Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Spotlight on the Brilliant SUQQU Summer 2018 and Hourglass Veil Powder Launches


SUQQU UK 2018 Summer 2018 Gradation Couture Collection
Introducing the SUQQU UK 2018 Summer 2018 Gradation Couture Collection 
Greetings from London, dear readers! I've been here since last week and am enjoying combining beauty meetings with family time and plenty of sightseeing...for the latest, follow along on the Beauty Professor Instagram account. Today, I am excited to bring you sublime launches from two of my favorite brands: SUQQU and Hourglass. Brimming with sun-kissed shades and complexion-perfecting innovation, prepare to embrace summer time skin with radiant gusto.

Kindly scroll on for more details, swatches and images of the collections in action as well as the Bottom Line...

SUQQU Designing Color Eyes in 116 Shakuyousa and 117 Natsukasumi. 
Officially launching on 4/26/18 at Selfridges, the SUQQU UK 2018 Summer 2018 Gradation Couture Collection consists of eyeshadow, blush and two glowing lipstick in resplendent warm weather tones. 

Covering both warm and cool color spectrums, the Designing Color Eyes comes in the rosy neutral 116 Shakuyousa and lavender inspired 117 Natsukasumi (worn in the images at the end of this post). The shades are gossamer in texture and layer effortlessly, moving from sheer to dramatic opacity in mere moments. New for the brand, each palette contains a fascinating gradient hue that allows for freedom in application and creative customization. 
SUQQU 116 Shakuyousa
The *SUQQU Designing Color Eyes in #116 Shakuyousa is a warm neutral lover's dream. The hot tones positively sizzle with allure: 
  • Gradient peach (which moves from vibrant coral to golden papaya)
  • Incandescent warm beige (designed as a top-layering shade for enhanced luminosity)
  • Rosy nude with a satin finish (love it as a lustrous wash of color)
  • Intense aubergine wine (marvelous as a crease shade)

Swatches of *SUQQU Color Design Eyes in 116 Shakuyousa in direct sunlight. 
*SUQQU Designing Color Eyes in #117 Natsukasumi
Rife with cooler tones that present an unexpected harmony, the *SUQQU Designing Color Eyes in #117 Natsukasumi features gilded lilac hues that layer with ease:
  • Gradient Pink (which moves from lustrous rose to pale ballet pink)
  • Luminous neutral gold shimmer (designed to layer over matte shades for a radiant effect)
  • Regal lilac with a satin finish (I like to wear this as an overall wash of color)
  • Deep mulberry purple (super pigmented and fantastic as a crease tone)

Swatches of the *SUQQU Designing Color Eyes in #117 Natsukasumi in direct sunlight. 
*SUQQU Pure Color Blush in the shade 107 Hoteribeni
For cheeks, the cherry blossom-inspired *Pure Color Blush in the shade 107 Hoteribeni offers a gradient of neutral pink that moves from vibrant rose to pale peony, allowing for a gentle building of intensity that compliments all complexions. On my medium olive skin, I focus the finely-milled bright pink on the apples of my cheeks for a natural flush and blend the pale pink on my upper cheekbones for a soft highlighting effect. 
Swatches of the *Pure Color Blush in the shade 107 Hoteribeni in direct sunlight. 
*SUQQU Extra Glow Lipstick in Kouhanabi and Kouki. 
For a radiant pout, the *SUQQU Extra Glow Lipstick envelopes lips in glimmering cellophane color and intense hydration. #110 Kouki (which is designed to be worn with the *SUQQU Color Design Eyes in 116 Shakuyousa) is a peachy confection with plenty of pigmentation and little to no  obvious shimmer. #111 Kouhanabi (which is designed to be paired with 117 Natsukasum and is  worn in the images at the end of this post) is a brilliant medium hot pink glaze that brightens the face instantly. Both are gorgeous and forgiving (apply them effortlessly on the go without a mirror) and will flatter a spectrum of skin tones. 
From L-R: Swatches of #110 Kouki and #111 Koihanabi.
*SUQQU Nude Wear Liquid Foundation
I also recently received the *SUQQU Nude Wear Liquid Foundation in 004 (formula review HERE) as I find it is a much better match for my NC 27 skin than #123, which is consistently my shade match in all SUQQU bases. This weightless fluid formula creates the prettiest cloak of nearly invisible coverage on the skin but I've noticed that the foundation applies lighter on the skin than it looks in the bottle...while this is a rare occurrence in base formulas (oxidation generally guarantees that foundations shades will deepen with time), it required me to adjust my shade choice and I couldn't be happier with the neutral olive tones of #004. See below for comparison swatches~
From bottom to top: Swatches of the in #123 and #004 in direct sunlight.  
The new *Hourglass Veil Collection
Next, the Hourglass Veil Collection (also to be available at Hourglass) takes one's complexion to the next level, masterfully blurring fine lines, visible pores and unevenness while remaining virtually undetectable on the skin. The collection consists of four revolutionary products:
  • *Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (also available at Nordstrom and reviewed HERE): Technically not new, this highly-lauded powerhouse of the Hourglass brand serves as a potent primer and SPF, smoothing over skin and preparing it for the products to come. Fragrance-free and friendly to complexions with sensitivity (which is rare in the realm of primers), this original formula is a modern classic. 
  • *Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder: Riffing off of the immense popularity of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders, this loose powder offers unparalleled skin refinement; a light dusting using the *Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder Brush to blend bathes skin in diamond particles for a luminous effect that resists flashback. Excellent for baking, subtly highlighting and setting makeup, this powder is a perfect match for every skin tone in the spectrum, creating traceless and seamless poreless perfection.
  • *Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder Brush: Dual-sided and ultra-soft, this vegan and cruelty brush allows for maximum precision while diffusing loose powder on the complexion. 
  • *Hourglass Veil Retouching Fluid in Natural: I am over the moon for this diminutive wonder that will be your makeup bag's best friend. Sheer tinted coverage can be implemented as a light base for "no-makeup makeup" days and also works well as a mid-day foundation touch up, reviving skin (including the oft-tricky under eye region) with crease-free soft color and illumination in seconds. 
The entire collection--which is rich with skincare-level ingredients--is a minimalist foundation-phile's landscape, allowing one to craft a pristine complexion that is healthy, even and radiant.
The genius H design of the sifter for the *Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder
Swatches from L-R: *Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer*Hourglass Veil Retouching Fluid in Natural and *Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder.
hourglass veil collection

The following images reflect the newness from Suqqu and Hourglass in action...tee shirt by Ragdoll Los Angeles (and currently on sale, I might add) and shorts are modified mens' Levi's 501's...

The eye look. 




Last look.
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Bottom Line: I hope you enjoyed this overview of the breathtakingly beautiful new launches from Suqqu and Hourglass (also to be available at Hourglass); both lines consistently release products that seamlessly fuse style and substance and these collections are no exception! 

Good things ahead, including on location beauty features from London and Paris and a host of new product procurements...much to share!

xx and more soon,

--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.  © 2012-18 Beauty Professor® All Rights Reserved. Do not copy, reprint or republish content and/or photos without author's written permission.

1 comment:

  1. The powder is AMAZING. I am debating the brush but I am not usually big on double sided ones. Storage and all.

    How does the Retoucher vary from the Charlotte Tilbury Flawless Finish?

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