KNOW YOUR PRODUCT: Shanghai Suzy Lipsticks

I recently had the pleasure of receiving a beautiful array of Shanghai Suzy lipsticks to try out by the lovely Jo Wheaton, founder of this exciting, local brand of bright, colourful, electrifying lipsticks!

Hailing from my home of Melbourne, Jo is a former cosmetics marketing exec and model with a true passion for everything lipstick! Tired of paying top dollar for fashion lipsticks that she would only wear a few times, Jo identified a gap in the market for affordable, on‐trend lipsticks that delivered in terms of pigment, formula, colour and packaging.

Thus Shanghai Suzy – a bold, vibrant range of fashion-inspired lipsticks – was born. At only $12.95 each the lipsticks fit perfectly into the ‘cheap and chic’ category while delivering big results and huge colour pay off!

I was delighted to receive Shanghai Suzy’s new season range- 8 amazing creamy, densely pigmented bright and wearable colours.

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The first thing that caught my eye was their bright pigment, reminiscent of the MAC matte formulas. Bold, vibrant hues such as flamingo pink, guava, and purple shone out like beacons from their sleek packaging, making their cues from fashion obvious. These colours screamed summer and would look just luscious on skin with a hint of summer glow!

Below are the colours I received with swatches of each:

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(From L-R ): MISS LEAH (Baby Cocoa), MISS NICOLE (Burgundy Brown), MISS OLIVIA (Apricot), MISS BREE (Pink Blush), MISS COURTNEY (Electric Flamingo), MISS ALLY (Amethyst), MISS MIA (Foxy Hibiscus), and MISS CHRISTINA (Neon Guava).

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(From L-R ): MISS LEAH (Baby Cocoa), MISS NICOLE (Burgundy Brown), MISS OLIVIA (Apricot), MISS BREE (Pink Blush), MISS COURTNEY (Electric Flamingo), MISS ALLY (Amethyst), MISS MIA (Foxy Hibiscus), and MISS CHRISTINA (Neon Guava).

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Each colour in the Shanghai Suzy range is limited edition and a new on‐trend range is delivered every season.

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There are 2 formulas in the Shanghai Suzy lipstick range: the ‘Matte’ formula is bold, thick, creamy and long‐lasting, and the ‘Nourish’ formula contains jojoba seed oil to care for and moisturize lips whilst delivering a beautiful colour with a slight sheen.

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Each of the matte formulas I tested lasted well into the evening and wore well through various challenges to lipstick longevity, such as consuming food and drinking. Prepping the lips properly before use, priming and using a matching lip liner would increase the wear even further of these babies, and I will definitely be recommending them for clients who need staying power without the horrible drying and flaking that usually accompanies long-wear formulations.

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(From L-R ): MISS LEAH (Baby Cocoa), MISS NICOLE (Burgundy Brown), MISS OLIVIA (Apricot), MISS BREE (Pink Blush), MISS COURTNEY (Electric Flamingo), MISS ALLY (Amethyst), MISS MIA (Foxy Hibiscus), and MISS CHRISTINA (Neon Guava).

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Another huge plus for me is that Shanghai Suzy lipsticks are not tested on animals and contain no animal ingredients. So you can be rest assured there is no karmic debt when giving these lipsticks a go. Added to the lovely, childhood-reminiscent fragrance of grape bubblegum (yum!) and the ultra smooth, creamy formula (so easy to apply).

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(From L-R ): MISS LEAH (Baby Cocoa), MISS NICOLE (Burgundy Brown), MISS OLIVIA (Apricot), MISS BREE (Pink Blush), MISS COURTNEY (Electric Flamingo), MISS ALLY (Amethyst), MISS MIA (Foxy Hibiscus), and MISS CHRISTINA (Neon Guava).

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My verdict: I absolutely adore these lipsticks! The quality is real nice, and at such an affordable price, it would be easy to stock up on multiple colours to add to your lipstick wardrobe without breaking the bank. There is no compromise on quality either;  I am happy to report that each one I tried did not leave me with that dreaded feeling of ‘cheap lippie blues’.

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Shanghai Suzy is a winner all round. And at the low price of $12.95 I feel like I’ve stumbled across the world’s best-kept beauty secret! These are seriously great lippies.

I look forward to using these in my everyday beauty looks as well as for colour work! The colours are so wearable and absolutely POP when worn.  They’ll definitely have a place in my kit and I look forward to seeing future ranges from Shanghai Suzy!

You can check out the crazy good Shanghai Suzy range over here! You won’t be disappointed.

xDS

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