SUQQU is not a brand that I am particularly familiar with, so I was thrilled when these amazingly pretty springtime palettes landed on my desk, serving as the perfect introduction to the beauty brand.
Both palettes are part of SUQQU’s spring/summer 2013 collection and despite some initial reservations about the colours/formulas, both have made their way into my favoured day-to-day make-up selection.
First up, the face color palette, which is limited edition I believe. The official description labels the larger portion of the palette as ‘face color’, while the pinky part of the palette is intended for your cheeks; in all honesty, I’m not really sure how the face color is meant to be used all over the face – it just left my skin with a shimmery white sheen – but as a highlighter this powder works a treat.
It is quite a light colour and can appear quite chalky if over-applied so do proceed with caution! Once on however, it really does work wonders in terms of sculpting those cheekbones and adding a natural-looking highlight to your face. Not the easiest apply-and-go-style product, but definitely worth the effort on those days when you have a bit more time to spend on make-up application!
Sadly the pink portion of the palette doesn’t really stand out to me particularly; it’s a lovely peach colour but doesn’t have the best colour pay-off and, when compared with the other blushers in my collection, doesn’t offer anything amazingly brilliant. Lovely, but nothing super special.
Now on to the eye shadow palette. I have to admit, I was initially a bit hesitant about the colours in this palette – particularly the darker grey brown and the super pale pinky white shades. Call my crazy but I just wasn’t sure whether these bad boys would really suit me.
Never one to go down without a fight however, I persevered and, with the use of a good blending brush, managed to work the two bottom shades into my day-to-day routine.
Now I”m not going to claim that these are my favourite colours ever, but it’s nice to know that I have something a bit different to hand should I want to branch out and do something slightly unique with my eye make-up! The darkest shade can be used to create a brilliant smokey eye, while the lightest shade is ideal for applying to the inner corners of your eye in order to brighten.
The top two shades on the other hand, are perfect. Beautifully shimmery without being OTT, I have been loving combining these two shades (a rose gold pink and a tan brown) to create a subtle day-to-day look. The formula is long-wearing and my eyes remained completely crease-free for about 14 hours after application – something of a revelation in my eyes!
So, there you have it. Quite a lengthy review; lots to say about these palettes apparently! All in all an interesting introduction to SUQQU as a brand and I have to admit I’m intrigued and eager to try some more… Watch this space.