I have an important mission to complete today, which is to convince many of you that Suqqu KAKITSUBATA 杜若 (reviewed here) applies just as beautifully as it looks in the palette. I had the same concern as many of you with the blue shade as it is out of my comfortable zone. But I am very confident with Suqqu – just like Visionary Beauty said, it is such a sophisticated brand that is just wearable across the entire range. (her blog also has many wonderful reviews on Suqqu products, check it out!)
EOTD (I have decided to include brushes in this post as this is one of my most frequently asked questions)
Applied the matte cream beige color as a base from lash line to brow bone.
Using the Suqqu eyeshadow brush large (reviewed here), applied the shimmery peachy shade all over the eye socket area.
Apply the blue shade along the lash line and the outer v.
Using the Suqqu eyeshadow brush medium (not yet reviewed), layer the shimmery mocha shade on top and blend slightly outward past the crease of the eye.
Using the Chanel precision eye brush 24 , intensify the outer corner with the blue shade.
Using the Laura Mercier smoky eye liner brush, smudge the mocha shade into the lower lash line.
Applied the peachy shade on to the inner corner for highlight.
Since the Chanel Perfection Lumiere Foundation is about 1 and a half shades darker on me, I mixed it with the Shiseido UV White Protect Base in Green to match my current skin color.
Dior Radiant Base is applied along the cheekbone for extra radiance.
Shiseido natural finish cream concealer is applied under the eye areas.
Applied the peach side of Suqqu Balancing Cheek OSHAGECHA from the centre of the cheeks towards the temples.
Contour using the darker side (which is THE perfect contouring shade for fair complexions) along the jawlines, and along the sides of the nose bridge.
Highlight the cheekbones with the purple side of the MAC Hang Loose Mineral blush.
Prepped my lips with the Chanel Hydramax Lipbalm first, then add color with Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Salmon.