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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Suqqu EX-12 Hisuidama Looks II: Long and Short

Because I am all contrary-like, one of my first impulses on being presented with a soft, pastel, dusty quad is to try and go all graphic with it.
Blah blah poor lighting disclaimers.

Long
The blue-white, green and brown laid across the eye in long sideways 'v' shapes [articulate!], with minimal blending. Pink popped under the brow, in imitation of my favourite Suqqu ad from Spring 2009. I used just the one brush, wiping it off into a soft muslin cloth between colours: Shu Natural 10 brush.

Blush: the pink from Hisuidama, again
Lips: Fresh Sugar Rosé [I'd intended to go for a stronger pastel pink with Becca Lychee, but chapped lips prevented it]

NB: Maaaaajor mascara fail on left eye due to my ordering a brown one by mistake, failing to notice until I'd applied it, then attempting to layer a black over its apocalypse-proof Japanese stiffness. -____-


2. Short
This shape was meant to be round, but I think this combination of highlighter and crease placement just leaves my eyes looking....shorter rather than anything else.
Green over the lid and lower lashline, brown smudged above lashline, pink in the socket, blue-white at inner and outer corners -- this shade is seriously pigmented, so shapes more than it highlights when used on a small, dense brush (No7 Smokey Eyeliner).

Blush: a slightly stronger but still pastel pink with the two sides of Suqqu EX-02 Mizumomo, mixed (LE Autumn 2012)
Lips: sticking with Suqqu: Creamy Glow 1 Saebana


Both: Vapour Atmosphere Luminous foundation 090 mixed with Suki CC whitening cream as base, Burberry Sheer concealer 01 under eyes, Maybelline Rocket WP mascara, Shu Uemura H9 brow pencil Seal Brown and Suqqu brown pen 02 Brown.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, the shape of the first version! Amazing! I almost never play with shapes because I don't yet have enough confidence. It's great to see it on you! The second version is totally what I'd wear very happily! :)

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    1. I think you can pull off a lot of shapes! You have stronger bone structure than me and more symmetrical eyes, lol

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  2. Beautiful combinaions of green-grey-brown!
    To be honest, I would never have imagined colours like what you've created from just looing at this quad. Thanks for showing its potental! The only Suqqu palette I have is Kakitsubata and I've been waiting for a nice green-taupe combo to come out. Do you prefer Hisuidama over Kokedama?
    x
    Gwen

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    1. *looking (gah what a typo)

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    2. Thank you :)
      I think Kokedama is more neutral and will probably flatter/show up better on a wider variety of skintones than Hisuidama. I much prefer the pastel quirk of this one, personally.

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  3. That first look is absoloute love! I love the shape that you made, it sure gives that extra edge to your look! I love how you used a hint of a highlighting shade in the second look, it makes it look really interesting :).

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    1. Thank you :D I need all the edge I can get quite frankly *noms bonbons, wonders why no-one takes her seriously*

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  4. This quad was clearly made for you! I'm loving your color placements, especially seeing the pink as a crease color or under the brow.
    I laughed when I read this -
    "Because I am all contrary-like, one of my first impulses on being presented with a soft, pastel, dusty quad is to try and go all graphic with it."

    Without realizing it, I've also been experimenting with how far I can stretch Sumiredama's beautiful combination of diffuse sunlight and murky but magical haze, pulling out sharp placements.

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    1. <3
      DUDE. SHOW ME. So I can retroactively lemm and repine etc.

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  5. this is just beautiful! I love how you've blended them, really interesting colours x

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  6. This eye look is amazing! :)

    JordysBeautySpot.com

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  7. These last two posts are a delight (read: TORTURE) to read as you came up with wonderful look one after another, pushing me towards the edge of plunging into Suqqu bandwagon. Btw, Fatale looks amazing on you on that last post.

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  8. Love both looks, I actually really like the short/round shape on your almond eyes - maybe I should attempt it more on myself? BTW, your posts again inspired me to dig out some more colorful shades for my eye looks!

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