Saturday, March 23, 2013

Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons // Review & Swatches

.If you are into sheer, moisturizing lip colours then Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons are for you. Packaged in a wind-able, chubby stick-like, well, stick, they are perfect to chuck in the bag for reapplication during the day without being a hassle. I apologize in advanced, as I was hesitant to post this as I found out they were limited edition afterwards but I still wanted to post my review & swatches.


 Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons is a set of 3 glossy crayons, similar to Revlon's Lip Butters but in their Just Bitten Kissable Balm stains type packaging. There is a nice range of colours in this pack, Macaron which is a darker fuchsia pink, Cupcake which is a light baby pink & Sundae, a brown-y nude colour. Depending on how much you apply you can get a subtle or a pigmented colour, while still being sheer. Although it is not long wearing it is quick & easy to apply another layer on the go.
Packaging: Wind-able lip crayon where the packaging colour matches the lip colour making it easy to find which one you are after. I can see the plastic lid cracking after a while which means it will easily fall off in your bag, potentially ruining the tip. (think Nyx Jumbo Eye Pencils, damn you!). The name of the colour is easily visible on the side.
Texture: Feels kind of slippery to apply, but if you have cracked lips it will still show through, so apply lip balm & blot beforehand! It does feel moisturizing on the lips, though.
Longevity: Lasts for about 1-2 hours, but if eating or drinking I find it comes off faster, however it does leave a bit of a stain behind.
Smell: Vanilla scent that only lingers for a little bit, almost as good enough to eat as the names!
Cost/ Where to buy: As mentioned they are limited edition so I feel guilty in posting this, although I thought I had seen them around for ages! So if you may happen to come across across these, they were $14.95 and available at anywhere that stocks FOA, so Priceline, Big W, Target, K-mart.

I would recommend these lip crayons for a sheer lip colour if you don't mind reapplying on the go, although the Revlon Just Bitten Balm stains, which are very similar last longer, although a set of 3 of these are cheaper than one balm stain which retails for $17.95 in Australia.

Swatches

Thanks for reading, I hope this post is somehow useful to anyone! xx


15 comments:

  1. I LOVE these!!! And I think they are still floating around some shops if anybody wants them even though they came out ages ago :) So wish these were part of their permanent line. Thanks for posting, have a lovely day :)

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    1. I thought they may have been, since I had bought mine a while after release! Thanks for letting me know :) x

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  2. Not really huge on stains, since I like the ritual-like quality of applying lipstick and the general feel of it, but to each their own :P These look quite pretty though!

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    1. That's something I like about lipsticks too, but sometimes I like to be able to chuck a stain on without worrying about going outside the lines and lipstick on the teeth :)
      xx

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  3. I love these as well! I feel they don't get enough praise. They're so easy even if they don't last ages. I keep seeing a lot of these at kmarts near me, so they're definitely still out there.

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  4. These are incredible, I use one of them pretty much every day. I have seen them being sold at my local Kmart, so if you want some keep your eyes out!
    xx

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  5. I have both these crayons and the Revlon ones and I seem to never reach for them! I don't know why though, I do quite like both haha. I must use them more!

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  6. I love these as well!!
    Great review!
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  9. I really like these but I have been neglecting them lately! Will have to pull them out of my drawer and start using them again :)

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  10. those are so cute!! i really love chubby lip products, they're more moisturising and the packing is so adorable =D i really like those shades, suits you perfectly hun, thanks for the review and swatches <3

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