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Suqqu Makeup base – The tests have started…

by Sonia G.

I have recently purchased the Suqqu Creamy Base, the Foundation and the Nuancing Powder in order to test them together, hoping that these products will be appropriate for my very, very, dry skin.

I need more days in order to say if they will be comfortable enough for me to wear all day, but I thought that it will be good to post something at the start of the tests with my very first impressions, and then I will update this post after approx 10 days to see if my skin really liked it or not. So far, I am not sure it will.

The finish is too matte for my taste, I haven’t found the right balance between not looking overly glowy and setting the foundation with powder. I never used powder before because it tends to dry my skin completely, giving me dry patches on my chin, cheeks and flakes all over the nose area.

The products I am using today are, in the right order, the Astalift Jelly Aquarysta, Laura Mercier Repair creme, Suqqu Makeup Base Creamy, Suqqu Foundation 30, Suqqu Nuancing Pressed Powder Natural.

The Astalift I just started using it yesterday, I wanted to get it when I was in the UK but at the end it was only available online. When I got home yesterday I had a little pot waiting for me in the mail… my friend Dena surprised me and sent it to me as a gift, she also has very dry skin and when I met her, I think she was using the Jelly for 3 weeks, her skin was definitely looking VERY good and she recommended this Jelly to me.

The Laura Mercier Repair creme is the only one that works for me at the moment.

The Suqqu Makeup Base Creamy

It is meant to conceal pores and even out skin tone, I quote : “It naturally lightens and fine-tunes any discoloration to leave the skin flawless. For use with creamy type foundation.”

It’s light pink, blends to a transparent finish, we can say that it lightens but I don’t have much redness on my skin and I don’t see much of a difference afterwards, a little bit but I am not “so” impressed. I have applied it with my fingertips.
Costs 33 Gbp and there is only one shade available.

The Suqqu Foundation – 30

It has SPF17, comes with a white sponge but I have applied it with the Koyudo Fu-Pa 02. They told me it was the most comfortable foundation they had for dry skin but they said I should use it together with their Creamy Base.
The foundation comes in 6 shades and costs 62 Gbp.

It’s clearly not the best foundation I have used for my skin, I don’t think that the heavy feeling it has equals the coverage that it provides. This foundation feels on the skin like it should be providing a bit more coverage, maybe I am not applying like I should since it comes with a sponge, but I don’t like sponges at all, the Koyudo Fu-Pa did a very good job with the blending, but anyway I had higher expectations with this foundation.

I will keep on wearing it for a few days to see if my opinion changes. When it’s time to apply it in the morning I am not really looking forward to it, so that’s not a very good sign. I need to give it a few more days and see how it goes.

The Suqqu Nuancing Pressed Powder Natural

I told them I didn’t want powder, but they insisted this powder would not dry out my skin. Unfortunately, it does remove the little bit of glow that is still present after the Suqqu foundation application. In the picture, there is a powder swatch (size of a finger) on top of the base I had previously applied on my hand, you can maybe see in the zoom picture that the thin swatch of the powder has completely mattified the application, it’s ok if that’s what you are looking for, it feels silky and not powdery but I have to continue using it to see if I can find the right way to apply it but not loose the little bit of glow and comfort that I love to have. I used the RMK face powder, very lightly patting the powder onto my skin.

I took some pictures without any other makeup on, except for the jelly and the moisturizer so that you can see how the application evolves. As you can see there is a lot to cover, but I am not looking for a heavy application, I still want to look natural and dewy.

