Review: Suqqu Eyeshadow Quad in 02 Kokedama
What features of a beauty item are guaranteed to make you lust after it unreasonably? Item 1: limited edition. This quad, fortunately, is permanent. But it does feature item 2: only available in x country that is not where I live. Suqqu, as far as I know, can only be found in the UK and Japan. It is also ridiculously expensive and raved about on pretty much every makeup forum on the planet. Ergo, it was only a matter of time before I caved and bought some. I procured mine on ebay, at obnoxious markup. Kokedama is very much in the same vein as Tom Ford Sahara Haze, with which I recently fell in love; subtle green tints in neutrals. I'd say this palette is cooler-toned than Sahara Haze and more subtle. It has a bright matte white intended as a base shade, one khaki matte, one greener shimmery shade, and a light green shimmery shade. My first impression of the texture of these shadows was instant infatuation. They are SO silky to swatch - I could not wait to get them on the eyes. Unfortunately, there was no depth of color or longevity once applied. I found the colors ran into each other too easily and just looked muddy and uniform. The lasting power, even with primer, was unimpressive. I expected more from a $90 quad, but the good news is I should be able to unload it pretty easily. And the other good news is, the other Suqqu quad I purchased exceeded my expectations (review forthcoming!).