Shanghai Suzy lipsticks have been doing the rounds of the beauty community lately. Everyone and their Mum seems to be loving them and, being the lip product addict that I am, I knew I had to pick a couple up! Given that every colour is limited edition and only available for the season they're released it, I was really tempted to pick up all nine shades on the site however I settled with four shades and I'm pretty happy with my choices!
Given that Shanghai Suzy is a relatively new make up brand, I wanted to give you guys some information on them before I got into what I think of the products. Shanghai Suzy is a lipsticks only cosmetics brand founded by Joanna Wheaton, a Melbourne based model. All of the lipsticks colours are inspired by current trends and, as I said, they are only available for a limited time; a beauty lover's nightmare! There are two different formulas available from Shanghai Suzy, Matte and Nourish.
Anyway, onto the lipsticks I picked up. I bought four shades, as I said; Miss Sophia, Miss Amy, Miss Simone and Miss Kitty. Miss Sophia is marketed as a lilac, however I would describe it as a dusty cool toned pink. Miss Amy is a baby blue based pink. It's a perfect Sophie lip colour and a colour that I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of. Miss Simone is a baby coral colour that, again, is so me. It's a really pale and wearable colour and, much like Miss Amy, I know I'll get a lot of wear out of it. Last but not least is Miss Kitty. Miss Kitty is a described on the site as a black plum shade. It's a really dark wine/plum lip colour and I think it's the perfect addition to an Autumn/Winter lip collection. In fact, I featured it in my Top 10 Winter Lips post.
Miss Sophia | Miss Amy | Miss Simone | Miss Kitty
The wear time on the four Shanghai Suzy lipsticks I own is pretty nice. They seem to last three to four hours, though I'm a serial lip product re-applier so I tend to reapply long before a product actually needs it. No one wants faded lipstick, do they? I feel like the matte formula helps them stay on the lips better than creme formula so I know I'll find myself reaching for these when I need extended wear from my lip colour.
Last, but not least, I need to reference the smell of the Shanghai Suzy lipsticks. These lipsticks smell like grape bubblegum (any other 90's kid having a flash back to Grape Hubba Bubba? You're welcome) and I absolutely love it. I know the scent won't be for everyone as it is quite strong if you're not fond of it, however I find myself reaching for these bad boys just to smell them! The scent doesn't linger too, disappearing almost instantly when applied to the lips.
All in all, I would highly recommend the Shanghai Suzy lipsticks. They're extremely affordable, retailing for only $12.95 (though I managed to get mine in a three for four deal so look out for promos!), and I think the quality is really great! These lipsticks are and available online and there's also a fairly large selection of independent retailers and beauty salons which sell Shanghai Suzy lipsticks.
I can't wait to see what colours Shanghai Suzy releases in their Spring/Summer Collection. What kind of colours would you like to see?
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