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


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.


The four shades I’ve been trying over the past week are Shell Pink (S302, shimmery opal-pink), Beaujolais (N401, creme burgundy-red), Apricot (M601, matte melon sorbet with gold flecks), and Golden Night (G010, smoky grey with gold glitter).

Here they are swatched on a wheel, three coats each:


The shimmery iridescent pink, Shell Pink (C302), could also be worn as a single coat or two coats; it’s sheer and buildable, and it’s exactly the kind of shade I’ve loved since I was in high school.

Beaujolais (N401) is a deep lacquer red that leans warm, and it was a bit tricker to apply without streaking, so it required three coats for full coverage. It’s classic but not boring.

I don’t usually enjoy wearing matte nail polish, but I like Apricot (M601), maybe because its translucent cantelope color is brightened with teensy bits of gold shimmer throughout. It’s very summer-appropriate.

And the last of the bunch: Golden Night (G010), which looks a bit over-the-top in the bottle but applies as a surprisingly sophisticated deep gray jelly shot through with two sizes of gold glitter.

All the Anna Sui polishes have brushes that work well for me—slightly short, and neither too broad nor too narrow. Lastly, they’re lightly scented with a tea rose fragrance — the perfect finishing touch!

These new polishes are available online at B-Glowing and in Anna Sui boutiques.

Product source: these items were provided as press samples by Anna Sui/Albion Cosmetics.

Images: photos by TC.

Here are the official photos for these texture families, via Anna Sui/Albion Cosmetics:

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