Suqqu Eyeshadow Brush Large Review

August 23, 2011

Suqqu Eyeshadow Brush Large could be the best buy of the year for me. It is expensive (costs around USD$75) but it is worth every single penny! Ever since I got this brush I barely used any of my other blending brushes in my stash. suqqu-eye-shadow-brush-largeIt is made of 100% grey squirrel hair. The softness is on par with the Suqqu cheek brush (reviewed here). My eyes have been super sensitive lately – as a result I cannot use some of my usual go-to brushes because I find them irritating on my fragile skin around the eyes. This brush feels exceptionally silky soft and soothing, it makes applying makeup just that little bit more enjoyable!

The shape of this brush is wide and rather flat compared to the usual blending brushes such as MAC 224 or MAC 217. The brush is fluffy, voluminous and bouncy – you will love the feel of the soft resistance coming from an ultra soft brush, which is what a goat hair brush lacks.

suqqu-eye-brush-large-vs-mac-224-217-brushAlthough this brush appears quite flat from the side, the brush head is just as fluffy as the MAC 217 and 224 but more tapered. Quite a multifunctional eye brush in my opinion. I like to use the wide side to apply the eye color over a large area, and the tapered tip for defining the crease and for swirling the brush to blend. This  brush is designed to provide a sheer wash of color (not a laydown brush) so it picks up about the same amount of color as MAC217. suqqu-eye-shadow-brush-large-side

suqqu-eye-brush-large-vs-mac-224-217-brush-1 The amazing thing about this brush is that it applies the eyeshadows beautifully. I have no idea what magic has been cast on to this brush (could be the fact that it is made of super fine and silky smooth natural ending squirrel hair)..I have been using this brush with all sorts of eyeshadows ranging from sheer to rich, shimmery and powdery (ie baked version of Chanel). It never fails to distribute the color incredibly evenly over the area you apply, and it polishes to a smoother finish.

Bottom Line: A must have for anyone who loves a good brush! Definitely worth saving up for.

You can find Suqqu brushes on Selfridges.

{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

Jamilla August 23, 2011 at 1:28 pm

You can also buy Suqqu brushes and makeup in the UK at Selfridges, both in-store and on-line.

Thanks for the review.


Reika August 24, 2011 at 6:12 am

Thanks for the info Jamilla! I know that Selfridges stocks suqqu but they don’t do international shipping…:-(


Karen August 23, 2011 at 3:08 pm

How would you say this brush compares directly to the MAC217? I currently use that one for my eyeshadows and I’ve found that it’s extremely prickly and rough. I live in Canada, but am heading to HK within a couple weeks and I would potentially be able to pick the suqqu up there!


Reika August 25, 2011 at 11:55 pm

That sounds great Karen! I had no idea you can get Suqqu in HK..please let me know if you can find them there 🙂


kazu August 26, 2011 at 4:02 am

you can’t get suqqu in hk as far as i know


Karen August 26, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Yeah I’m not sure whether I can find it in HK. But I plan to look.


stephanie August 23, 2011 at 7:26 pm

i dont know anything about make up brushes and what roles they place in different things….i just use any brush for anything without really thinking about it, it’s nice to read a review like this =] xxx


Replica August 23, 2011 at 7:47 pm

I’ve been wanting to try their brushes for quite a while now, but the price has always held me off, don’t think I can resist much longer, this sounds like a must have. Thanks for the review 🙂


Reika August 25, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Thanks for droppingg by 🙂 I have heard Suqqu had quite a few price increases lately (due to popular demand..), that is why I decided to start investing in Suqqu until the day I can no longer afford them haha…


Kalmo August 23, 2011 at 7:48 pm

Thanks for the detailed reviews and nice pictures. Sounds like this brush is a winner. I think it’s so cool that it’s made from squirrel hair, hopefully no one was harmed in the process!


Reika August 26, 2011 at 12:08 am

I hope so too! I do feel very very guilty buying brushes made of squirrel hair…


popblush August 23, 2011 at 10:30 pm

This blending brush is officially on my ‘list’ now as well as the Suqqu cheek blush brush you reviewed before. =]

Currently I use a blender brush that is similar to the MAC 222 which is good for the crease but I need a brush that is flatter, like the Suqqu, for overall even blending.

Thank you for this review hun~


Walls August 24, 2011 at 4:15 am

I want everything Suqqu!


Reika August 26, 2011 at 12:11 am

Me too!!


MrAJBx3 August 27, 2011 at 1:04 am

…..$75 for a brush! :O


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