Suqqu – Spring Summer 2013

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I am beyond ecstatic.

Remember I was telling you recently that I wished Suqqu released new quads with less base color and more brighter shades ????

Look at that :


If you haven’t fainted yet, then take a look at the Face Color palette :


….and if you are still with me, here are the Creamy Glow lipsticks…. (and the packaging)


From left to right : Ex-08, EX-09, EX-10


And for more excitement :


I am loving every single product of this collection and there is no doubt that this collection is going to be a hit. The packaging appears to be white so if you missed out on the LE white quads here you will find them again. The items will be limited edition.

Tiziana, my contact from Selfridges UK sent me these pictures and I asked her if I could share with you so first of all, I am very grateful to her and then, so incredibly pleased to show you what the new collection is going to look like, I know it’s going to be lethal for me :)

I will let you know as soon as I know when the precise release date is, I believe sometime in February 2013.

For more details on what is launching in this collection, you may want to read the great Rouge Deluxe’s post.

And again, thank you Tiziana, incredibly kind of you to allow me to share these gorgeous pictures !

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  1. Bonnie

    25 January, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    OMG I fainted, as in, I blacked out because I stopped breathing for the whole post!

    But really, that face powder and those palettes…. what can I say?

  2. Buggsiebee

    25 January, 2013 at 1:44 pm

    YES PLEASE!!! Want, want, want :))
    Gosh, I just LOVE SUQQU.
    Thanks so much for the pics & swatches Tiziana & Sonia!!

  3. Iris

    25 January, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    Thanks for the link! The Suqqu Japan website just updated with this collection too. I can’t wait to see it in person!

  4. Margaret

    25 January, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    I can say only AAAAAAA!!!!!colors,swatches,gorgeous.hard attack

  5. Iris

    25 January, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I’ve just added your blog to my blog roll. You’ve done such a fantastic job of reviewing makeup brushes. Are you based in Geneva too? If so, we should meet up!

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      25 January, 2013 at 2:37 pm

      omg ! you are in Geneva ??? I work in the Geneva area, I will contact you by private email and we will definitely meet up :)

  6. Nikoleta

    25 January, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    the green palette is gorgeous! It’s pity Suqqu is so selective :( I like the ex10 lippie too,

  7. laurence

    25 January, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    I can’t wait to see the swatches!!!!!

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      25 January, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      I can’t wait to get my hands on all of them !!! haven’t been so in love with a release for a while !

  8. Maria

    25 January, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Wow! Big thanks for that!

  9. Stacy

    25 January, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    Ahhhhh! I am so excited! Lovely!

  10. Bellyhead

    25 January, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Darn Tiziana! Darn Sweetmakeuptemptations and all these picturrrrrres!

    Apart from Spring Burberry, this is what I was saving for and everything looks divine. Thank you so much, Sonia for this preview. I LOVE it!

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      25 January, 2013 at 8:15 pm

      :D I know I know…
      Me too, I am really lemming for the Burberry blushes (and the Chantecaille Dolphins new collection and the Chanel… ) :( argh X(

  11. Bea

    25 January, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    OMGEEEEEEEEEE!!! And my other nefarious collection besides Japanese makeup brushes is nail polish lol. I don’t even want to tell you how many I have :X

    • Buggsiebee

      25 January, 2013 at 8:07 pm

      @Bea…….You are not alone!!! I don’t even know how many nail polishes I have. Too scared to count ;)

      • Bea

        25 January, 2013 at 8:27 pm

        Buggsiebee I belong to a small nail polish group on FB. My collection has increased 10 fold since I joined it last year. They are a bunch of enablers, just like this blog and all of you people haha! :) :)

        • Buggsiebee

          25 January, 2013 at 11:05 pm

          Bea, do you collect a particular brand / brands or do you just collect randomly, according to taste? I have slowed down a LOT as far as NP is concerned, but I was a VERY serious collector & still have most of my stash:)

          • Bea

            26 January, 2013 at 2:08 pm

            Stacy, no I have various brands including indies like Lynnderella, Girly Bits, Enchanted Polish, Dollish Polish, etc. I am obsessed with a dutch brand called Koh atm. Since I belong to a polish group I have access to international brands which makes it even more dangerous lol. I am also a holographic ho haha! I have anything from drugstore to high end but of course I have my favourites.

          • Bea

            26 January, 2013 at 2:10 pm

            Ooops, I meant @Buggsiebee! :)

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      25 January, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      I want to knooooowwww :D
      Well, even if you tell me how many nail polishes you have I don’t think I will dare tell you how many brushes I do have :(

      • Bea

        25 January, 2013 at 8:28 pm

        Sonia, do you know what a Helmer is (from Ikea). I need one of those to house my polishes lol! :X

      • Stacy

        25 January, 2013 at 8:51 pm

        Oh ladies! I really think you should share your numbers!!

