SUQQU Glow Touch Eyes Swatches (01, 06, 101, 102, 104)

I really like SUQQU’s Glow Touch Eyes liquid shadows. I can’t believe they launched already in October last year, how time flies! I’m on the same lines with my original review, which you can check out here. This post short and sweet is mostly just sharing swatches of the shades I’ve accumulated recently. Enjoy!

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SUQQU Glow Touch Eyes

A quick recap if you missed the first post: SUQQU Glow Touch Eyes is a liquid or creamy liquid eyeshadow that comes with a lipgloss like packaging and a doe-foot applicator. The lasting power of these shadows (with an eyeshadow base) is very good, much better than SUQQU Deep Nuance Eyes (review). These shadows are available in 6 permanent shades and retail for £24 for 7.5g on Selfridges (my shopping place of choice).

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Sadly some of these shadows were discontinued/not permanent, but they might pop on the Selfridges site.. Isetan and Umeda Hankyu sometimes have their own limited editions and they usually aren’t promoted in the UK very loudly, but do appear (late) on the online store. Anyway, I wanted to share them if you find something comparable from your collection or in the future releases. These shadows don’t tend to have multi-colored glitter or very deep nuances to them, but appear very pretty on the lid.

01 Ginzora: a white shimmery silver

06 Kiramomo: glowing peach with golden glitter

101 Teriaka (LE): Brown with burgundy undertones and golden glitter

102 Yukimurasaki (LE, Hankyu Umeda exclusive): Shimmery lilac lavender (more violet irl)

104 Kibudou (LE)*: Plum with slightly burgundy/purple undertones and light shimmer (this shade does not look like you are tired or have a black eye, in fact it’s very pretty!)

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Have you tried SUQQU’s Glow Touch Eye formula? I’m currently obsessed with liquid eyeshadows, more reviews will be coming! Do you have a favorite formula or a color?

*Shade 104 Kibudou was kindly gifted for consideration.

SUQQU Designing Color Eyes 12 GENKOUAKANE & 124 TOUKIYOU Review and Swatches

I was thinking are the Spring makeup launches rolling in too early (while it’s snow and icy in Helsinki)? But then again I’m done with Winter, the longest season in Finland, which does affect our mood negatively.. I’m all prepared for increasing daylight, sunshine and tulips! These new SUQQU palettes are a splash of Spring, combining exciting and fresh colors with the classic SUQQU formula and shimmers. One palette was PR gifted to me, the other my friend Iris kindly bought for me in Kyoto. Enjoy the swatches and review!

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SUQQU Desgigning Color Eyes Spring 2019

SUQQU Spring Color Collection 2019 came out with two new eyeshadow palettes: one permanent (12 GENKOUAKANE*) and one limited edition (124 TOUKIYOU). In the spirit of bright Spring, these palettes feature pastel hues of pink, mint green, icy blue and yellow. In a classic SUQQU manner these palettes symbolize both femininity and strength. Prized £46/¥7344 for 5.6g, available in the UK in Selfridges, Harrods and Fenwick Bond Street.

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12 GENKOUAKANE

The promotional pictures of 12 幻光茜 GENKOUAKANE (“dreamy light of red”) don’t do justice for this palette, IRL it’s a true stunner. Pigmented, fresh, packed with shimmers that adhere on the lid. This palette reminds me of blooming sakura and plum trees in Tokyo. The combination of green and pink is playful, sweet and refreshing. They go together seamlessly, complimented by the brown.

The performance of this palette is excellent. The green has a certain iridescence to it, making it beautiful to layer with other shades or use as a creative pop of color, like I did in my Valentine’s Makeup Look. In the pan I can see some multi-colored shimmers (yellow, pink), but on the skin the main color is minty green. While the top right pink shade is also a shimmery one, I’d consider the darker red a satin and the brown a satin-matte. All of them have great pigmentation and blendability. SUQQU is one of those brands that wear max ~8 hours on my hooded lids (with primer)upå+, after that minor creasing may happen. No fallout.

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124 TOUKIYOU

This palette has a splash of icy pink with yellow-orange and fresh looking browns. I think making 124 透葵陽 TOUKIYOU (“transparent hollyhock sunshine”) the permanent palette would have made more sense to the conservative customers, but then again SUQQU already has a good amounts of palettes with a splashes of blue (05 Aoshizuku, 07 Hisuikou, 09 Ryogetsu and 10 Yuuakane), although nothing as fresh and Spring-like as this. The light brown is like glistening sand and the red-based medium brown makes a nice crease or lash line color.

Just like 12 Genkouakane this palette stole my heart. While the icy blue is also iridescent, I feel the multicolored shimmers are more visible compared to the mint green. This icy blue is not exactly a duo-chrome shadow, but does switch a little pink when the light hits it. The orange shade packs a punch, I’d say the base color is on the orange side but there is golden yellow shimmers. Just like 12 Genkouakane, 124 Toukiyou’s bottom right brown is a satin-matte. Again, no fallout.

