Founded by Melbourne model and former cosmetics marketing exec Joanna Wheaton, Shanghai Suzy is a lipstick-only cosmetics brand housing a bold and bright range of lipsticks. The only cosmetics brand of it’s kind, Shanghai Suzy takes it’s cues from the fashion industry – each colour is limited edition and a new on-trend range is delivered every season.
Tired of paying $30 or more for fashion lipsticks that she would only wear a few times, Joanna felt that there was a gap in the market for affordable, on-trend lipsticks that delivered in terms of pigment, formula, colour and packaging – and so Shanghai Suzy was born. At $12.95 each the lipsticks are perfectly ‘cheap and chic’. And with a fragrance inspired by grape flavoured bubblegum, say goodbye to that typical waxy lipstick smell.
The brand was launched in August last year and after a successful first season, a second collection of colours for Autumn Winter was released in March 2014. Each bold hue is matched with its optimal formula – either ‘Matte’ or ‘Nourish’. The ‘Matte’ formula is thick, creamy and long-lasting, and the ‘Nourish’ formula contains jojoba seed oil to care for and moisturise lips whilst delivering a beautiful colour with a slight sheen.
Shanghai Suzy lipsticks are not tested on animals and contain no animal-derived ingredients.