Suqqu released 2 Limited Edition brush sets to commemorate their 10th UK Anniversary, you can read all the information on this link. I already had quite a few Suqqu brushes but I thought buying the small set made sense since I would be getting a few items that I didn’t have, plus a backup of some brushes I was really using and abusing. Backup? Not really.
After so many years, the batches of hair will differ, the artisans who made them may too, hand shaping a brush does not result in the same surgical precision as a machine made brush, it’s normal and expect each brush to be very slightly different. On the other hand, I knew that I would not regret the set because that wee tiny difference between the same brush would actually be thrilling to see, too many variables for the same brush to end up being exactly the same, however, I expect that difference to go in the right direction and make the brushes even better.
This set costs 223 GBP, it comes in a big black cardboard box and contains 6 brushes plus a brush pouch. If we consider that a typical Suqqu eyeshadow brush is around 48GBP and the liner/brow brushes approx 25 GBP, the only difference buying a set is that you get the pouch as Gift with Purchase. Then of course there are some brushes you can only get in this set, this extra reason could be what pushes you to get it, even if you don’t need it.
I put labels on my brushes so that I don’t mix them with my old ones, I wouldn’t anyway because they are very different, but I tend to waste time looking for the names of the brushes, some names make sense, others are difficult to remember.
The pouch is nothing extraordinary but nice to have, specially with the SUQQU logo if you are a true Suqqu fan.
There is an insert that separates both compartments and protects the bristles.
And here are the brushes I owned on the left versus the new brushes from the 10th Anniversary set:
Three of these set brushes were new to me, the eyeliner UL, eyebrow L and eyebrow S. I am tempted to say that the eyeshadow L and the S are also kinda new to me since they are so different to the ones I had.
The Suqqu L is so much thicker and fluffier, I just adore it! I did not use my old Suqqu L a lot because I couldn’t do much with it, not a great blender, not a great placement. The new one is a more appealing brush and could have many uses, powder setting and even blender, the bristles are just as soft but it’s much more dense and the surface is not floppy.
The Suqqu S is just not pointy enough for me, it’s ok for smudging the mobile lid but for the bottom lid it results a bit too wide, still works very well for some looks so it’s not a waste at all, but I believe that most of us are awaiting a brush with a point that is just as dense and SOFT, but much more tapered.
The Suqqu F is just the same brush, it’s obviously easier to bundle and repeat a flat brush.
It’s not that the S is not nicely done, it’s a true gem but instead of looking like an S, it’s too close to the M in terms of shape and size. The Kyureido KK-004 (the top one) which is an M is very close in shape and size.
If you are wondering who is making the Suqqu brushes, it’s a bit confusing, I understood some are made by Chikuhodo, then I heard some also by Kyureido, then some bigger ones are bundled by other artisans. So I cannot tell you for sure today which Suqqu brush came from which manufacture as I don’t want to offend any of them.
A big hit for me is the new eyebrow L brush, I had the Hokuto Ho-Gentei 4 and this one was my fav of all times, this Suqqu is her twin. When you have thick brows and you just want to fill them fast and easy, this is simply the best tool. I could use the eyebrow G for the frame or the tail and then fill with the L, but I can just do everything with the L, saves time.
- Many are expecting a pointy Suqqu S, if you do, you may be disappointed. Unless you are lucky and you get the pointy one…
- The set does not contain the eyeshadow M, I would replace the eyebrow S by the eyeshadow M even if the price goes up a little bit. OK, the S is that close to the M but still…
- The pouch is nice but it should have a little bit more character and luxurious feeling, I like black but I want to see something a little bit more unique, it’s useful but does not cost a lot to produce and something more elegant would be a real plus and after all, Suqqu is one of the most luxurious brands. I am not wanting a pouch like Tom Ford though, 400GBP just for the pouch is a liiiiitle bit extravagant 😀
- Lack of visibility if tough on us, we don’t know if the Suqqu S or the other brushes will be sold individually or when, it’s nice to have sets but it’s better to be able to gradually build up the brushes we need.
- The eyebrow L is a fantastic surprise, it’s great to see it released with the Suqqu name on it, not that it makes it better but it makes it part of a set, and when we truly love something we “need” a second in case the dog chews one or, in case they stop making it.
- Finally the S is back, or is it…
- The eyeshadow L is a monster, such a great new version of it. I am totally crazy in love.
- All the brushes in the set are great quality, then it’s only a matter of do they meet your expectations? I am happy with mine, actually very happy, I just regret that the S isn’t more tapered, so it’s back but it doesn’t really satisfy my tapered appetite.
If you got the set or sets, please share your thoughts!