This picture is for the Creamy base. On the left the amount of base I was going to apply. On the right, the finished base application :

With Flash

On the left, a picture showing the amount of foundation I applied, on the right the finished application of the foundation – of course on top of the Creamy Base :

It looks like I applied a lot of blush but the flash is really accentuating the color ! After some makeup and the powder, and even some highlighter on the top of the cheekbones and the temples, my skin is a bit too matte, despite the very strong flash …

This picture has been taken just 1 hour after, I had just reapplied some lipstick. It has been taken under studio lights at home (no flash), the lighting is more true to reality :

I still did not manage to do my tightline correctly with my new products… but I will one day πŸ˜›

I will update this post after a few days, if you have any suggestions or questions, please don’t hesitate πŸ˜‰

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Stacy 1 August, 2012 - 7:33 pm

What a gorgeous picture of you!!!! You look like a teenager!!!! The foundation etc look very good in the picture but I am very picky like you about my foundation and have a hard time finding the comfort and look I want. Right now my two favorite combos are #1 Clea de Peau line smoothing primer with extra silky foundation in the tube ( I think I have the names right, I’m not at home) and #2 Chantecaille tinted moisturizer all over with the stick foundation where a little more coverage is needed and then the compact powder foundation on t zone

Sweet Make Up Temptations 1 August, 2012 - 9:46 pm

I wish I were πŸ˜›
I have to try these options, I have tried the “La Creme” from Cle de Peau thanks to a sample that I got with a Nordstrom purchase I think, I loved it and it worked on my skin, but when I saw the price .. I just thought it was too expensive for something that I probably will need to repurchase on a regular basis. If their foundation products are as good as the creme, then they must be good !
oh I just can’t wait for the other Koyudo to arrive ! who’s going to get her white baby goat mushroom first ??? πŸ˜€

Stacy 1 August, 2012 - 11:59 pm

The Cle de Peau is expensive and I am not the type of person to only use “a little” of anything but I will tell you with the Cle de Peau the way to get it to work correctly is truly to only use a very very small amount of each. Once I got myself doing that then it became my favorite natural foundation look! I would love you to try both that and the Chantecaille!
We will have to figure something out…..
I got my Nars and TF brushes today and I am so happy! Nothing can match my love for the Koyudo’s though!!!!!!! Seriously they are my all time favorites πŸ™‚

I’ll bet you get yours first and me last……………….

CC 2 August, 2012 - 3:32 am

I agree with Stacy fully.. You look stunningly beautiful!!

I do not have very dry skin so I cannot comment much but I will check out from leading Japanese mags and see if they have recommended any products for the dry skin gals like you. πŸ™‚

Sweet Make Up Temptations 2 August, 2012 - 7:39 am

Thank you CC ! any advice is very welcome πŸ™‚

Nikoleta 2 August, 2012 - 6:08 am

your skin looks beautyful, the primer seems to even it quite well and the final result is stunning.
How many time koyudo took to send you the paypal invoice ? It’s been more than a week and I have no reply πŸ™

CC 2 August, 2012 - 6:54 am

Hi Nikoleta,

I sent my order via email on the 19th and they replied on the 21st telling me the full price but no PayPal invoice. I wrote them to follow up and they sent an invoice hours later. Perhaps you could write to remind them again.

Hope that helps.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 2 August, 2012 - 2:00 pm

I will do that too…

Sweet Make Up Temptations 2 August, 2012 - 7:44 am

thanks πŸ™‚ I had to change lipstick and put something a bit more brightening (I am wearing the dr hauschka in 09, I never thought this will work on my skintone but it does…), and since the look was so matte, I added some Sisley Mango blush to brighten up a bit. The Fupa02 works very well with the foundation by the way. I have still used the Rae Morris Radiance this morning to get an airbrush finish and the look is even more even, still a bit too matte but I wear a bright blush to balance it.
I haven’t received the invoice yet…

Sweet Make Up Temptations 3 August, 2012 - 7:04 pm

Hi Nikoleta, I have received the invoice this morning, no info on the shipment yet. I hope you receive news from them soon πŸ™‚

Buggsiebee 2 August, 2012 - 9:25 pm

I’ve been absent again but my dear friend & colleague’s ‘s dad died on Tuesday. Her mom died from an Asthma attack when she was 10. Her brother died 6 years ago of skin cancer. Her idiot boyfriend left her 2 weeks ago. She has no other relatives so times are REALLY bad & she needs LOTS of TLC.
Life can be a big fat can of worms!!! How can one person have so much tradgedy in their life? It’s NO fair!!!

