SUQQU's "Yukihana" Christmas Makeup Kit A may not offer as many products as the Jill Stuart Sweetness Collection but the sleek design, quality, and wearability of Yukihana makes it my favourite coffret of the season. The coffret includes a limited edition Blend Eyeshadow palette in EX-06 Maiyuki, a limited edition Eye Lucent in EX-03 Yukigasumi and a SUQQU original pouch.
The Blend Eyeshadow in EX-06 Maiyuki contains four shades: a sheer and shimmery pink-beige (a "Light Color" for the entire eye socket area), a well-pigmented dark brown (the "Key Color" to apply along the edge of the eyelid), a pearly off-white/beige (an "Eyeshadow Base" to be applied to the whole eyelid), and a fairly-pigmented, glimmering brown (an "Enhancer" to create a natural gradation between the Key Color and Light Color). All of the shades contain white pearls. The Blend Eyeshadow also comes with a brush and a double-sided sponge-tip. The powders are quite soft and blend well and Maiyuki can be used for both day and night. Try pairing the shadows with a sheer lipstick or milky gloss for day and go for a smokey-eye and bold lip color for night. The brown shades are particularly great at enhancing brown and hazel eyes.
SUQQU describes the Eye Lucent in ex-03 Yukigasumi as a "subtle and radiant shimmer like snow to your eyes" and I think that is a fairly accurate description. The frosty, pale-pink eyeshadow goes on completely sheer but leaves a subtle but pretty white sparkle on the skin. The texture is so thin and smooth and the shimmer so fine that the shadow instantly melts into the skin as soon as it is applied. Yukigasumi works well as a highlighter under the eyes and I personally like to use it on the area right above my lid. Eye Lucent also contains a sifter to keep you from spilling out too much powder and a small puff to apply the shadow.
Though the coffret may seem a bit expensive considering that it only contains 3 different products, each product in SUQQU's Yukihana Christmas Make up Kit A is top-quality and very usable and wearable. Ever since the Christmas coffret was released, I have been wearing the Blend Shadow in Maiyuki and the Eye Lucent in Yukigasumi almost every time I step outside. 8,400 yen (including tax).