Shanghai Suzy Lipstick in Miss Tanielle Desert Rose - review


If you read this blog, you'll know that Shanghai Suzy creates my HG lipsticks and I've been looking forward to picking up a couple of shades from the Autumn/Winter 2015 collection.

I'm on a low buy so I wanted to limit myself to two colours from this season, and I ended up choosing this one and Miss Cassandra Peony (reviewed here).

As an aside, I hope Shanghai Suzy changes the packaging back to the old style: I preferred the black tube with the square colour on the top of the lid that shows what colour the lipstick is so you can quickly grab the shade you want without having to read the label. Those tubes look better on my lipstick stand and I don't like these as much.

Anyhoo, at least the formula is still as good as ever.

Shanghai Suzy claims/product details:
  • Thick and creamy formula that's long-lasting and won’t budge when challenged (colours can be matte or nourish formulas)
  • Super pigmented
  • Contains moisturising agents to prevent that typical matte dryness
  • Colours are limited edition
  • Long-lasting hydration
  • Bubblegum scent
  • RRP $12.95

See above swatch. Miss Tanielle Desert Rose is described as a 'taupey-rose' that's 'slightly edgy and a deeper take on pink'. On me it happily doesn't look pink at all (pink tends not to suit me), just a nice brown colour that almost pulls a little orange.

See below my bare lips for reference (note I've lined them with a lip liner):

The below shot is taken in natural light:

The sun came out for this shot (albeit not very much ; )):


This colour is just gorgeous - I can see why Shanghai Suzy's creator Joanna Wheaton wore it at her wedding ceremony. It's a beautiful, everyday shade that I can see myself getting lots of use from. Plus it's an interesting colour and I have nothing else like it in my collection, so it's my favourite of the two shades I bought from this season's range.

As usual the formula of this lipstick is just brilliant. I've said it before but I'll say it again: I love the pants off these lipsticks and they remain the best formula I've found so far. So many people rave about MAC lipsticks, but I reckon these are better by a long shot. They last longer, they feel more comfortable on and they cost a fraction of the price.

The formula is just amazing and they far outperform any other lipstick I've tried (except Lime Crime lipsticks, which are on par). Plus they're some of the cheapest on the market. Praise the universe that this brand was created! I don't even bother looking at lipsticks from high-end brands anymore (yes, that includes the Nars Audacious range) because why would I spend $44 on a lipstick from an overseas brand when I can spend $12.95 on a home-grown one?

I guess the one bad thing about these lipsticks is that only sixteen shades are released each year and they're limited edition so if you find one you like, you mightn't be able to buy it again unless you can find older stock online or the colour is re-released (which some of the more popular shades are). Having said that, how often do you finish a lipstick before it goes rancid or you get bored of it? I can't remember the last time I bought a lipstick more than once - no matter how much I loved it - because I like trying new brands and colours.

I can't rave enough about these products and I'm loving Miss Tanielle Desert Rose - it's one of my favourite colours that the brand has ever released. It's a colour that's soft enough that you can wear heavier colours on your cheeks or eyes without looking overdone, and strong enough so that your lips stand out, but not in a way that's too in your face.

What else can I say about these lipsticks? If you haven't tried them yet, I urge you to give them a crack. You won't regret it!

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