Hello my lovelies! I recently purchased 3 of the Lipstick M lipsticks from Anna Sui (because the packaging is to die for) and I thought I would do a review of those lipsticks and 2 other items I own from Anna Sui's cosmetics line.
The first item I ever purchased from Anna Sui's cosmetic line was the Rose Cheek Colour in #300. Honestly, I really only purchased it because it was sooooooo beautiful. I'm a sucker for cute packaging. :)
This blush retails for US$30 and can be found online at websites like Beauty.com & Beautylish.com
"This moist, sheer powder retains a dewy, glossy finish. Use a single colour or in different combinations to compliment your look. This Rose Cheek Colour has a delicate sparkle and the signature Anna Sui tea rose scent."
I totally agree! It does have a creamy texture and applies like a dream. On me (combination skin) it lasted for 5 hours and I just needed a little bit of touch up to get that rosy glow back. Unlike other multi coloured powder products, I found it much easier to pick up distinct colours to apply, and I liked how I could customise the cheek colour this way. To do this, I used a smaller, pointed blush brush, like the Studio e.l.f blush brush (which I think is a very good dupe for Wayne Goss' blush brush).
This is how it swatches if I swirl my brush over all of the colours. Isn't it pretty?
Anna Sui Eye Color Palette, Rock Me
Anna Sui Eye Color Palette, Rock Me 0.5 oz (15 g)
Now on to the eyeshadow palette! If you follow me on Youtube and/or Instagram, you will know that I have a weird obsession with palettes. I think I must own close to a hundred (oh dear!). So I could not give this palette a miss! This palette retails for US$42 and can be found at Beauty.com
There are 10 shades in the palette and they do have that signature rose scent. I have to say, I do find rose scents a bit sickening after a while, but I am proud to report that the rose scent of the Anna Sui products is not over whelming, and tends to go away after a while.
This palette contains a lot of mid-tone colours. Except for the white, the peach (next to the white one) and the sparkly black, the rest of the colours are mid-tone shades. The shadows are soft and creamy to touch but I was a bit surprised by the amount of "kick up" I had after dipping my brush in. I noticed quite a bit of fall out from these shadows, even though they blend very well.
Here are some swatches on my hands without primer.
Top row colours:
Bottom row colours:
The bottom row colours do come across more pigmented! I think the dark moss green colour (right next to the black is divine. Watch my youtube review (link below) for a demo of how these eye shadows perform on the eye.
Now on to the Lipsticks!!I saw these online and just had to have them! I'm really not much of a lipstick girl as I do not like to bring attention to my ugly teeth (:0), but these lipsticks were just too pretty to pass by.
|Super cute packaging!|
|Anna Sui Lipstick M in 370, 371 and 770|
|Arghh!! Can the packaging be any prettier?!!|
|They look like marbled pieces of art|
There are currently 3 in the Lipstick M series. Each retail for US$30 and can be found here. There are other new lipsticks in what is called "the Lipstick V" series but those are monotone and not duo toned like these. Which is what makes them SO special!
All three have a smooth and creamy consistency that is quite light on the lips, yet moisturising. From descriptions online, they claim to be hydrating, which I quite agree with. As far as I could tell, they do not have a taste. There is of course that faint rose scent that comes with all of the Anna Sui Cosmetics line.
Except for #371, the other two have a sparkly (#330) or metallic (#770) finish.
First up, #370 Coral Shell x Pearl White (get it here).
|#370 Coral Shell x Pearl White (source: Beautylish.com)|
|Me with #370 on|
|#371 Deep Pink x Maroon Brown (source: Beautylish.com)|
|#371 in daylight|
|#371 on my lips|
#770 Pearl Beige x Orchid Purple (source: Beautylish.com)
|#770 on my lips|
Thanks so much for reading! See you all soon. xoxo and blessings!