Suqqu Blend Color Eye Shadow Palette EX11 SUMIREDAMA Review and Tutorial

April 16, 2013

A very belated post on the review and tutorial of Suqqu Blend Color Eye Shadow Palette EX11 SUMIREDAMA 董珠 from the Spring 2013 collection. If you have seen this post, you would know I bought two palettes from the Spring 2013 collection. EX11 SUMIREDAMA leans slightly cooler with a main undertone of taupe which is right up most neutral lover’s alley. I cannot rave enough about this collection, particularly the eyeshadow palettes which are still very “Suqqu” – impeccably designed, neutral and classic with an interesting twist of duochrome colors.

A picture of the case deserves the spot light in this post today. Suqqu has gone back to their original white packaging, but better. The sturdy frosted white case looks so elegnant at every angle, like the eyeshadow itself.

As you can see in the pic, the mushroomy taupe color (top right) and the silvery green/navy/purple color (bottom left) have a duochrome effect. All four shades are highly pigmented and appear very shimmery from the pan, and when applied they have a beautiful pearlescent finish (not metallic and glittery) and blend beautifully into each other. The silky, buttery and moist textures of them are absolutley divine. Unlike other eye shadows, I never get fallout with Suqqu.

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA -1Swatches:

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA -swatcheTutorial

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA -1-swatches-2 Apply A all over the eye socket area, then apply B on the outer v.

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA-tutorial-1Apply D along the upper lash line, the thickness should be slightly over the crease so you can still see 0.5 cm of it when the eye is open. Apply C on the inner corner to highlight.

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA-tutorial-2 Along the lower lash line, apply C on the inner 2/3 and D on the outer 1/3.

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA-tutorial-3Add a pair of very natural falsies to create some depth to the eyes. I am using DUP which is about the same length as my naturla eye lashes.Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA-tutorial-4

Fill out the white gaps between the lashes using a liquid eye liner. Then apply mascara to the lower lashes to make the eyes more open.

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA-tutorial-5Finished Eye Look

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA-swatch-eotd.jpgOverall Look:

Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA-swatch-fotd-3Suqqu-Blend-Color-eye-Shadow-Palette-EX11-SUMIREDAMA-swatch-fotd-2Other Products Used:

Suqqu Cream Foundation (reviewed here)

YSL Touche Eclat

Stila Convertible Color Petunia

Suqqu Creamy Glow Moist 04


{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Lynn April 16, 2013 at 4:38 pm

Hi Rei,
Always enjoy reading your blog posts. Love this look. Pls do more tutorial.
I asked a CP for this palette, can’t wait to receive it. 😀



Reika April 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm

Thank you so much! I’m sure you will love this palette – it’s one of the best collections Suqqu has ever done 🙂


Bonnie April 16, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Such a stunning look on you! Thank you for the tutorial – I also have Sumiredama (and receiving Hisuidama soon!) so I will be trying this out very soon 🙂

Loving the effect of those natural lashes btw 😛


Reika April 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm

I am all about natural lashes *wink*


Teri April 16, 2013 at 7:49 pm

I love the duo chrome shades, it makes the quad a lot more interesting. You really made a very wearable and pretty look with it, it suits you so well! I really wished it was more available here, Suqqu has such amazing pretty and intersting products! Thanks for the great tutorial! ^^


Reika April 17, 2013 at 12:36 pm

Thank you! I know…thank god I have friends who travel to UK or Japan all the times 😛


Fliss April 16, 2013 at 8:32 pm

Stunning look – thank you so much for the tutorial. I’m off to Selfridges tomorrow to check out the Suqqu lipsticks – I’m so glad I found your blog! It’s very inspiring x


Reika April 17, 2013 at 12:37 pm

Enjoy your shopping trip! Love Suqqu lipsticks!


Emily April 17, 2013 at 1:30 am

I also enjoy Sumiredama. Thank you for the tutorial! I have always enjoyed reading and learning from your tutorial. Your tutorials offers an alternative application that is different from what is recommended in the official website. May I ask about the mascara and the brush that you used in steps 8& 6 ? I am surprised that the falsies look so natural. You definitely get me interested in learning more about natural falsies!


Reika April 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Hi Emily, thank you so much for your kind comment 🙂
The mascara is by Covergirl ClumpFree – doesn’t impress me that much so I only use it on lower lashes.
Brush in step 6 is Chanel #24.
In step 8 I used a special no-brand falsies clip.


Emily April 18, 2013 at 6:21 am

Thanks for the info Reika! I just looked up Chanel #24. I can’t find it on the official website/ any department store websites… do you know if they have stopped producing it?


