It has been a year since Anna Sui launched the redesign of its packaging, and this Fall we are returning to the Mysterious Fairy Tale where butterflies flitter, leaving trails of joyous colour and sparkle. This culminates in a wondrous World of Kaleidoscopes for Holiday 2017. I have a little from both collections, and would like to share them with you today!
Since the last revamp, Anna Sui makeup is modular and easy to mix and match across collections. This Fall collection features 2 limited edition palettes, a larger that fits up to 6 colours and this Makeup Palette Mini 3:
There are 5 eyeshadows and glossy lip colours in round pans that snap onto the magnetized palettes. Each of the eyeshadows are emblazoned with an intricate butterfly that brushes off at first touch. The 3 shades I have are:
The Eye Color X is surprisingly pigmented, and shade 04 is an interesting orange that shows up well and does not clash with my yellow-based skin tone. Lip Color X is sheer and glossy, packed with micro-shimmers.
From the Holiday 2017 collection, there are 3 Eye & Face Color Stick G. Each the size of a lipstick, these taper to a narrow slanted tip that makes it easy to apply to the smaller areas of the face such as the eyes. They are formulated with a special high-clarity oil that enables the glitters to adhere well without too much slip to cause makeup to budge. The 3 shades are:
These are really convenient for adding a touch of fun to the makeup look. I did not experience any fallout when used on my cheeks as a highlighter, but of course my skin eats up glitter for lunch, tea and supper. However when used on the inner corner of my eyes, it trickled down as the day progressed and was too eyecatching for my preferences.
In this look, I wore Anna Sui Eye Color X 04 on my lids, followed with a dab of Eye & Face Color G shade 800 in the middle, and shade 001 in the inner corner. I also used Eye & Face Color G shade 400 high along the cheek bones blending into another blush. For the lips, I am wearing Lip Color X in shade 04 all over and a dab of 01 in the center.
I love the portability of the Makeup Palette Mini 3 and the ability to customize eye/cheek/lip colors at will. It helps too that everything looks so incredibly pretty and unconventional. The Eye & Face Color G are a lot of fun, and I will continue to experiment with them…. thinking of perhaps swiping the silvery 01 along my brows and lashes for a night out! Everything shown here today are already out at the Anna Sui counter at BHG Bugis, and wherever Anna Sui Cosmetics are sold, so check them out for yourself!
This post featured products that were generously provided for my consideration. Regardless, all opinions expressed here are my own unbiased views.