Product Review: Anna Sui Nail Polish Relaunch (2015): Shimmers, Sparkles, and More

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As promised, here is my second review of some nail colors from the revamped Anna Sui collection. Last time I looked at three speckled cremes; here, I’ll show you a few other shades and textures.

Oh, and I forgot to mention the packaging design last week — it’s a new one, with a bell-shaped bottle and a little bird in some flowers on the cap.

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Product Review: Anna Sui Nail Polish Relaunch (2015): Cremes [UPDATED information and photos]

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I recently promised more information on the new Anna Sui polishes that I’ve been sampling, so here is the first of two posts reviewing them!

I’ve been trying three cremes from the new range of 45 colors, and I’m really having fun with them. Arranged left to right in the photo above, they are Mint Green, Vanilla White, and Caramel Beige. All three have contrasting flecks of color for a “speckled” effect.

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Product Review: Anna Sui Spring 2014 Lipstick in Cherry Pink (01)

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Last week I stopped by the Anna Sui boutique for the first time in months. It was an unusually long stretch between visits for me, due to the miserable winter weather and an especially busy work season. I didn’t end up buying any clothing from the sale rack (just as well!), but I did spend a while examining the Spring 2014 cosmetics line.

I was especially charmed by these limited edition lipsticks in rose-patterned cases, available in three shades: Cherry Pink, Coral Pink, and Deco Orange. They were launched in early February.

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Covet: Anna Sui Fall/Winter 2014 Collection

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My longstanding love for Anna Sui’s work is no secret. One of my fashion dreams is that someday, somehow, I’ll be able to attend an Anna Sui runway show. In the meantime, I just keep visiting the designer’s Manhattan boutique and studying the photos from her newest collections.

I’ve just gone through Style.com’s shots of Sui’s Fall/Winter 2014 Collection and, as usual, I can imagine myself in quite a few things I’m seeing. I’d wear the above outfit as is—well, maybe switching in a pair of black Victorian-styled boots.

According to the designer’s official Facebook page,

“For Fall/Winter 2014, Anna Sui set out to MOD-ernize Anna May Wong’s style from the film ‘Piccadilly’ (1929). The collection is inspired by Serge Lutens’s photographs for Shiseido, fashion illustrations from La Gazette du Bon Ton, Biba, art deco jewelry, the interiors of Rose Cummings, and chinoiserie rooms and pavilions from European palaces and features the colors jade, cinnebar and kingfisher blue.”

(Did you catch that Lutens reference, fragrance friends?)

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Here are details of two “looks,” one in a hunter-green palette and one in “kingfisher” blue with shimmery silver. I love the layering of that textured black coat over that scenic-print cream-and-green tunic on the left, the drape-y fit of the blue dress (with that little fur scarf!) on the right, and the Erickson-Beamon tassselled necklaces on both models.

Pat McGrath’s makeup for the collection included red lips and dark fingertips, and the hair by Garren ranged from 1970s-style wild manes to 1920s-style sleek bobs.

I can only hope that something from this collection will end up on the sales rack! I’ve learned to be very patient…

Images: all by Marcus Tondo/Indigitalimages for Style.com.