Reika April 18, 2013 at 1:59 pm

Hi Emily, I think Chanel #24 has been discontinued as they released a set of new brushes about a year ago so all the old models are not longer being produced. What a pity..#24 is my favorite brush from them…


Emily April 19, 2013 at 12:11 am

What a bummer ! =(
I can tell from your picture that the tapered shape makes it a very versatile brush.

minimoo December 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm

Hi Reika,

Do you know any dupes for the chanel brush #24. It looks like the perfect brush for spot concealing!

Lauren April 17, 2013 at 7:38 am

Hi Reika,
Thank you for another one of your amazing tutorials. You look stunning! I just saw my UK friend while she was visiting the US and she brought me Sumiredama and Ginusudama along with the LE cream eyeliner. The colors in these new Spring palettes are really special. Suqqu always seem to be raising the bar with their color innovations and with their quality.
I like how you broke down the steps that you used to achieve your look, and the annotations on your photos are really helpful. The Creamy Glow Moist lipstick looks lovely with your eye look. I am already regretting that I did not consider any of these.
Looking forward to your review/tutorial on Ginusudama and the lipsticks.



Reika April 17, 2013 at 12:57 pm

Hi Lauren, thank you so much and you are so kind! It’s exciting to hear more and more people are loving Suqqu these days, it has really grown into a popular brand globally!


Claire April 17, 2013 at 9:12 am

That last picture is stunning, you have like the perfect bone structure! I enjoyed the detailed tutorial, I bet it was really time consuming, taking all those pictures, editing, etc. I really appreciate all your work (that’s one of the reasons, why I love your blog Reika). I am very glad I already have this quad, it is something new to Suqqu, the duochrome finish makes those new palettes even more interesting. Hope you are doing well and looking forward for many more posts to come <3


Reika April 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm

aww..thank you so much Claire! Your comment had made my day 🙂 And yes this post took me a long time to complete….but I thoroughly enjoyed the process 🙂


Lisa April 19, 2013 at 2:05 am

Hi Reika,

I’ve been reading your blog ever since I discovered it, I LOVE your taste and style!! what brand of false lashes did you use here? They are so natural and blend in so well!

Can you do a few tutorial on below subjects?
1. your diligent skin routine 🙂
2. your favorite false lashes and how you apply them!?
3. your Chanel bags collection 🙂

I know I am asking for alot but i just love your taste so much!!

Lisa 🙂


Reika April 22, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Hi Lisa, thank you so much for the sweet comment 🙂
I used D.U.P (a jap brand) eyelashes style no.912 , unfortunately they were limited editions so I’m not sure where to find them now.
I will keep your suggestions in mind 🙂 And yes doing a tutorial on false lashes has been on my mind for ages, I hope I will get it out very soon!


Jess April 19, 2013 at 4:32 am

This is the reason why i so love your blogs because of your tutorials. I really learned a lot. I like this eyeshadow, the shade and the packaging. Must have!


Louisa April 20, 2013 at 7:58 am

Oh wow you are such a beauty. I love this clean look, I will try to recreate it, thanks to the very clear tutorial.
Clean chic looks very lovely.
All the best, Louisa 🙂


Winnie April 22, 2013 at 4:04 am

Hi! I really love this palette on you. I reside in Singapore and I was wondering what did you use to ship them over? I remember there was this post on this but i can’t seem to find it. Was it skypax?


Reika April 22, 2013 at 1:58 pm

I asked my friend got it for me from UK, but yeh skypax does UK parcel forwarding service.


Myra May 20, 2013 at 3:32 am

You look beautiful as always. I have been able to make informed purchases based on your blog.

I am interested in getting the Suqqu M brush but worry it maybe too domed shaped. In your eyeshadow tutorial above, in the “Step 2” picture, is that the Suqqu eyeshadow M brush? I have the Kokutan T brush from Hakuhodo and I rarely use it because it is too round at the tip. I am sad Suqqu discontinued the Eyeshadow brush S but I keep hearing good things about the M.

Anyways, I hope you can help me out. The looks were all very beautiful and I think the colors really brought out your natural features.



Reika May 21, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Thank you Myra 🙂
Yes it is the Suqqu M brush in step 2. This brush is dome shaped but slightly more tapered and longer than the kokutan T brush. I have quite a small lid and I find this brush is great for blending.


Myra May 9, 2015 at 5:08 am

Hi Reika,

Commenting again! Was wondering what brush is used in Step 6? Any help would be great.



Reika May 9, 2015 at 10:05 pm

Hi Myra it is the Chanel eye precision brush but I think it’s been discontinued…


Myra May 10, 2015 at 4:12 pm

I feel like companies are always discontinuing brushes I’m interested in! Thank you for replying.

I worry I may need back ups of some favorite brushes…


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