SUQQU Nude Wear Liquid Foundation
The Nude Wear Liquid foundation was released recently. I see on the brand website that this is the only liquid foundation in the line up now. SUQQU continues to launch and discontinue base products regularly and it's hard to get your heart set on one forever, when things tend of disappear. I do appreciate that they try to bring in new advances, but oh the heartbreak! Old favorites like the original UK exclusive Cream Foundation is gone, as are the older Frame Fix ones. On with the new!
The Nude Wear Liquid foundation has that very liquid serum consistency and has a dropper to dispense the fluid. SUQQU calls it "light and comfortable" and creates a "veil on the skin with gentle lifting properties for a natural dewy finish."
The oils separate from the pigment and the bottle requires vigorous shaking to re-emulsify the ingredients together.
It indeed has a super light consistency. It's very easy to apply with fingers or brush (or sponge). Because it is so fluid, the sponge or brush soaks up a lot of product.
I found this to be not an ideal foundation for me. I originally started to use this when the weather was much cooler and my skin had a lot of flakes from dryness and dehydration and general crap skin from eczema. The pigment in the foundation clung to the dry patches and it didn't look great. The foundation certainly has a dewy finish, but with the dry patches, my face was an unattractive patchwork of shiny and pigment-clinging spots. Not great.
My skin is looking much better now and the weather is much hotter and more humid. I gave this a few longer trials to see how it performs on my dry, but well hydrated skin... which also isn't having any weird outbreaks of eczema or other dry patches. I'm using shade 002.
I checked in after an hour and then at the end of the day.
Bare Skin vs. Immediately After Application
It is indeed super light feeling on the skin and glides on. The finish is actually powdery looking after initial application. The coverage is light, but can be layered on for additional coverage to light medium. It evens out my skin and just barely tones down the redness around my nose. The issue here is the way it collects and pools into my pores. In the closeup, you can see pools collection in my nose.
One Hour After Application
I slapped on a little makeup: curled lashes, put on mascara, blush and set very lightly with loose powder.
This is the best the foundation looked on me; the finish has mellowed from powdery to a radiant glow and the foundation melded more into the skin looking very much bare skin. I still see foundation pooling into the nose pores, but less so.
Four Hours After Application
I then went on my merry way. I went to the farmer's market, the library, went out to lunch and visited a kitchen and tile place. I spent some time in air conditioning, but the weather was brutal. We have a heatwave of temperatures reaching upper 90's F (mid 30's C) with stifling humidity. I was sweating and getting glowier and glowier.
At the end of this wear time (4 hours), it wore off so that all the redness was visible under my nose. And I was exuberantly glowy (read: greasy). Even with my drier type skin, the foundation was no match for the weather. I saw that the pooled foundation in my nose pores was gone, but that's basically because the foundation wore away.
Theoretically, I could have powdered more during the day to reduce the glow, but I don't think it would have solved for the product disappearing on the skin with all the sweat and high heat.
Pros: beautiful lightweight and easy to apply texture, develops into a lovely glow. Very skin-like look on the skin. Doesn't settle into lines.
Cons: pools into pores. Short wear time. Doesn't perform under high heat and humidity. Catches on dry patches and flakes.
This is definitely not a good foundation for me. I would be able to comfortably wear this in cooler temperatures. But since I am so prone to dehydration and flakes/patches, this wouldn't work well for me then either.
Aqua, Methyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide, Butylene Glycol, Dimethicone, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Diisostearyl Malate, Dipropylene Glycol, Glycerin, Phenyl Trimethicone, Titanium Dioxide (nano), Talc, Diphenyl Dimethicone, PEG-8 Trifluoropropyl Dimethicone Copolymer, Boron Nitride, Mica, Sodium Chloride, Butyl Acrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Aluminum Hydroxide, Sorbitan Isostearate, Disodium Stearoyl Glutamate, Hydrated Silica, Tribehenin, Methyl Methacrylate/Glycol Dimethacrylate Crosspolymer, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Silica, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Oenothera Biennis Oil, Squalane, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Tin Oxide, BHT, Angelica Keiskei Leaf/Stem Extract, Olea Europaea Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta Leaf Extract, Hypericum Erectum Flower/Leaf/Stem Extract, Hibiscus Esculentus Fruit Extract, Alpinia Speciosa Leaf Extract, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Dipalmitate, Phenoxyethanol, Chlorphenesin, May Contain(+/-) : CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499