Makeup Review: SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipsticks

by PJ on Friday, April 1, 2011

in -SUQQU, 2010 Fall, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - lip color

SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipsticks Fall 2010 Makeup 1(SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipsticks in (from left to right)
09 Hanarenga, 18 Karakurenai & 07 Asasuou)


Lusciously creamy and comfortably nourishing, SUQQU‘s Creamy Lipstick and Blend Lipstick (also see here) are some of the best lipsticks I have ever come across. When SUQQU went through a revamp last September, both lipsticks were discontinued and replaced by Creamy Glow Lipstick. (I think some shades of the two previous lipsticks are still available in the UK.)

I was quite certain that it would be as good as the previous two, but I was wondering how different it would be. Launched in Japan last September with all the other revamped products, it was finally here in the UK in February. Today I am sharing my thoughts with you.


SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick Fall 2010 Makeup Website 1(image from


At the moment, Creamy Glow Lipstick features 18 shades. Some of the shade names are repeats from those of Creamy Lipstick (such as Kyoganoko, Tsukushiiro, Umegasumi, Keshiaka, Asasuou, and Karakurenai (I am featuring the latter two today)) and I presume the shades are either similar or nearly identical.


SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipsticks Fall 2010 Makeup 2


Like all the other revamped makeup items from SUQQU, Creamy Glow Lipsticks are packaged in black cases. (Creamy Lipsticks are in white cases with black inners, and Blend Lipsticks are in dark violet cases.) The brand name is edged onto the case as usual, and the packaging looks sophisticated and elegant.


SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick 07 Asasuou Fall 2010 Makeup 1


07 Asasuou (above) is essentially a muted warm-toned rose that goes on slightly warmer than it looks. Generally, all colors show up slightly differently under different lighting conditions, but I think this color does to a larger extent and that different lighting conditions really pick up different undertones it has (pink, peach, beige, brick-red, etc.). Under the early-spring late-afternoon blue-toned sunlight here in the UK, it looks cooler and rosier, while it looks like a soft peachy brick-red under warmer artificial lighting. (This is my favorite shade of the three.)


SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick 09 Hanarenga Fall 2010 Makeup 1


09 Hanarenga is a soft peachy beige and it is lighter and warmer than 07 Asasuou. It also goes on slightly warmer than it looks, and it is probably the most spring-like shade of the three.


SUQQU Creamy Glow Lipstick 18 Karakurenai Fall 2010 Makeup 1


18 Karakurenai should tickle the fancy of red-lipstick lovers. It is a postbox red with a hint of warmth, but it never looks orange-toned. There is no compromise, as it goes on as rich and intense as it looks.

They all glide on the lips with tremendous ease, as they feel soft, buttery, and almost surprisingly fluffy. They also feel both lightweight and moisturizing throughout the wear. All three colors are richly-pigmented and opaque (they can completely cover the natural lip color), and they have a glowy satiny finish with no shimmer. The colors last very well and don’t settle in lip lines overtime.

Also, they dispense color onto the lips so efficiently that there is almost no layering needed. A gentle swipe will effortlessly impart a rich layer of color on the lips.

Among Creamy Lipstick, Blend Lipstick, and Creamy Glow Lipstick, Creamy Glow Lipstick is certainly the most pigmented. It is also probably the most pigmented lipstick I have come across among those from Japanese brands, and it is as pigmented as the highly-pigmented ones from western lines.

In terms of texture, level of moisture, and lasting power, SUQQU’s Creamy Glow Lipstick is of the highest quality. It will particularly please those who are looking for lipsticks that are as pigmented as they are nourishing.

Even though I personally prefer moderately pigmented semi-sheer lipsticks, there is no doubt that products like Creamy Glow Lipstick continue to solidify SUQQU’s position as one of the world’s top beauty brands in terms of makeup. As it is currently the only lipstick range from SUQQU since the revamp, I think it is quite likely that the brand will bring out another range in the next few seasons, which might probably be a little sheerer. I am definitely looking forward to it.

(The products featured in this article are provided by SUQQU.)


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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Jane Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Happy to have found your blog! I started to research Suqqu online and did a fair amount of intelligence gathering on your blog. Thank you for the wonderful product reviews. I had been in Japan and visited a Suqqu counter, which looked totally nondescript. I am sure I would normally have walked right on by had I not been armed with all my research. I invested in some amazing brushes including the face brush and several makeup pieces. Yes, the prices made my eyes water, but was amazed at the quality of the pieces. I also purchased a Creamy Glow lipstick in 08 Keshiaka. The texture really is creamy with a lovely sheen and the color makes it a lovely neutral for my skin tone.


PJ Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hi Jane,

You are very welcome. I am very pleased that you find my SUQQU reviews to be helpful! :)

Indeed, SUQQU’s makeup brushes are pricey, but I do think that the general quality is superb. The Cheek Brush and Eyebrow Brush L that I had a chance to review in 2009 are still some of the best makeup brushes that I have come across.

08 Keshiaka is a lovely color! I think it will probably suit me as well. On the other hand, as I said, I am looking forward to the possible future release of sheerer lipsticks from SUQQU.

Enjoy all your SUQQU items! Let me know your thoughts if you decide to invest in other goodies from SUQQU in the future.

Thank you very much for posting your comment! :)


jhoanne Wednesday, October 17, 2012

hi just want to ask if these lipsticks are far better than dior, guerlain, burberry and chanel?

i’ve been eyeing this for quite sometime but we don’t have suqqu counters here in the Philippines. I would like to ask what suqqu lipsticks can you recommend for pigmented lips (mauvy tone)? thanks


PJ Friday, October 19, 2012

Hi Jhoanne,

It is not easy for me to compare SUQQU’s lipsticks with those of the brands you mentioned (I would need to have tried all the ranges of lipsticks of a particular brand to render a valid comparison), but I do think the quality of SUQQU’s lipsticks is very good and that they are worth the money.

Generally, SUQQU’s lipsticks cover one’s natural lip color well, so I think it is more about getting shades that suit your complexion and the makeup looks you usually go for.

Thank you for your questions. :)


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