[Makeup Review] Anna Sui – Lip Crayons
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Anna sui is an Asian-American designer who was born in Detroit, Michigan and currently resides in New York City. Her cosmetic line is centered around roses, which is prominent in the packaging and even stems all the way down to the scent of each item!

Having owned 3 tubes of her lipstick line before, I didn’t hesitate to snatch these beauties up!

Packaging

1.5grams

Net Weight 0.05 oz.

Made in Japan

Back of packaging

[Directions]

  • Expose approximately 5 mm of the product and apply directly to the lips, or place the desired amount on a brush and apply to the lips.
  • Please take care not to expose the product too far or it may break off.

[Warning]

  • Avoid use on skin with wounds, inflammation, eczema, or skin that is otherwise irritated. Discontinue use if skin is red, swollen, itchy, or irritated during use or after use when exposed to sunlight,, and consult staff at ANNA SUI Cosmetic Corners or a dermatologist. Continues use of the product may aggravate the problem.
  • Discontinue use if the lips appear irritated.

[Ingredients]

300 – Diisostearyl Malate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ceresin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Dipalmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Barium Sulfate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

303 – Diisostearyl Malate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ceresin, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Dipalmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Barium Sulfate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, May Contain (+/-):, Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140)

400 – Diisostearyl Malate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ceresin, Polyglyceryl-2 Triisostearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Macadamia Ternifolia Seed Oil, Polyethylene, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Microcrystalline Wax (Cera Microcristallina), Ascorbic Acid, Ascorbyl Dipalmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Extract, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Barium Sulfate, BHT, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Zea Mays (Corn) Oil, Fragrance (Parfum), Citronellol, Geraniol, Linalool, May Contain (+/-):, Iron Oxides (CI 77492), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 (CI 15850)

 

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetLip crayons – Anna Sui: 300 , 303, 400 (top to bottom) ; Notebook crossbody bag- Aldo

[At a glance]

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Let’s start off with how absolutely adorable the tube is! (That’s marketing done right my friends) With the romantic heart swirls surfacing the pull-out cap and the rose protruding off the top of it, I was immediately sold. The slick 12 x 1.3 cm tube is the perfect size to carry in any small clutch or even in your pockets.

 

[Swatches] 

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Being lip crayons, they aren’t as moisturizing as the lipsticks however the shape of the crayon allows for precision when applying it as a lip liner or to the full lips for a semi-matte look.

These long-lasting twist up colours will glide onto your lips effortlessly (as long as your lips aren’t crying for a chap stick) and stay on till you wipe it off.

 

 

[What to apply it with] 

Since the 300 and 303 are more of a natural pink shade, I like to apply them onto my full lips when going for a more natural look accompanied by – Garnier/ Maybelline bb cream, The Faceshop eyebrow liner, and Maybelline Big Eyes mascara.

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With the 400 being a more vivid matte red, I usually apply it as a lip liner (or sometimes to my full lips) accompanied by a full face of makeup – Givenchy foundation, Stila concealer, the Faceshop eyebrow liner,Kat Von D’s Shade + Light contour palette, Maybelline Big Eyes mascara, Joe Fresh liquid eyeliner, and Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow duo and brow powder.
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[Pros] 

  • Smells pleasant and glides on smoothly
  • Easy to carry and looks luxurious yet adorable at the same time!
  • Colours are easy to incorporate with everyday makeup

[Cons]

  • Even though it is a lip crayon, there clearly isn’t the precision of a lip pencil present when outlining the lips
  • When converting the price from USD to CAD, it goes up to $30 CAD! Not that it might be a problem for a lot of you… but that’s like the price of the NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil Duo :/ which has similar characteristics (although not as moisturizing as the Anna Sui)… did I mention duo?

[Ratings]

Packaging: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Colour Value:♥ ♥ ♥ ♡

Scent: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Price Value: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♡

[Where to buy]

They can be purchased online for $23 USD on:

http://www.beauty.com/anna-sui-lip-crayon-400-anna-red/qxp489398?catid=12884 (400 shade)

http://www.dermstore.com/product_Lip+Crayon_56093.htm (300 & 400 shades)

Unfortunately the 303 shade was a limited edition shade and is currently sold out online

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