Thursday, June 19th, 2008

sukicolor is a branch of sukipure, which is a natural skincare brand (which I have good luck with in the past, so I was eager to try out their makeup line!). sukicolor fills in an area often overlooked by mineral makeup lines, which is cream-based makeup. sukicolor is “fresh finish mineral cream makeup.”

Some products I enjoyed:

Tinted Active Moisturizer SPF ($45.95) comes in two colors (Natural and Bronze), which means it may be limiting for some skintones. However, I’m medium-toned, and Bronze worked out for me. Because it is a tinted moisturizer, the color itself is still rather sheer and blendable, so you don’t end up getting a super dark foundation color or anything, if you don’t need it. suki recommends adding two pumps of this to your moisturizer, blending together before applying, for lighter skin tones.

Triple Cream Eye Definer ($41.95) has seven shades to choose from, and iti s a 3-in-1 product. These creamy balms can be used to highlight, liner, shadow, or as brow fillers. I personally used the Amber shade, and I preferred it as a liner or brow filler over other ways (only because I prefer powder shadows).

Pure Cream Stain ($40.15) also comes in seven shades ranging from the lightest (Sandstone) to the deepest (Vermillion). The shade I tried was Dahlia, a creamy reddish-brown blush/lip stain. Even being one of the darkest shades, it is still just a tint, so don’t let it scare you! I loved how creamy it was, and I liked that it didn’t go on super pigmented, because I could build it up and blend it out without worrying I needed to defuse the clown-effect of more pigmented cream blushes. (Hey, if you’ve ever worn cream blush, you know you need to get it perfect before it dries–which isn’t that much time–so buildable is preferrable over ultra pigmented.) I think I’d love to try Opal, Nectar, and Vermillion in the future. What I also like about this stain is that it is suitable and advocated to use on both the lips and cheeks, which means it does double-duty AND you can match, if that’s your thing (and it IS my thing, ha!).

Other products you may be interested in: Liquid Formula Concealer ($41.95), Rich Pigment Mascara ($33.95), & various brushes (varies).

What could they improve on? Price. There are a plethora of mineral makeup brands, albeit most of them focus on powder versus cream/liquid, but very few of them reach the price point of sukicolor. I’m completely satisfied with sukicolor quality and packaging, but I do feel that the price will put a lot of potential customers off.

Learn more at www.sukicolor.com.

Have you tried any of sukicolor’s products?  What do you think?

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6 thoughts on “Mineral Makeup Brand Spotlight: sukicolor

  1. Avatar of Carrie Carrie

    They sell these at several places in my town ‘cuz Suki is locally made. They are beautiful, but SO expensive – I feel like it’s the Guerlain of MMU, or something. So, I just play with the testers!

  2. Eva

    Cream-based mineral make up isn´t necessarily “overlooked”.
    THe problem is that you can´t make a cream or liquid foundation and stay “pure”. There are additives and fillers necessary which in turn can cause breakouts for those with acne prone or sensitive skin.
    Monave, Lueur Jeune ( my current favourite, it´s from Saphoros Spa) and MAD minerals are only a few of those mineral make up companies that sell cream-to-powder or liquid foundations.

    • Avatar of Carrie Carrie

      Ohhh hey you’re right – MAD Minerals has a dark green cream shadow that look just like a paint pot. I’ve gotta try it!

      • Eva

        Carrie, the cream eyeshadows are ridiculously close to MAC paint pots. I swapped away my Rubenesque, Indianwood, Painterly and Bare Study, because the MAD ones are so close (and I didn´t use them enough anyway…). The texture is very similar, I find the MAD ones a bit easier to spread, actually. They maybe a bit sheerer than the paint pots, but very buildable.

        The gel liners MAD sells are pretty good alternatives to fluidlines as well. But these are noticeably drier than fluidlines and especially the shimmery ones are a bit harder to work with.

        Barbi, the owner of MAD minerals does run sales quite frequently, maybe sign up for her newsletter?! :o)

    • Thanks for sharing, Eva!