Hope everyone had a wonderful Father’s Day over the weekend. What I ended up doing was shopping and then ate at home. The shops were pretty much empty, there weren’t that many people as I had expected. Sales were still all there but nothing fancy stood out. The weather was also a bit chilly over at the city. Even though it’s already mid June, it still doesn’t feel like summer at all considering most summer collections were already on the counter a while ago.
Today, I will be featuring SUQQU summer palette Blend Color Eyeshadow #12, Konruri. I’m always interested in finding out the meaning behind these names so I did a research on the internet. According to colordic, Konruri (紺瑠璃 こんるり) actually is a traditional Japanese color that can be described as dark navy blue. It reminds me of some other SUQQU palettes were also inspired by color and even flowers, for example Usumoegi eye palette and Mukuge blush palette.
A little background overview about this palette is that, it replaces #1 Kakitsubata. The original palette had 4 colors as oppose to the 5 from this palette. Colors are pretty similar as well.
Anyways, by now if you have seen my other posts regarding SUQQU, the packaging is the same, in traditional black color with glossy sleek designed text. On the back of the box, there’s a full list of ingredients.
The eyeshadow palette packaging comes with the felt pouch along with a white foamy board holding it still and in place internally in the box. The pouch isn’t too thick but very stretchy with high quality.
Once popped out, the smooth to the touch pure black lacquered case is exposed. Unlike the holiday limited edition palette Usuchaori, Konruri doesn’t have the special shimmery look. It’s a bit sad but I’m not complaining because the colors in the palette are as elegant as ever with superb quality. The compact also comes with 2 duo-ended applicators, one of them being brush and the other being sponge tip. Please refer to other posts for details on the applicators.
For Summer, the colors for this palette is a mix of beach and ocean colors that remind me partly of sunset. Two of the colors symbolically represent the sand while the blues show up as sky and ocean. Overall the colors are quite interesting with a nice contrast.
Konruri colors can be defined as follows:
Top Left: copper beige with pearly sheen
Top Right: mocha bronze with soft shimmer
Bottom Right: matte salmon beige
Bottom Left 1: light navy blue with silver shimmer
Bottom Left 2: matte dark navy blue
The pictures below were taken with natural lighting and camera flash respectively.
Aside from the outstanding ultra milled formulation, most of the colors come shimmered, and easy to use. The colors are nicely pigmented. When combined, the eyelid is seen with a radiant glow from the soft shimmers.
SUQQU eyeshadow palette comes with colors that cross between aqua and earthy like bringing a much natural look. They do resemble summer somehow but definitely not as bold or vibrant. It’s rather a sophisticated palette that brings out a person’s inner beauty. The shadow quality is unmatchably smooth and long lasting. You wouldn’t experience any fallouts from this palette even without the use of an eye primer.
More on SUQQU and purchasing information can be obtained from www.Selfridges.com.
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