Sunday, March 16, 2014

Suqqu Blend Color Eye Shadow in Yomogiiro 17

It's always sad to see beautiful shades being discontinued (like Himesango), but it is offset with excitement when I get to see what's new.  Suqqu seems to discontinue well-loved products on the regular, but I guess it's to make room for newer and better.  Well, that is the hope.

So how do the new permanent eye shadow quads fare?  When Suqqu releases three quads at a time, I seem to be full of nail biting and indecisiveness and splurging on all three.  That doesn't always end up well for me because inevitably one is a dud.  Not for quality, because I have great experiences with the Suqqu quality.  But not all colors do so well on my skin.  Some are really blah on me.  I tried to get down to one when SS14 came with the three permanent quads.  After all, why rush when I can see more reviews and pictures on line and take my time.  But but but... so pretty.

The one I'm featuring today, Yomogiiro is the one always captivating me from the promo images.  Something about the pale lavender and that intriguing green really urged me to spring for it.  And who am I to argue with the "buy eeeet" voice in my head?
I suspect in my head I was trying to replace the grass green in EX-15 Hanaakuzi, which was lovely but the other shades didn't flatter my skin one iota.

The shades in Yomogiiro are subtle and all very pearly.  Some shades are more low sheen than others, but the overall feel of the color story is rather glowing.  The base shade (lower left) pan is now a glowing shade to even the lids.  I'm glad that the old ever-present matte white is gone and replaced with this.  The base is a very pale cool yellow.

I've swatched the colors here below.

The first swatch (indoors in bright natural light) on the left of my arm is the layered shades (Brown + Green + Lavender).  It produces a complex grey taupe which is going to be the "dominant" color in one of the looks below.  The lavender is quite pale and looks mostly white on my arm, but is actually translates into a very pale pink on my lids.  The brown has a golden sheen to it from the shimmer, but the base brown color is pretty cool.  The yellow base color pretty much disappears into my skin.  The color at the end is the green, which leans golden and warm.
One thing I noticed compared to the recent limited edition releases and the now discontinued 5 color palettes is that the pigmentation seems lighter.  And applied on my eyes, even when built up to a smoky look, the shades are still quite glowing and lightly pigmented.  I'm on the pale side these days still (less than NC20, something darker than Suqqu 002).  Something to think about if you are considering a purchase.

I swatched the colors again, but outside in bright natural light.  This time in different order than the first swatch, for confusion purposes.  L to Right, the upper left lavender, the golden brown, the pale yellow base shade and then the green.  And finally the layered shades (minus the base color).  I think this shows the texture of the shades best in this natural light.
And some extra fuzz to show some shimmer.
Then I was wondering how the green compares with the Suqqu greens I have.  I no longer have Hanaazuki, but I do have a few left to compare Yomogiiro green with.
Right away in the pan, you can see some distinctive differences.
Hisuidama has more of a sage green tone, while the green from Xmas Kit B (Touryokuzora) is deeper like an old evergreen tree with larger shimmer particles.  Yomogiiro by contrast is a fresher yellower green than the silvery Hisuidama and much paler than the dark green of Touryokuzora.

Texture and the pigmentation is different, too.  Though Hisuidama is also pale shade, the pigmentation is quite rich.  The Touryokuzora is darker, softer and much more densely pigmented.  It also produces a bit of fall out.  Yomogiiro is quite silky in feel and also much more light i pigmentation.
Hmm, I don't have a lot of greens at all (compared to something like my taupes!).  I also added some Rouge Bunny Rouge to the mix: Periwinkle Cardinal and also Whispering Ibis.
Here there are.  Nothing quite compares to Yomogiiro.
Yup yup.  Already making a compelling case for permanent rotation.
Look 1, which is much more softer in overall look, and more concentrating the shades on the lash lines.  The shimmery yellow base is applied on the whole upper lid and a bit under my eyes.  The lavender is the main base shade.  The brown is applied on the lower and upper lash lines.  And green placed into the inner and outer corners.  By the way, I'm also wearing Akaanzu, which I featured in a post yesterday, along with the blush from EX-03 Face Palette.
Look 2 is more the smokey layers I tend to favor.  The base is again applied all over the lids.  This time I applied the green on my mobile lid and slightly past the crease.  And then green on the lower lash line.  The brow was layered above the green, but closer to my lashes.  I then used the lavender above the whole of the upper lid as well to soften and blend into the crease.  Brown liner in the water line.  Same blush and lipstick as in the first look.
While the look is hazy and smoky, the overall impression is pretty subtle due to the glowing shades.
Look 2 with the rest of my face in context.

