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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

Suqqu EX-12 Hisuidama Looks I: Clear and Cloudy

As mentioned in my review (er....somewhere in there), Hisuidama's jade-like shifts between cloudiness and clarity was an aspect that caught my imagination from the get-go. Echoed by the insane weather here: springy midteens one day, snowing subzero the next and consequently, the lighting -- it varies, I am sorry!

1. Clear
A similar kind of discrete placement to the third look in this Coup de Foudre diary post, but Hisuidama's inbuild-pastelliness makes the addition of white as a negative-space element unnecessary.
Pink all over the lid, brown to line and lifted in a soft/smudgy flick, blue-white as highlight on inner halves of socket and lower lashline, green on the outer halves.

Base: Vapour Atmosphere Luminous Foundation 090 mixed with Suki whitening CC cream
Lip and cheek: Givenchy Le Rouge Rose Taffetas
Prematurely celebrating spring with a bucolic blouse....



2. Cloudy
(technically gale-force-windy-and-snowy-wtf)
I wanted to show off this quad layered, so pink as a base all over lid into socket, brown blended up from lashline over it, blue-white dabbed into very centre above it all. On the bottom lashline, I layered the green over the brown, with a dot of the blue at the inner corner and lined my waterline with Suqqu Eyeliner Creamy 05 Green Blue.
artificial light, sorry
I left a little of the pink on its own peeking out at the edge of the brown -- hopefully you can see it better in this pic:

Trying to capture a little of the textural variation that made this look not-uglee IRL -____-
bright artificial light

Base: mix of RCMA foundation in Porcelain and Ivory [so, so dry!]
Cheeks: the pink shade from Hisuidama -- doesn't it make a pretty blush? :D
Lips: Chanel Fatale Extrait de Gloss


Constants: Suqqu Makeup Base Creamy, Burberry Sheer Concealer 01, Maybelline Rocket WP mascara, Shu Uemura H9 brow pencil in Seal Brown and Suqqu Brow Pen in 02 Brown.

42 comments:

  1. Oh Kate, EVERYTHING looks so good on you!!! Love both of the lippies. So tempted to get everything (probably especially Fatale)!

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    1. I only keep the pretties ;D
      Fatale is hands down my favoutite gloss!

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  2. All your pictures are wonderful, the blush looks very pretty, xoxo.

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    1. Thank you!
      I'm always glad when an eyeshadow works as blush, one fewer thing to pack

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  3. Awwww (I can't think of anything smarter to say)

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  4. I love the Cloudy look (although as a weather preference, I do prefer clear). It's duochrome without muddiness (MAC Club, I am looking at YOU).

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    1. Did you succumb to this collection at all? :) I think you'd like the way they layer for murk without mud.

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  5. The pink is tame and the looks looks silver to me. I think of the silver quads released before. Very pretty.

    Do you think you can create a look with green as a large haze at the edge? I think that will look stunning on you too.

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    1. Sorry, dear one, I am not great at visualising what you mean. Green over the lid or? Edge of what?

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    2. I can't find the leaflet I saw online, so I would try my best here.

      Use the green grid on crease line and smoke out towards the brow bone, so the green will be more visible than the lid/ eyeliner color. I thought that the e/s look would be so green but your illustration shows me that a silver/ taupe look results.

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  6. The Clear look is so pretty and perfect for Spring, and I love the duochrome in the Cloudy look! Maybe it's just me but Hisuidama looks like a pastel version of Coup de Foudre.

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    1. Your eye is totally faultless -- it definitely shares affinities with CdF. For me 'mood' is so significant that they tend to feel more different than they look. XD

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  7. I'm in love with the second look, you can see the duochrome effect in all its glory! The first look is such a pretty spring time look, I would totally wear this and I tend to shy away from pastels and sweet colours like that! Aamazing looks like always Kate!

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    1. <3 :D I like a bit of pretty pretty sweetness and light and fluff at times! Paired with a bitchy attitude to undercut it, of course ;)

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  8. Kate, you always look beautiful!! you def can pull off any kind of color!! gorgeous! I always look at your pictures for inspiration!
    xx

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  9. This is amaaaaazing. The brown pulls so cool-toned on you! Maybe it's because it's layered?

    Love these one-palette-many-looks posts.

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    1. It is probably a combination of the fact that it's the coolest brown I've ever encountered, cooler than most taupes in fact (I just refuse to call it taupe on pedantic grounds because the coolness doesn't come from GREY tones but pastel-white ones)
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      my epically crappin lighting!

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  10. You look absolutely beautiful !
    LOVE !

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  11. I don't say this easily, but this palette was absolutely MADE for you. <3

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    1. I second this. I had no words. just gurgling

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    2. XD *flails, hides* seems appropriate

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  12. The first look is fantastic -- I love the play on shapes & textures. It's got a kind of '60s - updated' feel to it. I'm also v impressed by Hisuidama as a blush :).

    Sorry to quiz you on something completely unconnected, but I've meaning to ask you (as someone who - I think - has tried both) whether you could compare D&G Nude with RBR Starina/Delicata? Please don't go to the trouble of pics or anything -- I'm just looking to upgrade my nude blushes & wondering if one stands out above the other.

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    1. This palette came at just the right time -- I am definitely on a '60s kick and will do some more literal takes shortly ;)

      Starina looks orange next to D&G Nude; Delicata is more muted and has those beige notes which Nude almost totally lacks. Nude is a sliiiightly pinker version of Nars Sex Appeal -- so a clear but pale pink-peach. I have both Delicata and Nude and feel that 'completes' my nude wardrobe :)

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    2. Kate, you absolute star -- thank you, that's so helpful! I can see why you're into 60s looks -- it goes perfectly with your hair :)

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    3. *smooch*
      Yep, pretty much! I envisage seriously overdosing on the gamine thing and working awkward growing-out mushroom come autumn, lol

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  13. I just love the way you pull together these looks, like the second one. It is smoky, elegant, sultry, and sophisticated all at once, and perfectly applied! I want you to do my makeup sometime :D

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  14. Hi, I purchased this palette but it didn't show well on my medium toned Asian skin; in fact, the pink looked chalky. I applied a darker pink eyeshadow first from a GWP palette and it looked better. Would you have any recommendations for a darker pink eyeshadow with similar texture that may work with this palette? Thank you!

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    1. Hi there!
      I'd suggest looking at Shiseido Peony (single) or perhaps trying a matte blue-pink blush like Nars Desire or Gaiety :)

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    2. Thank you! I do have Gaiety and will check out Peony. You do look lovely...wish I had your fair skin which shows off color so well!

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  15. Beautiful :) I should really get my act together and start experimenting with my shadows a bit more again...

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  16. Beautiful looks! This palette really suits you. Also: the blush- the prettiest!

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  17. Stunning looks, I didn't even think to go for this one as assumed it was too similar to EX08 Hanamari but the effect looks quite different.

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    1. I was on tenterhooks hoping this would be different -- I can't wear Hanamari at all, it was so muted/muddy and horrific on me, the Suqqu SA's unanimously refused to sell it to me ;D

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    2. Thats a good SA not trying to push all and everything on you, I do find Hanamari can be a bit tricky I tend to have to combine most of the shades together to get it to work.

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  18. Both are beautiful on you - I don't know which I like most!

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