Shanghai Suzy Miss Maxima and Miss Melissa review, swatches and comparison! | KITSCH/SNITCH

Shanghai Suzy Miss Maxima and Miss Melissa review, swatches and comparison!

May 16, 2014

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Since I have SO much makeup these days, I find it hard getting super excited about a new product. I actually love writing about products that I am super excited about, because they are actually a lot more fun to write, and I also get so excited sharing great products with you! My latest lip obsession is by Shanghai Suzy.

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Now I was sent these to review, but I have had this brand on my radar for a few months now, and the only reason I didn't order any was because I haven't come across them in store, and also because I have soooo many lipsticks that I didn't feel the need to urgently order any. To be completely honest, I wish I got into these lipsticks earlier! ...Especially since the Spring/Summer shades have just been removed from the site and I am kicking myself for not getting onto the bright orange shade while it was available.

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Shanghai Suzy is a brand that was launched mid last year and it's a Melbourne based company (Melbourne pride!). Not only do I love supporting locals (and I love the name, because Shanghai is one of my favourite cities), but these lipsticks are only $12.95 each! That's crazy cheap in the Australian cosmetics industry.

They do bring out different colours in the Spring/Summer season and the Autumn/Winter season, so the current shades on the online store are the A/W shades. You can check out the online store here (and shopping is a flat $6.95 for orders under $65, or free for orders over $65). You can also check out the list of stockists to see if they are available in store near you.

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The two shades I were sent are Miss Melissa (hot pink) and Miss Maxima (burnt orange).

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I am in love with these shades, and I am not exaggerating when I say that ever since getting these (about a week and a half ago), these are the only lipstick I have worn when I have left the house!

Not only are these super vibrant, pigmented, and comfortable to wear, but they last and last and last! I wear these to work and each shade lasts perfectly until I eat (when it ends up looking more like a stain) and then I reapply after lunch and it lasts until dinner. Amazing! These even last through my various coffees and drinks that I am constantly sipping on at work.

Check out how bold and gorgeous they are on the lips...

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Miss Melissa
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Miss Maxima
Miss Melissa is a dark vibrant magenta pink, and Miss Maxima is a bright brunt orange. I noticed that these are dupes for some of my favourite lipsticks...

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Miss Melissa is very very similar to Lime Crime's Centrifuchsia, but Miss Melissa is a little more warm toned. Miss Maxima is very similar to Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Orange 7 (which I featured in my top 5 orange lip colours) but Miss Maxima is brighter and had a longer wear time, but the Bobbi Brown shade is creamier. On the lips, these lipsticks look VERY similar.

In Australia Lime Crime lipsticks retail for around $23 and the Bobbi Brown lipstick retails for $45.

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Top: Shanghai Suzy Miss Melissa, Bottom: Lime Crime Centrifuchsia
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Top: Shanghai Suzy Miss Maxima Bottom: Bobbi Brown Lip Colour in Orange 7
Like I said at the start, these have been my go to lipsticks because I adore the shades and because they last so well without needing retouching (perfect for work or going out). The burnt orange shade is my lipstick shade of the moment, and I am so glad that there is a cheaper version on the market, because I have noticed that this type of shade is only really available in higher end makeup at the moment.

The only thing I don't like about these lipsticks is that the packaging is quite bulky, but I can look past that because the quality is great and the price is amazing! This is a brand to watch!

Great job Shanghai Suzy!

11 comments

  1. awww you have the miss Melissa!!! i have been looking everywhere for it! great review as always xxxx

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  2. Amazing swatches, these lipsticks sound so nice! I'm with you on the not purchasing yet, I have too many lipsticks for the moment and I'd like to swatch them before I buy! Regardless, I will keep these on my radar. I know Sarah really likes them too :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  3. These lipsticks look gorgeous! I've never heard of the brand before...they're definitely on my radar now. $12.95 is a great price :)

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  4. These are amazing aren't they! I love Miss Jade, and the new lippie that was co-created with Gossling...the colour coding is so handy as well.

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  5. So cheap and they sound fantastic! The colours look gorgeous... I have actually never heard of this brand before but I will definitely have to give them a go (plus, Aussie pride obviously. :P)

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  6. Ooohhhh... I like Miss Maxima! I still like the Bobbi Brown one slightly more but the price difference is swaying me, especially as orange is just an 'occasional' colour for me. Decisions, decisions...

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  7. Your lip swatches are amazing!! I am a fan of these lipsticks too!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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  8. Such gorgeous shades! Fuchsias and orange reds are my two lipstick weaknesses, so these are so up my alley! Always fun to discover new local brands that are this nice :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  9. Both shades are very pretty.....lovely swatches dear......xoxoxo....^_^

    http://mariahussain.blogspot.com/

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  10. Fantastic, I shall have to investigate this range! Bourjois Paris just brought out a range of matte velvet lip lacquers, I hate a matte lip but thought you might like to review them

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  11. These look so pretty. The price is pretty incredible for the quality

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