Suqqu Keishizumi Shadows

The words ” good pigment” and “strong neutrals” always catch my attention, especially when it comes to eye shadows.  When I finally got my hands on Suqqu shadows, I instantly understood what the “big fuss” was all about.  How often do you run your fingers through shadows that are intense but feel buttery, yet spreads evenly and beautifully?  Suqqu has managed to do all that and also create gorgeous and unique palettes that have their own identity and pizazz.

I am lucky enough to own four different palettes but for now will review shade 04 Keishizumi, a lovely cool toned shadow quad.  It consist of a stark white (a bit chalky for me), a flat light gray, gorgeous light/medium brown taupe and a strong cool toned brown/plum.  Three of the four colors are flat so the taupe is key here in giving this palette a little “kick” and avoiding a dull, aging finish.  Since all of you know the two palettes I use often are Chanel “mystic” and “prelude”, Keishizumi palette reminds me more of prelude with a hint of mystic.  Here is a look of color swatches:

Keishizumi Palette

Chanel Prelude

Chanel Mystic

These colors are swatched against my warm light/medium olive skin, so the cool tones tend to convert to a slight warmer shade.  When you have yellow or sallow skin, anything with pink/plum undertones help create a “balance” by negating the yellow and looking more on the dramatic side.  Creating a smokey look with this palette is easily achieved and has an polished finish.  I sometimes just use the taupe color as a base shadow with my other shadows or the brown/plum to smudge my brown pencils on lash line, either way this palette is versatile and an easily become a “staple” in your makeup stash.

Great pigment with great staying power
Tasteful choice of color palettes anywhere from neutrals to more “at the moment” colors
User friendly and colors spread easily and evenly

Prices are steep..each palette is $45 pounds
Limited of now available only in UK, Japan and Thailand

Verdict: Definitely worth it, a little goes a long way.  Like most shadow sets that come with instructions on how to use colors together, I tend to make my own rules and use them they way they suit me and the look I want to achieve.  They are easy on the eyes and user friendly so what is there not to like?  Suqqu to me has such a quiet confidence and exudes class, so it satisifies selective and fussy buyers like myself and that is not an easy goal to attain.
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Happy shadowing 🙂



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