Thursday, May 30, 2013

Suqqu Ex-14 Ruridama Blend Color Eyeshadow

The release of a new limited edition Suqqu palette caught me by surprise, since I was thinking that the last releases were meant to be for spring as well as for summer. I waited for it to hit the shelves in UK and contacted my Suqqu dealer (!) to ask for one. I was busy with packing when it arrived today. Without going into detail why I was packing, which should be the subject for the next post, let me introduce you to Suqqu Ex-14 Ruridama.

Suqqu Ex-14 Ruridama Blend Color Eyeshadow
I can't count how many purple palettes I own (can you?) but a lavender one? To my surprise, today I found out that I don't own any. It is a light fresh alternative for summer, very different than other summer releases which are either vibrant blues&greens or soft peaches&golds. But here is Suqqu doing their own thing and I love it... Gold, lavender and midnight blue with a touch of pink.

Suqqu Ex-14 Ruridama Blend Color Eyeshadow
Each shade is satin but shimmer percentages are different. When I swatched them first, I thought the upper two shades are satin and the below ones are matte. After I looked at them under the sun, I have seen that all of them are satin but the lower two shades, midnight blue and pink, have less shimmer than top two. 

Suqqu Ex-14 Ruridama Blend Color Eyeshadow, close-up
The palette consists of:
  • Soft yellow with golden shimmer
  • Lavender with silver and multi-color shimmer
  • Midnight blue with subtle multi-color shimmer
  • Pale pink with silver shimmer

All of the shades are very pigmented and buttery soft. I was very impressed during the swatches. Midnight blue shade is a bit drier than the other three, I think the intention is to avoid fall-out and I am happy to report that this dark shade caused no fall-out during application. This time around there are no multi chrome shades like in spring palettes, but these have all impressive pigments and a main difference I see between this one and recently released Ex-11,12 and 13 is how the shimmer shows itself under artificial light. Ex-14 looks very complex and a tad more shimmery under artificial light (nothing fancy, just normal bulbs we have at home) whereas I found that Ex-11/12/13 performs best under sun light. 


Suqqu Ex-14 Ruridama Blend Color Eyeshadow, swatch under sun light

And here is Suqqu Ex-14 Ruridama in action. I applied the lavender shade all over the lid. To the inner corner I layered the yellow shade to highlight. On the crease I used the midnight blue with a light hand. I applied lavender shade also along the lower lash line. I then used Chanel Stylo Yeux Waterproof eye pencil in Blue Exqusite along the upper lash line and on lower waterline and set this with midnight blue shade.  I finished the look with Chanel Le Volume mascara. Apparently I was so taken with the beauty of lavender shade, I forgot to comb my brows, so please ignore them ;-)

Suqqu Ex-14 Ruridama Blend Color Eyeshadow in action

Final thoughts: Nice and soft colors combined in a wearable way and brought you by Suqqu which means the quality is to die for. I especially find the shades in this palette a good alternative for blue/green or peach/gold themes which are very common this summer. One more super pretty palette from Suqqu, highly recommended.

Have you checked Ex-14? Do you like the colors? Do you find this combination wearable?

14 comments:

  1. bahhhhh
    so purdy ! I skipped on the entire spring and will skip on this one too ( I am scared of color ) . suqqu needs to release a neutral quad in this magical new formula :)

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    1. I was thinking the same but probably their permanent palettes are more natural (like number 3) and they release those fun colored ones from time to time.

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  2. Wow, that quad is beautiful on you and so flattering! :) I did pass on this summer quad. While the colors are stunning, I don't think these cool icy tones would look very good on me. I shall admire it on you from afar!

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    1. Hi Belly, yes the quad leans cool but I wouldn't say it is icy cool. Cold shades doesn't look good on me either (I almost never wear grays) but this one works somewhat.

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  3. The colours are so pretty on you, I was wondering if this was unique enough for me to take the plunge and have to say that lavender shade might sell it for me :) Thanks for the great review x

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    1. Yes I think lavender shade is very pretty and has beautifully complex shimmer. I also like the combination with dark blue. I hope you like the quad and thanks for your kind words :-*

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    1. Yes they are, I was surprised to find out that these are even more pigmented than spring palettes :-)

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  5. This palette compliments yuor eye colour really well! still on the fence as some blues make me look tired-cannot decide?!

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    1. Thanks! I found lavender somehow different compared to blue shades. Blue shades also make me tired but I can't resist wearing them ;-)

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  6. This is such an amazing palette, right up my alley, can't wait to get mine :) beautiful! / Claire xxx

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    1. Hi Claire, I also love the color combination and this one lavender shade is so amazing. I just found your blog, love it! Following you on Bloglovin... Xox

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  7. Where can u get this suqqu quad in US?

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    1. Hi,
      You can check out http://www.ichibankao.com

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