After my recent experience with a certain matte lip cream, I didn’t think I’d be trying another version by another brand so soon. But since Priceline are currently offering 3 for 2 on the Australis range, and it just so happened that five new shades of their Velourlips have been released, I quickly found myself the new owner of a few choice picks from the range…
Australis Velourlips Matte Lip Creams
I thought I’d try a variation of shades to get a good gauge of the range, so I grabbed Hon-O-Loo-Loo (a beige-ey nude), Lun-Dun (a purple-ey lilac) and Mi-A-Mee (a tomato red with a touch of pink.)
The first box to tick on my matte lip cream list of criteria is pigmentation: Check. These babies have it in spades. Even the nude shade applies true to the colour in the tube and it only takes a couple of swipes to achieve an opaque finish. The next test is the staying power, and here they also performed – just give them a minute to set and you can chow down to your heart’s delight.
The final hurdle for any long wearing lip colour for me is the comfort-element, and although I’ve caught a few complaints about these lippies in terms of drying out, I didn’t notice any problems at all (and I have quite the temperamental lips when it comes to these types of products.) Once I had popped it on, the wear was so comfortable I all forgot about it. Even the applicator surprised me – sometimes I find can be a bit substandard and tend to deliver more product around my lips rather than on them, but this applicator reminded me of the ones in the Hourglass Opaque Rouge, precision application with no mess.
Oh and they smell yum! If you’re a fan of bubblegummy scents in your lippies (a la Shanghai Suzy) you’ll love these.
All in all, I’m extremely impressed. I think these hold their own again higher priced alternatives, and I’m in love with the shades, I’ll get great use out of all three. If you like the sound of them, you can grab them on the 3 for 2 deal up until the 24th of September.