Suqqu Autumn 2016
Suqqu Autumn 2016

Periodically, ombre blush turns up in beauty world and it’s always so striking to look at. However, it also has a more practical element to it in that you have a multiple shade blush in one. Suqqu Autumn 2016 brings us six graduated tone blushes with a formula that wraps the colour in an oil coating so they don’t feel dry on the skin. The one thing I need to flag up is that they’re quite shimmery and I think personally I’d have preferred a no shimmer formula, but the best thing about them is their buildability.

Suqqu Autumn 2016
Suqqu Autumn 2016

How intense you wear them is up to you. Instead of using a kabuki, try using finer point brush picking up colour where the light to dark graduation begins – then you can roll your brush either way, depending upon how intense you want your colour. But, you won’t get a big pigment smack-down that you have to blend away… it’s the opposite – a light shade that you can take up.

Suqqu Autumn 2015
Suqqu Autumn 2015

This is my favourite shade – Akedaidai – which takes cream all the way through orange.

Suqqu Autumn 2016
Suqqu Autumn 2016

Shades in the swatch are (from bottom to top): Urushibi, Hanachaori, Sumiasayake, Akedaidai, Tsubomizaki and Yawakouki. These launch in August.

Suqqu Autumn 2016
Suqqu Autumn 2016

Suqqu is famous for its attention to detail on bases – I was really impressed with the Treatment Primer, launching in September. It’s SPF20 with a very, very light pink undertone (but good for all tones as it is adaptive) and contains safflower oil, apricot kernel oil, evening primrose and camelia seed oil. It’s mid-weight but provides a beautifully softened, flexible skin base that foundation glides over.

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Suqqu Autumn 2016.

It’s in the Keep Drawer! It’s pricy at £40, but Suqqu is an expensive brand (the blushes are £30) and doesn’t make any bones about it.

I’m doing the new lipsticks in a separate post.

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