This post is about Suqqu – a Japanese makeup and skincare brand. I have only recently discovered this brand in the past year and it has rapidly became one of my favourite brands. Read on for my thoughts on this brand…
According to Suqqu’s website, the name SUQQU was derived from the Japanese word sukku-to meaning “posture with attitude”. To read more about their brand’s concept click – Suqqu.
I believe Suqqu is famous for their Gankin massage, utilising their Massage cream. It is supposed to work wonders for tired, sagging skin. To learn more about their Gankin Massage, click – Gankin Massage.
Personally i feel that the Massage cream really lives up to expectations…I used to have one tub *used to because, I suggested mom test out this product which she did and now she has it hidden somewhere in her bathroom!* The other notable products I have use include the Lip Essence Cream and Lip Protector. I believe their whitening skincare are also quite famous.
On to their makeup…if anyone has used their products, you will understand when i gush about their really soft silky textures and gorgeous shimmer! Their star products for me – their gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous eyeshadows and blushes. They are also quite famous for their makeup base and foundations. I have not had the privilege of trying them or their lipsticks which I know other bloggers are in love with!
Packaging wise - their makeup products are stored in lovely dark purple casings – very classy and come with the *oh my god!* softest ever applicator brushes!! while their skincare products come in white casing…i do believe some of the bottles are made of glass.
The product that I am totally in love with is *drum roll*…their brushes!!! They have the softest, softest, softest brush hair ever!! I kid you not! Apparently, the brushes are hand-crafted…perhaps that explains for their exorbitant prices? As much as I love their brushes *whenever I am at their counter, I always, always, always caress one of these babies* i still find them a tad pricey. But their powder brush is absolutely to die for! I have been looking for a powder brush that is fluffy with a full head of hair and the brush hair has to be soft because of my sensitive skin…their Face Brush fits all of my criteria except for the price… I believe its £160…the Cheek Brush is another item I have been lemming since I discovered Suqqu…but its £60…ahhh…if only money grows on trees or would drop from the heavens!!! For a more affordable makeup tool from Suqqu you might want to check out their Eyelash Curler…
Their customer service is exemplary – non pushy sales staff who are good with explaining their products, at suggesting colour shades suitable for you and are very willing to demonstrate the product on your skin for you!!
A much as I am totally in love with Suqqu, I am not blind to her faults. One undesirable point for my beloved brand is some of their limited edition products sell out super duper fast! Case in point, the Face Polish (highlighter powder) from the recent Autumn/ Winter 2009 Collection sold out so quickly that I didnt even get to say Hi to the product!!
At the moment, Suqqu is only available in Japan, Bangkok and UK – at Selfridges in London & Birmingham. This is their other fault – the limited availability/ access to their products *which to me is a major fault! Suqqu needs to share the LOVE to all the makeup aficionados out there!!*.
Price wise I would perhaps rate them together with similar brands such as Chantecaille, Chanel and Dior…so their items are quite pricey as well.
If you ever do manage to find yourself standing at a Suqqu counter one of these days, do check out the following
- Eyelash Curler
- Makeup base
- Massage Cream
- Lip Essence cream
If you would like to read more about Suqqu products – Autumn Masquerade, A Touch of Blusher, London Makeup Girl are also bloggers who love Suqqu…alternatively, stay tune for my reviews on the Suqqu products I have!
If you would like to read my thoughts on other brands, please see – Brand Reviews
Hope this helps!
Images from suqqu.com