SUQQU Spring 2012 Blend Color Eyeshadow 09 Usumoegi, Bright Veil Face Color EX-01 Swatch and Review

Spring isn’t always just about the pretty pink and light pastels. There are also other colors that make up Spring as well. Suqqu’s Spring collection comes with different look palettes but one thing is for sure, no matter what the colors are, they are always elegant and natural looking.

Starting off is the new eyeshadow palette Blend Color Eyeshadow in 09 Usumoegi (¥7,140). The shades are more earthier and the palette also comes with a twist that the other palettes 01 through 08 don’t have. Instead of the traditional 4 colors it is now 5 colors.

Suqqu as always sports its iconic piano black case that is glossy and sleek. With no sharp edges or corners, the palette is finely made in detail.

Each color brings out the best of Suqqu’s finely milled exquisite quality shadows. Not only are their 3 shimmery colors, there are also 2 matte colors. This palette also comes with 2 double sided brushes for you to use to get the look you want.

The 5 colors are on this shadow are as follows:

Shimmery lemon yellow with almost frosted finish (top left) – Light Color
Soft metallic coppery taupe (top right) – Arrange Color
Matte dark olive with specks of shimmer (bottom left – left) – Sheer Line Color
Shimmery olive (bottom left – right) -Deep Color
Matte highlighting white with hints of cream (bottom right) – Pale Color

While I took these photos in the sun, I noticed one thing. The thing about the shadows are they are in 3D! As you can see each shadow looks elevated almost like a tiny plateau.

Finely milled is indeed the same with each shadow. They are incredibly soft and smooth, like melting on the skin and staying put without being chalky or having any fall outs. The quality is made with the utmost craftsmanship. I noticed that the colors are quite illuminating on this palette and shimmery too when reacting to light. The top 2 shades on the palette are quite iridescent and changes colors slightly when reacting to light. It makes this palette more interesting. The newly added liner color (lower left dark olive in the pan, swatched on the far right) can accentuate the eye area, also great when you’re too lazy to put on an eyeliner.

Next up, we have the Bright Veil Face Color in EX-01 (¥7,350).

The package design for this is a bit thicker than usual and there is a reason why. The double tiered compact comes with a mirror against the powder and on the opposite side is a brush compartment. It’s quite neat. Overall, the design is still pretty elegant with a lot of sleekness to it.

If you flip over this compact you can find a glimpse of the colors from a transparent window beneath.

So here is the demonstration of the compact and how the tiers look like.

This compact comes with two colors. The one on the left (Bright Color) is more or so an illuminating base that is cream white with hints of pink to it. It’s great for highlighting on the nose and cheekbone area. On the opposite side (Veil Color) is a light peachy beige color. You can see the colors up close in the next two shots below. The texture on the powders do disappear after use.

Here are some sun shots for you. Looking at the colors under the sun you can tell by each color contains really subtle shimmers. The shimmers are quite finely milled and created. It isn’t very noticeable inside the palette which is the beauty of it. There are no chunky like shimmers instead you can see later in the swatch photo that they are illuminating but in a very sophisticated way.

While applying the Bright Veil I noticed that it was one silky smooth, and two very easy to apply on the skin. In the photo below you can notice on the left that the colors are shown side by side as a comparison at how they look. The cream white color looks a bit more highlighting whereas the light peach beige color seems to go along with the skin tone. When combined together (right) you might notice that they blend very well bringing highlights to the face. The shimmers are micro fine and illuminating. It doesn’t emphasize pores and lines, the result is a radiant and polished complexion.

Suqqu Spring 2012 is a really fabulous collection that brings quality and elegance into one. The new Blend Color Eyeshadow palettes now have 5 colors, as oppose to the traditional 4. It gives us the ability to layer different colors and showcase the beauty of the eyes. With the Bright Veil Face Color, skin looks smooth and glowy with subtle pearl pigments. It’s long lasting with moisturizing effect too. As the whole collection launching on February 3rd, I highly recommend you check them out. For more information, visit Suqqu online and Selfridges (Available March 1, 2012).

This post contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR. All reviews are expressed with complete honesty. For more information, please read my full disclosure here.

16 Responses to SUQQU Spring 2012 Blend Color Eyeshadow 09 Usumoegi, Bright Veil Face Color EX-01 Swatch and Review

  1. Jamilla February 4, 2012 at 8:53 AM

    Sigh. I really need these – I’m going to be out of the country for the entire month of Feb – so I will have to get some Suqqu in Japan!

    • admin February 5, 2012 at 12:53 AM

      Aww hope you have fun in Japan! Someday we should all go together!

  2. Kat February 4, 2012 at 9:02 AM

    Both are very lovely. I am really liking the face powder although I’m not a big fan of powders.

  3. Usagi Anna February 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM

    Bright Veil looks really interesting. It was one of the star items too. I cant wait to try it.

    • admin February 6, 2012 at 3:31 AM

      The veil is perfect on almost any skin. It is so shimmery and highlighting to the face.

  4. Hanna YY February 4, 2012 at 3:44 PM

    The eyeshadows look so pigmented~~~

    • admin February 6, 2012 at 3:32 AM

      It is pigmented. It’s quite easy to use too.

  5. Jacqueline February 4, 2012 at 8:00 PM

    I love Suqqu palettes, this palette looks very easy to use. I bet the pigmentation is creamy and well pigmented. What lovely buys you have!

    • admin February 6, 2012 at 3:25 AM

      Suqqu Palettes are really well made. You can tell once you use it. They are finely milled. Suqqu products are pretty much flawless.

  6. Rin February 5, 2012 at 3:17 AM

    Suqqu is such a high end brand. I can’t wait for it to be available.

    • admin February 6, 2012 at 3:32 AM

      It will be available at Selfridges.

  7. eMickey February 5, 2012 at 9:09 AM

    The bottom left eyeshadow looks really interesting especially a matte version and a non matte version.

  8. Megan Bloom February 14, 2012 at 4:17 AM

    Another option for similar colors are Erth Minerals Makeup ( ) colors Truffle, Silt, Loam, & Snow. If just Erth would put these together in a palette- my next mission will be to email them:)

    Would the more nude shades in this palette look best with a nude gloss? Or would any do as well?


    • admin February 20, 2012 at 5:07 AM

      I am not familiar with Erth Minerals Makeup. However regarding the nude gloss and shade look, any would do depends on your point of view.

  9. Megan Bloom February 14, 2012 at 4:20 AM

    Sorry to post again…Any chance you could get a few Erth shadows for review?


    • admin February 20, 2012 at 5:08 AM

      If there is time and chance we might look into it.


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