If you’ve not yet tried the Suqqu Eyebrow Pen or RMK Eyebrow Gel, you’d be in a majority; despite countless make-up artists telling me they rely on them, I often find myself recommending them to blank faces who clearly don’t know about these two stellar brands.
If you’re one of the unacquainted, I’d suggest starting with the brow products – nobody does them better. Then move onto skin; though created for an Asian market and therefore sometimes slightly harder to find a true colour match, they finish beautifully and often achieve that lustrous ‘my skin but better’ thing (my money would go on the newest foundation by Suqqu and the RMK UV Liquid Foundation).
Finally, hit the colour. If you’re looking for direction in this department, here’s a big, fat spotlight on their latest launches to tempt you… //
l to r: RMK Classic Film Eyes 03, Classic Film Gloss 01, Classic Film Cheeks 03
RMK Film Eyes, Film Gloss and Film Cheeks / Liquid make-up that delivers lots of pigment is continuing to grab the attention of beauty aficionados for good reason – it’s fun and pretty foolproof. I apply the eye product straight from the bottle and blend with a fluffy MAC 217 brush, but fingers seem to do the job perfectly well with the cheek blush. Remember to only apply a liquid onto a liquid base – if you’ve powdered your skin, it’ll all congeal.
RMK Eyebrow Colours / This comes in four shades (I use 02), and is nifty if you’re a bit cack-handed when it comes to applying brow products – though wouldn’t be ideal if you’re rigorous about detail – rather than applying a precise line, the liquid end offers a hazy wash of colour that makes brows look bulkier without any sense of them being drawn on. The brow gel holds well and never distributes too much colour – a rarity indeed among pigmented brow gels.
Suqqu Pure Colour Blush (shade pictured: Tsubomizaki). Remember when I said blush was the new thing? Here’s another fine specimen to add to the pile. Like the Marc Jacobs one, this is a three-in-one situ that is absurdly finely-milled and doesn’t look powdery when on. Don’t bother with their brush – it’s too small and flat to distribute colour well. Instead, take a fluffy round brush and sweep it over your cheeks.
Suqqu Treatment Primer (due here imminently) / I don’t generally bother with primers unless they really make skin look exceptional. This one does, though it remarkably manages to do so without betraying its existence. Think super lightweight moisturiser with a hint of sheeny glow and you’ll understand what it does for your skin.
Suqqu Lipstick 05 / Despite looking rather pigmented in the above picture, this once on makes lips look like models in those photo shoots where they seem to be wearing no make-up at all but look healthy and heavenly. It’s juicy and delicious.
Suqqu Deep Nuance Eyes EX03 (deep chocolate), EX02 (Minx) / Suqqu’s first foray into a cream eyeshadow is delightful, offering such good colour pay off in a non-greasy formula. They make a few colours but if you want foolproof, get these – I recently worked at a wedding and applied these two to most the bridesmaids and was delighted to see it looked just as good on alabaster skin as it did on mocha. Also: they won’t nestle into creases or migrate down your face.