Look at that packaging! It's plastic, but it's the most ornate plastic you could imagine. Why can't more brands do this?
The bottom of the lipstick tube is a rose, which reflects Anna Sui products' signature scent of rosewater.
So, since I chose blindly, I opened the tube and...
... wow. That was not what I expected. At first I was dismayed because out of all the colours this lipstick could have been, I'd never considered nude. Disappointment and trepidation then turned to cautious excitement as I realized that I don't own any nude lipsticks and this would be my first crack at the trend.
701 is a yellow-and-pink-toned nude. It could be a concealer on several people I know, but since I'm so pale, it is distinctly darker than my skin, which is my preferred type of nude. It's very creamy and emollient in consistency and has a glossy finish. It takes a few coats to become opaque and to stop the formula from settling into lip lines.
The result is flattering enough to wear outside, much to my delighted surprise!
I actually quite like this lipstick. Between the gorgeous packaging, luxurious scent, and surprising wearability plus the excitement of something I've never tried before makes this lipstick a winner!