What a mouthful of a name! Awafujisukashi, or #19 for simplicity, is one of the three SUQQU eyeshadow quads I picked up while I was in Tokyo, and also part of their spring 2015 collection. It contains a frosty white-pink duochrome (similar to but more pronounced than the one in #18 Sakuraori), a pale periwinkle blue, a rich satin brown and a light shimmery copper.
The standout colour for me in this quad is the duochrome. It reminds me a little of NARS Cassiopeia, which I liked in theory but found too bold. This had a much softer, more elegant sheen.
To be honest, Awafujisukashi was an impulse buy for me. I usually shy away from blue in general but this periwinkle just looked so pretty. Plus I knew for sure I didn’t have anything else like it already, which is really saying something given the size of my makeup collection!
As I’ve mentioned before, the magic of Suqqu eyehadows is their ability to layer together and create completely different colours. Fittingly, my favourite way to wear this is to haphazardly blend all the colours together into a multi-dimensional taupe.
It never ceases to amaze me that four seemingly incongruent colours can merge into such a beautifully complex, wearable shade. Any other eyeshadows I’ve tried this with have just cancelled each other out or ended up looking powdery or muddy, so I suppose that’s the magic of SUQQU in a nutshell!