Saturday, 27 February 2010
Suqqu Spring 2010 Kisui - purchases
The colours from this collection are quite similar to those of the last two collections; neutral eyes and natural lips abound. The theme of this collection is Kisui - an attitude of noble elegance and confidence. Inspired by watercolour techniques, the colours in the palettes are designed to be layered to build up colour and depth of tone. Three colours in the eyeshadow palettes are quite sheer, but do layer nicely; the eyelining/defining shade (lower left) is well-pigmented.
Noble Nuance eyeshadow in EX01 Umegasane (£38) - a chocolate/rose quad. The top two shades (rose and rosy beige) have subtle shimmer in them, and layer nicely to give a my-lids-but-better shade.
Noble Nuance face color (£40, comes with a good brush too) - a melange of pastel shades, this is a subtle brightening powder to be used on the high points of the face after applying all other cosmetics. This is a beautiful product; it illuminates without adding any shimmer or sparkle; I prefer it to both Guerlain Meteorites and the LE Mac MSF Lightscapade (both of which I find annoyingly sparkly on my skin.) This is already selling very quickly.
Noble Nuance cheeks in EX02 Mukuge (£36) - rosy natural blush, and pale pink highlighter. This is a very natural, healthy blush, and it's more pigmented than Blend Cheeks 05 Kasabeni, which I find is very subtle, even on my pale skin. Mukuge is just the kind of cheek colour I love.
Noble Nuance lipstick in EX03 Shumomo (£24) - slightly translucent pale warm pink. This applies paler than it looks in the tube, and gives a soft, slightly translucent lip. It's somewhere between Creamy lips and Blend lips in texture. I love this lipstick, and will definitely be buying more of the 5 shades, which are all variations of natural/nude lips. Here's a picture applied:
Shoobe - if you're reading this, the Noble Nuance lipstick is worth a try - it is lovely on dry lips.
I had an absolutely lovely time; the counter staff were attentive and friendly, and the Gankin massage was heavenly; I could feel the tension in my jaw release. I loved the make-up too; I never leave the Suqqu counter feeling self-conscious about the make-up applied or Vegas Showgirl. Obayashi San is visiting the UK counter again from 25 March to 28 March, and I'd thoroughly recommend booking an appointment with her if you can (although I wouldn't personally wait until then to buy the Noble Nuance Face Color.)
I'll post a picture wearing the collection, if anyone would like to see it.