Shanghai Suzy Lipstick review: swatches and thoughts

Shanghai Suzy lipsticks are one of my favourite lipstick brands.

With a creamy formula, long wearing power and a unique shade selection it’s not hard to fall in love with this brand. They are also cruelty free, vegan and made in Melbourne!

I recently ordered some new lipsticks to add to my collection and wanted to share my thoughts with you. Shanghai Suzy were having a great sale, offering three lipsticks for $50. Considering they are priced at $20 each it was the perfect opportunity to add some more to my collection (the sale is currently on, check out their website for more details!).

I ordered the shades Miss Sophia Lilac, Miss Steph Baby Lavender and Miss Amy Baby Pink. I already owned Miss Leah Baby Cocoa so I’ll be adding it to this review. Miss Sophia Lilac and Miss Steph Baby Lavender have a Satin Luxe formula and Miss Amy Baby Pink and Miss Leah Baby Cocoa have a Whipped Matte formula.

Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the review!

From bottom to top: Miss Steph Baby Lavender, Miss Sophia Lilac, Miss Amy Baby Pink and Miss Leah Baby Cocoa.

Miss Steph Baby Lavender (Satin Luxe). This is a mauve based nude and has a smooth satin formula. Don’t let the name lavender put you off; it is completely wearable for both day and night. The finish is opaque and has really good wearability; it lasts a decent amount of time on the lips and through copious cups of tea (which is my measure of a good wearing lipstick!). It complements my Norvina palette perfectly; I really cannot think of a more perfect pairing. Out of the shades this is definitely my favourite and the one I reach for the most.

Miss Sophia Lilac (Satin Luxe). This is a pink/lilac based nude shade with a smooth satin formula. It is quite sheer and not as opaque as Miss Steph Baby Lavender. I like the smooth and creamy formula; it leaves the lips nicely moisturised. I like wearing this lipstick for a subtle lip with a heavier eye makeup look.

Miss Amy Baby Pink (Whipped Matte). I picked this shade after seeing the below photo on Instagram:

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Miss Amy is a cool toned baby pink shade in a matte finish. The formula is incredible for a matte finish; it’s not drying at all and actually feels really smooth on the lips. With ingredients like jojoba seed oil and Shea butter, these definitely aren’t your typical drying matte formulas. The finish is opaque and costs the lips nicely with colour. I find the wearability to be really good; because it is a matte shade it does last longer than the satin formulas. Although I usually steer clear of baby pink lipsticks I am absolutely loving Miss Amy and am happy to have it in my collection.

Miss Leah Baby Cocoa (Whipped Matte). This is a brown based nude with just the right amount of pink. The formula is matte and, like Miss Amy is very smooth on the lips. I find the matte finish lipsticks have a mousse-like formula; hence the ‘whipped matte’ name. I find it lasts a decent amount of time on the lips and doesn’t need constant reapplication. I’ve had this lipstick for a while now and reach for it several times during the week. It is probably one of my absolute nude lipsticks ever and I would recommend it if you are after a true nude shade.

Overall I am a huge fan of the Shanghai Suzy range and plan to purchase some more shades (including a backup of the Miss Steph Baby Lavender) as I love them all so much.

I find the quality comparable to higher end brands however I actually prefer the Shanghai Suzy lipsticks. Their shade range is incredible and the fact that they are Australian made and owned is amazing!

You can purchase Shanghai Suzy here. The range is also stocked at Adore Beauty!

Have you tried anything from the Shanghai Suzy range?


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