I was so happy to get to play with Miaka's new Suqqu eye shadow palettes. I had wanted to get my hands on one of these Suqqu palettes but I resisted. After having a few Suqqu palette's, they seems to become similar after a while.
I am featuring Ginusudama first because the colours appeal to me more. You can check out Miaka's review here.
True to the Vintage Pearl collection, the palette comes in a opalescent casing, very different from the regular black casing.
The palette features a standard matte shade, this time it is a bone shade. The matte shades are always soft and creamy to the touch. Great to use as a base for lighter skin tones. I use this as a brow highlighter. The grey/ purple/ lilac shade is a sure winner. I love how complex it is. The brown is a beautiful neutral brown and the pink is a shimmery pink. All shades blend beautiful and are of excellent quality. It is almost expected that Suqqu palettes are of good quality.
Here is the eye look I did. I used the matte bone shade all over my lids. I used the brown shade on my upper lids up to my crease. I used the purple shade on the outer corner of my eyes and added a dash of it on my crease. Finally I dabbed the shimmery pink on the inner corner of my eyes.
On my lips, I used Chanel's Rouge Allure Luminous Intense Lip Colour in Seduisante and Giorgio Amani's Flash Lacquer in No. 202 Brown.
The sun was shining in my eyes so pardon the squint. Here are the makeup items I used.
I don't think you can ever go wrong with a Suqqu eye palette. They are well harmonised to create beautiful eye looks that can bring you from day to night. The quality of the shadows is to die for. I think that purple shade is just gorgeous and complex enough for me to contemplate getting this palette even though I have tonnes of shimmery pinks and browns. If I can find this palette that is.
Ratings: 5+ lipsticks
I wore this out for a quiet lunch with the hubs and we decided to go to Da Paolo's Pizza Bar for lunch.
My hubs has a tendency to over order. I just eat. The food unfortunately wasn't up to expectations.
We like our bruschetta hot with a crispy toast. It was served cool and soggy.
The calamari had a nice crunchy texture
Love the salad although I think the cook was a little too heavy handed with the balsamic vinegar.
Hubs was very unhappy with his over cooked and tough Wagyu beef skewers. What a pity.
I liked my lasagna.
Hub's crab pasta.
Finally my desert. A slice of hazelnut cake. Whew! I feel full writing this post. Considering it is a pizza bar perhaps we should have tried their pizzas instead. This isn't going to be a place we visit again.