Ive become a real fan of Australis products, they seem to offer real value for money, and their Go Long long wear lipstick range is no exception. With a creamy texture, yet very slightly matte appearance they are a great option for a long lasting lipstick. Now, they do not have the staying power and longevity of the LipVelour range, but they are a great alternative for those who aren’t fans of the extreme matte look lip colour. I have a few of these lipsticks and my intention is to keep adding to my collection. The below pics were taken after only one application of the shade ‘Uber Cool’. On an average day, I would definitely reapply once around lunchtime. If you’re after a nice lippy, with a nice price tag, check them out!
I was introduced to Velourlips last year by my sister. Initially I was hesitant as the first edition colours were extremely bright and I was a little self conscious. But with the release of two more sets of colours since then (including muted shades) and my recent love of any and every bright lip colour, I’m an official convert. The colour payoff is intense, the staying power is beyond amazing, the range of shades allows most people to find a shade for them and most importantly they are INEXPENSIVE…budget conscious ladies rejoice 😉 They are only $15, with the colour and staying power of something three times the price.
They are a lip cream which goes on wet and dries matte, like mega matte. I’ve heard some people say they find them quite drying, but in my experience I apply a lip balm prior to the Velourlips and it’s all good! The main reason I like them and why I find them so freakin mummy-friendly is their longevity, through eating and drinking and over the course of the day, they just stay put! I wore this colour recently to a wedding with a cobalt blue dress (it was awesome if I do say so myself) and I got asked at least three times by friends mid-conversation, “Alasha, what is that lipstick? It doesn’t come off! It’s amazing!”. Now for me, that speaks volumes, when other women want to know the magical secret!
If you like the matte look, I highly reccomend you try these, I have a huge collection that I’ll swatch at a later date. But if you don’t like matte, then stay away, they probably aren’t for you! However Australis has another range of long wear lipsticks called Go Long, and they are also pretty amazing for staying power.
The pictured shade is Australis Velourlips in Shang-Hi!
Mummy-friendly rating: 8/10. If your bold enough to splash some serious colour over your lips, then this product will last through any play date and beyond!
Last week I visited the pharmacy after a visit to the doctors courtesy of Mr 1’s recurrent ear infections. Along with the prescription I picked up one of these Miki Big Lippy sticks (well actually I also picked up an eyeliner as it was any two Miki products for $8 – the standard Miki deal…but I’ll chat about that later). I picked this product for two main reasons, 1) a lipstick crayon would be super easy and quick to apply (mummy must #1) and it was so inexpensive (mummy must #2). The big question I had though is, would it last? No mum (or busy person in general) has the time to be reapplying lipstick or any sort of makeup at regular intervals over the day. Well it’s safe to say I was pleasantly surprised! It lasted well for about 4 hours including breakfast and lunch in between. The only downfall was that after a few hours it left my lips feeling a bit dry, but as a mum I always have PawPaw ointment in my nappy bag, so that was quickly fixed. I will definitely be purchasing more of these…no doubt the next time my son is under the weather 😉
As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, I don’t often pay full price for anything. So when I discovered a Price Wise store in the same complex as my kids doctors, I felt like I’d hit the jackpot! So much ‘pretty’ for so little money…
They stock a lot of big name, recognisable brands at wickedly discounted prices compared to retail. This little bunch cost me all of $11, I could barely buy one shampoo for that price at the Supermarket!
The fab thing about Price Wise is that you can also buy online (so I’ve recently discovered) so I no longer have to wait till one of the kids gets sick 😁 And the added bonus is that it’s free delivery on orders over $50 in NZ, so you could always go in with a friend if you needed to bulk up your order. Check them out here, Price Wise x