Anna Sui 'Tempting Sweets' 2014 Holiday Sweets Collection (01) Review and Swatches

Monday, December 22, 2014

I've wanted to try Anna Sui makeup for awhile. She has the cutest packaging and have you seen her nail polishes? They come in the cutest bottles. Despite her cute packaging, two things always concerned me: QUALITY (her products are for ADULTS but look like play or little girls makeup) and COST (her products are expensive and not always easy to find). I threw caution to the wind, when she came out with her 2014 Tempting Sweets Holiday Collection. How can one (well, me) resist cupcake & gingerbread theme houses, candy trees, lollipops and doughnut packaging (especially this time of year)? I had to have it (plus I collect theme makeup, so that's a good excuse). This collection has an 01 (red theme) and 02 (pink theme) [BOTH are pictured in the very LAST picture]. I wear red pretty well, so I purchased Holiday Sweets Collection 01. You get 4 pots! Lip balm, lip color, eye shadow color and cheek color. Her lip products are very moisturizing! The lip color in this set is gorgeous when applied! Your lips will not have a red lipstick look, but more of a i-just-ate-a-candy-apple luscious red look (see my picture below). I wasn't crazy about her lip balm jelly. It's heavy and reminds me of vaseline. LOL I loved the cheek color in this set! It reminds me of rose water (tinted red or raspberry) beauty products. It gives your cheeks a flushed i'm-in-love-oh-i'm-blushing look (and it's buildable). The eyeshadow is fabulous. Super creamy, smooth and blendable. It looks like frosting. You get a milk chocolate and I would say vanilla latte color (not white and deeper than cream). There's shimmer and sparkle in both, which makes it perfect for the holidays. All 4 pots are encased in a small, super hard (won't dent with above average pressure) round, similar-to-a-hat-box (but fits in the palm of your hand) package. Topped with a hot pink bow (01) and surrounded by sweets, this is a really cute collection. I'm very pleased and impressed! The makeup comes off so NATURAL. The only quirk I have is that all the products have a synthetic scent, but the quality is superb. The first set of pictures were taken at Beau Rivage (click here). The only thing I tested that night was the chocolate cake & moscato HAHAHA, so I just took swatches at home (bottom pictures). I'm wearing NO primer, foundation or concealer in the picture. I wanted you to see how this makeup can give you a really nice natural look. Anna Sui is definitely a SPLURGE, excellent quality, but honestly everything here is dupable (except the packaging hahaha)! You can purchase this at beauty.com, asos ,amazon and ebay. Remember to use ebates to get cash back!












Sweet-Bittersweet-NotSweet
supersweet(run & buy it) sweet(really good,buy it) bittersweet(ok, issues)not sweet(not good,don't buy this stuff)
  Anna Sui's Holiday Sweets Collection is Sweet

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Samantha Mariko said...

anna sui is so popular in japan but I've never tried the makeup.. the little pots are very cute though and I do agree on the packaging! thats good you liked them ^^
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Ramida Dusdeevutikul said...

cool!

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Paige Mckinnon said...

Ohh the packaging is very cute! ^ ^

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Lilli said...

Morning Kim! Oh, Id buy only for the packaging, you are right, is the cutest ever! Id pick also the 01 with the red theme, the stuff looks very nice on you! Well, to be honest the first think I thought when I saw the pics was the huge craving for that chocolate cake!XD Happy Monday dear Kim, hugs! xo

Stanislava E. said...

Mmm that looks yummy! I would love to try her products. Never her of them before.

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LoveT. said...

What a beautiful Set! Love the Colours ,also the Packaging is adorable :)

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Mica T said...

That is REALLY cute packaging! :) I like that eye makeup on you too Kim, such a nice shimmer :)

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Zubaida Rasool said...

What a mouth watering post :)
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bea castro said...

Really interesting products! They look gothic-japanese-y. Everything looks so cute and yummy! How did you resist not eating them all?? HAHAH

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bea castro said...

