When I started this blog, I promised my friend Alyssa that it would feature plenty of lipstick reviews. This is more of a preview than a proper review, but still, I think it’s worth sharing. I love Anna Sui’s clothing, and her makeup line (manufactured by Albion Cosmetics) often catches my fancy as well.
In January 2013, a new collection of Anna Sui lipsticks will be launched (replacing the existing line). The packaging is typically Sui-esque, all rosebuds and ornamental swirls in glossy black, and the new lipsticks will be offered in twenty shades. Fifteen are “vivid” and five are a “dazzle” formulation, which just seems to mean sparkly.
I ‘m past my black-lipstick stage, but I’m glad to see one for anyone who’s still going Goth, and for myself I’m happy to notice a few creamy rose and berry shades. (The “dazzles” in this shot are 250, 350, and 351.)
Here are the remaining shades, including a classic deep scarlet called “Anna Red” (400) and two more “dazzles” (650 and 850).
Another new lip product is the twist-up Lip Crayon, available in five long-lasting semi-matte shades.
This new collection will also feature a “lip concealer crayon” (which sounds a bit unnecessary to me?) and a “top coat,” packaged in a tube, to seal in your lip color.
But wait, there’s one more (non-lip) product, in cute packaging:
These are loose-powder “Makeup Colors” to be used on eyes and cheeks, in five Easter egg-like colors. I love the 60s-style “Dolly” graphics. (The containers have sponge-tip applicators inside their lids.)
The Drama Queen collection will arrive in January 2013. I’ll be checking it out at the Anna Sui boutique in Manhattan (113 Greene Street in SoHo, 212-941-8406).
Information via press release.