Jun 12, 2020

Suqqu Frozen Summer 2020 | Shimmer Liquid Blush 104 Hoteaka, Vibrant Rich Lipstick 109 Shunuri


Suqqu Frozen Summer 2020 review swatches

Suqqu Summer 2020 collection "Frozen Summer" is finally available, well, at least a few of them. Now I am used to chasing Suqqu's LEs but it is frustrating that you can't even buy them with your own money and such willingness when big influencers get the whole set for free and they aren't even diligent with swatching (these makeups usually end up on eBay later on). 

My rant aside, Frozen Summer is undoubtedly a beautiful collection. If you are in North America like I am, Selfridges is your best bet to find any Suqqu makeup at a fair price. I managed to get these two items from the collection and they are pretty much the only ones available at this time. I saw a few more were added on the website but quickly got sold out over the past few days.


Suqqu Shimmer Liquid Blush 104 Hoteaka swatch
Shimmer Liquid Blush 104 Hoteaka is a cherry pink shade. Flushed pink like this one can also work very nicely during the winter months. It's very pigmented so I was a little worried but thanks to the superb formula, it is very easy to control the color intensity. I usually set my foundation with loose powder and I find Suqqu Shimmer Liquid Blush sits and blends flawlessly on the powder-set base. The color looks rather intense at first but it becomes more subtle as the pigment settles in. Both fingertip and stippling brush works well with this blush. The color is quite longlasting. 


Suqqu Vibrant Rich Lipstick 109 Shunuri
The vibrant Rich range is Suqqu's take on soft matte lipsticks. The packaging is exquisite. The outer case is matte to touch but softly gleaming with a pearly sheen. The inner part has a brushed silver finish. I am very fond of Suqqu's original glossy black and gold packagings but I certainly am happy to include these fresh-looking LEs in my collection.


Suqqu Vibrant Rich Lipstick 109 Shunuri
109 Shunuri is an LE and described as an "eye-catching vibrant red". 


Suqqu Vibrant Rich Lipstick 109 Shunuri Swatch
(This swatch is the sheered-out version as I would wear the color.)
I don't usually gush over warm red and coral lipsticks but Shunuri is something else. Honestly, I didn't expect to like it much but I surprisingly enjoy how it looks on me. When I first apply the color, it looks more of an opaque coral with a little bit of white base. It quickly melts into the lips and the white base is no longer there. The color deepens slightly and I see more red and even a tiny bit of pink. It feels very comfortable on the lips and doesn't accentuate the lip lines. 

This is the eyeshadow quad in the Frozen Summer collection (132 Touka) which I would have loved to buy, but since it's out of my reach, I decided to replicate the eye look suggested in the promo. After all, I have other Suqqu eyeshadows, you know.


Suqqu Frozen Summer 2020 collection swatch review looks
I used the blue and icy white shades in Aoruri trio (reviewed) on the lids and applied the shimmery peach from the Benimiyabi (to be reviewed) along the lower lash lines. I am wearing Hoteaka on the cheeks and Shunuri on the lips.


Suqqu Frozen Summer 2020 collection review swatches looks
The same eye makeup but I tried to replicate the light sheer lip color (116 Adesango) also offered in the collection. I applied a bit more of Hoteaka here for the healthy flushed look.


There are a few other items that I want from the collection but I will probably stop here. I love these two I bought and there will be always other collections, so there's that.



Thanks for being here! What do you think of Suqqus Frozen Summer collection?


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  1. I actually haven't seen any influencer (maybe i just don't follow enough) but the 2019 spring palette still made me really bitter....

    And that lipstick is so beautiful...the description reminds me of Lunasol stain color lips. I hope the shiny ones will eventually come back in stock though....

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    1. The bloggers I follow all got the full sets of the 2019 spring collection but they are actually good with showing the products and swatches. Instagrammers are a different story - they don't even hashtag correctly and their photos are usually messy. I guess seeing one used Touka on eBay for over $180 really irked me out. ;p The other palette in the 2019 spring is still avail but I haven't seen the one you wanted. Warm-toned palettes seem more popular!

      I know I said I won't pursue but I am still checking the site. Will DM you asap if I see them. :)

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  2. It is quite frustrating when you see brands gift products to influencers who have not previously expressed an interest in the brand. I feel like sometimes PRs gift bloggers products based on the number of followers they have, not taking into account whether they are a good fit or not. It's disheartening for fans of the brands, especially if it means they cannot get the products themselves!

    I am a fan of the liquid blush in Hoteaka. It looks like it has a slight sheen to it, does it dry down to a matte finish throughout the day, or does the sheen last?

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    1. I totally understand why brands and PRs reach out to those with more followers, which just makes sense because they'd want to get maximum exposures for their new launches. What's strange about Suqqu is that I see about same amount of PR goods are distributed to the influencers but there always are shortages for the actual consumers. That's probably why you see Suqqu stuff marked up crazy compared to other brands within the similar price range. I'd have to conclude that it's rather intentional because Suqqu is under Kanebo umbrella and they are capable of making more. ;-/

      Hoteaka has micro shimmers and can pass as a cream shade but there is a subtle sheen! And the dewy finish lasts for many hours while being satin-y to touch. :)

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  3. The lipstick color is so pretty! I love the hint of orange it has!

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    1. I agree with you! It's one of the few orange-y lipsticks that I can wear, too. :)

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