|Selections from the SUQQU Summer 2016 Collection.|
Happy May, lovelies! The SUQQU Summer 2016 Collection has just launched and today I am over the moon to share a close up of two of launches. Exclusive to Selfridges in the UK, the streamlined offerings reflect a lushly warm and sunset-esque color palette that feels decidely fresh and appropriate for the rising temperatures that lie ahead.
Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the products in action as well as the Bottom Line...
I received an eyeshadow palette (one of two) and lip color (one of two), both of which resonate for my preference for warm neutrals. As to be expected from the venerable SUQQU line, the formulas are marked by intense pigmentation, smooth application and significant lasting power.
The *Eyeshadow Palette in EX-31 Gyoukou is unlike anything currently inhabiting my collection. Comprised of four distinct shades, this palette takes the notion of a sunset and infuses a delightfully modern element. There is a pale and shimmering yellow gold (luminous), a creamy white (matte), a rich and vibrant orange (matte) and an earthy chocolate brown (matte).
Velvety and color-saturated, the shadows feel like butter and for hours on the lids without fallout or creasing. Although I was initially intimidated by the stark vibrancy of the shades, I am now completely smitten with their singular beauty.
The *lip color in EX-20 Hyaku Daidai is a resplendent persimmon coral with gleaming luminosity. Richly pigmented, the formulation features a marvelously moisturizing feel and stunning shine that lasts for hours.
Generally not attracted to shades this deep (I would deem this a "medium coral red"), I have already found myself wearing this particular hue on more than one occasion in the past couple of weeks. You truly cannot go wrong with this radiant lip color from SUQQU!
|Swatches of EX-31 Gyoukou in direct sunlight.|
|Swatch in direct sunlight.|
|Swatches of EX-20 Hyaku Daidai in direct sunlight...one pass imparts immense color payoff.|
|Swatch in direct sunlight.|
|The full look.|
For the look that follows, I combined the featured SUQQU Summer 2016 products with the following skincare and beauty gems:
- *Mila Moursi Revitalizing and Beautifying Body Oil (reviewed HERE): My mom and I absolutely love this oil (we're both on bottle #2) and use it post-shower to intensely hydrate. It absorbs instantly and adds a soft gleam that makes skin look healthy and supple.
- *NUXE Nuxuriance Ultra Eye and Lip Contour: I am quite impressed with this light cream; tapped along my oribital area and the contour of my mouth, I have noted that fine lines are diminished and immese moisture abounds!
- YSL Top Secrets All in One BB Cream Skintone Corrector in Medium (reviewed HERE): I've been using this skin pefector as a primer and find that it helps to provide an extremely smooth canvas for the makeup that follows. All the positive reviews on this formula make perfect sense to me now.
- *Surratt Beauty Surreal Real Skin Foundation #5 (reviewed HERE): Still one of my favorite product launches of the year, this foundation is tremendous...potent yet invisible coverage and an extremely long lasting finish, I cannot recommend it enough.
- Clé de Peau Beauté Concealer in Beige (reviewed HERE): I've had this particular concealer for well over two years and find that it brightens the undereyes so masterfully that I rarely reach for anything else.
- *Jenny Patinkin Domed Multi-Blender Brush (reviewed HERE): A concealer's best friend, this brush blends cream products into the skin with such aptitude...I have multiple stashed all over my house!
- Urban Decay Beached Bronzer in Bronzed: Initially captivated by the breathtaking packaging, I am happy to report that the powder itself is marvelous. Bronzed is a buildable warm tan that will compliment light and medium skin tones.
- *Chikuhodo GSN 04 Brush (reviewed HERE): I use this brush for bronzer more than anything and love how well it distributes powder formulas.
- *Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer #15 Golden Apricot (also available at CdPB and reviewed HERE): Ever so opulent, this highlighter has been on constant rotation in my routine. It imparts a warm and ethereal light, unmatched by the other highlighters in my vast collection.
- *Surratt Beauty Artistique Highlight Brush: Surratt Beauty makes some of most luxurious (and supremely soft) brushes on the market and this particular version works so well with powder highlighter formulas.
- *IT Cosmetics Superhero Mascara (reviewed HERE): Currently on tube #3...enough said.
- RMS Nail Luminizer (reviewed HERE): A constant go-to (I am wearing it now as I type this), this pearly polish brightens nails for a clean finish.
- YSL Black Opium: This is a sweet and dreamy juice...musk, vanilla and black coffee blend with white florals for a fresh take on a timeless classic.
|The RMS Nail Luminizer makes for a clean and polished nail in seconds.|
|Swatches in direct sunlight.|
The following images reflect all products in action in afternoon sunshine...Blouse by Equipment:
|I used the orange shade as a base, applied the brown in the crease, blended the cream shade to my brown bones and tapped the gold tone into the center of my upper eye lid. I also swept a mix of gold and orange along my lower lash line for continuity.|
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the glorious SUQQU Summer 2016 Collection! As aforementioned, I find the shades to be blissfully wearable yet entirely unique...a duality that makes the pursuit well worth it.
Good things ahead, including a Mother's Day Gift Guide a skincare feature and a host of new product procurements! I am also working on responding to your latest round of emails and comments ; )
I wish you joy, productivity and a host of gorgeous makeup in May...xx,
--The Beauty Professor
** PR samples provided for review denoted by an asterisk (the rest purchased by me), however, as always, all of my opinions are expressly and unequivocally my own. © 2012-16 Beautyprofessor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.