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-SUQQU

SUQQU Holiday 2014 Base Makeup Skincare 5

(SUQQU holiday 2014 makeup collection)
(image from www.suqqu.com)

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SUQQU seems to be doing well in the UK. Its first retail point in the UK (at Selfridges London, launched in 2006) is no longer a small counter in the back of the beauty hall (now Beauty Workshop, which is better-organized), and it was launched at Fenwick Bond Street in August. Then, on November 5th, it debuted at Harrods.

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SUQQU Spring 2015 Makeup 1

(Blend Color Eyeshadow in 18)
(images & info from i-voce.jp)

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SUQQU will release its spring 2015 makeup collection in Japan on January 30th. The collection includes:

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SUQQU Holiday 2014 Makeup 1

(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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SUQQU will release its holiday 2014 makeup collection in Japan on November 1st. The limited-edition collection includes:

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Dior Fall 2014 Makeup 99

(I really want to like it, but……)
(image from www.cosme.net)

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- SUQQU opened its second counter in London at Fenwick Bond Street on August 4th. (It is great to see SUQQU continue to expand in the UK.) To celebrate the opening, Blend Color Eyeshadow in 08 Mizuaoi from fall 2011 is back for a limited period at this counter. Also, SUQQU’s fall 2014 makeup collection will be released in the UK on August 21st.

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Maquia has posted images of SUQQU‘s fall 2014 Jewelry makeup collection along with some preliminary information on the collection.

The new variation of Blend Color Eyeshadow features eight shades, with both neutral and more vibrant ones. I am also looking forward to the new three-color eyeshadow palettes.

The collection will be released in Japan on August 1st. Additional items, including a new emulsion-type foundation, will be released on September 5th.

See additional photos of the press event here. (The new lipsticks seem lovely!)

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Updated on July 10th, 2014:

Item information and images:

- Blend Color Eyeshadow (1 new variation, limited edition, ¥6800)

SUQQU Fall 2014 Makeup 1

(EX-21)
(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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SUQQU Eyebrow Liquid Pen R 01 Moss Green Fall 2010 Makeup 1

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Combining quality and ingenuity, SUQQU has been among the top Japanese beauty brands for years. From Clear Veil Powder from 2006 to Contour Shadows from 2009, SUQQU has been continuously developing products that enhance facial beauty in unique ways.  Today, I am highlighting another example, Eyebrow Liquid Pen R in 01 Moss Green.

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10th: YSL

YSL Spring 2014 Makeup Top 10 1

(image from www.urcosme.com)

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YSL’s spring 2014 Flower Crush makeup collection features pink and purple, two of my favorite colors. The limited-edition Palette Flower Crush Eyes (pictured above) includes rose pink and dark cherry alongside lighter highlighting shades.

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SUQQU Summer 2014 Makeup 1

(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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SUQQU will release its summer 2014 makeup collection in Japan on May 2nd. The collection includes:

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Purple is a versatile color. It can be cute, sensual, sophisticated, vibrant, and edgy. It has also been one of my favorite colors for many years. (See my A Splash of Color: Lilting Lilac (Part 1), (Part 2) & (Part 3).) After a relatively short hiatus, it is great to see purple back on trend for spring 2014. Here are my top 10 purple picks for this season:

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1. Shu Uemura Silk Cushion Eye Shadow in Amethyst Purple

Shu Uemura Spring 2014 Makeup Trend 1

(image from www.cosme.net)
(info from www.cosme.net, www.biteki.com,
i-voce.jp & www.maryquant.co.jp)

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Michael Kors Fall 2013 Makeup 1

(image from House of Fraser)

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I stopped by central London a couple of days ago and had a look around the Oxford Street and Bond Street areas. Here are some of my beauty sightings:

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