Like the face brush, it is another diminutive brush with a tapered brush head. I believe it is the same hair as the face brush - grey squirrel. It is incredibly soft and makeup artist Lisa Eldridge has described it as the feel of kitten paws on your cheeks. It is ethereally soft. Like the face brush, the hairs are long and with a fair amount of give. This is an advantage for the cheek brush because it allows for a very even and soft pickup of pigment. The small brush head places the pigment softly but at the same time in a precise manner. It is an incredible feat to be so soft but still lay down color so evenly.
I admit this. I have clown face tendency. I love pigmented blush and if unchecked, my full clown shines. The Suqqu cheek brush is the force that stuffs the clown in the closet. (Remember the clown in Poltergeist?) I tell you this; it checks the clown. It hip checks that garish clown. I use this brush nearly every day. A small bit of my brain asks the hard question: why do I have other cheek brushes when this is perfect? Such difficult questions. Let us not linger long there in that dark place.
Some pictures to show how petite this brush is.
|Top: Suqqu Cheek Brush; Bottom: Suqqu Face Brush|
|Suqqu Cheek Brush nestled in the hand|
|Top: Suqqu Cheek Brush; Bottom: Edward Bess Luxury Eye Brush|
Dinky cheek brush!
Hand made and impeccably tapered. Hairs are incredibly glossy and soft. This is quite possibly, maybe even probably the best brush I have of all the brushes I own.
You'll notice I do not mention what the retail prices are for things I write about. I do focus on things that I'm mainly drawn to, which is luxury products. Suqqu is very pricey indeed and in most cases very hard to procure for many of outside a small distribution area. So is it worth it? Don't ask me that! That is a tough question. If I had to answer, I'd say that brushes are easy things for which to develop irrational affection and I am certainly goggly-eyed and irrational about Suqqu products. For me, this cheek brush certainly meets my preference for pigmented blush and application effect. Does that answer the question?
Do you own Suqqu brushes or have your eyes on them? I'd love to know what you think!
As far as I know, distribution of Suqqu is very limited. You can purchase on line through several sites including, ichibankao and mihokoshop where prices are significantly marked up. Imomoko appears to only sell the limited edition cosmetics. If you are luckily residing in the UK, you can purchase at Selfridges. You can call Selfridges and order via telephone, but again, beware, the shipping charges were hefty when I'd ordered previously. It is worth calling and checking to understand their shipping charges. They will exclude the UK VAT to ship to you internationally. Selfridges on line does not ship internationally nor will it take an international credit card. If you find yourself in these locations, then I say you buy it in person! Or ask a friend to purchase for you.