My Anna Sui Foundation Cases

by PJ on Sunday, November 18, 2007

in -Anna Sui, 2007 Holiday, all about Japanese cosmetics, makeup, makeup - base makeup, makeup - base makeup - foundation, stash focus

(the group shot)

Apart from Sofina Raycious foundation cases, which I enjoy collecting, I also collect Anna Sui foundation cases from time to time. (Do have a look at my Part One and Part Two of my Sofina Raycious Case Galore if you haven’t.)

My Anna Sui collection is far less extensive than Raycious’. There are many more Anna Sui cases that I don’t have, as I only collect what I really like.

This black one above is my first Anna Sui case, which is among the first Anna Sui case designs. It is the Gothic princess look that Anna Sui does very well.

Then Anna Sui entered what I call the golden age, during which most base makeup products and some color makeup products were packaged in frosty matte golden cases. I do really like the golden look. First of all, finger prints are not easily left on these finishes. Also, the golden cases show off the details of the design much better.

This one above is perhaps my favorite one. Again, love the golden case. Also, I like the butterfly detail.

This one is from the Anna Sui brightening skincare and foundation range, in which most of the items are in white packaging. I like the unique shape of this case in particular.

Last fall, Anna Sui re-launched the base makeup range (seen below). We are brought back to the classic black packaging, while the shapes and the details of the cases are slightly modified.

(Anna Sui’s current base makeup range)
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By the way, Anna Sui’s Holiday 2007 collection includes a limited-edition hand mirror in the golden shade I love. It looks adorable! (I have to say I prefer this to the usual black one…)

(Anna Sui Hand Mirror G)
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More items in gold, please, I’d say…

Updated on March 27, 2008:

See my latest Anna Sui foundation case here.

Related Posts:

Anna Sui Face Color Accent
(a lovely blusher…)

Anna Sui Fall 2007 Collection
(featuring a photo of my Anna Sui stash)

Loving Japanese Brands: Anna Sui
(my personal take on Anna Sui)

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

psychoexgirlfriend Monday, November 19, 2007

So pretty! I am a sucker for pretty packaging too. I’ve always passed by Anna Sui without looking but I think I may stop by next time.


PJ Monday, November 19, 2007

Hello Psychoexgirlfriend,

Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment!

I have been enjoying Anna Sui’s princessy packaging for quite some time. This style of packaging does appeal to me. Do stop by their stuff next time and see what you think.

By the way, I enjoyed browsing your blog. Will stop by again soon! :)


aretha Tuesday, November 20, 2007

dear pj,

do you know where i can find the gold case pressed powder(any online sites)? i know it has been discontinued =/ also im not sure if you have seen their old version of the face color? it comes in a pretty purple puff. im looking for that as well! thanks!


RF Tuesday, November 20, 2007

So lovely. I have always loved Anna Sui’s casing, my favourite is the one with the butterfly.


PJ Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hello Aretha,

Thank you for leaving a comment!

Are you familiar with the on-line shop Strawberry Net? I found that they have the powder in gold cases.

I didn’t see the Face Color you mentioned on the site. (I think I know which product you are referring to. I have the one in lilac.)

I have not bought from this site before, so I shall leave you to have a browse.

I will definitely let you know if I see the Face Color in any on-line shop.

Thank you again for your comment! :)


PJ Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hello RF,

The one with the butterfly is my favorite too!

The new foundation line also has a case with a butterfly. But I like the gold case much better…

Thank you again for your comment! :)


aidee Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hi pj…
I LOVE Anna Sui. I’ve nothing against it. Hope to hear more about Anna Sui product from you.


the Muse Tuesday, November 20, 2007

I love the gold cases. All my cases are the normal goth black! I’m adoring the gold!


Jealous Muse ;)


PJ Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hello Aidee,

Anna Sui is one of my favorite brands as well. Hopefully they will bring out a good collection next spring. I will certainly bring you my thoughts and reviews of their items every now and then.

