Makeup brushes can make or break the finish of your makeup. With great brushes, you can easily work with any makeup products.
Within my comprehensive makeup brush collection, SUQQU traditional brush set remains in the highest ranking of them all. Purchasing these brushes was a great investment; they have been serving me well for many years, long before I started blogging 4 years ago. These brushes started my love affair with SUQQU as a brand.
When I saw the promos on Suqqu Instagram of the new brushes, I was looking forward to purchase them. Needless to say I was beyond excited to receive them to test.
Six weeks on, I’ve been using them pretty much everyday, cleaned them plenty of times (no shredding experienced). And countless facepaints later, I’m ready to share my thoughts. Please read on!
SUQQU NEW MAKEUP BRUSH RANGE
The new brush range is made of dyed goat hair and have been perfected to be used with both wet and dry products.
There are five new brushes for face and eyes. The brushes are developed in collaboration with makeup artists and are made in Japan.
- SUQQU FACE DESIGNING BRUSH £90
- SUQQU BLUSH BRUSH £58.00
- SUQQU SMUDGING BRUSH £38.00
- SUQQU BLENDING BRUSH £40.00
- SUQQU ANGLED SHADERBRUSH £40.00
As expected, the brushes are very well made and look luxurious. In comparison to the squirrel hair brushes, the bristles of the new brushes feel more textured and resilient yet still soft.
The brush handles are of the same lengths as the traditional ones, measuring 12cm.
SUQQU FACE DESIGNING BRUSH
I don’t have anything quite comparable to SUQQU Face Designing brush in my collection. It’s a weighty brush, super dense, tapered towards the tip with a wedge shape.
I’ve experimented using the Face brush with BB creams, liquid and cream foundations. It performs well across the board. I like to hold the brush closer to the bristle end as it allows me to manoeuvre around my facial crevices more effortlessly. Working in small sections at a time will ensure a smooth finish (my preference to cover my visible pores). You can use stippling motions for a fuller coverage if desired.
I also love using the Face Designing brush to apply and blend out cream bronzers for healthy overall application. Additionally, the tapered tip of the brush allows effortless blending of my contours.
The Face Designing brush is truly multi-functional. Personally, I love to blend everything with the same brush, I don’t mind having other product residues on the bristles, the finish can be more blended and seamless. Another good thing is that the Face brush doesn’t suck up products.
SUQQU BLUSH BRUSH
The Blush brush is of similar shape and cut as the traditional cheek brush, only slightly bigger and wider. The bristles are denser so it’s not as giving as the traditional cheek brush. This helps the brush to offer a more precise placement.
It does a fabulous job blending out cream/gelée blushes and bronzers. Conveniently, I can use the same brush to top up the cream products with some powders when desired.
It is perfect to use with gel-powder cheek products as it is dense enough to effectively pick up products, something the original cheek brush isn’t designed for. I can’t stop using the Blush brush to apply liquid highlighters on the high points of my cheeks, precise placement without compromising the intensity!
You can also use the Blush brush with setting powders.
SUQQU BLENDING BRUSH
This is dense, domed brush with a slightly pointed end. It is a fabulous blending brush!
It excels at applying cream eyeshadows all over my mobile lids and blending the edges. I use it to blend out my under eye concealer and it works well too.
The density and firmness of the bristles allow them to pick up eyeshadows with ease and gently allows the deposition with precision.
Blending with this brush is a joy! It doesn’t diffuse colour too high into the crease too. The bristles are soft so no poking, no scratching on my thin lids.
SUQQU SMUDGING BRUSH
This is my favourite brush from the set. I feel this could be the brush S from the traditional set that I’m missing.
For goat hair, the brush is very soft. The pointed tip allows the precise placement into the crease, especially on small hooded eyelids like mine. It is fabulous for inner eye corners, Cupid’s bow, brow highlights and for blending out under eye shadows.
The best thing is of course I can use it with liquid, cream and powders.
SUQQU ANGLED SHADER BRUSH
This is another brush that was lacking in my collection and I’m happy to have it.
The slanted shape allows you to apply shadows close to the lash lines or stamp out your V shapes. The bristles are soft and dense. After a few washes, I like it even more as it becomes more flexible, making it easier to blend with.
SUQQU new brush range lives up to the quality that the brand is renowned for. The brushes are truly versatile and functional. Together with the traditional squirrel hair brush set, my life feels complete! Bring on more liquid and cream blushes!
SUQQU new brush range is available exclusively at Selfridges.
Have you tried SUQQU makeup brushes?
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Much love always,
This post featured products that were generously provided for review consideration. As always, opinions are my own and unbiased.
These brushes are so luxurious!!! I mean they look so fluffy and soft!!!!
I am so confused. Is the M brush the smudger brush. Or is the smudger brush a new and different one? :/
Hi, the M brush is NOT the new smudger brush. The M brush is made from from squirrel hair and smudger is from goat hair. I don’t have the M brush in my collection but I believe the shape isn’t quite the same although very similar.
Hi, is the Smudge brush in this particular collection not the the brush S from the traditional set ? Thanks!
Hi, the smudge brush indeed isn’t the original brush S. The original brush S is made with squirrel hair.xo
Hi! Thanks for the quick response! The just ordered this set from Harrods and I didn’t think so but figured I’d ask. My search continues:)
Final thought, if the only difference between the smudge brush in this collection (dyed goat) vs the original (squirrel), then I’m happy – especially since you can use powder, liquid or creams with goat ☺️
Hi Sandy, as I mentioned above I ordered the same Suqqu brush set from Harrods & expect them later this week. I had asked Harrod’s (prior to purchasing) if they were natural or synthetic. I just received a response this morning the brushes in this kit are synthetic- are they mistaken? Thanks again!
Hi Kelly, I have had a look and I think all SUQQU brushes are now synthetic. All brushes made with squirrel hair and goat hair must have been discontinued.I was told last Christmas that the brushes with squirrel hair will be discontinued. Hope that helps. xo
Hi Sandy, thank you for checking. For the price I paid I would feel better they were dyed goat, not synthetic. I’m sure with Suqqu’s quality I won’t be disappointed. Thanks again for your insight!