I'm somewhat ashamed to admit I have been doing a daily check on the Selfridges site in anticipation for the Suqqu spring release. The brand is notorious for extremely quick sell outs of their limited editions and after seeing how pretty the collection looked from pictures floating around on blogs, I wasn't taking the chance of missing out.
Today I will
show you the Face Colour Palette, I also bought one of the eye palettes,
Sumiredama EX-11, which I'll review after I have tested it some more.
opening the palette you are presented with two good quality brushes.
second layer contains the two powder products (one a highlighter and one
a blush) and a mirror. The face palette (£50) is inspired by a vintage
pearl necklace and the embossed pearl pattern is certainly pretty.
left highlighter shade is meant to create a pearly glow to the skin, it
illuminates well adding a subtle brightening sheen to the skin.
It has a
similar effect to the Lumière Sculptée de Chanel Highlighting Powder,
though with a cooler tone.
Swatched below with Lumière Sculptée de Chanel Highlighting Powder on the left.
The blusher is a soft warm pink with a satin finish, it gives a lovely fresh glow to the skin.
Both have a soft,
smooth texture, feel lightweight and blend beautifully on the skin
without any effort. Both of the powders have a slight scattering of
sparkle though its barely detectable on the skin.
I wouldn't say either is extremely long lasting and do get a bit of fade
after five hours.
They are very pretty and easy to wear, and the quality is very high. I
have no regrets over this purchase though I would say that if you have
similar colours from a high quality brand, these aren't necessarily
going to rock your world.
I bought this from selfridges.com