We’ve already had some Suqqu summer gorgeousness that launched in April (I am sure it’s mostly sold out but for reference, it’s HERE) but now there’s a second collection, this time the Global collection. The previous one – remember those gorgeous graduated shades – was a UK exclusive. Starting with the palette above, Akenastu, as you can see it’s got a gorgeous, vibrant orange as well as a less vivid, more muted shade in a similar vein. What’s interesting is that it’s paired with a shimmering grey – twinkly and deep – and an almost white, highlighting shade. I actually find, once on the lid, the two oranges only subtly different with the brighter hue being marginally more ‘alive’ than the other. Once you put the grey shade with the orange, it shifts a bit brown, so this is a great combination for someone with my colouring (brown eyes, brunette).
This, however, is more problematic! It’s called Himawari and as you can very well spot, it has a yellow shade alongside a safe, soft greeny brown and a light peachy colour. I’ll take on the peach, the olive toned brown and the gold-white but I just can’t do the yellow! This is a global collection and it’s safe to say that many people are far more open to yellow shadow than me. In theory I love it but in practice, it does not love me!
I’m very side tracked from the palettes by these stunning glosses – the metallic version (Mizusuna) is simply stunning because it puts a near translucent sheen on the lips that draws light whichever way you turn. I keep going back to my mirror to look – it’s so understated and yet so impactful. The juicy tomato red shade (Toubi) is also highly translucent – perfect for me as a non-scary red that I can wear with ease. These are delicious formulas – sheer, silky, non-sticky and yet don’t disappear after two minutes. If you’re full up on palettes, I’d more than recommend these for summer lightfulness. As you can see, there is also a highlight stick – again, quite understated but glides effortlessly over the skin and gives a glint of sheen over the cheekbones.
Finally, I’ve found my blush for summer! This creme blush, Tsuyakogare, is quite literally perfect – it’s creamy without being slippy, it’s exactly the right colour for a warming slither of sun-on-skin but with none of the shimmer that usually comes with bronzer and it blends so seamlessly that it looks completely natural. I’m fairly sure I’ll need to have a second one if it’s limited edition – this love is going to die in one season!
Elizabeth Arden Hyaluronic Acid Ceramide Capsules
I’d be prepared to put money down to bet that you won’t have experienced a skin care texture like this before...
In the swatch, it’s the first palette followed by the second.
Both glosses followed by that gorgeous creme blush and the highlighter. Hurry up 24th May!
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