The One That Broke My Ban: Suqqu EX11 Sumiredama

My makeup ban was going well. I was resisting the urge to purchase any colours despite the fact that there were temptations everywhere. The beauty blogs that I read don’t help, and I really shouldn’t have gone to check out Suqqu when I was in Bangkok. It was fine when I was just browsing, but as soon as I started swatching, I was a goner. Sumiredama is a limited edition palette, and the complex shades, the duo chromes and different nuances of a single shade killed my ban.



The palette is housed in a black paper box that is sleek and clean. There’s the common velveteen pouch that protects the palette, and the 4 eye shadows are in a sleek white satin compact. It opens to a mirror and 2 eye brushes that are surprisingly useful, but they aren’t important. This, my friends, is da juice!


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I had to take these different photos, just to show you how the colours change in different lighting conditions. In real life, the top right and bottom left shades look holographic. You tilt the palette and the colours change! Top left is a shimmering pinky peach while the bottom right is a satin beige. Top right is a light taupe that looks greenish or reddish while the bottom left is a purple with greenish burgundy shimmers. So. Darn. Hard. To describe. UGH! The photos do this palette no justice.


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The texture of these eye shadows are perfect. You know they’re powder but they are so buttery and creamy that you might think otherwise. There is no fallout and they are super pigmented. The colours seem to ‘stretch’. When I swatched them, I could pull the colours across my wrist effortlessly. It just glided on, as if the colours are coming out from my fingers… if that made any sense (?!). The colours can be layered for a different effect and these stay on my lids the whole day on top of an eye primer.

I will definitely show you how it looks like worn in another post. This one is quite picture heavy already. I bought it at Isetan Bangkok, Thailand for about RM300 with some loose change. It is expensive. I was debating whether or not to get it, and thought that I probably won’t be going back to Bangkok any time soon, so it was then or never in the near future. I HAD to find out what the fuss is all about, and I am not disappointed. In fact, if you get the chance, go touch it and play with it. You’d then know why it’s so blardy expensive.

This is by far my most expensive eye quad purchase. Since I was going to break my ban, I might as well go with luxury, eh? I’m back on the ban-wagon (pun intended) though πŸ˜›Β Have you tried Suqqu? What’s your most expensive eye shadow palette?


xoxo Lily



  • Charlotte

    OMG Such pretty colors! Love the duochrome effect, can’t wait to see your take on LOTD with this pretty little baby! xx

    • Thanks Charlotte. A simple look will be coming up soon πŸ™‚

    I walked by the Suqqu counter when I was in London and was too scared to touch ANYTHING. It seemed even WORSE when it was priced in pounds ya know? So I didn’t dare touch anything. But now I kick myself for not getting ONE thing. SOME DAY.

    • I shouldn’t have touched anything. You did the right thing. The moment I touched it, I was a goner! Actually, these sell for about 45 pounds if I’m not mistaken. So, when converted to my currency, it makes more sense to get it there. Cheaper. But I just couldn’t put this palette down!

  • Parita

    wow the shades are so pretty! duo chrome eyeshadows are my weakness!!

    • These duochromes are amazing!

  • Wow this is a beautiful palette. The colors look so gorgeous, especially under sunlight. Ah I’m very tempted.

  • Ahhhhk–omg I want this SO effing badly!! Darn it it’s so pricey though but the shades…they’re absolute perfection!

    • It’s actually not that much more expensive than Giorgio Armani, I think. Price point still OK πŸ™‚ In the UK, it’s just 45 pounds.

  • sataa

    wow pretty shades, totally worth breaking a ban πŸ™‚ looking forward to see how you create a look using these gorgeous shades

    • Will show you soon!

  • Claire

    You picked the most beautiful quad Lily πŸ™‚ Glad you like Suqqu! I have tried them and love them! The texture is devine and so buttery soft <3 can't wait for all the looks you are going to create πŸ™‚

    • This palette is really good. I’ve been enjoying using the palette!

  • I got the exact same palette on a trip, so I don’t blame ya! I love the other two that came out, too, but this was a winner. <3

    • You picked it up too? You know what they say about great minds and great taste πŸ˜›

  • I can see exactly why you broke your ban. Those duo-chrome shades are so gorgeous! I desperately want to try Suqqu! Enjoy this lovely πŸ™‚

    • Oh, if you haven’t tried it, you gotta at least try one. I mean, I won’t go crazy over it, since it’s so elusive and there’s just too much work trying to get my hands on it, but I’m glad I got the chance to play with it. The brushes feel awesome!

  • That’s very pretty! πŸ˜€ Will love to see how it looks on the eyes. You also just reminded me I have a Suqqu quad that I haven’t touched *shifty eyes* LOL I picked it up in Bangkok too and you’re right. Its very pricey. Their lipsticks are really nice too – did you pick up any?

    • Oh, I’d love to see your palette πŸ™‚ No, I didn’t pick up any lipsticks. I’m quite happy with Dior and Guerlain, and don’t want any other lemmings. LOL!

  • liyeun

    Beautiful! I hvnt got one from Suqqu, but given the chance im so gonna get their eyeshadows and lippies!!! Huhuhu msia sucks sometimes! No Empirio armani, no YSL, no Suqqu, no Paul & Joe! *cries*

    • I know right? I shop a lot online, and at least I could still easily get GA and YSL. Not a fan of Paul&Joe though πŸ˜›

  • Ohhh my that is beautiful. Da juice indeed! I love your description of the eyeshadows ‘stretching,’ I’ve heard such amazing things about Suqqu and your swatches definitely do this palette justice. FOTD soon? πŸ˜€

    • OK I’m glad you know what I mean by stretching. LOL! Yes, FOTD for sure πŸ™‚

  • Liz

    Beautiful! Can’t wait to see how it look on you.

    No Suqqu here so I’m not tempted in the least – it’s always when seeing in person that I get the urge to buy. I don’t splurge much unless it’s for a large palette and even then. Never got a Chanel or Dior quad or anything. This needs to be remedied in the future. πŸ™‚

    • OK, given Chanel or Dior, I’d pick the Dior eye palette first. Do you guys get the US version, or the baked ones? We get the baked ones here, and the pigmentation is just lacking. Period.

  • Catherine @ bcrueltyfree

    “the one that broke my ban” hahaha… I can see why though, all the shades are lovely, I especially like that light purple-y grey taupe-y shade. Yeah you’re right they’re kind of impossible describe.

    • Love your description with all the -y’s. LOL!

  • Epic review Lily!!! I was so intrigued to “understand” why Suqqu is insanely loved and expensive. Your review explains it all. If only there were a counter in the US.

    • Thanks Joanne. I wish Suqqu is more attainable, but I guess it’s also good that it’s more elusive, if you know what I mean πŸ˜›