My best friend Eric was in London last week on a business trip and I asked him if he could stop by at Selfridges for me…
Eric is the nicest and most generous guy and I just don’t understand why he is still single, certainly because he works way too much 🙂 So, he visited the make up counters and he picked up all the items on my wishlist.. I just cannot thank him enough for that !
My wishlist contained a huge lot of Suqqu…. Suqqu is one of these brands that I don’t even need to swatch or try before I buy, I know I am going to love it. I wear Suqqu on a daily basis, to work, in the evening, or to any special occasion, Suqqu totally delivers, the colors are often neutral but with a twist, very pigmented and absolutely non-chalky. Exactly what I am looking for.
Make up is all about emotions and passion, it makes you feel happier, more confident, sexier… this is how Suqqu makes me feel and why I love this brand so much.
Some of the items launched in this Spring-Summer 2012 collection are limited edition and some others are permanent :
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow
- 09 Usumoegi
- 10 Kozuecha
- 11 Himesango
Suqqu Nuancing Cheeks :
- Ex-01 Botaniro LE
- Ex-02 Kohakusur LE
- Ex-03 Akanemizu LE
Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist :
- 01 – Haruoto
- 02 – Kurumiro
- 04- Tousakura LE
Bright Veil Face Color
- Ex-01 LE
Suqqu Blend Color Eyeshadow
Unlike the previous palettes, these new palettes are quints, the bottom left being a split pan with two of the darkest shades. I actually also swatched the darkest shade of each palette wet to see what they could look like, you will see those wet swatches further down in this post.
I got the 3 new eyeshadow palettes :
Each palette comes with two little cute applicators, usually they always go straight to the bin but these looked interesting. I tried them and actually they work ! I prefer full size brushes of course, these are tiny but if you don’t have full size brushes, they would do the job. I even consider keeping one in my daily make up bag for emergencies :
and this is what Suqqu packaging looks like, sleek and elegant as always :
The palettes have tiny holes at the back and you can pop out the pans if you want to mix them with other palettes for example, or if you finish a pan, you can buy a replacement, maybe they won’t have the same color but Suqqu also sells individual eyeshadows.
In each one of the palettes, the lightest and darkest shades are mattes, the other colors are also very interesting, I love the way they reflect the light, they are extremely long-lasting and so finely milled that they feel like the softest silk.
Onto the pics and the swatches :
Love all of them !
Absolutely perfect for every day :
My favorite palette of the three
As you can see in the picture above, my fingers were still a little bit wet since I had just washed my hands – my boyfriend does not want sparkles on his camera and I have to wash my fingers very carefully before I can touch the camera 🙂 I thought that maybe we could use the darkest shadows wet as liners since that looked quite good… so I swatched all of the 3 darkest half shadows (only the left side) dry and wet and this is the result :
I swatched them in the corner as I don’t know if they can be used wet or if that would damage the shadow… I sprayed some Mac Fix + on the brush, removed the excess and lightly swatched the shadow in the corner.
I found all the shades long-lasting but these liners are extremely long-lasting, I kept rubbing my arm and the swatches wouldn’t go away !!! They left a very strong and defined stain on my arm, I had to use a lot of water and rubbing and I still have light stains left, I will need make up remover to make sure everything goes away.
I know there are many “taupe” lovers out there 😉 this palette has a very nice and complex taupe, I just thought of Shu Uemura and Le Metier de Beaute when I saw it :
They are very similar, this is such a beautiful taupe ! Taupe lovers : you need this ! A taupe with Suqqu quality… what else can I say ???
Suqqu Nuancing Cheeks
There was only one shade left in stock, I got the EX-01 Botaniro :
You can also pop the blush pan out, how cool is that ? They are of course the same size as their other current blush palettes so you could mix one from the Nuancing Cheeks and one from the Balancing Cheeks… I won’t do it, but it’s good to know that you can.
Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist
I got two lipsticks from this collection. Suqqu creamy glow are my favorite lipsticks ever, no matter what shade I buy I am never disappointed, they are the most comfortable and hydrating lipsticks I have ever tried and love them to pieces !
The moisture lasts about 4 to 5 hours on my lips, the color fades after 2 or 3 but since they are often colors that you can apply without a mirror, you could reapply very easily anywhere. I did not know that I could still feel sexy at my age 🙂 but these lipsticks are gold to me ! They have a glossy finish and my lips feel incredibly smooth.
The EX-04 made me think about Mac Creme d’Nude, it’s not very similar but that’s what I wanted Creme d’Nude to be, I cannot pull off this Mac but the EX-04 is the perfect sexy nude on my lips.
The EX-02 is a “my lips but much much better” type of lipstick… I love both of them so much !
…that’s it ! that’s a very boring review.. “I love this, I love that… ” but I just cannot find anything bad to say about these products other than they are expensive and very difficult to get your hands on, I am so lucky to have wonderful friends that help me with that 🙂 These products were bought at the London branch of Selfridges UK, they also have an online shopping site, delivery only to a UK address if you buy online, but if you place your order by phone they offer international delivery.
Thank you for reading 🙂