I know summer is almost over but I wanted to show you the SUQQU summer collections. One is the UK exclusive summer collection, one is the Global summer collection. SUQQU is a Japanese luxury cosmetics brand. They also happen to be one of my favorites. I grabbed three items from the Global Summer Collection–This summer SUQQU offers “Nude with Spice” makeup collection. Illuminated, understated tones for the face, combined with a vivid ‘spice’ colour to add a summery sharp impact.
Juicy Bright Cream Blush
Cream blusher without pearls but instead richly infused with moisturising natural-derived oils. It creates a very natural glow with inner vitality, unachievable with a powder blusher.
101 Sangozome Coral pink that matches any skin tone. It blends into skin to mimic a natural blush & radiance, for understated perfection.
102 Tsuyakogare Beige with a hint of red for a heathy-looking complexion. It gives a natural colour to the skin whilst subtly adding a classy impression.
I grabbed both shades. One is a nice coral pink the other a warm caramel nude. Both are shimmer free. These have a good amount of pigment. The formula is very creamy and stays creamy, it doesn’t set down to any kind of powder or semi-matte finish. I liked both shades mixed together for a nice summery nude. Overall I wasn’t a fan of the creamy texture. It’s too emollient for me and I like a more satin or semi-matte finish in a creamy blush.
Nude Illuminating Highlight Stick
Oil-blended stick highlighter contains gold pearlescent powder that fits perfectly to the skin. The powder is highly translucent that gives glossy shine without white traces in the finish. It allows you to contour & sculpt your face naturally with no need for pro technique, perfecting your base with luxurious radiance. Limited edition.
This was my favorite from the SUQQU Global summer collection. This highlighting stick is a fine pearl champagne shimmer highlight. Very natural. I love that the champagne is not too gold or warm. It’s neutral. It’s not too greasy or emollient, it has a more creamy satin finish. It lasts fairly well all day. I really liked this champagne shade, it was the perfect amount of shimmer and the texture was spot on.
Top to Bottom-Nude Highlight Stick, Cream Blush 102, Cream Blush 101:
The UK Exclusive Collections are always extremely hard to obtain. I was lucky to have a friend in the UK pick an item up for me. Signing up for the SUQQU special emails is the best way to take part of the pre-sale for these limited items. They normally have a UK Exclusive Christmas Collection as well. They always post about it on Instagram as well.
This collection is themed on “Gradation Couture”, offering an antique floral gradation into rich modern shades. A palette of classic soft pastel gradation reminiscent of antique couture, mixed with striking modern matte shades. The collection is fun, spontaneous and young in spirit. This summer SUQQU presents a fresh look that takes breath away – Bold yet wearable eyes in contrast with softly flushed skin with juicy lips.
In one aspect it feels like why post it when no one can get it. It was so damn pretty I just had to. I grabbed one eyeshadow quad from the collection. The entire collection was limited edition and honestly before this quad was even in my possession it was sold out and only around on eBay. I really hope one day SUQQU can get a better hold of how it handles it’s distribution. It has the potential to be such a popular brand but they make it very hard to obtain. It is a smaller brand under the Kanebo umbrella.
116 Shakuyousa (Burning Sand) A shimmering coral orange warm gradation with a hint of pink, evoking of the summer sun-setting skies & heated sand on beaches. Contrasted with a matte burgundy shade for natural and show-stopping eyes.
The texture of the SUQQU Designing Color Eye Quads is always fantastic. You can read my review of the quads HERE. I love the pigmented, finely milled powders. They really just meld with the skin. They have the most beautiful shimmering shades as well. This quad has a matte bright coral orange red that gradates into a matte bright yellow orange. This gradation shade is new for their quads, you see it in their blushes. This shade is totally unwearable for me I’m not into brights at all. I appreciate how summery and bright it is, I’m sure someone can get away with it.
The top right shade is a shimmering warm orange beige pink shade. It’s kind of a unique shade, maybe a toned down rose copper? It’s hard to describe it fully. It has a harder drier almost light glitter kind of shimmer texture. It’s sheer and not very pigmented. This is for adding sparkle to the other shades. It’s not really micro glitter but larger than regular shimmer. The bottom left shade is a shimmering warm nude pink. It’s nude but pink and I love it. It’s my favorite of the bunch. I use this as the lid base for all the other shades. The bottom right shade is a satin warm plum. It’s very pigmented. It’s almost like grape juice. It has a hint of shimmer but mostly looks matte. It has more of a satin texture so it’s not dry or streaky like a matte. I use the burgundy shade in the crease and ‘outer v’. Overall this palette gives you a warm pink burgundy coppery look. It’s not my usual but without the bright orange matte shade it’s wearable for day and kind of a sultry plum look.
Top to Bottom-Top L pan left side/right side/mixed, Top R pan, Bottom L pan, Bottom R pan: