Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Suqqu Spring 2013- Ex- 11 Sumiredama

Suqqu introduced 3 limited edition quads for Spring 2013. I leaned towards the Ex-11 as it darkest shade just intrigued and tugged at my inner grunge goddess - a deep plum with a green duo chrome which imparts a sooty lived-in effect. What surprised me most is how I am loving the other 3 shades in the compact as well.

Sumiredama is housed in a white pearlescent casing, which is different from their usual black.

The colours are all the same buttery smooth texture, with the same iridescence.
The top left shades is a pretty pale salmon. The taupe is duochrome and complex and unique to all the taupes in my own collection. It has the same green shade that is in the plum shade. The plum shade is a mix of plum and green duochrome that even in some light looks blue. The cream is fresh and perfect for blending the other shades and for highlighting the inner corner of your eyes.

Indoor with flash


This quad is quintessentially Japanese. Superior texture, iridescent, and beautifully pigmented. There is a lightness in the looks that you achieve with this palette that is the epitome of Japanese beauty.
My only minor gripe was longevity. I had good wear for about 6 hrs, then some fading. This palette is good for so many combinations. Here are but just a few:

  • Nars Smudgeproof primer
  • Cream shade over whole lid, blended into and over the crease
  • Plum shade in triangle shape in outer corner of eye
  • Use Taupe shade to blend out Plum shade towards inner eye area
  • Chantecaille Gel Liner pencil in Espresso into upper and lower lash line- blend
  • Use given thin sponge applicator and apply taupe shade lightly into lower lash line
  • Armani Eyes To Kill Excess mascara in Black


  • By Terry Hyaluronic Eye Primer over lid
  • Pat Plum shade over whole lid stop in crease
  • Extend Plum shade in direction of hairline into winged shape
  • Take Salmon Shade and blend out Plum shade only from crease upwards
  • Use Plum shade to lightly line lower lash line
  • Cream shade dabbed onto tear duct area for illumination
  • Armani Eyes to Kill Excess mascara in black
  • Burberry in Pink Hydrangea lightly applied to cheeks
  • Mac Lipglass from Archie Girls Collection in Mall Madness



  • Urban Decay Primer Potion over lid area
  • Taupe shade to whole lid blended into and slightly over the crease
  • Plum shade use as liner on upper lashline blended and reapplied
  • Plum shade blended on lower lash line to about 1/2 inwards towards inner eye
  • Urban Decay 24/7 eye liner in Perversion onto waterline of lower lash
  • Armani Eyes to Kill Excess mascara in black
Suqqu is really growing on me. I really like my previous Suqqu quad EX-07 Tsukiakari (reviewed here), but have falling head over heels for Sumiredama. At first glance the taupe shade of both quads look the same but are actually infinitely different. The salmon shade in Sumiredama is paler with more of a white undertone. These three looks are just the tip of the iceberg, and I am loving every minute exploring the possibilities. I bought this palette happily as I know I will use it often!

What are your favourite Japanese brands? Do you like the sheer, sparkly effect that most Japanese brands have?

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