Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse: Make Up Set 1 Review & Swatches

Hey guys! Its been a while since I've done a review! You may have seen my many tweets about the Anna Sui x Minnie Mouse Collaboration. When it first released exclusive to ASOS, I was a little bit devastated by the prices I have to admit. For just one of these little sets, you would be set back £48 so when they went on sale, I took my chance!
I purchased both sets and to be honest I can't be happier with them. They have a few null points which I'll get into but generally, they fit in nicely in my Disney make up collection and I'm over the moon!


Today I'll be reviewing Set 1 (red) with Set 2 coming up later. The main reason being was I wanted to go in depth but felt the post would have been too long by doing both - hope you don't mind! 

I'll start with Set 1 (one little niggly point - I wish they had names!) 

The theming behind Set 1 seems to be a sort of rock chick vibe with gunmetal greys and smokey blues teamed up with an awesome red lip to match. The set is displayed in an awesome red and black tin, with rocker Minnie on the front. All of the packaging inside also goes with the same theme, so it is easy to distinguish which set is which (with Set 2 being more neutral). I personally adore the tin and it has taken up residence looking pretty next to my Snow White lunchbox.
Starting with the eyeshadow palette, I was surprised at how small it was! The design is absolutely flawless and I especially like how the palette itself is in the shape of Minnie's bow. Once opened you will find a teeny mirror, little brush thing (I always find these great for swatching) and the three eyeshadows (It may look like 4 but in actual fact, its 3, the last shade is the same as the second!)

I do want to point out the eyeshadows are in actual fact very very small. It was a task finding a brush small enough to fit in just one of the colours (the MAC 239 is slightly too large). I do feel for the amount of space in the palette, there could have been more eyeshadow. Just my thoughts though!

I gotta say, I'd be pretty annoyed if I'd paid the £48. For that price point I would expect buttery soft excellent quality, but I found these to be very sheer, hard to build up and quite chunky in texture. Saying that they are soft, easy to use and blend flawlessly, but that still doesn't justify the price tag to me. In regards to how small the eyeshadows are, they are quite a faff to use, sometimes dipping into the other colours with your brush and please bear in mind while there are 4 eyeshadows and 4 swatches, you only get 3 actual eyeshadow colours as one is repeated (kinda strange!).
The eyeshadows do go together well however, you can create a whole look from this one palette alone and it does come in handy! No need to drag around numerous palettes if you want to create a smokey eye on the go! 

As for  what I consider to be the star of the set - the lipstick! This set comes with a fiery red imprinted with Minnie's delicate face and ears! Let me tell you, it was a task to find it in me to use these. I just didn't want to ruin them!! In the end, my brain took over and rather than just adore the pretty packaging, I found it in me to USE them! This lipstick (again nameless) is a perfectly Minnie red. It had average lasting power and did leave the dreaded ring around my lips, but was not at all drying or uncomfortable to wear. In fact, it was incredibly moisturising and had almost a balm like feel to it. But I have to say, its not an incredibly unique colour, which I can dupe at least 10 times in my collection already. 

While I have absolutely no regrets buying the set in the sale and Anna Sui got the packaging down to a T, I would be pretty annoyed if I'd paid the full £48 for the quality. The colours are highly dupe-able and honestly, if you are not a collector, I would skip this or at least wait for it to go on sale again (which it will, I can tell ASOS are having a hard time selling these!). You can purchase from here if you are interested. 

Will you be buying or skipping?


  1. Absolutely love the packaging! The lipstick looks great on you~

    LIVE . IN . LOVE ✞


    1. Thank you :) Its a beautiful colour. The only redeeming feature of this set (and the packaging ofc!)

  2. Those lipsticks look lovely! Shame the shadows didn't live up to expectations! :(

    Sam xx

    1. It is a shame, particularly when other brands (sephora, mac, elf) have all done Disney collections so well!

  3. I am so glad I didn't pick these up, the eyeshadows look TINY and all the shades are very easily replicated in much cheaper brands.The lipsticks are cute, though :)

  4. The lipsticks are soo cute! i definitely wouldn't use it just because its so cute! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

  5. The lipstick is so gorgeous and I love the packaging but I don't think I could part with the money for the tiny eyeshadows! Very cute though. M xx

  6. So cute, how could anyone not want some!

  7. Those are the cutest products! I love anything Anna Sui and the Disney factors just makes it extra nice. How adorable are those Minnie lipsticks!? :)


  8. I need a Minnie Mouse lipstick in my life!!

  9. This is one of those the-packaging-is-so-cute-how-can-I-say-no? situations :D

  10. Everything about these is adorable!
    Such amazing packaging :D


  11. How did you bring yourself to use the lipsticks?!

    Danniella x

  12. The packaging really is pretty, both the tin and the actual packaging the products are in, but £48 is an awful lot of money when the eye shadows are so small and not particularly good quality :(

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty


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