SUQQU Balancing Cheeks in MOMOZOE, MUKUGE and OSHAGECHA Review and Swatches

October 17, 2011

Suqqu was born based on the Japanese cultural tradition of inner composure and serenity, and the brand concept is echoed by all of its products. I bought the BALANCING CHEEKS in MOMOZOE 桃添, MUKUGE 木槿 and OSHAGECHA. I don’t understand the definition of these shades, but I am pretty sure they have no sexual innuendo like the Nars brand! Suqqu is all about enhancing the natural complexion of a woman and keeping your image looking composed and poised.


The texture of these is extremely finely milled and softly pigmented – one to two swipes adds a of touch of color.


On the left is a lovely peachy shade with a hint of brown undertone and contains very fine shimmers. When applied on the skin it provides a soft touch of color with a lovely glow. The contour shade by far is the best one I have used. Unlike other usual bronzers, it is a true matte brown shade without any redness and orangeness in it. It provides a soft contour for me – I can see the subtle effect without looking too heavy, as it doesn’t cast a strong contrast against my fair complexion (NC15) when applied softly.


On me: Applied the contour shade along the jawline to the chin and added the blush color to the cheeks.


It contains one blush color and one highlighter. The blush color is coral with a stronger pink undertone and less shimmery. Suqqu used to make individual blushes and highlighters and I have heard a lot of good things about them, but unfortunately they have been discontinued. I am glad that Suqqu has included a highlighting shade in the duo form because this is the kind of easy-to-wear highlighter I would go for on a daily basis. It contains the finest milled shimmers, when applied on the face it provides a brightening effect without the shimmers being noticeable.

MUKUGE 木槿 Swatch:

On me:



It contains a neutral pink blush that would look good on any complexion, and a beigey pink highlighter that complements the blush color. Both shades have small particles of shimmers and on the face they impart a lovely subtle glow.

MOMOZOE 桃添 Swatch:

Bottom Line: Suqqu is a very high end brand, but at 38 pound per palette (available here) I think they are reasonably priced for 2 shades of cheek color of superior quality. You also get the beautiful packaging and the enclosed brush that is just as soft as the regular sized suqqu brushes.

{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamilla October 17, 2011 at 12:58 pm

I LOVE Suqqu blushes! I want more!


Celina October 17, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Such beautiful blushes! Do you know whether SUQQU is readily available to ship to Australia? I’d love to try some of their products out 🙂


Reika October 18, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Hi Celina you can buy Suqqu at Mihoko shop, they ship products directly from Japan. Or you can get them from London Selfridges, unfortunately they only take phone orders.


Daisy October 17, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Hi Reiko,

Very nice. Thanks for sharing. Which is your favorite among the 3? I know you mention you are NC 15, what shade are you in Armani Luminous silk Foundation?




Reika October 18, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Hi Daisy, I prefer MOMOZOE the most 🙂 and my shade in GA LSF is 4 light sand.


Daisy October 18, 2011 at 3:29 pm

I love Momozoe on you, but to be honest, you have great skin, and you can’t go wrong with anything. My shade in GA LSF is 5, and I have been looking for a bronzer to do contouring — either I am not used to the look or something else, I just feel like they all look funny on me, I am close to giving up, I should just stick with blush and highlight.

Thanks again.


Annie October 22, 2011 at 11:09 am

I got no doubt why its yr favorite. It compliments yr skin tone 😀 you look beautiful!


Megan October 17, 2011 at 3:12 pm

I love that the included brush is usable, these blushes look gorgeous on you. I doubt they’d show up on my skin tone but they just look so flattering on fair skin. Lovely!


Maria October 17, 2011 at 5:04 pm

hi Reika!
i found your blog yesterday and i love it so much! everything is so cute and well-done – pictures, descriptions….
thanks a lot for what you are doing! 🙂
will follow your new posts for sure!
by the way, can i get the notifications about updates via email?

Maria (from Moscow :)))


Reika October 18, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Hi Maria,
Thank you very much for your sweet comment 🙂 It really made my day.
You can get the updates via email if you follow my blog on bloglovin, they send out an email for every new post.


Walls October 17, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I want all of them! So beautiful… Thanks for posting, Reika!


popblush October 17, 2011 at 9:15 pm

These blushes really do enhance your natural beauty~ All three of the palettes look amazing on you Rei. I have always preferred softly pigmented blushes over high.


Leigh October 18, 2011 at 12:17 am

You look like an absolute doll! May I ask, what are you wearing on your lips?


Reika October 18, 2011 at 1:20 pm

I wore the Lancome Juicy tubes in mango and marshmallow.


Jess October 18, 2011 at 1:11 am

All three blushes look so beautiful on you. Doesn’t make my decision to pick one compact easy, girl! 😉


MrAJBx3 October 18, 2011 at 3:21 am

wow these look amazing i love them!!, bet they are expensive haha


onlyfr33b33 October 18, 2011 at 5:02 am

gorgeous! I particularly like the last one. Too bad I don’t like wearing blush. My skin is just too much of a problem for me–just covering it up takes too much time, not to mention eye makeup!


Joyce September October 19, 2011 at 12:48 am

Love the inclusion of highlighters. How do they compare with NARS Albatross? They seem more subtle but I prefer my highlighters to be visible.


Reika October 20, 2011 at 1:16 pm

Yeh they are more subtle and all have a pinkish undertone, whereas NARS Albatross has a gold tinge to it on my skin. Have you tried Nars Multiples? I love them as highlighters!


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