...well, I learned that using the same palette (however lovely) more than twice a week is highly distressing to my distractable self. So you only get two looks from each for now. ('Now' probably won't turn into 'later' for a long while, because at the moment I don't fancy ever looking at these again.)
On the plus side, there will be less prolixity than usual because I no longer want to write about them either. :P
As a general note, Suqqu make my favourite eyeshadow textures ever. I won't repeat this for each shade, but please mentally add "incredibly finely-milled, refined, elegant, smoother-than-silk, comfortable and flattering to wear on dry lids and non-creasing on oily" etc. to all shade descriptions. And pigmented -- all swatches are a single swipe with a sponge applicator.
First up, 04 Keshizumi 滅墨 faded/ruined ink (as translated by Elizabeth, and I can't fault it, even though she does... kidz these days. Picky picky picky....)
This is actually barely purple at all, more of a taupe quad with dusty plum tones. True to its name, the shades are on the sooty and worn side, consisting of:Bottom right: Suqqu's powder primer, included in every quad, this time in a matte white
Top right: pigmented warm taupe, somewhere between a satin and refined shimmer
Top left: moderately pigmented cloudy silver, delicate shimmer
Bottom left: very pigmented dark browny plum, matte
artificial light + flash
Layered swatches: of course, all eyeshadows can be layered but being so finely milled, and featuring different textures carefully chosen to be worn together, these Suqqu quads layer exceptionally beautifully in my opinion.
From left to right
- all shades
- silver + plum
- taupe + plum
- taupe + silver
artificial light + flash
See what I mean by barely purple? My favourite way to wear this is as a smokey eye, using the white as a base with all three shades layered together and faded out from the lashline up, using a mixture of the taupe+silver to blend out the edges. A little of the silver on its own to highlight the inner corner, and a little of the plum on its own to darken the lashline further.
It looks like I added a highlight to the centre of of the lid but I didn't -- this is just an effect of the complex shimmer working on my natural eye shape to catch the light.
natural light, sunny
Other products: usual Ellis Faas / Kevyn Aucoin concealers, KATE brow gel BR-3.
The second look is subtler and more *shudders* work-appropriate. White as base again. Silver and taupe mixed together on the lid and lower lashline, with more of the taupe to add definition at the outer V. The plum to line.
And the usual again: Shu Stage Performer, EF/KA concealers, KATE brow gel.