I was really excited to try the Anna Sui lipstick. I was already a huge fan of the packaging after picking up the Beauty Mirror Rose compact, which I love.
If you’re not familiar with the brand, Anna Sui is an American fashion designer who began her makeup line in 1999. The Anna Sui cosmetics are all made in Japan. If you’re a sucker for packaging (like I am!) you will love the unique, elaborate, retro-inspired designs of Anna Sui makeup which is a little bit Art Nouveau, a little bit gothic, and a little bit rock n roll.
I got the Anna Sui Lip Stick V (which stands for “vivid”). The packaging reminds me of a perfume bottle! Isn’t it stunning?
I have never seen such a unique lipstick, especially the star shape. At first I thought it might be difficult to apply, but it really isn’t. Plus, after a few applications, it starts to round out and apply exactly like a traditional bullet shape would.
Out of the 10 available shades, I picked 301 Beige Pink, a soft, fleshy pink nude with a glossy finish. Its more cool-toned but has some undertones of peach and brown that make it really wearable and natural looking. I think this shade would suit a lot of different skin tones.
The Lip Stick V has all kinds of ingredients like:
“Fix Oil, a resinous oil ingredient that helps to create a cosmetic film leaving pigment clinging to the lips all day long. Melting Moist Oil, a revolutionary oil that melts at body temperature and provides a smooth application with an intense burst of moisture. Light Glossy Oil gives lips a beautiful shine finish, making them appear fuller and plumped. Rosa Canina Fruit Extract to moisturize and keep lips hydrated. Carthamus Tinctorius Flower (Safflower) Flower Extract to promote blood circulation.”
The formula is super luxurious and almost feels like applying a lip balm, yet its not sheer and it stays on incredibly long. The only slight downside for some people might be the scent. Its smells like rose water. Actually the scent reminds me of turkish delight (which is flavoured with rose water). I would also compare it to the scent of Benefit’s Benetint. As you probably know if you follow my blog my preference is for unscented products, but there are a few scents that I really don’t mind and actually kind of like, for example MAC and Chanel lipsticks. The Anna Sui is one of those scented lippies that I actually like! However, I will say the scent is quite strong and might not be everyone’s cup of tea. If you aren’t a big rose-scent person I would recommend giving a tester a sniff first.
The Anna Sui Lip Stick V is $29.00 CAD and is available in Canada at Shoppers Drug Mart Beauty Boutiques, The Bay (select locations only), Murale, and online through Beautylish. I am in love! I will definitely be trying out some more of the Anna Sui lipsticks in future.
Have you tried Anna Sui? I’d love to hear your thoughts.
Thanks for reading!
Nerdy Librarian Girl ❤