Shanghai Suzy Autumn Winter 2014 Wardrobe

 Shanghai Suzy

Shanghai Suzy

Shanghai Suzy is absolutely mad for matte lipstick. Don't believe me?

Just ask the Misses.

 Fallen in love

Fallen in love

 Swatches (without flash) from left to right: Miss Tegan, Miss Sarah-Jane, Miss Maxima, Miss Simone, Miss Sophia, Miss Amy, Miss Melissa and Miss Kitty

Swatches (without flash) from left to right: Miss Tegan, Miss Sarah-Jane, Miss Maxima, Miss Simone, Miss Sophia, Miss Amy, Miss Melissa and Miss Kitty

 Swatches (with flash) from left to right: Miss Tegan, Miss Sarah-Jane, Miss Maxima, Miss Simone, Miss Sophia, Miss Amy, Miss Melissa and Miss Kitty

Swatches (with flash) from left to right: Miss Tegan, Miss Sarah-Jane, Miss Maxima, Miss Simone, Miss Sophia, Miss Amy, Miss Melissa and Miss Kitty

A few months ago I tried Shanghai Suzy's lipstick and quickly got hooked on the Grape Hubba Bubba scent  and, of course, the colour selection too. For Autumn/Winter 2014 Shanghai Suzy creator, Joanna Wheaton, released eight matte shades spanning from cherry red to black plum.

Let's take a closer look at all eight shades, starting with the reds and corals first.

 Swatches from left to right: Miss Tegan, Miss Sarah-Jane, Miss Maxima and Miss Simone

Swatches from left to right: Miss Tegan, Miss Sarah-Jane, Miss Maxima and Miss Simone

 Miss Tegan (cherry)

Miss Tegan (cherry)

 Miss Sarah-Jane (neon coral)

Miss Sarah-Jane (neon coral)

 Miss Maxima (burnt orange)

Miss Maxima (burnt orange)

 Miss Simone (baby coral)

Miss Simone (baby coral)

Finally, here are the pink and purple shades.

 Swatches from left to right: Miss Sophia, Miss Amy, Miss Melissa and Miss Kitty

Swatches from left to right: Miss Sophia, Miss Amy, Miss Melissa and Miss Kitty

 Miss Sophia (lilac)

Miss Sophia (lilac)

 Miss Amy (baby pink)

Miss Amy (baby pink)

 Miss Melissa (hot pink)

Miss Melissa (hot pink)

 Miss Kitty (black plum)

Miss Kitty (black plum)

I know all too well that every single lipstick shade I come across won't suit my complexion; if this was the case I'd be a very happy, albeit broke, lady.

So, what worked?

  • Miss Melissa (my personal fav)
  • Miss Tegan
  • Miss Sarah-Jane
  • Miss Maxima
  • Miss Simone

What didn't?

  • Miss Sophia
  • Miss Amy

I'm still on the fence about Miss Kitty in terms of hue (felt very Lorde-inspired). Application was a bit tricky as well -- you need to have a steady hand and you absolutely must apply two to three coats as it goes on extremely patchy.

On average, Shanghai Suzy's matte formula sticks around for close to eight hours.

Tip #1: Make sure you keep a tube of chapstick nearby.

Tip #2: Be prepared to clean colour build-up at the inside of your lips (always happens with long-lasting lipstick).

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Shanghai Suzy Lipstick:

  • $12.95/tube or $65.00 for all eight shades or buy three, get 1 free for $38.85. There's even an option to mix and match any eight shades for $65.00!

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags — Put simply, makeup is wicked expensive in this part of the world. Jo's made it possible for us to buy fashionable lipstick without breaking the bank.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • Matte for Autumn/Winter 2014 means we'll see more from the Nourish formula for Spring/Summer 2015! Can't wait.