        • Buggsiebee

          25 January, 2013 at 11:07 pm

          I can’t count that high Stacy ;)
          …..and I just DON’T want to know. Trust me when I say it’s a LOT!!

        • Bea

          26 January, 2013 at 2:24 am

          @Stacy: I stopped counting because I got really worried lol.

  12. Bea

    25 January, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Yes this little thing. It’s actually smaller than I imagined. I have not gotten around to buying one. I think I am still in denial that I really need it lol!

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      25 January, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      :D I see, I will soon need to look for new “makeup” furniture, it’s going to be fun though !

    • Buggsiebee

      25 January, 2013 at 11:14 pm

      I used to follow Prettyrandom ( brilliant blogger with a humongous stash of perhaps 8000 polishes at last count ) and she did a great post on assemling one of these Helmers. It’s not an easy task!!
      I’m going to get an Ikea MALM set of drawers with mirror, like you have Sonia, and I am dreading building the darn thing!! I need it for my brushes. They deserve a decent home!

      • Sweet Make Up Temptations

        26 January, 2013 at 8:16 am

        It’s not that difficult, maybe it’s because I love assembling them :) dreaming of the contents ! :P I am happy with the Malm, still solid after many years, just the corners are a bit pointy so when you clean the thing… *ouch*

      • Bea

        26 January, 2013 at 2:13 pm

        A friend of mine uses the Alex instead of Helmers. I was thinking of going with that as well because it’s bigger. Now I realize that I do need to go that route due to my brushes.

        • Buggsiebee

          29 January, 2013 at 5:39 pm

          Hey Bea!!
          Once at Ikea yesterday I decided to go with the Alex too.
          After manouvering the Malm package onto my trolly I realised that there was NO way that I would be able to heave that box into my car alone. Unthinkable that I go home emptyhanded and wait till someone could go back to Ikea to help me!!

          I needed an immediate substitute & recalled you mentioning Alex.
          Hahaha….I also checked out the Helmer IRL for the first time. What a tinny & tiny little thing. The Alex feels nice & solid. The only negative is that the drawers have a small opening instead of a grip to pull the drawer open. This is obviously going to let the dust in which is not a plus, but a quick blow with the hairdryer now & again should take care of that problem.
          I assembled it today – easy peasy compared to the Malm!
          And, after careful measurement , I also bought this:-

          which fits into the top drawer perfectly and makes a nice little nest for my brushes.
          I think I’m going to get another for the second drawer too because I have a LARGE brush family :)

          P.s. if I bought helmers for my polish I would need at least 5 for starters. That should give you an idea of the damage ;)

          • Bea

            29 January, 2013 at 6:37 pm

            OMG Bugsgsiebee! 5 Helmers *bows in admiration* :) I thnk the Helmers are too flimsy for polish bottles. I didn’t care for it when I first saw it in the store. My friend also has the 9 drawer Alex but that would be way taller than I am so I would need a stool just to be able to access the top of it lol. And I think one would have to have a cement floor in order to support all that weight from the bottles. She needs it though since it is for her indie polish business. She showed pics of rows and rows of colourful bottles in each drawer and I was hooked on getting the Alex from then on lol. Ohhh I have been racking my brain on how to incorporate brushes and polish into one storage unit and I think you just solved my dilemma with the Rationell. Like you, I would probably need two trays and maybe even three for my brush collection! I so need to get my ass over to Ikea now. :) :) :)

          • Buggsiebee

            29 January, 2013 at 6:55 pm

            Haha….no bowing please….. just bring on the straight jacket!!
            I got the Alex with 5 drawers. Two shallower ones at the top ( where the wooden inlay fits so well ) and three deeper below. I didn’t want to get anything taller because then you have to bolt them to the wall so that they don’t topple when you open the drawers & I don’t like to be so ridgid. I like to rearrange my room all the time, so having furniture bolted is bad. I’m always trying to make space for more stuff……so, REALLY, I’m serious …straight jacket!!!

          • Sweet Make Up Temptations

            29 January, 2013 at 8:13 pm

            :D :D :D oh girls :D

          • Stacy

            29 January, 2013 at 7:04 pm

            Buggsiebee, I expect nothing less!

