SUQQU Refining Primer: Review

I’ve been playing with SUQQU‘s new Refining Primer for a while. Described by SUQQU UK as Pore minimising primer with UV protection for lasting perfection, especially during warm months. It blurs and conceals pores, absorbs excess oil to enhance your foundation’s staying power. Soft tangerine pigment adds healthy, natural brightness to the skin. With botanical pore-tightening ingredients such as Artichoke Leaf Extract. 

This comes packaged in a small plastic oval bottle. You shake well before use, it has one of those balls on the inside of the bottle to help mix when you shake it. This is a fluid liquid primer with a soft orange tint. It feels very much like a fluid sunscreen in texture. This is thin and not heavy at all. It has no real scent other than I can detect alcohol in it. It’s a mattifying primer that’s perfect for summer.

This doesn’t provide a huge amount of pore minimizing like a silicone primer. However, it does provide some of a blurring effect and the pale, sheer, orange tint warms and brightens the skin. It does absorb excess oil and helps keep dewy foundations from turning into a greasy mess in the heat and humidity. The bottle is only 25ml for a hefty $42. It has an SPF of 25 which I think is fine for normal use. I don’t feel the need to use anything above SPF 30 unless I’m literally on the beach in the sun all day. SPF 30 or under is fine for the daily office sunscreen use.

I’ve been using it quite a bit lately with the warmer months and increasing heat and humidity. I like to wear a matte primer under dewy foundations in the summer to get better use out of them. I like it. It’s great for summer, as well as in high heat and humidity environments. This is really a primer for a matte effect and finish as well as adding some SPF and peach warmth. Some more details per SUQQU Official:

Contains Covering Gel*1, gels that conceal irregular-shaped pores with two shapes, and Veil Net*2, which spreads smoothly and keeps foundation’s coverage lasting for hours. Comes in a soft tangerine colour that makes the skin healthy and lively with a glow.

*1 Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer
*2 Trifluoropropyldimethylsiloxy/Trimethylsiloxy Silsesquioxane


Water (Aqua), Cyclopentasiloxane, Alcohol, Methyl Trimethicone, Dimethicone, Zinc Oxide, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Trifluoropropyldimethyl/Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Titanium Dioxide, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Talc, Isononyl Isononanoate, PEG-8 Trifluoropropyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Trifluoropropyldimethylsiloxy/Trimethylsiloxy Silsesquioxane, Sorbitan Isostearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Dipropylene Glycol, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrated Silica, Aluminum Hydroxide, Perfluorooctyl Triethoxysilane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Butylene Glycol, BHT, Aluminum Chloride, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Cynara Scolymus (Artichoke) Leaf Extract, CI 77289, CI 77491, CI 77492


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