Palette Love: SUQQU Designing Color Eyes Palette in 110 (Kohakuyoi)
I’m doing this in a bit of a roundabout way, as the SUQQU Color Eyes Palette in 110 is actually part of the SUQQU Christmas collection which I’ll be posting about shortly, but I really wanted to share the palette itself with you ASAP as it seems to be disappearing everywhere – it’s currently not available online at Selfridges (appearing for an eye-watering price on eBay instead) but it should still be in-store at Selfrdiges and hopefully in-store at Harrods too, since it was originally a Selfridges exclusive, so only recently landed at Harrods. It’s definitely one that you’ll need to hunt down, but it’ll be worth it!
I don’t feature a lot of SUQQU on my blog which is something I really should address as it’s such a lovely brand full of soft, buttery formulas and colours that flatter and enhance. It’s a seriously luxurious, Japanese brand that presents in classic yet gorgeous packaging with some serious wow factor; it’s fancy in every sense, so whilst you’ll spend a bit more than average, you’ll get quality for your investment. The Christmas collection contains a selection of Designing Color Eyes Palettes including this quad of warm neutrals named Kohakuyoi, or the easier to pronounce/remember 110!
The palette itself comes in a gold and gently sparking white finish (keep your eye out for the post on the Christmas collection for pictures) containing the four shades and two double ended applicators, one with a different shape sponge at each end and one with a brush at each end – this element alone (four applicators, one for each shadow) is a great representation of the level of attention to detail. The shadows themselves consist of three sparkly shades and one matte base shade, the latter of which has come out a little light in some of my pictures, but it’s a great shade – like a light taupe that works brilliantly as a starting point for a multitude of eye looks.
In the look above I’ve used all four shades for a quick daytime look; I started with the taupe base shade all over, then I went in with the deeper brown (bottom left) as a crease shade which was striking but blended easily. I used the darkest brown (bottom right) on the outer corners and finished with the mid gold (top left) blended from the centre inwards. Lots of colour, lots of sparkle, but surprisingly wearable for an everyday look. The darkest shade is a deep, smoky brown that could be taken all the way around the eye for a night look, although all shades can be built-up or blended out depending on what you like. What I particularly enough about this quad of colours is the fact that they’re mostly warm, but not orange or rusty at all, so if you’ve been seeing a lot of the popular warmer palettes and wanting something a little less orange-leaning, this is a great and easy palette to slot into your collection. It’s £46 and as mentioned above, it’s mostly out of stock, so you’ll need to see if you can track it down at a SUQQU counter.