24 June 2015


I don’t think there is an Australian beauty blogger that doesn’t rave about the lipsticks from the Melbourne based brand Shanghai Suzy, so when I was asked to trial some of the lipsticks for myself, I happily accepted. Here are my thoughts;

What They Say:
Founded by former cosmetics marketing exec Joanna Wheaton, Shanghai Suzy is a lipstick-only cosmetics brand housing a bold and bright range of lipsticks. The only cosmetics brand of it's kind, Shanghai Suzy takes it's cues from the fashion industry – each colour lipstick is limited edition and a new on-trend range is delivered every season.

RRP: $12.95 – Available from Shanghai Suzy Online and Select Stockists

What I Say:
So Shanghai Suzy is different from other lipstick brands in that every lipstick is a limited edition colour, only available for that season, with new shades released twice yearly according to fashion trends.
The lipsticks are available in three different formulas, 'Matte' or 'Nourish' The 'Matte' formula is thick, creamy and long-lasting, and the 'Nourish' formula contains jojoba seed oil and Vitamin E to care for and moisturise lips while giving the lips a slight sheen. All the lipsticks have a very sweet lolly-like scent of grape bubble gum. I personally don’t mind the scent, but it is quite strong, and can deter some from purchasing the lipsticks – especially older generations, who may find the scent a little too ‘youthful’ if you like
I tried the following colours:
  • Miss Leah Baby Cocoa (Nourish)
  • Miss Olivia Apricot (Nourish)
  • Miss Courtney Electric Flamingo (Matte)
  • Miss Bree Pink Blush (Matte)  
L-R: Miss Leah, Miss Olivia, Miss Courtney, Miss Bree
Of these four shades, I prefer Miss Leah Baby Cocoa as it is a perfect nude/mauve shade for everyday wear. I also really like Miss Olivia Apricot, which is a gorgeous apricot-coral shade that is very wearable too.
Miss Bree is a medium pink matte shade, which I would describe as warm toned, and Miss Courtney is a bright matte blue based pink. I generally don’t tend to wear a lot of bright pink shades on my lips, so probably the reason why I prefer the other two shades. Another reason can be that I have so far not found a matte lipstick that I really like as I find they are often uncomfortable to wear, and looks very drying on the lips too. But in saying that, both pink shades are also very beautiful, and certainly will be put to good use as well.
L-R: Miss Leah, Miss Olivia, Miss Courtney, Miss Bree
But regardless if you pick the Matte or the Nourish lipsticks, they all have a beautiful creamy formula that just glides onto the lips, and feels very comfortable to wear, with n drying feeling at all!
The lipsticks lasts about 3-4 hours on the lips, less if you eat something greasy, with the Matte formula seemingly lasting slightly longer than the Nourish formula –but all in all that is pretty good in my opinion.
The lipsticks come in stylish square black packaging, and I really love that there is a larger sticker at the one end so you can easily see the shade of the lipstick, as it makes it easier to pick out the chosen from your makeup drawer without having to open countless lipsticks first.
At just $12.95 the lipsticks are very reasonably priced, and in fact a lot cheaper than most other drugstore lipsticks, yet the quality is premium, and up there with lipsticks that cost 2-3 times as much!
If you haven’t already checkout out the lipsticks I highly recommend that you do, and meanwhile, I’ve now got my eyes on a couple more shades to add to my (hopefully) growing collection..
*Some products may have been provided for consideration, but would still be reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
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  1. I've never heard of this brand before, so I'm not sure if they stock them in the UK but these lipsticks look gorgeous! Miss Bree is my favourite shade you have got, although all of them are lovely! I do love a good matte lipstick!! Great post x

    emily x ❤ | emilyloula

  2. I really wanna try these lipsticks, have heard so much about these. Love the look of Miss Bree


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