Suqqu launched a Limited Edition palette -slightly on the daring side- with this Rengazome. I consider Suqqu to be a brand with very lovely textures but unfortunately I wished the combinations were more unusual, sometimes their shades or textures may feel a bit like deja vu, well, unless you are a Suqqu lover for whom all palettes are worth the hunt.
With the recent palettes Suqqu is entering a new category, reaching different customers and adding more bravery to their collection, that’s a good thing to me. I truly enjoy getting out of my comfort zone but I prefer to do it with the support of a great Suqqu formulation 😀 with this Rengazome they got better than usual in terms of quality. In the compact these shades result in the most beautiful autumn camouflage colors I have ever seen together and I was really curious to see if on the eyes it’s a combination that works.
I started using the golden khaki, beige and brown, so far so good, I could see definition and intensity without it looking like just one complex shade slapped on the lids. The blending was super easy and the shades were not competing against each other, the transition is gorgeous and yet you still see each shade’s territory, that’s exactly what I love.
Then I needed to add that red shade into the look, usually it’s when I screw up everything, I want to be brave and in fact I just destroy whatever I had started, there’s a big huge gap between expectations and reality as my ageing eyes cannot take whatever I used to throw at them some years ago! Painful and sad truth. The last time I was wearing a reddish shade on my lids it’s when my bf told me “lucky we don’t have to go through customs today”.
So, I added that red shade as transition and near the crease, mostly on top of the khaki, it did not destroy my look it enhanced it, instead of looking like I was on drugs it looked amazing and the 4 shades came together so nicely! You will have to excuse me but I have no pictures to show you even though I have been using this palette every day, taking pictures at this moment (that would be useful to you) is almost impossible. I was wearing this look on my last instagram picture but with the front camera of my phone even though I remove all corrections it still blurs the picture.
My palette looks so used already but it is now a staple and automatically reach for it, not only for weekends but also for any occasion. It’s interesting to see that you get a buildable application with a brush, depending on the brush, more or less intense but always a nice controllable and even pigmentation.
The golden khaki and the red shades are the most stunning of this quad. Usually I don’t care for greens or khakis but this one is an exception. There is a golden sheen to it with micro sparkles, it’s see-through which makes it so much more wearable than metallics for ageing lids.
Rengazome is the most buttery of the 4 greens, my favorite by far in terms of quality, finish and colour.
The red is a bit similar to Guerlain Les Fauves, Les Fauves pulls more coral and Suqqu pulls more brick, the quality and lasting power is very superior on the Suqqu, Les Fauves is a powdery satin/matte and Suqqu a silky satin.
I have tried to compare it to the Anastasia Modern Renaissance Red Ochre and Realgar but none is similar, they are darker and more matte.
I thought Suqqu had many browns like the Rengazome in their current collection but there aren’t actually, many Suqqu browns pull purple actually. I found Matsukasa which is darker but a bit similar.
I don’t need anymore browns in my collection but when I saw this DIOR Animal I was totally captivated, was lemming it for quite a long time, thinking I could resist to having another great quality brown but not! Here it is! The Suqqu and the Dior look a bit similar and may appear quite boring but they are still staples to me and so useful. I prefer the Dior’s texture (it’s more buildable from very sheer to dark) but both apply nicely, the Suqqu has better lasting power though.
I don’t have comparisons of the beige shade because I could not find an exact similar one in the current Suqqu range. What I could say about it is that usually Suqqu lightest pans are either white mattes (often invisible) or sparkly golds for example like the one you see in the swatch below, they tend to apply less evenly and sparkles may transfer to other spaces, but unlike those, this beige in Rengazome has shine but is see-through and applies evenly. The fastest way I transform an elegant look into a tacky one is when I add the wrong texture of a shiny shadow on the eyelids, my wrinkly eyes just cannot take it very well at all, the shadow has to be satin, it can shine but I have to be so careful, this Rengazome is not like that, it doesn’t make my eyes look too frosty or overly made up.
In a way, I think this palette’s shades look like something Chanel would release (I love Chanel shades), when I am finished with Rengazome and I look in the mirror my first thought is that it looks like something Chanel would create but it’s better quality, not creasing, not frosty. I haven’t tried the very last similar Chanel quad but I know that another thing I love about this Suqqu is the range from light to dark colors, allows more creativity.
I hope Suqqu continues to deliver such nice quality and gorgeous shades, I absolutely recommend it!
It has already been released at Selfridges but not yet at Harrods and Fenwicks in Bond Street London where it should be released on the 25th of August. If you wish to check if you can reserve or purchase it somewhere, you may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way, I have tried to order some of the collection when it was released on Selfridges but my experience with Selfridges is not that good. I had many items in my basket, total value of 250Gbp, I wanted to pay but at check out I got a message saying I needed to renew my credit card secure code, which the bank told me it has to be done by mail. Since I had to wait and could not use my CC I wanted to use paypal but I could not, paypal has never worked with Selfridges, it does with everybody else but not Selfridges. I had already sent many mails months (or years) ago, I decided to call this time but they said on the phone they could not help, that they knew it wasn’t working for many customers and that I had to use another form of payment. If you had the same experience, I would like to know if you managed to solve that issue with them. As a result, I could not order the items that were in my cart… but I received a few of them from Suqqu shortly after (not related to my experience with Selfridges online sales).
The palette has been given to me by Suqqu but this is still my very own humble opinion!