When I think of Anna Sui, I think of her playful, eclectic fashion designs as well as the Secret Wish perfume. For Fall 2015, Anna Sui revamped some of their makeup and came out with some cool stuff! I've never used makeup from Anna Sui before so I was really excited to give it a try.
Illuminating BB Cream - Light Beige
Made in Japan
The BB Cream is part of the "Magic Trick" collection in which Anna Sui introduces the secret to amazing skin. This product is suppose to act as a primer and a foundation while providing nourishing skincare. Anna Sui's products also features "Trick Powder" which are uneven powder particles that helps to cover pores for a soft focus effect.
Shades: There are only two shades available: Light Beige and Medium Beige
Coverage: The coverage of this product is very buildable. When you squeeze it out of the tube, the consistency is quite thick. But when you blend it out, the coverage definitely sheers out. I use my Real Techniques Sculpting Brush to put on this BB Cream. I tried adding a second layer and it worked really well to add more coverage.
Finish: I'd say the finish is between a matte and a satin. I love how weightless it feels and I forget I'm even wearing any foundation. When I touch my face, I do feel a bit of tackiness but if I don't touch my face, everything's weightless.
I actually have the product blended out on the left side but it blended too well I guess haha.
Left: Bare face | Right: One layer of Anna Sui BB Cream
Loose Face Powder & Case - 003 Purple Lucent
Made in Japan
Next in the Magic Trick collection is the loose face powder. This product aims for a quick application that leaves skin poreless and flawless. The formula includes highly moisturizing ingredients and produces a smooth consistency. Trick Powder is also in this product and zeroes in on pores where it diffuses and reflects light.
Shades: Available in Purple Lucent, Light Beige and Natural Beige.
I received Purple Lucent, and I have to say, I don't really get it. I can see how it provides a translucent finish as it smoothes the skin and gives a whitening effect. However, the powder has glittery particles in it so that under light, I can see shimmer on my skin. I would not feel comfortable putting this all over my face. The powder is finely milled but the product just doesn't make sense to me. Maybe I'm not quite using it right but I couldn't find much online about this product.
However, the packaging is absolutely gorgeous. The details are so intricate and would be absolutely beautiful on a nightstand or a vanity. I may consider putting all the powder in another container and using the Anna Sui Case as storage.
Nail Polish - N800
Made in Japan
Anna Sui’s nail polish got a revamp featuring new bell shaped design adorned with birds and daisies. There are 34 shades available in total faturing 5 different textures: Glitter, Matte Glitter, Chocolate Chip, Shimmer, and Crème.
All the nail polishes feature the rich scent of tea roses. Even the day after the application I was able to smell this.
The shade I received was N800 which is a pretty pastel yellow. I actually don't own any yellow polishes so I'm really glad to add this to the collection. The brush was easy to use and the formula was good. I used two coats and was happy with the results but I think next time I'd use three for that really shiny thick gel look.
Overall I am a big fan of the BB cream and the nail polish. The BB cream performed really well even though the shade is not a perfect match for me. The nail polish is in the prettiest color and the packaging is to die for. I'd probably pass on the loose face powder. At $48, it is pricey and more a decoration than a makeup product! Possibly the light beige/natural beige shades would be better but the Purple Lucent shade just did not work! I am planning on checking out their new lipsticks for Fall! The shape is in a star so when you twist it up it's a "shooting star" ;)
If you liked the look of these products, the Anna Sui Fall Collection will be available in September at select Shoppers Drug Mart, Pharmaprix, Murale and Hudson’s Bay locations across Canada and online at thebay.com and murale.ca
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