When it’s extra-hot in Asia, you want makeup that will be good to you without you having to do much. The kind of makeup that will effortlessly make your skin look flawless, that will leave you feeling natural – as if you’re not wearing anything – and that will complement the beauty that’s already there. With this in mind, we decided to try out six items from the SUQQU Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup Collection. The collection is inspired by Japanese “Kim Choi” kimono artistry, and brings kimono metal powder trim accents to the make-up series.
SUQQU Nude Wear Liquid
This foundation is perfect if you don’t like the feel of heavy makeup on your skin. It’s a smooth, beauty oil that’s like a serum with a liquid texture. When you apply it to your face, it stretches and glides silkily and evenly, blending into the skin just as if it were a part of it. It’s blended using “high-reflection oils” that gather and diffuse light and a clear beautiful radiance. Just for one bottle, 11 kinds of beautifying essence and moisturising oils, including neem, were blended to provide maximum hydration. So if you’re skin is prone to dryness, this is the perfect foundation for you.
SUQQU Blooming Glow Primer
This should be applied to the skin before the nude wear liquid. Again, it is a very oily solution, so if you’re skin is already naturally oily, we recommend not using this. However, if your skin is normal to dry, this is an ideal primer. The pinkish cream softly tints away dull-looking problem patches, for instance melasma, under-eye bags, sunburn and the yellowing effects of ageing. After application, and of course the foundation, you’ll be ready to enjoy a fresh-looking and clear complexion.
Designing Colour Eyes: 09 Ryougetsu
Three new radiant colour palettes were released for the Spring/Summer 2018 Makeup collection, made using soft and striking tones that beautifully blend into the skin. Each palette includes a highlighting shade for radiance, an accent shade for a pop of colour and a deeper tone to finish the look. We tried 09 Ryougetsu, an icy grey with silvery moonlight. This final look gives a striking combination of grey and khaki, overlaid with a silvery sheen like the moonlight you see on the surface of a lake. This is perfect for fair skin tones combined with dark hair. For hints of browns and gold, we recommend trying the 08 Hikarikogare palette.
Gel Eyeliner Pencil
This soft fine pencil makes it easy to define the eyes with three chic colours that can be matched to any eyeshadow shade from the Designing Colour Eyes palette. What’s great about this eyeliner is that it doesn’t smudge, so it’s perfect for days when it gets extra hot. The shades of the gel eyeliner are 04 Light Brown, a soft brown that gently defines the eyes’ perimeters and this goes particularly well with warm-coloured eye shadows; 05 Grey, a cool gray that yields perfect eye definition and goes particularly well with cool-coloured eye shadows and 101 Purple, a vibrant purple that gives the perfect accent to your eyes, complementing eye shadows with base hues.
Flawless Lip Gloss
Lip gloss is the perfect way to stand out and with SUQQU’s Spring/Summer-inspired colour range, a look that’s fresh and pops has never been easier. The bright colours actually serve to shave a few years off, too. There are so many colours to choose from; such as innocent pink, golden strawberry with a dash of pinky-red, sparkling soft coral, deep blackberry, radiant purple and milky apricot. Actually, there’s also a clear yellow, a limited-edition lip gloss that will leave the most daring of wearers looking refreshed and radiant. We went for 10 Tsuyuanzu, the milky apricot that goes for a dewy and fresh look. The thing we love about this is that it’s good for Spring/Summer, but it’s actually even better for Autumn. The colour lasts, throughout the year and on the lips too.
Pure Colour Blush
What we love about this blush is that a full spectrum of the shades of one colour are available in just one palette. That means your cheeks get a little more depth as there’s not just one simple colour on them, but different shades of that colour. Also, a luminous highlighter effect is incorporated into the palette, so there is no need to apply another highlighter after. The blush is available in three palettes: 08 Momodaidai, an apricot orange with a clear coral that suits any makeup and skin tone for a real spring-sunshine finish; 09 Ayakagerou that consists of a cool and modern light brown with rose beige for a sharp, stylist finish; and 106 Hanairoka (limited edition) that’s a soft blood-red and gives off a slightly flushed look, layered with a subtle pink that leaves a sophisticated level of pretty.