A little closeup of the very pretty Akaanzu Bright Up lipstick.
Yomogiiro!  Appeals to my smoky, hazy and subtle sensibilities!  I guess I might have liked a more matte color in the mix to mix up the texture.  But these glowing colors are totally having a love affair with my lids.  It's a nice way to bring in a little bit of light spring-like colors into my life.  Let me point you to Rouge Deluxe who posted a beautiful look with Yomogiiro here and the ever beautiful Sara with enviable lid space, who reviewed Yomogiiro here.

Have you may any selections from the new Suqqu releases?  What have been your experience so far?

22 comments :

  1. Lol you totally cracked me up with your "for confusion purpose"! Iz confused enough already! :D

    Love these shades, such a nice combination that looks positively lovely on you! I would love to get to play with some of these quads... maybe one day! Oh and that lippie? Gorgeous!!! :)

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    1. I swatched it once and then realized I wanted to go outside and had to swatch again. I have terrible sense of blog logistics! :D
      Thank you Helene! I really like this one, too.

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  2. Double lol on your lid space comment!
    This one flatters you much more than Hanaazuki. I love your hair and makeup combo on the last photos, so lovely. Oh and that lipstick! gorgeous dot :-)

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    1. Thanks Sara of the Enviable Lid Space! :) I also think this is a much better selection of colors for me than Hanaazuki. I think this green is better on my skin tone as well.

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  3. This looks so lovely, and lovely on you, but luckily your review affirms my decision to pass! Yay!

    Shani x
    She Dreams in Perfect French

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    1. Yay! Yay for excellent beauty guts! I always end up with a few duds. Luckily for me, Yomogiiro turned out really nicely for the kinds of shades and texture I'm digging lately.

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  4. I'm totally sold!! This quad suits you perfectly. There's something about that fresh, yellowy green + pinkish lavender combo. I'm all for polished, understated makeup (which does not equal to minimal makeup). Love love!

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    1. :D Hehehe! I've totally piled it on here, but it still looks understated. It suits my two diametrically opposed desire for clown and sophisticated.

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  5. Had to take a breather when I saw your depotted Suqqu collection... I love the subtlety and complexity of the shades here on you, it makes for a wearable, everyday sophisticated palette. That combined taupe colour is amazing!

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    1. That deputed palette gives me a lot of happy feels, too! :) All my favorite textures/colors in one big palette. I feel pretty lucky to have it!!
      Yomogiiro is turning out to be a real winner for me. It is much more prettier than I expected it to be.

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  6. Oh Yomogiiro!! Thanks for your review.. im a purple fanatic, and that lavender was calling me. But that green i'm not so sure about... for some reason my lids can only take the super light mints or old forest greens... anything else is just... odd. But it looks lovely on you as always Belly! And gosh, your depotted collection!!!!!!! *scream*

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    1. Green can be tough to wear. I think that is why I don't have so many in my eye shadow collection. I really think Yomogiiro is surprisingly wearable for me!! SO HAPPEEEE!!!

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  7. I am glad to hear that you have found a green that can be worn in many different ways, beautifully too!
    It is not a green that I'd go for myself since I need blue or grey in green colors for me to wear (I mean "wear" the colors, not them just sitting on me hideously...), but a gorgeous one on you for sure! :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Lena! I know what you mean about greens. I'm glad you've narrowed down to the kind of greens you prefer!

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  8. I love these looks on you. I picked up Burberry Sage Green e/s palette to play with and it made me forget about this palette.

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    1. How are you liking the new Burberry palette? That green is very pretty!!! :) Ah, you have lots of gorgeous things to play with.

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  9. This is pretty, but I am bummed that I missed out on ex-19. That green!

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    1. that ex19 was gone in the flash! that dark sparkly green is pretty spectacular!

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  10. You look amazing. Light and seem so natural. That lippie is so pretty. I want that more than the quad =)

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    1. Thank you Jessica! Yes, the quad and the shades are a bit for certain tastes, but that lipstick seems much more universally alluring. Have you tried any Suqqu lipsticks before?

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  11. You look beautiful -- this quad is so harmonious with your colouring, with the green, yellow and yellow-brown cohering perfectly and the lavender as the exact opposite pop. I also DIE for your hair in the second look. Have you posted about hair? Post about hair!

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    1. Thank you <3 Kate! I think some folks might be disappointed if they are looking for higher pigmentation, but I love these colors and how glowing they are!

      :) I curl with a flat iron a lot (as in the second set). Why no one wants a tutorial on my messy bun???!! SO OFFENDED

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