I’ve been hearing quite a bit about Suqqu, but it was only during my recent trip to Taipei where I finally found a beauty counter to try them out for myself. Needless to say, I totally did a Leo DiCaprio from Wolf of Wall street (take all my moneh!) and spent a few hundred dollars at the counter – anddd it was only for a few items cos this brand is not cheap. Ah well, conundrums of being a beauty junkie.
Suqqu Frame Fix Liquid Foundation Lightness
Using shade 101
The Packaging: A relatively slim bottle with a frosted finishing, a cap as well as pump dispenser. Pretty fuss-free and hygienic.
The Scent: Nil. A very, very faint powdery scent if you put your nose right up to the bottle and sniff.
The Texture/Finish: Although this spread as a rather watery liquid foundation (be sure to shake the bottle before using), I was pretty surprised to see it slide smoothly across the skin to set into a rather high coverage finish. It’s mostly matte and has a velvety smooth finish when you first apply it. However, it doesn’t have strong sebum control, so by about 3 hours in, the shine has started to show. Dab it with a sheet of tissue or a thin layer of powder (I’m currently using Innisfree’s No Sebum powder and Make Up For Ever’s Ultra HD Microfinish powder) and it’ll instantly mattify the face and reset the foundation.
The Verdict: A pretty decent foundation that thankfully didn’t let down the brand hype. It gives a brightened, high-coverage, mostly-matte finish, and doesn’t oxidise nor get cakey/patchy. The one downside (for me) is its lack of sebum control, so similar pals who have oily or combi-oily skin will have to either have tissue or blot film on standby. That said, for its price (I can’t quite recall, but I’m think it’s about SGD$100), there are plenty of other alternatives that give a similar finish. I’d classify this as a Want item, rather than a Need.