I predict joy for Suqqu fans when the Suqqu Extra Rich Cream Foundation hits stores in September. It’s something of a foundation revolution in that it is skin responsive – I had it explained to me as being akin to fragrance notes: top, middle and bottom with each being revealed a little further into the wear. However, unless you are microscopically looking at your skin, it’s not actually evident at that level. What is completely evident though is that this base is heaven for dry skin. I wore it on one side of my face only to be able to guage the difference and the side with the foundation was markedly more moisturised than the side without and that feeling stayed all day – literally morning til night.
The big benefit for those with dry skin is that the Suqqu Extra Rich Cream Foundation is liquid – there is absolutely no powder in this so no chance of it caking or making your complexion feel parched. Put simply, the formula divides into two parts – an oil and a ‘glow’ liquid. The strange thing about this formula is that it feels quite thick and you anticipate it feeling dry – I got much better results applying with a brush than with my fingers so I would absolutely say you need a foundation brush to do the finish justice.
The ingredient list is staggering in terms of skin loving components – cork tree bark extract, olive leaf extract, cherry extract, coix seed extract, camellia seed extract, angelica extract, phyto hyaluronic acid, yuzu extract, apple extract, Japanese kelp extract, shell ginger leaf extract and angelica keiskei extract. It’s no wonder this is a bit of a wow.
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Going back to the three tiers of performance – there certainly was skin radiance in terms of a dewy finish that lasted all day and even when I took it off my skin felt hydrated and softer as a result – but I can’t in all honesty say I could determine the ‘levels’ as the day went on. For older skin or dry skin, the lack of powder is a blessing and puts an end to worrying whether your base has seeped into any creases or patches – it’s nigh on impossible for this formula to do that.
Suqqu bases aren’t cheap – I don’t yet know the price on this one but based on others you are looking at £60+. And you definitely need a brush (I used the oval Artis HERE).
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