|Whee minuscule sponge and brush applicators|
I had a long and thoughtful application of Himesango this morning and thought about the qualities I really like about this particular palette. There is an extra oomph in pigmentation for Himesango, that I don't experience in the older palettes. As a matter of fact, I think I can make a valid comparison between the pigment-rich creamy feel of most Rouge Bunny Rouge's powder eye shadows and Suqqu's Himesango's formula. They both have that feel on the fingertips that is uber smooth and rich feeling, you know, like buttah.
Setting formula aside, let me show you my pictures of this quint. Most of the 4-pan Suqqu format contains a matte base shade that is used to even out the lids as well as make you go "ahhhh!" as you brush on that shade. Himesango's base is a matte soft white tinged delicately with a peachy pink on the lower right pan. Also there is a pale, peached pink shade with delicate silvery cool shimmers. Next up is one killer taupe on the upper right side. This is Suqqu's version of frost, if it can be considered frost. But much like the base shade, feels creamy and applies smoothly. This taupe has some more prominent multi-colored shimmery bits. This shade is a cool plum-leaning, mauve taupe. Finally, the split pan has the dark shades that can be used to either line or add depth to whatever eye bit you like. One is a warmer brown and the other a darker, cool plummy brown shade.
|Delicate shimmer and texture|
|How lovely is THAT?!|
Well, what does it matter if both are too darn hard to find? I recommend going to the Chanel counter and trying out Raffinement. I think it's actually more brown than Enchanted and didn't seem as pigmented and soft as the Suqqu, but it may be a good, more easily available palette with a similar effect. As for me, I shall be walking on by the Raffinement because I really don't want a third variation of more of the same.
Are you a Suqqu fan? What do you think of the newer quads versus the old ones.