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Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Its a deep berry/MLBB type colour with a flat finish. It won't really stain the lips and it doesn't have huge staying power--but it feels light and pleasant on the lips. Its a pleasure to wear. Very natural.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
The colour looks scarily dark in the pot, but when applied looks an amazingly natural just bitten dark red. It's pricy, but you get a massive heavy, glass jar full, and as it's so pigmented and you only need to use a tiny bit, I'm guessing you're not going to get through these in a hurry.
When used as a lip stain: the colour does fade on the lips after a while, and I found it wasn't moisturising so my lips did get a little dry. Yes, it has 'oil' ingredients, but in no way is it shiny or slippery as it's a dry cream in texture. Which is excellent, as you only need a tiny bit to build up colour and it looks really really natural. People will be fooled that your lips do look that good! To combat the dryness, I've mixed some together with plain lip moisturisers (carmex and blistex) in little pots, and carry them everywhere! Moisture and colour for top-ups - simply perfect.
As a cheek stain: I was sceptical about using this as a cheek cream because I thought it would be greasy, clogg my pores and break me out, but when i finally did, boy was I surprised and pleased with the look. A tiny bit blended onto cheeks gives a georgeous fresh, rushed-flush look. And, contrary to what i thought, there was no greasyness whatsoever, and the colour lasted true from day to night. And best of all: no breakouts or cloggs in sight. In fact, this has made my cheeks feel really soft so I'm guessing the oils really do have some conditioning effect on the skin.
Verdict - a definite must buy, but try samples first to find the shade that suits your skin tone. I've sampled Dahlia, and loved it also, but they do have very different looks on the skin. The downsides: sticking your fingers into the pot and the glass jar is cumbersum and heavy. But speaking as a clean freak myself, you can use brushes and clean fingers and transfer the creme into smaller pots for traveling (it's a set mixture, like a thick paste, so it doesn't run everywhere). The packagings amazingly sturdy (indestructable frosted thick glass - I've dropped mine so many times and not a chip), and the smell is herby and pleasant. I'm planning to buy the Nectar and Dahlia shades before everywhere all sells out - it seems I'm not the only one let on to the wonders of this stuff!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have sadly given away my beloved Bobbi Brown makeup in exchange for more "green" cosmetics. My favorite of Bobbi's was the pot rouge and I was afraid I wouldn't find a sheer, gorgeous blush that I loved as much as I loved that pot rouge.
The heart does learn to love again and it has with the Suki Cream stain! I tested out all of the colors at my favorite hang out - Whole Body - and the Vermillion seemed to suit me the best. It is a deep berry color that looks a bit frightening in the jar because it seems like it is HEAVILY pigmented and will be too dark. At first I was hesitant to buy it because I was afraid the color would be too heavy. I think it COULD be if you put a lot on, but if you rub your finger lightly over the product, you pick up just enough color that shows up on your face but isn't too heavy. The color is actually a bit lighter than it looks in the jar, but it is definitely buildable. I swiped it on my cheeks and lips (over a little bit of balm), put some Everyday Minerals gloss in "Soccer Practice" over it, and I was good to go. I usually always use liner with lip colors, and I didn't need to. This product is soft and spreads easily and has a wonderful feather-light texture.
What I love about Suki's products is they are all natural and smell DIVINE - including this blush.
I love this and I would like to try other colors, too. I was a bit expensive, $40.00, and the glass pot is a bit heavy, but like the BB Pot Rouges, you don't need to use a lot of product, so it will last you a long time. For blush and lipstick in one, I think it is definitely worth the money. This will be going home with me on my trip to visit my parents :)