[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I’m not sure I have the most representative of Suqqu Spring 2022 with these samples because on their Instagram page it all looks bright and cheery but I have noticed that a lot of brands have stayed safe with a blend of nudes and neutrals for the season. So, I have the Shunrai Lipstick (11), the Yoiurushi Blush (07) and the Murakomo Nail Polish (140) to show you today that slot into the neutral category.
Suqqu has done away with lipstick lids (bear with me!). You buy the base and the lid separately so that you only ever need one lid at a time. Instead, when you buy a lipstick, you’ll get a cap to use to seal in the moisture and allow it to stay fresh and if you need to take it out and about you can use the lid you have and seal the lipstick you’re not using with the cap. Now, I really do understand that this is a significant packaging saving but those little caps have ‘I will be lost immediately’ written all over them. It’s going to take a very, very tidy person to keep a hold of them OR someone with only a few lipsticks to keep a track of (I don’t know this person!).
Now, I really do understand that this is a significant packaging saving but those little caps have ‘I will be lost immediately’ written all over them. It’s going to take a very, very tidy person to keep a hold of them OR someone with only a few lipsticks to keep a track of (I don’t know this person!).
The shade Shunrai (£33 HERE) is a nutty, gingery-pink nude – it’s rather warm and I think is better for warmer tones although will be beautifully offset by blue eyes (if you’re feeling daring, try a little bit on your lids). The finish is a silky matte.
The Yoiurushi Blush (£39 HERE) is a deep brick shade – again more suited to warmer or deeper tones. It’s a shade I can wear in summer when my tone is warm (and I’m making heavy use of TanLuxe) but not otherwise.
The nail polish in Murakumo (£18) is my favourite piece – it’s described as a tea beige and I can’t wait to get it on my nails. There’s an iridescent shimmer running through it that elevates it from a plain neutral although it’s only really evident when the light hits it (which I rather like).
In context, with the other shades, it’s just the kind of spring sorbet colour (I’d call it a latte beige) that your eyes start to crave in around February March time when we are all up to here with grey. It’s not in store yet but coming soon.
The first swatch is the blush and the second, the lipstick.
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That cap situation renders the lipstick pretty much unusable for me. I’d rather that they just make them out of something readily recyclable, like aluminum. Or perhaps a plant-based plastic that can be composted in an industrial facility (my city finally got city wide compost and the glee I take in throwing in food scraps is disproportionately immense).
Really pretty colors though!
Yes, I’ve had a few comments in the same vein – either they’re visionary front-runners OR this isn’t going to work! I hated my food bin at first and now I love it!
This reminds me of Guerlain Rouge G – you can buy the lipstick separately, and the (heavy, embellished and mirrored) case separately, with the idea I suppose that you transfer the lipsticks (which come with the little plastic tip to protect them, like Suqqu here) in and out of your chosen case – but I find that when I buy a new Rouge G colour I also buy a beautiful new lipstick case to go with it, to suit the new colour – so I have failed in any attempt to cut down on packaging/casing here. Will keep trying to cut back though – currently, I find it’s easier for skincare and toiletries (refills etc) than for make up so I am making some sort of progress – it’s possible, as well as important!
Jane, this is my first comment on your blog despite reading it for years – I think it’s wonderful. I think you’re wonderful. I love Chanel, Dior and Guerlain and I enjoy it so much when you cover these established brands, as well as all the work you do to introduce your readers to all the good stuff that’s out there, with such a good mixture of honesty and humour. I also appreciate the personal tone of a lot of your recent posts and just wanted to write and say thank you, and very best wishes to you for this new year.
Well, this has made my day! Thank you so much. I hear you on the Guerlain front – in fact, I find the cases more tempting than the lipsticks – but I think Suqqu needs to come up with some special lids or cases because I think they feel a bit too much that you’re buying half of something that should be whole. I get the concept of having one lid but it needs to be a really nice one, a bit like your best coat, that you can put on over anything.
Can I just say Jane, LizzieO has summed it up beautifully in her message, I feel the same about you and all your generous posts.
It’s so appreciated, thank you 🙂
This is an interesting move. I doubt it’s going to cut down on packaging, though, because most people are going to want a full cap on their lipstick and not some little lid that doesn’t look attractive and probably isn’t easy to store in your drawers. I’m also curious about the durability of repeatedly taking it on and off or how it’ll stay on if it’s just tossed in a drawer/makeup bag at home.
This is a luxury brand. I imagine a lot of buyers are going to want the packaging to reflect the price somewhat. If they’re going to cut down on packaging, does that mean the price of the lipsticks has gone down as well?
I am also not sure the no cap thing is going to work – but we shall see. I mean, you can buy new caps for £3 each but personally I feel a lipstick should
come without the cap being extra!
Wow! £3 a cap! That does seem a little expensive!
It is really 🙂