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!