To the Koyudo order problem, I just wanted to say that after waiting a few days after placing my order and hearing nothing , I just forwarded the order & asked what was up? An hour or two later I had a reply with the full price which I just paid to their PP address with my order details attached. I didn’t ask for an invoice as I did last time.
So far, I have had no shipping advice from either Koyudo nor cdjapan.
Perhaps we’re making them nervous by buying up too much of their stock:)

Sonia, …GORGEOUS pic!! Super natural looking.
AND……… SO much glossy & healthy looking hair!!!

Sweet Make Up Temptations 3 August, 2012 - 5:25 am

Hi Buggsiebee, oh no, life is unfair ! She needs you and you seem like the best person she could have on her side.I had a similar situation with a friend and couldn’t believe how life can be so tough and where people find the strength to carry on. I hope she will be alright…

I also resent my email to Koyudo but they clearly state in the website that it can take up to 2 weeks for the goods to arrive so I think that is what happens.
I hope for them that they have more customers than us:))

Thank you!:) the foundation does photograph well…

Buggsiebee 3 August, 2012 - 8:38 pm

She’s the most gorgeous girl but has a sub-zero self confidence:(
I guess if everyone you love leaves you, you start feeling a bit worthless?
Very sad.

Koyudo confirmed my shipping today, but nothing yet from cdjapan .

I’ll mail you about R&R ‘call me’:)

Buggsiebee 3 August, 2012 - 8:40 pm

I’m NOT talking about the foundation. YOU look gorgeous!!

Nikoleta 3 August, 2012 - 9:48 pm

Koyudo sent me the mail too, shipping is quite high (1500 yen) but I hope it means it will arrive faster. Finally I didn’t get another fu-pa, just the stippling brush, a kabuki (goat+grey squirrel) and a round foundation brush (H016).

Buggsiebee 3 August, 2012 - 10:21 pm

Yeah, the shipping fees from Japan are NOT nice:(
Where do you live Nikoleta? Do you have to pay tax on your imported parcels?
What date is your birthday??
How young will you be:)))

Nikoleta 4 August, 2012 - 7:00 am

It’s the 15th of july, 36 years (I’ll be one year younger πŸ™‚ And yes, unfortuantely, we pay taxes too πŸ™

Buggsiebee 5 August, 2012 - 4:12 am

I misunderstood, I thought your birthday was still coming up in August. 36 is a good age. Just don’t turn 40!!!! After 40 it goes SOOOOOOOOOO fast and suddenly you’re 50!

Lucky for me…..my youngest son loves birthdays so I told him he could have mine too, and now that I have given my birthdays away there will be no more aging for me:)) Hooray!!!!

Nikoleta 5 August, 2012 - 7:02 pm

oh la la, I’m really getting older : it’s the 15th of august. I don’t really want to celebrate it (it is to too tiring to do big tables, all the cooking, etc.) but my family doesn’t understand.
As for the shipping I saw that prices they gave me in the invoice are lower than on the site, so shipping is finally reasonable.

Stacy 5 August, 2012 - 9:02 pm

You are too funny Nikoleta! I thought it was August 15 but then you had me all confused :). I think it’s called aging denial!
xo Stacy

CoolJapanNow 14 August, 2012 - 5:47 am

Hello, everyone. I’m a staff of CoolJapanNow(CDJapan),
First of all, thank you very much for talking about Koyudo brush πŸ™‚

At the same time, I apologize for being late to inform you delivery time. Koyudo makes brushes one by one depend on the product after receipt of order. That is why we need some time to delivery brush for you. I ask for your kind understanding.
If you like, would you please visit our Koyudo page

Thank you very much.

Sweet Make Up Temptations 14 August, 2012 - 10:05 am

Hello ! thank you for letting us know about that, we went all a bit crazy about Koyudo, we are looking forward to receiving them πŸ™‚


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