Over the last eight years, I have written about various lipstick ranges from SUQQU (Creamy Lipstick, Blend Lipstick, Creamy Glow Lipstick, Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist and Bright Up Lipstick). (All the relevant links are listed below.) Today I will be reviewing Bright Up Lipsticks in 02 Hanabeni and 04 Outouiro and Creamy Glow Lipstick in 03 Tsuyazakura.
SUQQU Bright Up Lipstick in 02 Hanabeni (スック ブライト アップ リップスティック 02 花紅/ SUQQU 晶采亮澤脣膏 02 花紅, ¥5000 in Japan, £27 in the UK) was released in Japan in summer 2013 (when the Bright Up Lipstick range was launched). It is a red-toned rose with a moderate-to-intense pigmentation level and a shimmerless satiny finish with a soft sheen.
It glides easily and feels hydrating on the lips, and it has a good staying power. I have also tried blotting the sheen off and I like the velvety matte stained look (which remains even over the course of wear and doesn’t become patchy). I have also tried dabbing it on the lips for a subtly satiny finish, which creates a natural look.
SUQQU Bright Up Lipstick in 04 Outouiro (スック ブライト アップ リップスティック 04 桜桃色/ SUQQU 晶采亮澤脣膏 02 櫻桃色, ¥5000 in Japan, £27 in the UK) was also released in Japan in summer 2013. It is a milky peachy pink with a moderate-to-intense pigmentation level and a shimmerless satiny finish with a soft sheen.
Like 02 Hanabeni, it glides smoothly and feels hydrating on the lips, and it has a good staying power.
Between these two shades of Bright Up Lipstick, I prefer 02 Hanabeni. 04 Outouiro is a little too pale for my light-to-medium skin tone.
Creamy Glow Lipstick in 03 Tsuyazakura (スック クリーミィ グロウ リップスティック 03 艷桜/ SUQQU 晶采潤澤脣膏 03 艷櫻, ¥5000 in Japan, £27 in the UK) was released in Japan in fall 2010 (when the Creamy Glow Lisptick range was launched). It is a well-pigmented warm red-toned rose, and it imparts the lips with a creamy sheen with no shimmer.
It glides exceptionally smoothly on the lips and dispenses color very efficiently. It feels emollient on the lips and has a good staying power.
Bright Up Lipstick in 02 Hanabeni and Creamy Glow Lipstick in 03 Tsuyazakura are similar to each other in terms of color tone, color depth and finish. 03 Tsuyazakura is a little warmer and very slightly lighter, and its sheen is more pronounced. I marginally prefer 02 Hanabeni because it is slightly more cool-toned, but I do like the creamy sheen of 03 Tsuyazakura.
Texture-wise, there are either subtle or fairly noticeable differences among the lipstick ranges from SUQQU that I have written about. Here is a general comparison (the texture can vary slightly from shade to shade within a range), with links to relevant posts:
- Creamy Lipstick: creamy and buttery (22 Benikoji)
- Blend Lipstick: creamy and satiny (14 Kaki, 16 Mizuka & 18 Saebana)
- Creamy Glow Lipstick: very soft and buttery (01 Saebana, 07 Asasuou, 09 Hanarenga & 18 Karakurenai)
- Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist (Tsuya type): rich and balm-like (01 Haruoto, 06 Harunadeshiko, 09 Zakuroseki & EX-09 Kohakudama)
- Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist (Veil Glow (half-matte) type): satiny (EX-16 Momobara)
- Bright Up Lipstick: smooth and silky (09 Azamibae)
(I have not tried Noble Nuance Lipstick (from spring 2010), Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist (Shine type) (10 Yuusango from spring 2015) or the new Extra Glow Lipstick (launched in fall 2016). For more information on the different types of Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist, refer to the posts on Creamy Glow Lipsticks Moist in 09 Zakuroseki and EX-16 Momobara.)
(In terms of pigmentation level and finish, my personal favorite is Creamy Glow Lipstick Moist (Tsuya type). I like its light-to-moderate pigmentation level and its glossy sheen. Also, Creamy Lipstick in 22 Benikoji, my first lipstick from SUQQU, is one of my sentimental favorites.)
(The products featured in this article are provided by SUQQU.)