Have you met Shanghai Suzy?

 On trend, yummy and cheap, cheap, cheap!

On trend, yummy and cheap, cheap, cheap!

I've been known to talk about makeup from time to time, but when my friend Daniela mentioned Shanghai Suzy I knew I had to do a quick google to find out more!

Shanghai Suzy launched back in August by Melbourne-based Joanna Wheaton. She knows a thing or two about makeup as she was a cosmetics marketing maven turned model (and you think Blake Lively is beautiful). Joanna had her heart set on arming Aussie lipstick lovers with wallet-friendly hues.

Talk about a dream realised.

 Can you hear the choir sing?

Can you hear the choir sing?

Shanghai Suzy's debut lipstick collection features eight eye-catching shades in two distinct formulas -- matte, creamy/buttery soft and nourish, moisturising with a touch of slickness. On Sunday I ordered five* of the eight colours currently on offer for S/S 13-14 and by Tuesday afternoon they were in my hot little hands.

 Nourish from left to right: Miss Brooklyn (Rose), Miss Georgina (Pink Plum) and Miss Hannah (Blood Red)

Nourish from left to right: Miss Brooklyn (Rose), Miss Georgina (Pink Plum) and Miss Hannah (Blood Red)

 Matte from left to right: Miss Sanja (Fuchsia), Miss Sally (Watermelon) and Miss Claire (Fire Engine Red)

Matte from left to right: Miss Sanja (Fuchsia), Miss Sally (Watermelon) and Miss Claire (Fire Engine Red)

 Swatches from left to Right: Miss Hannah, Miss Georgina, Miss Brooklyn, Miss Claire, Miss Sally and Miss Sanja

Swatches from left to Right: Miss Hannah, Miss Georgina, Miss Brooklyn, Miss Claire, Miss Sally and Miss Sanja

Aside from being affordable, Shanghai Suzy smells good too. On my nose (you know, being a gum connoisseur and all) I get Grape Bubble Yum/Kool-Aid, but I read Grape Hubba Bubba served as Joanna's muse.

So far I've only put Miss Brooklyn* through rigorous testing, thankfully she yielded a great performance. On average Miss Brooklyn stuck around for approximately four hours and in that time she moisturised my lips with jojoba seed oil. My usual multiple helpings of Chapstick were minimised after introducing my lips to Miss Brooklyn.

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The packaging is by no means flashy, but I definitely appreciate its functionality. The cover firmly clicks back in place, leaving the bottom half of the tube locked and secured. I have no qualms about tossing a tube in my purse, in fact I already have :)

Be sure to check in soon, because I'll be wearing these shades in all sorts of looks to come!

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Shanghai Suzy Lipstick:

  • $12.95 AUS and you get free shipping in Australia when you purchase two or more.

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 10 out of 10 bags — move over, NARS and MAC!

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • Miss Emma (taupe) and Miss Jade (orange) may've not made the cut, but I can always place another order!!

<3 Shanghai Suzy's doesn't test on animals and contain no animal-derived ingredients <3

 

*Miss Brooklyn was a gift from Joanna (thank you, thank you) and the rest were purchased by me.