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Yesterday, a parcel landed on my doorstep. Japanese jargon can only mean an Ichibankao order and in turn, a very excited Karima.

SUQQU Spring 2013: Sneak Peek

A few long standing lemmings, Addiction Arabian Ruby eyeshadow & Addiction Fudge eyeshadow. An impulse purchase, SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick in Saebana #01. Finally, the ever elusive SUQQU Spring Quad in EX-11 Sumiredama.

SUQQU Spring 2013: Sneak Peek

Just released in Japan and soon to be released in the UK, a few photos of the quad have been floating around the blogosphere (here and here). What intrigued me most about EX-11 was the rumours of complex duochrome shades, undeniably my favourite formula of eyeshadow.
Sumiredama did not disappoint; the lower left shade is complex and multifaceted indeed! A deep plummy shade with blue/violet iridescence in some light, as pictured above…

SUQQU Spring 2013: Sneak Peek

Yet pewter at certain angles, as pictured here. If you haven’t already abandoned this post to furiously place your order, there is more. Look closely at the mirror reflection above and you’ll notice that the same shade also reflects a purple magenta.

For all you raging taupe lovers, the quad features a neutral taupe shadow which has both warm and cooler intricacies, depending on tilt. Rounded with a warmer pink and a cooler, pale yellow (a beautiful contradiction)- I’d say this piece is the quintessential example of why SUQQU quads are considered unique. An unexpected mix of warm and cool shades that somehow, seem to work in harmonious synergy.

Yes, you can detect a greedy fingerprint (too much excite!) and yes, swatches will be up very soon.


Complete list of products mentioned

Creamy Glow Lipstick
Creamy Glow Lipstick
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  1. it’s the quad I am waiting for as well! I wanted EX12 first but the swatches looked so beautiful and totally different from what suqqu had released before, that I had to pick up EX11 first šŸ™‚ and yay – addiction! so mayn pretties in one post! šŸ™‚

    1. Oh yayyyy Claire! Can’t wait to hear your thoughts on it šŸ™‚
      I’m excited about the Addiction, too! So far I’ve swatches and Fudge appears to have…the most *beautiful* texture!

  2. Ugh these pics pushed me over the edge. I have added it and removed it from my cart every day since it was released! I think i just needed to see some clear images of the colours before making up my mind – and it looks gorgeous! I think it will work beautifully with the 2 quads I already own; kakitsubata and himesango <3