Suqqu Balancing Cheeks #01 Momoshuiro Blush Duo for Spring 2014, Swatch & Review

As excited as I am to write about the last one of the three new Suqqu Quads (#16 is reviewed here, #17 here), I would like to first talk about the new Suqqu blush, Momoshuiro.


Suqqu Balancing Cheeks #01 Momoshuiro

This one is an exciting moment for me because Momoshuiro is the first time I try a Suqqu Blush Duo. According to Suqqu, right side of it should be applied to give color and left side (the lighter part) to give dimension, like a highlighter.



Suqqu Balancing Cheeks #01 Momoshuiro


Momoshuiro consists of a light peach shade (left) which has matte to satin finish and a mid-toned natural pink (right) which has a little more shimmer to its texture. This compact also has the softest compact brush I have seen so far, I suspect this made of squirrel but maybe not 100% grey squirrel like their cheek brush but a mixture of grey and blue squirrel. This is just a guess by considering the softness and the color of the hairs, but if you know more about this, please leave a comment below.



Close-up: Suqqu Balancing Cheeks #01 Momoshuiro

Below you can see the swatches of Momoshuiro, which are hard to see. Please note that my arm is darker than my face so sometimes what doesn't swatch good on the arm, performs better on my face. You can see that the left shade has a subtle brightening effect and right side has a refreshing not too blue based pink tone.


Swatch: Suqqu Balancing Cheeks #01 Momoshuiro

You have already seen me wearing this on both of the eye shadow quad FOTDs (here and here) which I applied using Suqqu Cheek blush. Sometimes light pinks turn chalky on me but this one doesn't. By combining the softness of this brush and the colors, the effect on the cheeks is also soft and fresh but it is hard to capture this with camera which usually washes out colors).

Final thoughts: If you like soft brightening fresh cheeks for Spring and your complexion is light to medium than Momoshuiro might be blush you are looking for.

Do you like your blush soft or densely pigmented?

12 comments

  1. Hey Sara, I might skip this one because I prefer some pigment in my blushes (less building up to do). For those who enjoy subdued blushes, this would be a great find tho!

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    1. Hi Sunny,
      yes, it is a bit too soft. I was expecting something more pigmented because their cheek blush is so soft, it would fit better with a full on kinda blush.

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  2. So pretty but I would probably not play with the lighter shade much. I guess I'm in the middle for pigmentation I think it depends on the color, the finish.

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    1. I also don't find myself reaching for the lighter shade. If it would be a bit shimmery, I could think of using it as highlighter but as matte as it is, I am a bit confused. I go on experimenting though ;-)

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  3. This looks beautiful on you in both looks! Too soft for me, though. I was wondering from the promo whether these would be the more pigmented variety that Suqqu released for Spring 2012 -- clearly not! Though the textures look divine, as always.

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    1. Yes Kate, unfortunately they are not "Nuancing Cheeks" but instead "Balancing Cheeks". Too bad, I wished they would be a bit more pigmented or darker. Texture is again to die for lol.

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  4. This is so pretty! Love the shades for they will be so pretty on cheeks. I will check on this....

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    1. Hi Susie,
      glad that you liked it. You can find those in Selfridges and Ichibankao.
      Xox

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  5. Oh, very nice! I was wondering what cheek colour you were wearing in those post. Very lovely and natural. I really shouldn't be reading about Suqqu - they're expensive, elusive but oh so beautiful. Dangerous!!

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    1. LOL Lily yes and once you fall in the rabbit hole, you are doomed for ever ;-)
      Thanks for your lovely comment.

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  6. I see these really are the sheerer variety of blushes. :( sads. The color is so beautiful and really, the Suqqu powder finishes are always to DIE for. Looks beautiful on you, Sara! Thanks for featuring this.

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    1. Hi Belly,
      oh yes, one of us had to try this one out and the others should save their monis ;-)
      Still loving it though but wil not be my go-to blush.

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