Suqqu Kakitsubata was a staple in my make up routine and one of my favourite palettes. I can't believe I purged this beauty (I had my five wild minutes, I guess), well, after hearing it is going to be discontinued, I am very glad I could still grab one (actually ... thank you so much lovely UK friend for helping me out!).
I wasn't that much interested in Konruri but when the first swatches popped up a new lemming was born. I was very curious about the deep blue colour and if Konruri actually is a dupe? Or even better? Or maybe even a dead loss?
Just from looking at those palettes I prefer Kakitsubata but when swatched, Konruri is a) no dupe and b) way prettier than expected and much more complex looking.
The base colour is a milky white, matte (less yellow looking irl)
The champagne colour contains tiny, iridescent peach and silver shimmer.
The warm, medium bronze contains warm golden shimmer, very sparse.
The deep navy blue contains very tiny and sparse pink and blue sparkles, satin.
Surpsrisingly, I feel like Suqqu's new released palettes have a slightly better texture, smoother and some colours almost appear wet. The dark navy blue in Kakitsubata is drier and not as pigmented as Konruri's deep ocean blue.
The base colour is a very light pink, matte.
The warm, orange champagne colour contains orange copper, warm gold shimmer and sparse light green sparkles.
The taupe contains light green, light red orange and champagne shimmer (feels so creamy!).
The purple based medium blue (looks lighter in pics and much more blue toned) contains mermaid green/blue shimmer and sparse light green sparkles.
The deep ocean blue contains very sparse pink red, medium blue and green sparkles.
Konruri's two wonderful blue shades look very complex in real life. The medium blue is way more purple (mermaid purple blue?) and deeper. I wish I could have catched a bit of sunlight to show the iridescent base those colours have.
side by side comparison
Overall, Kakitsubata is warmer than Konruri, neither a dupe nor worse, just different. I have to admit, that my side by side pictures are not the best, I tried to catch the exact colour but it just didn't work out, my cam is old *pets* and without sunlight it kinda takes weird close ups. I hope, I could at least show the difference though.
Konruri is a great addition to my Suqqu palettes I already have. What's a bit disappointing though, the taupe is very very close to Himesango's taupe, since Suqqu will release more palettes, I wish a bit more variation when it comes to all the browns and taupes. I haven't really reviewed the texture and brushes but you can find a detailed review here.