Thank you for commenting again! :)


PJ Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Hello The Muse,

I do like the black case, but I think I much prefer the gold ones. The lovely patterns stand out much more on the gold casing.

I don’t know…perhaps they will bring out a few more gold cases in a few years’ time… We’ll see.

Thank you for commenting again! :)


YeLeNa Saturday, December 15, 2007

hi there!

im currently looking for some makeup sets like d foundation,loosepowder and compact..
Ive been thinking of MAC,Makeup Store and of course..Anna Sui..
But it seems that Anna Sui isnt as popular as MAC. i wonder why..
Seems that ure a fan of Anna Sui’s..
Hows the foundation and d compact powder finish? Is it very2 good… sheer matt looking? Long lasting?
Im so fascinated by the packaging.. but im afraid the outcome isnt gonna be that satisfying?


PJ Sunday, December 16, 2007

Hello Yelena,

For MAC and Anna Sui (and which is the more popular of the two), I think it depends on the country. In the US, MAC is huge and I don’t think Anna Sui is nearly as popular there. But in Asian countries where Anna Sui is available, it can be almost as popular as MAC.

I have used Anna Sui’s liquid foundation and pressed face powder, both versions of which were discontinued. The liquid foundation has a nice luminous finish (which is quite long-lasting) but it gives me breakouts. The pressed face powder I have is in Anna Sui’s famous lavender shade. But as an overall face powder, it doesn’t really suit my complexion, even though it gives me a matte finish that I like. I usually use it as a subtle highlighter (which has a fair lasting power).

I have not used Anna Sui’s foundation powder. I bought these cases partly because I simply wanted to collect them and partly because some of my Sofina Raycious foundation refills can fit into the Anna Sui cases.

If you can, do test their foundation products as much as you can before you decide whether to buy them or not, and let me know how things go!

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your comment! :)


Wieniawski Saturday, February 16, 2008

Hey PJ, I guess I should just say hi to you once since I’ve been spying on you for a month already! I love your blog, it’s so pretty and very informative! I am a fan of yours now! ( btw, I just bought a tube of blue lip gloss after reading one of your posts, I absolutely love it!)

My very first Anna Sui was actually a year and half ago during my last month in high school, I got myself
a black hand mirror and got my mom that gloss rouge with purple cap. (she didn’t like it as much as Guerlain, so she sorta gave it back to me…)Although I kept complaining about the color being way too sheer…but apparently I use it way more often than my other lip products…

then I didn’t get a chance to buy any more Anna Sui( Victoria Secret in Houston stopped carrying their cosmetic) until recently I got my own credit card so that I can purchase online…guess what, I ended up getting around 14 of their items just for the pass month…(don’t worry, I did ended up working more to support my Anna Sui craze) even my straight-A-engineering(nerdy) roommate knows about anna sui b/c I just kept talking and talking about it…

hey, maybe I will take a picture of my collection to show you just for the heck of it…I already got two powder cases and I am aiming on a dolly girl on the beach one…(I wish I could get the black one with rose pattern…but I can’t find it anywhere now.)

Keep writing, you are awesome!



PJ Sunday, February 17, 2008

Hi Mina,

Thank you very much for having been visiting my blog. It is good to hear from you.

I am happy that you are liking your blue lip gloss. I am sure you can see what it can do for you, and I hope more people would give it a go! :)

I never got the Anna Sui hand mirror (either the black one or the recently released limited-edition gold one). They both look really nice! What I have is an Anna Sui black brush holder. (It is the older version, which is a round one made of ceramic…not the square one sold now. But I do think both versions are equally lovely.)

That’s a lot of Anna Sui items you bought in the past month! :) Your collection is probably already bigger than mine… I hope you will enjoy using all of them (and enjoy their nice packaging)!

At the moment, I am thinking about buying the upcoming white loose powder case. It looks beautiful.

If you decide to take a photo of your Anna Sui collection, do let me have a look. It would be interesting to see what you’ve got.

Thank you for posting your comment. Hope to hear from you again! :)


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