Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad 05 Mancha

This is my first ever Suqqu product and I was beyond excited when I received it. I have heard so many good things about this brand, mainly the excellent quality of both the makeup and brushes, so I was keen to try it out for myself. The downside is that it is very difficult to find in the UK, stocked in London only by Selfridges (it is available in Edinburgh at Dollyleo).

Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad in 05 Mancha
It may sound silly but the colours of the eyeshadows were not my main concern, I'd probably have been happy with anything as I just wanted to have something by Suqqu to test for myself. As it turns out, the quad I picked was a great choice as coppery tones on my eyes really bring out the green in them. Two of the four shades reminded me quite a lot of the Chanel Holiday Quad, but the Suqqu are much better quality. Sometimes I find Chanel eyeshadows can be a little bit too powdery and lack intensity, but the Suqqu shades are the same on the eye as they are in the pan.

I tried a really quick eye look when I first opened the palette and was very pleased with the results. The shades were a dream to blend, the best quality eyeshadows I've ever tried, and even the mini brush included was excellent (I'm desperate to try one of the full size Suqqu brushes). When I get time I will do a post with an eye look created with these shades, provided I can photograph it well enough.

The quad is comprised with a neutral base colour, a cool dark brown, a light copper and a rich copper. Both the coppers have a tiny amount of incredibly fine glitter in them and the dark brown has a slight shimmer to it. I have never seen glitter/sparkle that fine before and it is nice to see it used in such an elegant way ( I hate chunky glitter).

Swatches - starting clockwise from lower right corner of the quad
Even though this quad was a total pain to get hold of, I am thrilled with it and can see I will get a lot of use out of it. The quality is fantastic and although in the last couple of years I have steered away from browns and coppers in favour of cooler mauves and taupes, it makes a nice change. The look I did reminded me a lot of the type of makeup I used to do at university in my late teens, a lot of brown. It might even persuade me to fish out my old MAC Viva Glam Brown lipstick that I wore to death back then. Maybe these heavy naturals aren't quite as bad on my fair skin as I thought ( I had a bit more colour at uni).

I would recommend Suqqu to anyone and can't wait to try out some more products from the range. The next time I am in London I will have to make time to have a good look at the counter in Selfridges. I like the sound of their foundations, I can never have enough, but I'm not sure if they go light enough for my skintone.

Anyone have any favourite Suqqu products?

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful quad of shadows(and very jeanie colors). I have a few Suqqu pretties and I find them to be so luxurious! The shadows (I have a purplish quad) are gorgeous. I have to say that I had a nude lipstick from the brand and I actually used it all the way down to the nubs (something I rarely do). Can't wait to see what else you end up with from the brand. x jeanie