Swatches

SUQQU Designing Color Eyes 12 Genkouakane Swatches

12 幻光茜 GENKOUAKANE

Iridescent, shimmery fresh mint green
Pale sweet pink
Satin rose red with pink undertones
Matte medium chocolate brown

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124 透葵陽 TOUKIYOU

Iridescent pale baby blue
Light nude with golden shimmer
Yellow-based orange
Light brown with red undertones

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Overall thoughts

These palettes are true winners, I’m so happy with both in formula and color combinations. If there was a small con, I think the glue in my palettes is a bit soft (note: these palettes CAN be easily depotted by sticking a pin to a hole on the backside), but fortunately not too soft that the pans would pop out by themselves.

These palettes reminded me how SUQQU shadows have an unique softness and glide that make the shimmery textures so complimentary (even on mature lids, I’ve read). This unique soft texture could be what decreases the lasting power on my hooded lids a little bit, but I do prefer Japanese powder formulas. Speaking of powder, SUQQU is coming out with new pressed powders… I’m so excited!

Have you tried SUQQU makeup? Which palette is your favorite?

*Palette 12 Genkouakane was kindly sent for consideration.
My thoughts are my honest and my own.

SUQQU SS18 Designing Color Eyes Palette 09 RYOGETSU review

There's nothing like SUQQU's new collection: the anticipation, I can feel my heart pounding when I see the promo pics, eager waiting of release and hitting refresh on the web shop. In SS18 I think the star were lip glosses and face products although there were 3 new eyeshadow palettes as well: 2 permanent and 1 limited edition. The limited edition got sold on Selfridges in a blink of an eye, but I actually found the blue-green permanent quad the most interesting although they aren't my go-to colors. SUQQU UK team kindly sent 09 Ryogetsu for me to try, here are my thoughts below!

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SUQQU Designing Color Eyes 09 Ryogetsu

SUQQU's Spring 2018 collection takes inspiration from 'Kindami', which is a traditional Japanese technique of grazing silver and gold to kimono garments. This collection is serene with harmonious colors and some luxurious sparkle top-coats. The palette retails £46/~$64/~€52.6 for 0.19 oz/5.6g of product. My favorite place to shop for SUQQU is Selfridges.com as they have international shipping. If you shop there a lot, I recommend the Selfridges+ program to save you on shipping costs!

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Using Designing Color Eyes 09 Ryogetsu

Now first of all, the 09 Ryogetsu palette is gorgeous to look at. But blue? Khaki? Not the type kind of shades I tend to wear on daily basis. But, SUQQU tends to make magic with every color there is, so I was willing to give it a go. Plus, I wasn't too interested in the other 2 quads as the permanent collection already had many neutral tones and ADDICTION sells a similar single shadow as the gorgeous shock pink in the SUQQU LE quad. 

My brush sinks into 06 Ryogetsu, leaving a dent but there isn't major powder kick-off. I'd say the shadows are definitely soft, silky, almost - but not quite - buttery, as despite the dent you won't go through these shadows in an instant. The pigmentation is medium but buildable, on my fair skin the lightest ice blue shade doesn't transfer as wonderfully as the others.

The upper right corner glitter is more like a top coat than subtle sheen like in older generation SUQQU quads; this glitter is here and wanting attention! Although the glitters are big, I don't find the texture chunky or any fallout on my cheeks during the day. Think about Tom Ford glitter top coats: they're visible, attention-grabbing, but not wet, gaudy or all over the place. Best applied with your ring finger in my opinion!

The blue is beautiful, shy, but leaves a beautiful trace when layered with the more shimmery taupe shade. I can see it's still there, but perhaps not everyone. This is why I wish the blue had a bit more pigmentation, but I guess it will transfer better on medium to deeper skin tones (I'd love to see that!) The cool taupe is just lovely and I want to apply it everywhere. See it layered with the glitter in the picture below!

SUQQU Designing Color Eyes 09 Ryogetsu Swatches

Swatches

Ice blue - Icy sea foam blue, satin
Taupe - Brown-grey taupe, leaning cool, satin
Khaki - Neutral khaki shade leaning brown, satin
White - White transparent glitter

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Makeup of the day

Very basic look where I've applied the icy blue as a base shade, taupe to the outer V and crease layered with khaki to emphasis the outer corner. I like to dab the white shimmer shade with my finger on the highest part of the 'eye ball' and let it catch light. I've noticed that this type of look suits my eye shape the best, although I love darker, more smudged lash you often see in Japanese magazines and promo pics. Blush SUQQU 109 Hanairoka (reviewed here) - new SUQQU lip gloss reviews coming soon! (I took this picture before cutting my hair, in the case you noticed it is shorter in a couple of previous posts).

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Final thoughts

I think 09 Ryogetsu is a gorgeous palette, I'm really glad I got to try newer colors for me, which I haven't reached as often in the past (that's going to change NOW!). I very much enjoy the subtle color harmony and the glitter top coat. Despite preferring SUQQU's more pigmented palettes, like the new 116 Shakuyousa (review here), the likes of 09 Ryogetsu with its satin textures and a pop of glitter is what I reach for the most in everyday life. Hard to go wrong with this chic, subtle, office-friendly palette. I only wish I could come up with more creative looks with this quad. I'm open for suggestions!

Do you wear a lot of khaki? Ever tried icy blue or glittery top coat? Let me know! xx

The featured product was kindly provided for consideration.
All thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.