: NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul (blotted)
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