Saturday, February 06, 2016

SUQQU Eye Color Palette EX-02 Yosaizora

Around the last quarter of 2015, I entered into a Suqqu research mode. For almost every purchase I did I felt that the product is nice (and really, just nice...) I always hoped that the my next subject would finally impress and convert me. After several months of trials (and much of the disposable income burned), I finally realized that I am just not among the brand's target customers. Hey, at least I got some finely milled eyeshadow that would last forever (til I develope the taste for them). 

Yosaizora EX-02 is the second palette from the Suqqu Summer 15 collections. I (get that the texture is nice) didn't really like Benikakesora but the limited edition really got me. "What if it went out of stock and I miss it out forever?  Better safe than sorry!" Well, I guess the diminishing availability is last of my worries as the palettes were available through early winter.

Yosaizora is inspired by the sparkling night sky during summer firework and it consists of a deep blue, beige-pink and a clear pink top wash.

The beige-rose is the main source of attraction. The color is quite complex as it also looks taupe. On my skin, it's slightly less pink and more light-medium brown taupe (which looks a tad dirty and tiring on me). I can use this shade alone(not that is very flattering) as it's defining without being too heavy.
Pink from Yosaizora (with a teeny bit of blue) then the top wash dusted on. Thanks to the unique melty Suquu texture, it looks subtle and luminous. In other words, the texture is the only thing that prevent it from looking like mud.

Yosaizora Pink, Elf Soiree and (Limited Edition) L'Oreal Infallible in Pink Sapphire (here is a very light layer but the shade itself is pretty pigmented).
Blue is normally a tricky color to wear. While I don't have the problem of blue turning olive on my skin, the color usually either looks really blue (out of place) on my face or turn purple black and dirty . The blue in Yosaizora has strong layer of pink shimmer that it almost flashes a little purple...So it look like bruise (I mean, while the clear plum in Benikakesora looks like fresh bruise, Yosaizora got the brown and deep purple to look like bruise that are a few days old).
Compared to Kakitsubata (which I actually like), Yosaizora pulls somewhat purple while L'Oreal Infallible Midnight Blue is more shimmery and jewel-like. Blended out and on top of the taupe-brown-pink in the palette, Yosaizora shows up more purple-gray and instantly raises the mud-factor on me. I can't even blame it on the weather as it has been pretty warm lately.
The top wash flashes pink and seems a tad less complex than the one from Benikakesora (just when it comes to varying sizes of glimmer). It's a bit dry but doesn't look flaky. Along with the beige-pink taupe,  this is the second doable shade in the palette. 

See the problem? If I want a simple rosy eyes,  I might as well just reach for some single from L'Oreal or Japanese drugstore palettes. They don't have the subtle luminosity or smooth texture but at least they look nice. 

Yosaizora (all three shades blended together) then lined with/rescued  by L'Oreal Infallible in Midnight Blue. Which seems to be the only way for me to wear it. I am not too fond of the smoldering colors from layering all three shades but that's just a matter of personal preferences. 
Overall, I like Yosaizora a bit less than how I like Benikakesora (I don't even like it/Benikakesora or hate it but I appreciate the texture).  They both look quite muddy on me and require L'Oreal to save the day. I guess most of the later Suqqu items are nice to have and play with (when I don't have other financial commitments)... Anyway, I do have one or two palettes that I really enjoy using, I will keep the review for another day . 


  1. Yeah, I like Benikakesora better too, because that rose taupe actually turns very red on me :(

    1. I thought it was funny reading some of the reviews from diehard fans, how "suqqu never get muddy when layered" then followed by a picture of a smoldering look that's my very definition of "muddy" ....Anyway, I still want one of their spring trios just to take pictures of it under the spring blossoms.

  2. Dang girl, lookachu and these luxury eyeshadow palettes. I've been getting into eyeshadows lately too but just with the Naked palettes :P

  3. Gotta spend the overtime pay somehow, eh...*Cough snorts* eyeshadow lasts forever so it's OK. The naked palettes look too overwhelming for me (you mean I have to think about which shade to use?!) but I do like some of their duochrome singles...


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