Anna Sui Spring II 2013 Cosmetics Collection
Limited Edition Refreshing Loose Powder, $48
In preparation for the upcoming Summer, Anna Sui will release this limited edition loose powder to help us keep our cool during the hot weather! Firstly with the powder encapsulating water to refresh your skin with a cool texture and secondly with the Lasting Powder & Sebum Absorbing Powder which combined have both oil absorbing and repelling actions. Add to that the brand’s Clear Sliding Powder and Trick Powder technologies and you get a translucent, barely-there finish that camouflages pores and unevenness.
Limited Edition Gift Box, $5
These cute tins have all the imagery we’ve come to associate with our beloved designer: roses, butterflies and fairies! They are the perfect size to store in a few cosmetics as gifts: approximately a width of 11cm x 10cm height.
Limited edition Eye Shadow Palette, $40
Featuring the same lovely imagery as the gift box, Anna Sui is also offering these two eye shadow palettes. You can either pick 01 “Gorgeously Feminine” which features grey, black, pale pink, soft orange, candy ink and gold eyeshadows, or 02 “Gorgeously Cool” which contains grey, black, lavender, pastel blue, light yellow and silver eyeshadows. Each come with 2 sponge-tip and brush applicators.
Limited edition Lip Gloss, $22
And to pair with it, as Anna Sui knows us so well, two limited edition lip gloss colours in the most adorable packaging: a soft pink (01) and a candy red (02).
Limited Edition White Beauty Mirror, $27 (approximate price)
Last year’s beloved stained-glass compact mirror — reminiscent of something you’d see in The Beauty & The Beast, don’t you think? — has returned for a limited time in a brand new pearly white colour.
Face Protection Cream, $32
For their new collection, Anna Sui is introducing a new product in their base makeup line: sunblock. This light oil/water base cream features a high SPF of 50+ and contains a new technology, Clear Sun Cut Powder, a UV scattering formula, combined with four other UV absorbing formulas to effectively protect the skin. Yet, all that powerful sun blocking technology has been crafted so that the finish is completely translucent and non-sticky, instead of the usual whitish and thick finish that sunblock often leaves. Additionally, the Trick Powder ingredient common to Anna Sui’s base makeup was added in, giving a bonus soft focus effect.
How to use it: Apply the Face Protection Cream after your moisturizer, but before your primer.
Limited Edition Pearl Gel Primer, $30
Another product specifically designed for Summer, Anna Sui will release as limited edition this light gel base primer consisting mostly of water with just a little amount of oil. This foundation primer features three special technologies. First, purple, blue and silver pearl beads, made of agar and water soluble particles, release a skin enhancing formula when crushed during application; this creates a thin veil over the surface of the skin to optimize the application of your foundation. Second, the familiar Trick Powder used in all Anna Sui base makeup products to camouflage pores with a soft-focus effect. Lastly, and this is what makes this primer ideal for Summer, is the Sebum Absorbing Powder to fight sweat and oil for a long-lasting finish.
Makeup Mist, ¥2,000 (not available in the US)
A favourite product of mine returns in the line, at last! It’s unfortunate though that it won’t be sold in the US, but it should be fairly easy to find online. This spray cooling lotion controls sebum and help refresh and maintain your makeup for an even longer period. You can either spray the mist right after you are done doing your makeup to prevent the oils from breaking down the fruit of your labor or during the day for a quick and efficient pick me up. I can’t wait to try the new formula!