Really interesting products! They look gothic-japanese-y. Everything looks so cute and yummy! How did you resist not eating them all?? HAHAH

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Jackie Harrison said...

I never saw these product and the way your present them in your blog I want them so bright and the shades are perfect. Great job.

Emmylou said...

Gosh! How cute is that packaging! I've never tried Anna Sui before because of the price. It's good to know this set is good, but also good to know it's dupeable:D

Happy Monday, Kim.

Pilar said...

What adorable packaging! I don't think I've heard of this brand before, thanks for sharing! That cake looks delicious!

Diva Desle said...

Anna Sui has the prettiest packaging ever1 I would love to own a lipstick by her one day. The cheek and lip colours look so pretty in the range. SWEET INDEED! ;-)))

Pamela RG said...

Anna Sui's packaging looks so pretty and cute. I like that the products are wrapped in those little containers. So creative.

Rachel Lynne said...

They all look so nice!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The packaging is so gorgeous! The makeup looks really sweet on you.

Shireen L. Platt said...

Anna Sui has one of the most adorable packaging in the market. My good friend is a HUGE fan of her makeup and swear by it but I have never tried it myself. Great review, Kim and that blush is stunning!

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Jane said...

i think that pretty pink bow makes it that much more sweeter! :)

Tina Bradley said...

Loving the natural look this product gives, and glad to hear the quality was what you'd hoped it might be. Big holiday hugs! T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

TheTinyHeart said...

The packaging is so cute! And you're making me want cake :)

-Sharon

Jane @ anothermommablog.blogspot.com said...

That is the cutest packaging. I've never tried her products before. Thanks for the review!
Now, I'm wanting some cake :)
Happy Holidays Kim!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This collection is seriously darling Kim. The packaging makes it look like there are edible treats inside haha. That lip color is really pretty on you!

Have a bright and beautiful holiday Kim! Thanks for always being an awesome blogger friend!

miss b said...

Such cute packaging and I've never seen such adorable nail polish bottles like this before. I like the natural look of this make up and as you say a touch of sparkle is perfect for this festive period. Good to know that this is good quality and not just attractive packaging. Hope you're organised for Christmas Kim.

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

The package is so cute<3

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purecomplex.com said...

The package is sooo cute. I am totally loving the concept

Cee said...

I'm impressed to see such a good review, Kim. I haven't heard many good things about Anna Sui make-up, and I have to admit the little girl style packaging really turns me off quite a bit. Sounds like I need to get over that and give the brand a try for myself!
xox,
Cee

Stella Scarlett Rose said...

I'm soooo in love with the whole product! The packaging, the cute stuff, the colors! Want it, tooooo!!

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Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Kim, thanks so much for all of these makeup reviews. This and the Tarte blushes look nice. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Julie @ Julie's Lifestyle

LyddieGal said...

The packaging on this collection is really adorable, and I love the blush and lip color.
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Ivana Split said...

they kind of look like little girl make up but I'm glad to hear they are of good quality and to your satisfaction..love these photos, the cakes is super cute!

Ashley said...

This stuff is so stinkin cute!!!! I've never heard of that brand before!

oomph. said...

how adorbs are those polish bottles!! i always remember her having great packaging, but never did try.

Kizzy Von Doll said...

Just give them all to me....the cake too, haha :) Looks perfect!! xx

Missy May said...

I tell you Kim, some of these products you review..- from the packages look like food to eat. Lol!! If you don't write and go into details on the pics, one will mistaken them for food, because they look so good. :)
*Merry Christmas Beautiful. Have a happy Holidays..*

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Joie Fatale said...

OMG! Those are soooo cute!!!
(*o*)
I want them!!!!

little luxury list said...

Oh my what gorgeous packaging! You find the prettiest beauty products!

xoxo,
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Lorena said...

I adore how you create an ambiance for taking the pictures and of course for the honest reviews.
I really love that last shot, the polishes are SO cute.