Hello, everyone! Apologies for the month long lapse of posts. Although I was stressing the fact that I hadn't posted in a while, I didn't realize it had been this long...how time truly does escape us"!
The past month has been a string of untimely and unfortunate events. First, I was really busy with work, then Aki and I had to attend a family members funeral in Akita (my first Japanese funeral). When we got back to Tokyo, I caught the plague (getting sick in summer is the pits!). Once I was back to somewhat good health, I had to jump back on to the hamster wheel that I call work. I'm really sorry, and I want to thank you all for your patience during my absence. Also, I want to give a special thank you to Susan K. I appreciate for the comment and thank you for your concern. It means a lot to me knowing that you are out there :)
I was lucky enough to get Suqqu's Isetan exclusive Blend Color Eyehadow in EX-29 Koukiori and the Bright Up Lipstick in EX-02 Somezakuro, after they both sold out within 10 minutes on the Isetan online store. Since then, I know EX-29 Koukiori made a short lived cameo on selfridges.com.
As pretty as the other three shadows of EX-Koukiori are, I'm annoyed (and feeling gypped) that the two shades that drove me to buy the palette, have to share the same pan. I would have preferred a split pan of the two highlight shades, and two proper pans of color, sorry, Suqqu, but I'm calling you out on being stingy on this one.
From left to right swatches of EX-29 Koukiori.
A metallic, slightly taupish-silver, with a sheen of pink and green with pink and silver micro-shimmer.
A shimmery soft pink.
A muted, purplish-blue satin, with shimmer.
A greyish-taupe-brown satin, with shimmer.
A shimmery yellow-peach, with a pink sheen.
Moving on to the Bright Up Lipstick in EX-02 Somezakuro, I love everything about this lipstick.
Swatch of EX-02 Somezakuro.
A neutral, strawberry-red.
Between these two products, EX-02 Somezakuro is my favorite...