Once upon a time I thought pinks were the easiest shade to tackle for lipsticks. Our lips are pink, how hard could it be?
Well, I now have a newfound loathing toward searching for natural-looking pink lipsticks. I just confirmed for the umpteenth time a few days ago (why I need to do this more than once is beyond me) that despite my non-adherence to the warm/cool color theory, I absolutely cannot pull off warm pinks. While doing inventory for my blog sale, I realized I should have known this long ago – I have so many barely used warm pinks in my stash. Such wanton wastage!
That said, I'm naturally attracted to warm pinks in the tube (alas, always to the things I cannot have). When I saw Suqqu Creamy Glow Lipstick 03 Tsuyazakura alarm bells went off. It wasn't going to work, I told myself, especially after seeing the swatch. But I was at a counter and if there's anything you do there it's trying on the things you cannot get.
On my lips, Tsuyazakura turned out to be much less warmer, a neutral natural rose pink shade, so of course I got it. Lipsticks never cease to amaze me on how different they can look once actually applied.
I've already discussed the Suqqu lipstick formula in depth (see here) and it remains to be one of the best lipsticks I've ever tried. The Creamy Glow formula delivers a rich, opaque finish that works very well especially with nude/natural shades.
Unfortunately, Suqqu products are not available for retail in the States. I purchased mine at Selfridges in London when I visited some months ago. For those who absolutely have to get their hands on it, there's ichibankao.com, but at highly marked up rates.