Beauty fans: I have news of an offer that’s so good, I’m pretty sure you won’t be able to resist. We’ve just launched the Anna Sui Eye Colour Palette and the Anna Sui Lip Colour Palette and they have an incredible 50% off RRP, making them just £14 (while stocks last)!
You may have heard of Anna Sui before; she’s best known for her iconic fashion line and quirky collection of fragrances, including Sui Dreams and Dolly Girl. What you may not know, however, is that Anna also has an incredibly beautiful line of makeup sold primarily in Asia. Drawing inspiration from the baroque, bohemian and whimsical facets that influence her fashion creations, the beauty collection is sensorial, trend-led and above all much fun to use, and we’re so thrilled to be able to offer these two palettes to fans both new and old.
The packaging of the palettes is pretty special, isn’t it? Made from lightweight but sturdy cardboard, each one features Anna’s signature baroque and rose elements in a sort of gothic lolita style. The electric purple lip palette has a metallic sheen, the sultry black eye palette has a satin finish, and each one houses 10 pans of eye or lip colour and an applicator for on-the-go touch ups.
The Anna Sui Eye Colour Palette contains an nice mix of textures and shades that are perfect for an unconventional smoky eye, or a simple wash of colour. The colours are impressively pigmented (apart from the sheerer white and nude shades, which are better as an accent or base) with quite a soft texture, which makes them easy to pick up with both brush and sponge applicators. This softness makes it really easy to control the colour; pick up a tiny amount for a subtle effect, or pack it on for a bold look. It’s worth noting, matte fans, that each shade contains a smattering of micro glitter to give a beautiful sheen, and some containing a quite a bold infusion of glitter.
From right, we have: white satin with a pearlescent sheen, nude satin with golden micro glitter, rosy pink satin, taupe satin with a pearlscent sheen, pearlescent amber, metallic golden bronze, pearlescent rosy plum, pearlescent brown with golden micro glitter, khaki with gold micro glitter, and deepest black with silver glitter.
Now, the Anna Sui Lip Colour Palette is just the sort of product that makes my beauty-loving heart go into overdrive. I’m a bit of a lip colour fanatic, with a particular penchant for mixing and matching, so this well-edited selection of nudes, corals, pinks and reds is perfection. When I first clapped eyes on the palette I thought that it may be a collection of glosses; it couldn’t possibly be an entire collection of lipsticks, I thought. How wrong I was! Each pan is generously filled with high shine, rich lip colour that is near enough opaque in a single swipe. Heaven.
From left to right, we have: a frosty semi-sheer white to lighten the other shades, peachy nude, warm rosy brown, coral, classic red, rich fuchsia, hot pink, cool red, warm red, and deep burgundy. Dab the colour on with your finger for a flush of colour, or apply with the included brush for a stronger hit of colour. The darker shades are fantastic for achieving a glossy stain effect.
Both palettes are lightly fragranced with the scent of roses, which will be love or hate for many, but I personally really like it. It adds to the luxury and whimsy of an already very beautiful pair of palettes.
So, what do you think? Let me know in the comments below!