During my recent visit to London, I visited the SUQQU counter at Selfridges for the first time. The beauty advisor / MUA was really friendly and helpful. I purchased the eye shadow trio and I asked for a foundation sample which he generously depotted to the small container I brought with me. The foundation is a whooping £ 62 so I didn't want to blind buy it and gladly the sample given to me lasted me a good week which ended up in me falling in love with the foundation.
SUQQU Frame Fix Cream Foundation comes in a glass jar packaging which is understandable due to its super thick and rich texture. It would be difficult to use pump spender I guess, and jar packaging means I can use up the product thoroughly. It also comes with a spatula which is good for hygienic reason so I don't have to dip my fingers into the jar.
Texture wise, it reminds me of Revlon Colorstay Whipped foundation, only this one from SUQQU is creamier, denser and richer in texture. Despite of the thick texture, it is easy to blend and melts effortlessly in to the skin. One thing to remember though, you don't want to put too much product because it will be difficult to blend and turn out cakey. A little goes a long way with this foundation. I usually start with a thin layer and put another layer whenever I desire more coverage. I need two thin layers to cover the imperfections, redness and all the bumps on my face. I don't particularly need concealer, but still apply a thin layer under my eye area on most days.
SUQQU Frame Fix Cream Foundation provides a solid medium to full coverage. I have to be honest that this one doesn't feel lightweight. It is a full coverage foundation, so it does feel like you're wearing make up. It also feels slightly tacky on the skin. But, I really like the flawless - radiant finish. It gives my skin a polished look and I can see myself wearing it on special occasions e.g. party or a night out. When I tried it for the first time, I spent the whole day being outside under London's pouring rain, and when I checked it out at the end of the day, the foundation still looked intake. The finish is not dull, and it has a slight lustre. The website suggests you not to wear primer or not to set it with powder, I however always lightly set with translucent powder due to its dewy finish.
The foundation comes with SPF30++ but I don't notice any white cast which is good. My shade #002 has a distinct yellow undertone. It is a wee wee bit yellowish for my skin tone, but once it's set, the shade is a good match for my complexion.
SUQQU Frame Fix Cream Foundation is one long wearing base. It can easily go to 8-9 hour mark on my combination skin.
As mentioned above, this foundation is freakin' expensive. It is £62 for 25ml. But, it is stellar.
What is your current favourite foundation?