It is no secret that since Selfridges started delivering to Germany, my bank account is in mortal danger. Seriously, who could resist that brushes, blushes, and that...
|Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #06 Ginbudou|
Just that I thought I missed on Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #06 in Ginbudou, which is about to be discontinued, Selfridges added them to their website, under the limited editions eye color item. The eye Shadow Quads of Suqqu from #01 to #08 will be replaced by the new ones (#09 to #12) so if you are eyeing one of these, you may want to check them out sooner than later. Just keep in mind that these are less pigmented and gives your softer eye looks once compared to the newly released ones or limited editions from spring, summer or winter (Ex-15, Ex-16, Ex-17).
|Close-up: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #06 Ginbudou|
On top left corner there is a gorgeous soft shimmering gold. This one unfortunately doesn't show on my skin or on my eyes due to it being very close to my skin tone (even considered M.Jackson whitening process just for this pretty shade!). Next to it is a silver taupe with shimmery/metallic finish. On bottom right there is a cool matte white which I prefer to use to soften or add milkiness to some of the other colors as well as applied by itself under brow bone or right over the crease for a softer transition. Bottom left shade is a gorgeous deep plummy brown with matte finish, which must be my favorite of the bunch. Such a perfect crease/definition shade, natural yet edgy and plum and matte! You know how much I like my crease in matte. *happy sigh*
All in all the palette offers a great variation between shimmery to matte, light to dark, warm to cool.
|Swatch under direct sun light: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #06 Ginbudou|
I started using the quad by the most unique shade, the gold one. Unfortunately this one being very close to my skin tone doesn't show properly. Gold shade works better for me once layered on the other shades to give a wash of warmth as much as desired. For the below look, I used the silver taupe on the lid, deep plum on the crease, a mix of these two for the lower lash line. I have to admit this was not instant love and I had to work my way through by trying whatever works best. In the end I came to terms with the below look, but I think with this gorgeous quad, there may be better looks created.
|In-action: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #06 Ginbudou|
And here is my FOTD with Ginbudou on eyes... Please ignore my wild hair, I still haven't figured out what to do with those ;-) Rest of the makeup: Armani Rouge Ecstasy Day Break on lips, Chanel Joues Contraste #86 Discretion on cheeks.
|FOTD: Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow #06 Ginbudou|
Also check out Kate's gorgeous looks and swatches (where the gold actually does show up) and Bellyhead's lovely post on Ginbudou.
Final thoughts: A very well balanced quad from Suqqu which is sadly about to be discontinued. As of today it is still available on Selfridges website though. I still have to experiment with this one to get the most of it but love the purpley natural hues of it.
Are you eyeing anything from Suqqu recently?