          • Buggsiebee

            29 January, 2013 at 7:12 pm

            ….and, dear Stacy,
            I expect an update on your new makeup area which your husband had to sacrifice his Sunday for:)

          • Bea

            29 January, 2013 at 7:29 pm

            Just washed my fu-pa01 with a bit of my KGD cleansing foam :X Who needs a straight jacket now?! ;) ;) :)

          • Sweet Make Up Temptations

            29 January, 2013 at 8:12 pm

            I would kill for a picture ;) (with the contents…)

          • Bea

            29 January, 2013 at 8:14 pm

            Yes pics pwease! I need for research purposes lol! ;) :)

          • Buggsiebee

            29 January, 2013 at 8:27 pm

            No killing here ;)
            Bea, I’m absolutely certain that your fu-pa appreciates the TLC :)
            No straight jacket for you! Brush mummy of the year award :D

          • Sweet Make Up Temptations

            30 January, 2013 at 7:37 am

            I’ll try ;) :D

  13. Kay

    25 January, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Hi Sonia, these look so much better than the promo photos! Can’t wait to see some swatches!

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      26 January, 2013 at 8:20 am

      This collection will be mine, has to be ;) I’ll keep an eye on the release date and will inform you, I think in Japan might be sooner than the Uk..

  14. drivelaboutfrivol

    26 January, 2013 at 6:20 am

    I die! I am DEAD and POOR forever. Damn you, Suqqu and Sonia! <3

  15. selphia

    26 January, 2013 at 8:02 am

    hmm this looks like a time to react like “I want that, just take my money”. However I need to find myself a seller first lol.

  16. Makeup Remastered

    26 January, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I have been LOOKING to buy some spring collections – this Suqqu and Burberry collection are so far the only one’s on my wish list. Addiction by Ayako seemed to bring out a mismatch of products?? The only other one I am dying to get a glimpse of is Tom Ford!

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      27 January, 2013 at 10:15 am

      For now the best ones for me are Suqqu, Chanel, Chantecaille and Burberry blushes but I haven’t seen the TF nor the Addiction yet !!! I am a bit scared to look :P
      Let’s see what TF will bring to us :D

  17. fishball

    27 January, 2013 at 1:16 am

    oh my gosh I got the same images from Tiziana from Selfridges too! The only picture I didn’t get was the swatches for the lipstick… I wish she has swatches for the eyeshadow palette… looks like my wallet is going to hurt big time again…..

    are you going to haul a bunch from this collection?

    • fishball

      27 January, 2013 at 1:17 am

      I think the release date is Feb 1 in Japan and Feb 28 for UK? Where are you going to get this collection from?

      I am also eyeing on the new foundation N too!

      • Sweet Make Up Temptations

        27 January, 2013 at 10:34 am

        from Tiziana :)
        I saw it’s on pre-order already on one japanese site but the price is huge, so I might prefer to pay the shipping since I am going to take a lot of items. Well, actually it might be cheaper to take a flight to London and back :P
        Of course I am eyeing all the other items but I can’t take everything :( I am already very happy to be able to pick up so many of them !

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      27 January, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Hi Olivia !
      it’s weird because usually the EX- series are not that pigmented, and these appear to be slightly more opaque than usual… so yes I am going to get wild on this collection, the 3 palettes, 3 lippies and the face powder… gasp…
      but a yellow suqqu ??? and look at the darkest shades.. don’t they look sultry to die for ? (x_x)

      • fishball

        31 January, 2013 at 10:31 pm

        I saw a lovely taupe shade going on in all 3 of them, and I am planning to get all 3 eye palettes, all 3 lippies and the face powder… my wallet is going to hate me…

        but at the same time, I kind of have to order that much because to make the hefty postage DHL fees charges they apply on the order….. so I need a minimium threshold of $250 for the postage to offset with the VAT refund….

        So your guess is the lipstick or the eyeshadows are more opaque? I hope they wont be too sheer as I am not that fair skin….

        I am also interested in the new foundation N but Tizana said they are not going to be released till a month after the point makeup items launch…… so not sure what to do about it….

        • Sweet Make Up Temptations

          2 February, 2013 at 8:58 pm

          Oh of course I will also get the face powder ! :)
          The EX series are sheerer so if you want a more opaque coverage you might prefer the other ones from their current range, but these really look like they are more pigmented than usual so we’ll see…
          I hope somebody will post more swatches soon and maybe wearing them on the lips that would be even better !
          The eyeshadows look wonderful and opaque, I am loving all of them. I am also interested in the foundation but I will not buy anymore foundations before I try them. I am afraid I will not get this one, I cannot see how I will be able to try it here… :(

      • fishball

        1 February, 2013 at 9:31 pm

        I saw swatches for the es here:

        gosh… the deep shades are so pigmented (which is not typical of suqqu) and the duo-chromes!!! I guess I will be really hauling all of them!!!!

