Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-15 Hanaazuki, Swatch & Review

After the Spring release of Suqqu, I was convinced that no new release would make me so excited as much as this one. The shade combination, gorgeous duochrome finishes, versatility, quality. But it seems I was wrong. Suqqu did it again, and here I present you.... 

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-15 Hanaazuki

...Ex-15 Hanaazuki, one of the three quads from their Fall/Winter collection. Gorgeous matte base color, satin finish mid shade and what do we see here? A sparkly green shade as an accent. The first time I have seen it, I tried to understand why they didn't give us a whole eye shadow size of such a pretty shade. Maybe not just an eye shadow but we need buckets of that. Next to it is the dark matte, which whispers to me that I won't just like this one but fall in love with it. Let's take a closer look...

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-15 Hanaazuki
Close-up: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-15 Hanaazuki

Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-15 Hanaazuki consists of the following shades:

#1: Warm white with satin finish
#2: Deep cooler plum with silver shimmer
#3: Soft pale pink with matte finish
#4a: Deep warm plum with matte finish
#4b: Shimmery grass green

In spring we were talking about duo chromes, now we talk about self layered beauties revealing different complex shades. #1 can be layered with others to give a shimmery finish but my favorite is layering #4b in #4a. Doesn't the result look breathtaking?

Sun swatch: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-15 Hanaazuki

First let me warn you before I go on with the look. Unfortunately photos doesn't capture half of its gorgeousness but it may give you an idea. I followed these steps:

  1. Primed eye lids with Nars Pro-prime.
  2. From half of the lid to the outer lid, applied #2.
  3. Applied #1 to the corner of the eyes, overlapping slightly with #2 in the middle for giving some dimension.
  4. I used #4a at the crease and along upper lash line from middle all the way to the outer corner.
  5. I intensified the liner by using a brown pencil (new one from Guerlain) lining the roots of the lashes top and bottom from half way to the outer corner.
  6. I padded #4b along the liner area top and bottom.
  7. I added #4b to the mid lid for a little bit of oomph, wish it would show up more on camera. In real life, it really does the trick.
  8. Highlighter under my brow with #3.
  9. Curled my lashes and applied mascara (YSL Baby Doll)

In-action: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-15 Hanaazuki

Here is the overall look. On lips I am wearing Giorgio Armani Rouge Ecstasy #304 in Heat. Oh and nowadays I am enjoying my waves. I sometimes get bored of straight hair. It is one of those times, let's see how long I can hold on to that one.

FOTD: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow EX-15 Hanaazuki

Final thoughts: Nothing but love! It is already so perfect but I wished that this green shade would be a little larger. It can really do wonders. Now I get very curious how the other two palettes will perform.

Do you like using accent colors on your eye makeup to add a little bit of something? Which shade would you prefer for this?



  1. Eeeee I love this look on you, Sara! Hanaazuki is absolutely stunning! I love how there are some pops of colors in there, but at the same time it seems very wearable. GA Heat looks SO gorgeous on you that I want it now, too!

    1. Hi Sunny,
      now that Selfridges is shipping to Europe, you may want to check it out. It really blends like a dream and you said it just right, so wearable but unique. I am loving GA Heat, became my go-to lipstick this week!

  2. Just wanted to say thank you for the great pics and love your blog! Cathy

  3. your eyes are amazing!:) I love #2 shade:)

    1. Thanks very much for the compliment Caise, I love your eyes too, is there a look coming up on your blog?

  4. I love EVERYTHING about this look! The colours are distinct yet perfectly blended -- it's so autumnal to me, like seeing glimmers of grass and flowers through early morning fog <3
    I would also love giant pans of the 'accent' colours from all three palettes this season. Possibly paranoia but I swear I can see a dip in the violet of my EX-17 already D:

    1. Thanks very much Kate, your feedback means a lot to me. You wrote it so poetically, I love the scene you described. I also think there is something so autumnal about this palette although it doesn't have the classical fall shades.

      I am also going paranoid about the accent colors. Not only the colors but the texture is also unique, it is shimmery with good color pay-off but a little transparent that allows layering. I don't know if I can find a good dupe for it.

  5. The overall look has some similarities with Armani venomous green - gives a smokey eye with a twist-I love accent colours- They should do quad with the 3 accent colours in the fall quads and another bright one- would be awesome

    1. I agree, instead of the pink matte shade, I could have this grass green as one whole thing! I think modern naturals with a twist idea goes in this direction and some other brands tried this concept before like Guerlain's Coup de Foudre, Dior's Bonne Etoile, YSL's Arty Palette... But I somehow think Suqqu did it the best :-)

  6. first, I LOVE seeing your curly hair! It's so pretty and I envy all the waves!!! :) It's very flirty looking.

    Second, that plummy taupe looks magical on your skin and I think the grass green shade is absolutely the perfect accent for your eyes. I can't wait to give my #15 a good play now. I'm totally inspired.

    1. Flirty looking? LOL! I love that *wiggles eye brows*
      I am so happy to be able to inspire you. I think Ex-16 is your quad and Ex-15 is mine ;-)


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