New arrivals from Suqqu are always very welcome here! I love this brand and while it doesn’t have great distribution in the UK or a wide following, those who know it and love it go all out to get it. The palettes from their previous collection sold out before I had time to blog it. So, there is plenty of warning because the Suqqu Spring 2017 collection doesn’t launch til February. Actually, it’s a beautiful collection, and I don’t have much of it here so I can only show you what I have. The most interesting piece is, of course, the ombre blush in the main picture. The Kasaneyambuki Blush is one of three limited edition ombres (£30). There are also five Extra Glow Lipsticks with three new shades and two limited editions – I have Saeazami in a raspberry shade. These are literally the juiciest, almost balmy, lipsticks that you’ll ever come across – they use a formula that contains 7 oils and it feels like it. The only thing I’d say about these is that in summer they become quite melty, but I absolutely love them for comfort and sheen without a massive pigment drop. They’re £23 each.
This palette, Sumzakurairo, is one of six new ones and is the only one that is limited edition. Once again, this formula relies on oil to create very, very soft shades that lay down on the lids full of colour and vibrancy – even the lightest shades. However, as a Japanese brand, I don’t feel they put quite enough colour variety in their palettes (the exception being last season’s palette that I missed!) – it’s lots of nuance and not quite enough definition. But, I’m being picky. In terms of quality, Suqqu is really up there. The palettes are £46.
I think it’s obvious in the swatch how well the shades lay down – and it’s one stroke of a sponge applicator. Palette shades are first, followed by the blush, followed by the lipstick. I haven’t had time to test the primer properly but will report back when I’ve something to say on it. Otherwise, mark 2nd February on your beauty calendar!