  18. Buggsiebee

    29 January, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Sonia, sooooo happy to hear that Tess is feeling much better!!
    She’s lucky to have you guys caring for her. I mean, we are also priviledged to enjoy the unconditional love of our pets, but so many pets just get tossed out when they become probelmatic/ expensive, so lucky Tess :)

  19. Stacy

    29 January, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Buggsiebee: Regarding the new mu area, I will say this: I have been living in an “airbrushed” world! Sitting and doing my makeup, close close close to a lighted daylight mirror with surrounding lights has been a very rude awakening and introduction into the HD world. Now don’t get me wrong, I always check my work when I get in the car to make sure everything is blended etc. but WOW this is different! And on top of that horrible reality I think the lights pointing at me in every direction are kicking my migraines in. The things we do…… Maybe I could borrow your straight jacket? Are we the same size????
    What started as a fun Sunday project is spiraling in to a crisis! Now I don’t like my favorite foundation anymore, my favorite powder is tooooo powdery (probably because I am caking it on to hide everything!) and my eyeshadows (yes all million of them) aren’t right.
    Enough whining……

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      30 January, 2013 at 8:20 am

      oh dear :)
      I know how it feels…
      sometimes we just need to change the way we apply our makeup so don’t worry too much, before you get rid of your products, try the same products with different techniques just to make sure. It requires time though… been there :(

      • Stacy

        30 January, 2013 at 11:25 am

        :p You know I am just kidding ( halfway). It is what it is and I am fine with it. Nothing that a sweet order from CDJ can’t cure! I estimate my two standing orders will ship in the next 20 days. See my optimism is back! I do want to get my lighting just right and that has proven a challenge….

    • Buggsiebee

      30 January, 2013 at 8:46 am

      @ Stacy…. how does a twin straight jacket sound??
      Your report of the new mu area mirror & lighting reminds me of the situation in changing rooms. They ALWAYS have the most horrifyingly uncomplimentary mirrors & lighting!
      There is NO way that we look like that in real life :D
      Don’t go tossing any of your stuff now!! No one else will see you under all those lights so don’t be so hard on your makeup skills or appearance. I remember feeling similarly shocked when I wore specs for the first time last year & registered that my wrinkles were actually furrows. Aging is a scary business :(

      • Sweet Make Up Temptations

        30 January, 2013 at 9:51 am

        I agree with Buggsiebee :)
        there is no way we look like that in real life (unless you are sitting on the dentist chair) !!
        don’t worry Stacy, why do you put yourself so much pressure ??

  20. Elizabeth

    30 January, 2013 at 12:26 am

    A few of those quads look very similar to the now d/c kakitsubata 01 (sp?) quad, but with more shimmer!!!! So excited.

  21. Kay

    4 February, 2013 at 8:21 am

    Rosy made some paper swatches for the Suqqu Spring collection!

  22. laurence

    5 February, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Hello everybody,
    Sonia is so raving about the suqqu palettes, I bought 2 at different places to see which is best! So you know: I live in France and suqqu is not sold in our country: I then ordered one palette (the N°11) at and the other one (the N°4) by phone at selfridges London UK!
    at ichibankao: the palette is sold 8500 yens= 67.18 euros! you have to pay an extra cost for shipping (otherwise there’s no tracking and your palette might get stolen on the way), the extra fee is 300 yens=2.36 euros. You pay with paypal. The order was passed the 27th of january and arrived amazingly the 4th of february!!!!! conclusion I payed 69.5 euros and waited 6 days (I’m not counting the weekend)
    at selfridges: the palette is sold 45 pounds=52 euros but the shipping fees are massive 33 pounds=38.16 euros. You pay with your credit card that you give by phone. The order was passed on the 30th of january and arrived (DHL) the 5th of february. conclusion: I payed 90.16 euros and waited 5 days!!
    result: there’s a difference of 20 euros which is a lot for the same wait or so and paypal is I think safer. So next time, I will definitely buy again (I love my fisrt glance of the palettes) but at ichibankao.
    I want to thank again Sonia for her patience and kindness and help !!!!!!!and her expertise of course!!!
    hope this helped other future customers

    • Sweet Make Up Temptations

      5 February, 2013 at 8:19 pm

      Thank you Laurence, the Selfridges option will be more interesting if you have many items to purchase, thanks for the info I am sure many people is interested in this feedback ! How do you like the palettes by the way?

  23. laurence

    5 February, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    love them love them love them!!!!!!!!

  24. Bonnie

    22 February, 2013 at 1:08 am

    Have you seen Shameless Fripperies review of Ex-11? It. Is. DIVINE.

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