Anna Sui Lipstick Review

Anna Sui Lip Stick V and Beauty Mirror Rose

Anna Sui Lip Stick V and “Beauty Mirror Rose” compact

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?

Anna Sui Lipstick V 301 Beige Pink

301 Beige Pink

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.

Anna Sui Lipstick V in 301 Beige Pink

How cool is the shooting star design?

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.

swatch Anna Sui Lipstick V in 301 Beige Pink

Beige Pink

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 ❀


Filed under Lips, Lipstick, Reviews

19 responses to “Anna Sui Lipstick Review

  1. I’ve never tried anything from Anna Sui and didn’t know much about her makeup line to be honest. But I agree with you, one of the most unique lipsticks I ever seen. πŸ™‚

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl’s Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


  2. Pretty, pretty packaging! Looks like a pineapple. πŸ˜€


  3. Love the shooting star bullet!!!


  4. the packaging is gorgeous! must be so cool to whip it out of your bag and apply in public!!


  5. colormepeach

    I’ve been dying to see a review on these! I have to say that all of her products have very unique packaging that doesn’t seem like anything else out there! I personally love her perfumes.


  6. plus+beauty27

    Such a beautiful shade! I love the packaging too!! πŸ™‚ xo


  7. Oooh you got the rose mirror compact! I have a knock off version of it that I bought in Hong Kong years ago, hehe, I’ve been meaning to finally go get the real thing (the knock off is pretty darn good though)
    As you know, I have the same lipstick as you and I love it! I want more of these lipsticks – they’re so comfy to wear. I did not know that the “V” stood for Vivid!
    She’s launched a red tube version, I just recently saw! It’s the “G” lipsticks which is glittery – not my cup of tea unfortunately but I do love the tube:


    • So glad you love yours too! I definitely want to try more of these as well. I love my mirror. Its so pretty and its held up too. I’ve had it for about a year and it looks the same as when I got it. OMG – love the red packaging, but I’m with you, glittery is not my thing. The packaging on everything is just so cute though.


  8. omg, talk about beautiful packaging! I’ve never owned anything from Anna Sui but I’ve always been keen to trying their products.


  9. Wow, it sounds great! I’ve been dreaming of these for months…. I’m glad to hear that you are enjoying yours!


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