Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Snow Falling On Strawberries...Suqqu EX-22 Yukiichigo


Last year, as I was fiddling with the holiday sets, I felt they were more inspiring for Spring; and since the weather has been grey and rainy, even more fitting.


Keeping with the sparkling, galactic-glitter packaging of the 2013 holiday palettes, 2014's cases were white with flashes of iridescent candy pink, hot pink, lilac, and gold glitter.


The bags included with these sets are usually a waste of material, but, this time around, they are not that bad; I'll probably use them to store single eyeshadows or blushers.


The set came with a compact of the EX-13 Beniaka lipstick (released with Suqqu Fall 2013). I already own the tube form of EX-13 Beniaka, and, as much as I love it, I was disappointed that a new shade wasn't offered in the set. Also included were Suqqu's Reset Cleansing Cream (makeup remover) and Refining Foam (cleanser). I do like both of these products, but since they were included in the 2013 sets, I wish the brand would have offered two other forms of skincare...maybe a make and moisturizer?


Suqqu's EX-22 Yukiichigo palette is positively a jaw-dropping beaut!

 EX-22 Yukiichigo swatches. 

A pale lavender satin with pink, blue, and lilac microshimmer. 

A soft, warm pink satin with peachy-gold microshimmer. 

A brown based-plummy-burgundy cream with golden-olive-bronze glitter.

A pale, white-pink satin.

 Swatches of other products used in the looks below: Balancing Cheeks N 02 Usuzakura, Creamy Glow Moist Lipstick EX-13 Beniaka, Bright Up Lipstick 03 Barairo.


Look Breakdown:
Face:
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.
Suqqu Frame fix Moist Pact Foundation N in 102.
Suqqu Balancing Cheeks N in 02 Usuzakura.
Suqqu Bright Veil Face Color in EX-01.
Eyes:
Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC30 (placed under the eyes).
By Terry Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer in 02 Cream (placed on top of the MAC Mineralize Concealer).
MAC Paint Pot in painterly (eyeshadow base).
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-22 Yukiichigo:
The warm pink satin shadow (on three-fourth of the lid blended into the crease and up to the inner crease).
The pale lavender satin shadow (on the outer v and blended up to the outer brow bone).
The pale white-pink satin shadow (on the inner corner and brow bone).
The plummy-burgundy cream (used as a liner on the upper and lower lash line).
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Burgundy (used to tightline and on the lower waterline).
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Sexy Black Mascara in 01 Scandalous Black.
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Feline Blacks in 01 Black Black.
Lips:
MAC Lip Pencil in Stripdown.
Suqqu Creamy Glow Moist Lipstick in EX-13 Beniaka.


 Although my complexion is off the photo, the makeup shades are accurate. 

Look Breakdown:
Face:
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.
Nars Sheer Glow Foundation in Medium 2.
Suqqu Balancing Cheeks N in 02 Usuzakura.
Suqqu Bright Veil Face Color in EX-01.
Eyes:
Shu Uemura Hard Formula Eyebrow Pencil in 02 Seal Brown.
MAC Mineralize Concealer in NC30 (placed under the eyes).
By Terry Touche Veloutee Highlighting Concealer in 02 Cream (placed on top of the MAC Mineralize Concealer).
MAC Paint Pot in painterly (eyeshadow base).
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow in EX-22 Yukiichigo:
The warm pink satin shadow (all over the lid and blended into the crease almost up to the brows).
The plummy-burgundy cream (on top of the warm pink shadow, blended into the crease and lower lashline).
The pale white-pink satin shadow (on the brow bone).
The pale lavender satin shadow (in the inner corner and brow bone).
Stila Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Burgundy (used to tightline, line the upper lash line and the lower waterline).
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Sexy Black Mascara in 01 Scandalous Black.
Helena Rubinstein Lash Queen Feline Blacks in 01 Black Black.
Lips:
MAC Lip Pencil in Plum.
Suqqu Bright Up Lipstick in 03 Barairo.


Without a doubt, the little rock star of this palette is that gorgeous cream shadow, and when paired with the other lovely shadows, EX-22 Yukiichigo is an absolute eyeful. 

11 comments :

  1. Absolutely LOVE the look you created! Your eyes are smouldering and I love how rich your lash line color is! Gorgeous!

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    1. Why thank you darlin' ;) I'm obsessed with this palette, I already have major dips in three of the shadows :O

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  2. Ermagerd that lavender! I KNOW a lot of these shades won't work for me, and yet, every time I see your swatches and looks, I regret not hauling. D:

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    1. LOL to the Ermagerd :P The trick with these shade is placement and contrast of colors. I hope Suqqu releases this palette in the future.

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  3. My goodness. You are totally stunning wearing this, Liz!

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    1. Are you loving this palette as much as I am darling? I have major dips in the lavender, pink and cream shadows. Need to ration my usage.

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  4. You are such a beauty! These swatches are gorgeous. I am drooling!!! :)

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    1. Thank you Kimber <3 I'm really loving this palette for Spring.

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