July 24, 2018

Suqqu Eye Color Palette 03 Aoruri


Suqqu Aoruri Eye Color Palette Aoruri swatch review

This is my first Suqqu makeup, ever. I don't know why it took so long for me because all my favorite beauty bloggers have been raving about this refined Japanese brand for years. I order many things sight unseen so the fact I have to rely on online swatches doesn't bother me at all, but maybe I didn't want to be bothered with that elusiveness which the brand seems to project almost intentionally. 

Aoruri came out sometime in 2014 and I remember thinking the slightly dusty purple and blue looked perfect and that iridescent white top coat color was lovely. Then, I forgot about it and collected many Lunasol eyeshadow palettes instead because they appealed to me as excellent Suqqu alternatives with youthfulness (And, they are). I thought Aoruri had been long discontinued so I was very surprised to see that it's still available on Selfridge.

Suqqu Aoruri swatch

I actually bought this in the spring but kept it unswatched for months. This would have been unfathomable a few years ago but I procrastinated for some unknown reason. Was I afraid to be disappointed or to end up loving the brand and start chasing their new releases so late in my makeup game? I don't know.

Anyway, Aoruri is exactly how I imagined it to be. All colors blend and layer like dream. The complex pastel hues stay true till the end of the day. The white shimmery top coat gives this ethereal finesse to the look. 

Suqqu Aoruri review swatch

I still love blue and purple eyeshadows but nowadays I find myself reaching for them less and even feeling uncomfortable wearing them sometimes. However, I can carefreely wear Aoruri thanks to its great balance between freshness and sophistication. The creamy and light texture is kinder to my now drier lids, too.

Here I am wearing some bold color contacts with shimmer but I think Aoruri looks best with my own dark brown eyes. 

Suqqu Aoruri review swatch
(I am wearing NARS Oasis blush on the cheeks and Damage sheer lipstick on the lips.)

Aoruri turned out to be the perfect summer eyeshadow palette for me and left me wanting to try some more from Suqqu. I am afraid that I even want those impossible-to-find old ones such as Sakurakaba and Tsukiakari

(I sigh.)



12 comments:

  1. Ah... these colors are absolutely perfection on you. Since the new formulations, the eye shadows don't have that same complexity though they are awfully nice. The old blend color palette (4 pans) were truly exceptional. I wish they hadn't been discontinued. Selfridges has ONE left on line (02 Kokedama). If you like silvery greens, it is beautiful. SUQQU made some very beautiful greens in the day.

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    1. Thank you, Belly! Your swatches and reviews on the brand have been always so helpful not to mention enabling. I believe many other bloggers are agreeing with you about their new offerings. I am not terribly big on greens and but if it's the old formula I'd be interested. ;D

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  2. Oh it really is a beautiful palette! I love the way the colors meld which is unexpected given the colors. But what a pretty set for summer!

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    1. I like that the colors are not too serious but not straight-up, either. And, they do sit so well on the skin!

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  3. I think I only know this brand because of you Lena :) The shades look so pretty in the palette but they are even lovelier on you! The wear sounds very nice as well.

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    1. I'm kind of sad that this beautiful trio actually confirms that I missed out on the old glorious Suqqu eyeshadows and I should be careful that I don't start now on them - they are easily $100 each on eBay ;p

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  4. These color are very interesting darling~ Even when are not my first pick de pigmentation is really good.

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    1. I agree. There are two more colors in the trio form which are warmer-toned. You might like them better than Aoruri. :)

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  5. I just tried Suqqu's products for the first time this year and I'm officially a fan too. Their eyeshadows have such a beautiful, refined finish to them, and they really do blend so well! I prefer neutral shades myself but the blue + purple look stunning on you!

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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    1. I saw your comparison post on your Suqqu & Tom Ford quads. They both look beautiful and make me want to get yet another neutral palette. LOL. There is something about how Japanese eyeshadows blend and layer and Suqqu (and I might say Lunasol as well) is the finest example.

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  6. I have not tried these at all but wow what a difference in the palette vs. how it goes on. These colours really suit you, and I like the sparkled effect. Love the way you blur your images as well. <3 /Madison

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    1. Hi, Madison :) I think you'd enjoy the superb blendability of these eyeshadows. And, thanks for the comment on the images. I use simple tool to focus and blur - it is very handy to camouflage frizzy hair. ;p

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