The ire of disgruntled SUQQU fans regarding the accessibility of this particular palette is not something to ignore. When I saw the initial images of the eight-color palette, I knew it would have enough novelty appeal for many people so I made sure to secure one. I was really fortunate that Liz from So Lonely in Gorgeous was generous with her time to snag one for me from Japan. I saw it appear on Ichibankao for about half a day before selling out, and then heard unsubstantiated rumors that it appeared for a scant moment on the Selfridges website.
It's a true shame that I'm showing a palette that has only been out a few short weeks but has already become such an impossibility to get a hold of. Though I try to think of this blog as a vanity object for sole purpose of personal fulfillment (!), I know at times my posts and swatches can be helpful for those trying to make a purchase for things. Sure, I could have gotten this post up much earlier, but #1) I lazy #2) takes me a long time to get my thoughts in order.
- light bright pinky purple with intense multi colored shimmer
- yellow warm golden shimmer, again loaded with multi colored shimmer
- warm brown bronze shimmer shade
- cool plummy brown with predominantly silvery shimmer (among other multi colored bits)
- opaque cool white satin; the pan shows pink but not so much on my skin
- opaque cream satin; both the whites 5 & 6 are pigmented.
- dark khaki brown with intense shimmer.
- dark cool plummy grey
That quibble aside, the colors are very beautiful and easy to use.
In addition to being able to use each shade according to mood and whim, Murasakisuishou is almost an embarrassment of layering options. I've done some of the easier to compose layering one might initially use. As the individual pans are split and colors on the skinny size, it would be easy to layer and mix up and two colors in each pan. Here they are:
A little more layering, because really, SUQQU layers are just so ridiculously gorgeous:
Then one more combination, layering the above shades with the respective "whites:"
I find the quality, the texture, and the complexity very much what I would expect from SUQQU. The thing is, for a mature SUQQU collector with a sizable stash of eye shadow palettes, this is kind of a redundant addition. I have other palettes that have some beautiful color combinations or textural variations that make them much more desirable to me.
However, for the new fans of the brand, Murasakisuishou would be the epitome of SUQQU shimmer! And with so many shade options and outrageous glow, I can think of how this would really please many people.
The cruel irony would be that this palette is so darn freaking impossible for many fans (new and old) to get a hold of. Woe! Cruel twist of fate!
Look 1: Heavy on the Pan #2, with the combined shade of pan #4 to define and smoke around the eyes.
Look 2: Basically layered all the shades like a mad person and really packed on the purple in pan #1.
Other products used: SUQQU Frame Fix Cream N foundation, Serge Luten lip palette (the blue red), THREE shimmering glow duo. THREE Divine Radiance blush.
Look 3: Trying to place the shade more individually. Purple as main lid shade, the other shades for specific crease and outer lid placement.
Were you able to snag one of these limited edition palettes? What do you think about these hard to find items. Do they make it more covetable or does it turn you off completely?