SUQQU Face Color Palette in EX-01 is part of SUQQU Fall 2011 collection and it was a limited edition. This palette has 12.4g of products and consists both a face contour pressed powder and blush.
When I heard about this release I have asked my friend Momo-chan to grab one of this gem for me from Hankyu Department Store in Uemeda. However it took quite a while to reach me since my friend got very busy with her volunteering job at her kids' school (PTA committee).
The size of this face palette is a little smaller than the regular eyeshadow quad, but a bit thick than the usual duo blush because it has 2 levels of compartments.
The top compartment is used for housing 2 very top notch quality face and blush brush:
These brushes are made of very high quality horse hair and are very soft to the touch. Somehow I wished these are a bit bigger for easier application, but hey, maybe it's their strategy to lure customers to buy their full size brushes?? (But I cannot justify myself to spend $168 GBP (~US$260) for their full sized face powder brush??)
Second level house 3 strips of face powder to the left and 2 strips of blush powder to the right:
Back of the case, with details of the product, image courtesy of the black panties:
A closer look at Face Powder Palette EX-01:
|under diffused sun by the window|
Now, moving on to swatches:
A: A nudy face color color that may show up better with skintone of NC-20 or lighter. It barely show up with my NC-25 skintone, however the powder is very fine and smooth to touch.
B: A matte highlighter color that I think is similar to the base product included in every SUQQU eyeshadow quad. I can see myself using it to highlight my C-curve area but I doubt if it will even show up on me, but regardless of that, the I can use this finely milled textured powder as a base for my blush or even brown bone area.
C: A pearly highlighter with a slight sheen to it. Perfect to highlight the nose bridge area for a 3D effect. When compared to another highlight powder I own (Guerlain Meteorites) this is far superior and looks more natural on me, and the powder is much finer and the lasting power is far superior.
D: The narrower blush strip with a cool tone fushica pink kind of blush color with noticeable shimmers, but with a very buttery texture to it.
E: Matte warmer pink color that is very flattering to most skintone of NC-25 or lighter. Non-cakey or powdery at all.
(note: because I am using my own blush brush that is much larger, it is hard to selectively pick up blush color D or E for application. See FOTD in the end for a mixed
|slightly blurred to enhance the shimmers in color B, C and D|
Finally, ending with a FOTD (heehee, my very first attempt with a full face FOTD!):
Eyes: SUQQU Blend Color Eyeshadow 05 Sakurakaba
Brows: B&C Labo Browlash EX Eyebrow pencil and liquid (grayish brown)
Face: Sofina Primavista Long Keep Base UV, SUQQU Frame Fix Foundation
Cheeks: SUQQU Face Color Palette EX-01
Lips: Coffret D'or Bright Up Rouge Creamy Long Lasting lipstick BE-201