Shanghai Suzy is absolutely mad for matte lipstick. Don't believe me?
Just ask the Misses.
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.
Finally, here are the pink and purple shades.
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
- 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.