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Suqqu Frame Fix Foundation Review

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You’ve got to love my new Canon 650D. It takes no prisoners when it comes to detail – I zoomed in on the photograph above and it literally took my on a journey down one of my open pores. Scary stuff! But quite useful when looking at how makeup products perform; you can actually examine how a foundation sits on the skin, how well a mascara coats a lash. It’s a bit like being able to put my own face under a microscope.

 The foundation is looking pretty marvellous is it not? I’ve not tampered with the exposure or contrast or anything else in the photograph, it is what it is. (Not that I ever “tamper”, but if you put a photo through Instagram it does tend to soften things and make it all look fabulous. This is just a raw jpg file.) And the Suqqu Liquid Foundation seems to create this beautiful blurry veil over the surface of the skin. Texture wise it’s simply perfect – no greasiness whatsoever, absolutely no residue, yet it’s not drying. It feels ever-so-slightly mattifying, actually, but not tight or uncomfortable. It really is one of those “second skin” foundations that we all are on the eternal search for. I have used it over a primer (Cover FX Clear Prep as my skin is dodgy at the moment) but it actually needs no extra help whatsoever – despite its light texture, it seems to fill and prep the skin beautifully whilst providing good coverage and that amazing, hazy-blur effect.

So, the practicalities: the Frame Fix foundation comes in a glass, pump-action bottle. It’s hard to get hold of, Selfridges are the only UK stockist I think, but you can order it online here. It is stocked in six shades online (I am wearing 202) and each costs £65. I think that it’s marvellous stuff – after six weeks of pretty much everything making me break out into pustules (don’t ask), this seems to be nicely non-aggravating. Steep in price, yes – but if you think that’s expensive, then check out the best powder brush in the whole wide world. Worth every penny.

(Other makeup in the picture; Dr Hauschka Bronzing Powder, Laura Mercier Caviar eyeshadow stick in “Khaki“, Dr Hauschka “Inner Glow” lipstick in shade 17 (me no likey, actually) and Estee Lauder Eye Opening Duo mascara (black on top lashes, brown on the bottom. Seems to work.) Sweater is from Whistles.)

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  1. Beautiful photo of you! I have wanting to try this foundation for so long!

  2. Wowsers, this sounds like my dream foundation. Ouchy at the price, but at the same time, I’d rather scrimp on every other makeup product and have the best foundation!

    Nic x

  3. Wow look at this stealy (or steely?) blue eyes!! Your skin looks so natural and and beautiful. I don’t think anything beats a foundation that can look natural, but yet provides some sort of coverage! Have a nice weekend :)

  4. You look fantastic. Classes above all else…

  5. Really appreciate the photo, I know we all want to look perfect, flawless.. So, this proves you really feel confident, and like this foundation. My skin, has been a bit yuk of late.. will confess to not being as good as I usually am, but also think the weather, and our lives have influence on it. Started using my clarisonic again.. and results appearing. I’m wanting to get hold of O Cosmedics.. as I think this will perform well xx

    • SO many people are complaining about bad skin at the moment – do you think there’s something in the air?! Everyone is suffering! x

      • I think it’s the turn of the seasons, takes a few weeks to settle into.

        Those cameras really are detailes, I’ve seen some fantastic photos on some other beauty blogs. This will take things to another level!

  6. Hi Ruth, i always love your post and this one is no exception. But could i have some advice on some issues? My skin is feeling very tired, heavy, not it’s best and i wear minimal makeup every day. What could i do to have this light, breathing, healthy feeling on my skin? i use alph h liquid gold, balacing cleanser and avene light moisturizer but my skin feels heavy. xoxo

  7. I love the makeup in that photo. Are you wearing eyeliner or literally just the Laura Mercier shadow stick?

  8. hi Ruth. Your skin looks fab to me. I was having a little skin freakout myself and I gave my clarisonic a rest. used my cleansing oil and cloth and things seemed to have calmed down.

  9. So beautiful! But I have to ask, does this foundation result in a ghostly flashback in flash photography?

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