Suqqu Balancing Eyebrow Palette 01 and Eyebrow Brush S Review

by Reika on November 19, 2012

I often receive emails from my readers sharing their love for Suqqu products with me, and it is very flattering to hear that they find my reviews helpful for their purchases. To date Suqqu remains one of my favorite makeup brands. There are a lot of other great brands out there, but every time I use a new Suqqu product, it always blows me away. For instance, the Suqqu Balancing Eyebrow Palette 01 with the Eyebrow Brush S are just the perfect combo -  they are officially my holy grail eyebrow products now.

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There are two eyebrow powders in the palette – one is a medium brown shade and the second one is a moss green shade which allows you to mix the colors to your desire. The light brown shade shown on the right is perfect for contouring the nose or eye socket. You can hardly see this shade in my swatch which is why, ironically, what makes it a perfect contouring shade! As usual Suqqu product design is always very attentive, as the palette comes with a brow brush and a shading brush. The quality of both brushes are excellent for their mini size.

The powder is ultra smooth, very pigmented and long lasting. The most outstanding quality is that it is a perfect ashy brown palette for my complexion and hair coloring. The shade moss green is brown based with a tiny tinge of green to it. It might sound ‘strange’ but it’s a very common color used in Asian cosmetics. We refer to this shade as a ‘natural linen’ color. Since most Asians have black to black-brown hair, and red is the most dominant color in black, a tinge of green mixed with brown helps to counteract the red tone. This helps to lighten the hair with an ashy tone.

Compared to Laura Mercier Eyebrow Palette 01 Ashy Blonde and Shu Uemura Hard Formula 6

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The Suqqu Eyebrow Brush S is the thinnest eyebrow brush I’ve ever used compared to other brands, so it gives the most precise and thin stroke that really mimics the natural eyebrow hair. Most eyebrow brushes including Stila and MAC are very firm and stiff, but the bristles of this Suqqu brush are firm yet soft (which might not make sense until you try it!), so it is a very directional brush for application and allows you to define and shape the brows better.

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Left: Stila Eyebrow Brush Right: SuqquSuqqu-Eyebrow-Brush-G-stila-1

As you can see, the thickness of Suqqu is only half of Stila!Both products are available on Selfridges here and here. And BIG THANKS to A Girl’s Guide to Makeup – I read in her blog (link here!) that you can use SKYPAX (a UK parcel forwarding service) to forward any purchases from Selfridges to anywhere in the world for a fraction of the cost that Selfridges charge for international shipping.

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lisa November 20, 2012 at 2:18 am

Thankyou for the helpful info about the “tinge of green” to conteract red!!! Unfortunately, Canadian customs will charge me an arm and a leg to mail in anything over $25!!!
BTW, did you end up doing a review of EL’s Invisible Fluid Makeup? May I ask what color you used in this foundation for the look you did back in the summer (June 9, 2012)? Thanks!

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Reika November 20, 2012 at 11:51 am

Sorry lisa..I didn’t get a chance to do EL’s invisible fluid foundation. My shade was 1CN1 – it looked slightly darker than my complexion but once it settles it matches my skintone pretty well. I find that the EL invisible foundation is very similar to Chanel’s aqualumiere – sheer to medium coverage and feels very lightweight.

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Claire November 20, 2012 at 4:38 am

I’ve been a lurker of your wonderful blog here, excellent post as always! And thank you for sharing the tip about SKYPAX; do you think Selfridges indeed accept a non-UK credit card as an online payment? Any info on this? I live in the U.S.

Claire

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Reika November 20, 2012 at 11:42 am

Hi Claire, thanks for your sweet comment :) Plz see Cindy’s comment below for your question.

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Cindy November 20, 2012 at 9:03 am

Reika, I am always happy to enable :) )) hahaha i have made two Suqqu orders since I found Skypax!! Terrible D:

Claire, Skypax accepts my Australian credit card, so the US one would be fine :D Shopping shopping!!

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Claire November 20, 2012 at 4:16 pm

Thank you Cindy, for the info. And also Reika!

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Jess November 21, 2012 at 2:35 am

Again, it has been proved that we really seem to have similar likings, Reika! ;)

I have been using this SUQQU eyebrow powder palette every single day ever since I got it few months back to do my everyday eyebrow routine. I think the shades are just perfect to create naturally defined brows.

I use this powder as the last step after having “drawn in” my brows with an eyebrow pencil for the desired shape, since I have pretty sparse brows these days (due to over-plucking in my teenage years). And this in conjunction with an eyebrow pencil is the way I do my brows, and I feel is the best way to create the most “perfect” eyebrows.

How do you like the provided brush and eyebrow brush that comes in this palette? I think they work quite well. Now that you have been praising the SUQQU eyebrow pencil, you got me thinking, if there is the need to purchase it! ;)

Ahh… this comment has become way too long already! Hehe…

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Reika November 27, 2012 at 12:20 pm

I was very impressed with the eyebrow eyebrush that comes with it so I bought the full size one. The bristles of the full size is different and it works even better for me! I highly recommend this brush Jess!

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Jess November 29, 2012 at 12:48 am

Thanks so much for getting back to me, Reika! How can I resist anything that you highly recommend?! ;)

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Reika November 29, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Hehe..I just can’t go back to other eyebrow brushes now since I started using suqqu :-)

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Jess November 21, 2012 at 2:35 am

I forgot to say, this is also my hg eyebrow powder! Definitely one of the products that I will purchase forever and ever! :)

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K November 27, 2012 at 5:21 pm

I’ve seen Lisa Eldrige use this product many times. I saw your blog about it and decided to give it a go when my friend went to Thailand. Hope it’s really nice because I didn’t realize how expensive it was. Wah!

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ekirii February 28, 2013 at 1:20 pm

Hi there, I love your reviews, especially those on Suqqu! There aren’t enough reviews of those out there… which may be a good thing haha.

A quick question, between the two eyebrow palettes 01 Moss Green and 02 Brown, is the latter for darker/fuller brows? I’m also Asian, light-medium skintone, with un-dyed black hair, and my brows don’t need much work as they’re quite full. Would 01 or 02 be a better choice? Thanks!

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Reika March 1, 2013 at 11:38 am

yes 02 is for darker brows with black/dark brown hair.

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Winnie April 25, 2013 at 4:18 am

Hi Reika

I just want to ask if you have tried the liquid eyebrow liner and how it would compare to this? Can’t decide which one to get

Thanks!

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Myra May 22, 2013 at 3:51 pm

Hi Reika,

I am curious about this eyebrow brush. I was also curious about the Suqqu Eyebrow Brush G…I like the idea of the rounded edge but worry it maybe too soft or stiff (there are not any reviews I can find or good pictures to judge it by). I have 3 eyebrow brushes from hakuhodo. They are thin and all of them are made from Water Badger hair. From what I was reading about the Suqqu Eyebrow Brush S, is that it is 50% weasel and 50% water badger. I find that Water Badger hair can be too hard and weasel too soft. I have never tried the Raccoon hair, that is suppose to be what the Suqqu G brush is made of.

My main problem is that when I fill in my brows, the lines can be too sharp with these (what appears to be the shape of the S brush) and therefore, I have to go in with a spooly or small brush and blend the color out so it doesn’t look like a bunch of straight lines. I guess my question is, do you feel you have to use another brush or anything to blend the color in better with the Suqqu S? Is it really a must have?? lol

My goal is to have one brush do the job for my eyebrows…which, I hope is not too much to ask.

Thank you so much for all of your help and for responding back to my other inquiries. Hoping you can help me!

Myra

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