SuzieBeauty Cosmetics

It’s been a long time coming, but I have finally gotten round to reviewing my Suzie Beauty goodies. It’s the first time I have been asked to try out sample products, and I was very excited to do so! Suzie Beauty is a cosmetics brand created by Suzie Wokabi, the products are aimed at women with darker skin tones, are sold online and I believe throughout Africa including Nairobi and Mombasa to name a few.

The first product I tried was the Liquid Foundation

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I tried the shade SB20 above which is a good 2-3 shades too light for me so I wasn’t able to try it alone, however I did give it a try mixed in with a few other foundations I own which are too dark for me. The first thing I noticed was it’s staying power. It certainly lives up to it’s claims as a long stay, waterproof full coverage product, perfect for those with very oily skin. If you live in a hot, humid climate this foundation will stay on your skin without budging – it really does last. The consistency is more liquid-y than your usual foundation (which I prefer), the finish is matte – very matte – not so suitable for a dry skin type, but may be a great foundation to use when you are on holiday for that extra staying power. The shade range is very good with 9 shades available from a medium/light pink toned shade to a very, very deep mahogany. I love that there is a decent variety of deeper shades, so there is room to experiment and mix to give a good chance of finding the perfect match.

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Liquid Foundation in SB20

Next, I tried the Pot Concealer in two of the seven shades

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Capuccino is a light/medium toned brown with a little yellow to it. The product is described as full coverage and non-drying.

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Pot Concealer – Cappucino

Capuccino for me, was a good highlighting shade. Great to add a brightening effect underneath the eyes or tops of the cheeks for a more natural highlight. The consistency is reasonably thick, but smooth to apply and the finish particularly under the eyes was very good – smooth without any creasing. As with most concealers of this kind not much is needed to achieve good coverage, so don’t over do it- otherwise you will definitely experience creasing!

I found that the Pot Concealer provided me with very good medium coverage, but if I were to use this on any dark marks on my face, I think I would need a bit more coverage.

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Pot Concealer – Cappucino

The next shade, Mocha is a similar shade to Capuccino, but a little more red toned

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Pot Concealer – Mocha

Mocha is a better shade match for me, better for use on my face instead of under the eyes. In summer, I think I would need one shade darker

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Pot Concealer in Mocha – love the smooth finish

The next item I tried and my favourite of the bunch is the Loose Powder in the shade SB40

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The Loose Powder comes in 5 shades with an additional translucent powder with no colour. The shade SB40 was a great match for me, I found it evened out my skin without adding too much colour and best of all the finely milled texture meant it did not add a dry looking cakey-ness to my skin. It finished off my face adding a smooth polished look to my makeup.

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Loose Powder SB40

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Loose Powder SB40

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Loose Powder SB40

The Loose Powder blends very well into the skin

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Eyeshadow in Maziwa

Lastly, I tried 2 of the Eyeshadows. The first shade Maziwa is a frosty silvery highlight shade.

Just out of personal preference, I’m not a fan of frosty eyeshadows, I’m don’t they compliment my skin-tone, however the shade Maziwa can be used as a good eyebrow highlight or in the inner corner of the eye to brighten your look.

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Eyeshadow in Maziwa

Last but not least is Eyeshadow in Flamingo

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Eyeshadow in Flamingo

My favourite of the two eyeshadow shades, Flamingo is a sheer peachy coral which I found great all over the lid as a nice everyday shade. Although not extremely pigmented, added a little dimension to the lid. The texture is silky smooth and blends very easily.

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Eyeshadow in Flamingo

It’s fantastic to see a brand focussed on producing make up for darker skin tones. Overall, a great brand with great shades and decent variety. Has anyone tried SuzieBeauty? What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear what you think in the comments!

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