While I was aware that Suqqu had a great reputation I was still surprised by how much I loved the brand after trying some of the products for the first time. Each item screams quality – from the neat, weighty packaging to the spot-on colours and textures. It also has that specialness to it that’s hard to define but makes using it such a pleasurable experience. It’s this same specialness that makes it the kind of make up that’s perfect to give as a gift.
The products I’ve been testing are from Suqqu’s Christmas collection and the stand out piece is the Designing Color Eyes Quartet (£46). It comes in several colour ways and I have 113. The shades are that perfect balance of being ideal for the Christmas season but not too zany that you couldn’t wear them during the rest of the year. They are rich in pigment, blend seamlessly and have good staying power. Below is a press image as it gives a better representation of the colours than I could get with my camera.
My personal favourite of the four products I tried is the Lip Defining pencil in 03. This is because I’ve found it hard to find a lip pencil that looks so natural. The texture is smooth enough so it goes on without dragging but not too creamy so that it’s hard to get proper definition from it. It absolutely gives the illusion of having better shaped lips. The lip pencil (£14) and holder (£12) come in two parts and have to be bought separately which is the only downside but it does mean the pencil is replaceable so it works out well in the long run.
The Extra Glow Lipsticks (£25) are definitely worth checking out if you like lipsticks on the balmy side that don’t comprise on pigment. I have shade 106 which is a very contemporary looking berry. I normally shy away from dark shades but because this has a hydrating formula and a semi-shine finish I really like it. I can dab it on quickly without being too precise and I don’t feel I’m making a massive statement when wearing it.
Lastly, is the Gel Eyeliner in Navy. This a propeller pencil with a very fine point which makes it good at filling in between lashes as well as producing a definite line. The shade is dark navy so is a good alternative to black. It comes with a sponge tip at one end for smoking out or smudging. Normally I find sponge tips on eyeliners do little more than drag the skin on the eyelid but this one works really well.
My impression of the Suqqu products I’ve tried is that it’s make up at it’s best and I can heartily recommend them without hesitation. Though the prices are at the premium end of the spectrum I don’t think it’s excessively expensive compared to other high end brands especially when taking into account the amazing quality.
The Designing Eye Colours in 113
The Extra Glow Lipstick in 106, Lip Liner in 03 and Gel Eyeliner in Nav
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