Introduction to Surratt Beauty

Introduction to Surratt Beauty

I’m new to this brand. Where should I start?

A Few Notes | If you like softer, slightly sheerer eyeshadows, Surratt’s are good–you can definitely see the Japanese influence over the range with respect to texture and payoff. They sit well on the skin, but they aren’t all intensely pigmented out of the gate and tend to work best sheered out as a wash or layered for more opaque coverage. I’m a big fan of the Lip Lustres (lipgloss) formula, as they combine shine and sparkle in a way that’s easy to wear and still dimensional. The Prismatique Lips (lipstick) hasn’t been reviewed officially on the blog yet, but for someone who likes a lot of sparkle in their lipstick and doesn’t mind re-applying, they can be fun. The Lipslique (lipstick) formula is comfortable to wear and has good coverage, generally, though I have only tried three or four shades for actual wear. I haven’t tried the brushes by the brand, but I have heard only raves, so they seem to be comparable to the very high-end side of the spectrum (Chikuhodo, SUQQU, etc.).

What would you recommend to someone just trying Surratt Beauty for the first time?

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(sigh) I only have one Surratt product, a blush in La Vie En Rose, and it’s probably my HG my-cheeks-but-better color, but it’s a super tiny amount of product for $32, in the thinnest, flimsiest container imaginable, so you can’t travel with it unless you buy the re-fillable compact for an ADDITIONAL $17. So it’s $49 total, and that’s why I don’t have more Surratt stuff! The color is HG though, so I don’t regret buying it, but the price is painful. Ounce for ounce, the blush alone is more expensive than Chanel or Tom Ford, and the compact isn’t even included!! If money is no object fine, but for the rest of us, I suggest waiting for Sephora sale and signing up for cash back thru Ebates/Mr. Rebates, so combined, you might be able to get 20-30% off.

Thank you so much for yet another thoughtful guide to a brand that I, and probably many others, have not as yet tried! I definitely appreciate these guides as I branch out more and more.
Ponceau looks like the blush if my dreams! Want that, or a dang perfect dupe!
The Lip Lustres are just magical looking, breathtaking. I am a huge fan of dimensional, sparkly, ethereal glosses like these.?

Okay, so I *just* now looked up your review of Ponceau, and saw that I already own a 95% dupe of it! Nyx Pinched, an old, verrry old standby of mine. $’s saved! ?

Surratt is a nice system if you are traveling for work and need a “component” system and want to use a light hand. I was very excited when this launched at Barneys/Sephora and bought a lot of products. Not too exciting and I think there are other products out there now (such as Ingot) that allow you to create palettes and customize without de-potting

I like some products, but the pricing was higher than anticipated given how they don’t travel well without the additional palette purchases. I think the powder-based products are some of the more interesting (at least, relative to mainstream powder products in the U.S.) – can definitely see the Japanese influence on them.

I would say out of everything I purchased, the powders are the best. Very finely milled, sophisticated. I actually didn’t mind the packaging (I know people had a beef with that when they came out that they were not magnetic) I think it’s not “flimsy” but purposely designed to be light-weight and easy for travel. I was not too excited about the Lips (slippery, not much payoff) and returned the “color baton” because it was a great idea but messy and unflattering.

I was stalking Barney’s, when the Nars Audacious line came out and they had the 7 exclusive shades ( well except for Nars themselves ). Of course they were sold out forever. Remember that? Especially Dominique? Anyway, as a result I spent a lot of time perusing Surratt. It was very exciting to discover this new to me big fancy brand. Kinda glad there’s no Barney’s near me even though I wasn’t impressed with the couple items I tried. It’s all so prettttttyyyyy!! ?

I have yet to try this brand, even though Rougeur has been on my wish list for a long time (I guess it’s some kind of a relief to know that I don’t actually run out and buy everything I want, even though it sometimes feels like it!). I also think I’d like Se Pomponner and La Vie en Rose. Maybe it’s time for me to start experimenting with wearing a bit more blush, since it takes a lot less time to apply than a full eye look, and I’ll need a streamlined makeup routine for early school mornings. Plus, my new progressive eyeglasses really magnify the lines under my eyes, and I could use blush to draw attention away from that if I place it properly. I’m really happy that I got Way Bandy’s books, ‘Designing Your Face’ and ‘Styling Your Face’. One thing he recommends is what I think of as ‘old Holywood’ blush placement, up on the cheekbones toward the side of the face — I’ve been putting my blush there for quite a while — I think it can be a much more flattering blush placement, especially on an older face (mine) or if you’re going for a more sophisticated look rather than a ‘blush of youth’ look. Plus, I think it will put blush in just the right spot to draw the eye slightly away from that magnified undereye area πŸ™‚

Christine, your blush always looks beautiful right where you put it πŸ™‚ But it can still be fun to experiment with different placement for different effects.

These introductions to brands are great, thank you. For Surratt — I’m looking hard at ‘la vie en rose’, but the cost is giving me pause. The dupes aren’t looking like good alternatives to me; I avoid LEs., though there are some permanent. I know I’ll cave though; just a matter of when.

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