First of all, I apologize for the look of the pictures, not only some palettes are a bit old and ugly but I also haven’t found the best way to take pictures of swatches -yet-, eventually one day I will get better at this, so let’s hope for the best !
After a few years collecting Suqqu palettes, I have managed to gather some of them, 16 eyeshadow palettes and 8 blushers/powders, tightly stored in my little bright green box and duly labelled for the fastest possible morning makeup routine ! Not easy to remember which one was behind each name but today I finally can.
I already mentioned in one of my posts that Suqqu was my comfort makeup : when I don’t know what to wear and when I am in a rush – which is almost every single morning – it’s easy to take just one Suqqu palette and get ready in a minute, or two…
Wearing Suqqu feels good, so far all the palettes I bought work really well for me, some better than others but I am able to use them on my ageing lids whatever the shades or the finish or the mood…
I got most of them at Selfridges Uk, not easy to get them actually. I remember going to Selfridges years ago and continuously hearing “it’s sold out” again and again and again… it took time and a lot of patience (time and money) to get my hands on them. By the way, if you are contacting Selfridges, not all the palettes they have are mentioned on the website, if you call them they might have more items available in stock (LE, etc..).
Some of these palettes are either discontinued or Limited Edition from past collections, I am showing you all of them because if you have them today you may be able to compare to the others from their current collection.
This is not a review, just sharing some swatches for some of you that might be interested
Two matte and two shimmery shades, like most of their palettes, great combination and pigmentation. This palette has been replaced with the Konruri one which is a 5 shades palette instead of 4. There is a very nice review here if you want to know more about it. (Again sorry about the messy pictures)
Two matte and two shimmery but really not over the top shimmery, wearable shades that make this a nice and neutral palette. The top left shade is very sheer and the bottom left disappears into my skin.
Dip alert. You might not see it here but this is my oldest and the one I reach for the most. I love to do a sultry smokey eye with this palette, keeps it wearable for work and so sexy
Neutral with a twist, I love the iridescent shadow on the top left but it’s a shame it’s so sheer, on the other hand you will be able to wear an iridescent shade without looking tacky
I just got this one very recently so it looks quite new. Although they are sometimes sheer, the combination of all the pans together is never flat. The gold shade is very very sheer but again, sheer and wearable which can be better for some of us that are looking for beautiful shadows slightly more daring but still sophisticated. The top right does not feel as creamy as some other similar Suqqu taupes but it’s still lovely to wear.
When I first got this palette I thought that peachy and green shades like these weren’t for me. Everytime I feel like I want to go outside of my comfort zone, I pick a Suqqu green or peach shade and it’s absolutely lovely and wearable !
Such a fresh and beautiful palette !
Same as above, out of my comfort zone and yet so wearable. Absolutely freaking gorgeous shades with Suqqu quality.
The bottom left shade is a cream texture, sorry about the messy appearance… as you see I use it it’s a nice blue base for a smokey eye but I prefer the taupe shade in the Konruri so I use this palette in combination with Konruri.
There were 3 palettes in this collection but this Tsukiakari was the one that I preferred and that looked the most pigmented and the most interesting to me.
I think this is an old LE palette, the grey shade is glittery and the bottom right shade is blue based. The taupe is not that spectacular but I love the dark and unique blue shade here.
This is a LE palette from last Christmas I believe, the white is glittery and irisdescent, I don’t really like this green shade but combined with the pink it’s simply gorgeous ! You can see a post here with a picture of a look.
This is (again) an LE palette from last Christmas (or holiday season). The bottom right pan is split into two shades, the far right shade completely disappears (it’s there on the swatch but who could tell… ? )
It’s not a very unique palette but as always one that I can use on a daily basis.
Same as above, LE from last season. I love this dark brown shade, one of my favorite shades from Suqqu ever, the texture is a dream to work with and these Suqqu shadows are very forgiving with ageing lids.
The lightest shade disappeared on the swatch but yes it’s there
Unfortunately due to the lights and my moving arm, I could not take pictures only with the studio lights for the swatches (I had to use flash) so they seem different from the pan
I don’t like yellow and green, here I do. This is an amazing palette if you love this kind of shades, and even if you don’t you may have a chance with it. Very pigmented shades and a gorgeous combination.
Looks very similar to Himesango, the top left shade here looks more *peach with pink in it* and on the Himesango it’s more *pink with peach in it*. The top right pans are totally different shadows, here it’s a taupe-ish kind of beige and in Himesango a purple toned taupe.
I need definition for my eyes, the darkest the liner the better, that’s why I prefer this one to Kozuecha.
This is pure love, my favorite Suqqu palette ever, mainly because I love neutral with a twist and here the twist is amazingly beautiful.
Some blush swatches
There are different categories, Nuancing Cheeks, Gradation Cheeks and Balancing Cheeks.
The Nuancing cheeks are meant to be layered (or not, you choose), the Gradation ones look more like a blush and highlighter combination or you can layer them to give a more glowy finish to the blush, the Balancing cheeks are usually two products in one compact.
I don’t know which blushes are LE but unfortunately most of these are. The Face Color palette at the right of the picture is definitely LE.
Nuancing Cheeks Ex-01 Botaniro
They are really meant to enhance and deliver a sophisticated finish. They are very easy to wear but as you see they are very light and most of them would not show on darker skintones.
I did not know that bubblegum cheeks could still look so elegant
On the left of the swatch picture, both shades have been layered.
Nuancing Cheeks Ex-02 Kohakusui
Fun color, I have to layer it in order to look “human” but we can say it’s pretty unique and I love that, it looks actually very unique and interesting on the cheeks.
On the left of the swatch picture, both shades have been layered.
Nuancing Cheeks Ex-03 Akanemizu
For excellent swatches of these 3 blushers have a look at this review, amazing clear swatches by DrivelAboutFrivol.
Sorry about the messy blush pan Some have been slightly injured in the process of fighting with the lights.
Gradation Cheeks Ex-01 Mizudaidai
I can barely see it on my skin but I can wear it as a nude blush.
And again excellent swatches from DrivelAboutFrivol here.
Gradation Cheeks Ex-02 Mizumomo
Something that was really missing in the Suqqu shades, a bright cool pink, stunning bright shade ! We want more bright shades by the way …
Balancing Cheeks 03 Hinageshi
The pigmentation is very sheer so I only use it when I want a no makeup look. This is a highlighter and a blush.
Cheek and face palette Ex-01
Beautiful warm pink-reddish blush and beautiful highlighter, sometimes I swirl the two left powder pans to set my makeup or concealer but I really don’t use much powder so these little pans will last me a lifetime. More details on this palette here.
I hope that Suqqu releases more of these combined products, great quality with great portability is something that many of us are often looking for.
Suqqu Bright Veil face color Ex-01
You can’t really see the swatches since the powder is very sheer I use this powder with a very light hand, it delivers a very beautiful glow if I use it on specific zones but if I use it all over my face it can make me appear a bit too white. Efficient but I need to control myself when I use it.
And some of their Creamy Glow lipsticks…
They have also been labelled, not because I can’t see already but the number is really tiny and in the morning I was wasting way too much time looking for the one…
Now problem solved.
Here are some swatches of the ones I own, they have been layered 3x
Number 02 is the brightest and very flattering, the number 01 is the sheerest.
The Ex series are actually very glossy and have less pigmentation :
Unfortunately my swatches will not blow your mind away but if that was helpful anyway, then it was worth it