Thursday, October 2, 2014

Makeup: Velour Lips by Australis

A couple of months ago I wrote a post about my new favourite lip colours from Savvy by DB. Last week I've discovered a range that I love just as much and that is the VelourLips by Australis. I've become much more interested in makeup recently partially because I've started following a few youtubers (that became my main hobby during winter time this year). After many year of only using very few different products, I've broadened my makeup collection. I still don't experiment a lot but these new products of mine make me wonder how I ever survived without them. As a result I'm much better at makeup now and therefore more interested in it. 

Australis is a brand to which I have paid very little attention in the past. However, when I was in Priceline I was drawn to the range ofVelourLips because of the vibrant shades. I often feel so frustrated that lip products come in very limited colour ranges. After researching the product subsequent to buying it, I realised that VelourLips has actually been around for quite a while so I am probably writing this post a year too late. However, I know that a number of these shades are new release so it is  still relevant. In my usual style, I ended up buying six different colours. There was a buy two get one free offer on Australis products in Priceline so that helped. 

These lip creams are a gloss when applied but dry to a matte finish. My preference, when it comes to lip products, is to use matte products but then add a clear lip gloss over the top. I hate using coloured since they are not very pigmented and can end up all over my face. I also hate using just matte products because of the dryness and also the look (I know this isn't the case for everyone but I prefer the look of glossy lips). So in the pictures below I have added clear gloss in each case. The staying  power of this product is amazing; it stays on well all day even after eating and drinking.  They are all well pigmented but I prefer to apply two layers since I like the shades to be extra bright. 

Main Benefits
-affordability ($9.95)
-colour range

-the names seriously annoy me!

Lun Dun 
I usually don't wear lip colours this pale but I was looking for a third shade given the buy two get one free offer. I will probably wear it less often than many of the other shades but I still think it's very pretty. I've been using some vibrant lip eyeshadows recently so this paler lip colour does have its uses.

I haven't worn this shade yet. I tried it out for the first time just now for the purposes of this post. It has a slight orange hue, I was surprised that it's more of a coral than a pink. I'm pleased about this because I've come to like coral more and more in recent times. I think I'll get a lot of use from this colour. 
Red lips is part of my signature look; for the past few years I've had red lips almost every single day. I never try out a new brand without picking up the red too. I definitely love this red product. It's classic and beautiful. It's a very bright red; in contrast to the deeper red which I've been wearing a lot from the Savvy by DB range.

This is certainly a bold choice and may not be to everyone's liking but I definitely adore it. I read on a website the other day that this wasn't a traditional work wear colour. Well, these rules never apply to me and  did wear this to work the other day. To be fair, it looks less crazy than it appears in this close up photo. I love how unique, bold bright this is; I seriously adore this and I think it's my favourite from the entire collection. 

I've wanted an orange lip colour for quite awhile now so I thought I'd be brave and try this one. It's actually brighter in person so I feel rather daring.  I'm not used to orange so this will be one of the least wearable shades for me.  If I'd known that the Mi-a-mee shade was slightly orange then I may not have chosen this one. However, I'm up for the challenge of this bright orange.
This shade is so bright that it's almost a fluro pink. Again it may not be to everyone's taste but it sure is to mine. I love this so much and it was the colour which initially drew me to this range. It's also the colour I was wearing  in my last outfit post with my pink tartan skirt. This is a really fun and summery shade; you can never have too much pink in your life. 
Has anyone ever tried this product?


Rowena @ rolala loves said...

What a gorgeous range of bold vibrant colors! And the staying power sounds amazing too!

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Kezzie said...

The containers remind me of crayons! Check out your ruby slippers nails!!x

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jess said...

The colors are bright. I love the last pink one on you. The names are not the best.

Noey Lolita said...

So great lips

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Rebecca said...

I've never heard of this brand before, don't think we can get it in the uk. I love Ma-liboo, such a beautiful colour!!

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very nice colors!!


libys11 said...

how fun and vivid are those colours!?! :)

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Emmylou said...

Such great colours! I love that Tok-i-o one.


lovin those colors! xoxo


Bisma Rauf said...

Sweet colors :)

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I've not heard of this. I agree with Kezzie, the container does resemble crayons. hehe. The colours look cute though. I also agree with you about the names! :)
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Anonymous said...

What vibrant colors! I am boring and tend to wear neutral lip colors... I should try to branch out once in a while! Have a great day!

Pooja Mittal said...

such beautiful and fun colors of the gloss
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Vita said...

Wow the violet one is really interesting! I used to experiment a lot with lip colours, but most pale shades and glossy lipsticks look horrible on me, as my lips are naturally dark pink, so my choice is pretty limited.

Talía Cardeña said...

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Kiss & Make-up said...

Wow, bold colors! Rio-D looks the most wearable to me :-)

laura said...

I wish we had these in the UK! x

Jackie Harrison said...

Stunning lip colors like them all.

Anett B said...

Very nice saturated colors!

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Alexandra Zakharova said...

I personally love wearing nude lipstick on my lips, or just any transparent lip gloss. Sometimes it's worth trying something more bright and original, though. Those shades are extremely chic and appealing! Thanks for sharing:)
Wish you a great day ahead!

Couture Carrie said...

So many amazing shades!
Especially loving the last one.., perfect pouty pink!


Kizzy Von Doll said...

These look amazing, love your nails as well :)) xx

cat eyes & skinny jeans said...

Rio-D and Mal-i-boo are my faves! All of the colors look gorgeous on you, Imogen!!


Doused In Pink said...

These lip colors are so vibrant and pretty!Love the Rio-D!


Jo-Anne van Eeden said...

bright and beautiful!

Shauna C said...

I want all of these colors!! :)

xo Shauna


Kreyola said...

That packaging look so cool. I really like Lun Dun on you.

Simera H said...

These are beautiful colors. I love the purple one.

Gail J said...

The colours are very cute!

Jeeda said...

Lovely shades


Janet Taylor said...

Love them all!

Anita Anota said...

WooooW! great colors!!!! Love them!
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Ti said...

Incredible colors :) Wow

Sorana Nistor said...

Love the purple one!


Jessica said...

Wow those colors are amazing! =D

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Elle said...

WOW, gorgeous and rich shades of lip color! So saturated and glossy. I love these, even the pale ones!
Great share!
XX, Elle

Launna said...

Imogen... I would put the shine over it too... I like matter for the length of time it lasts but I love gloss :) Some really unique colors here <3

VioletDaffodils said...

These are all so pretty! love the colours :D


Sonia De Macedo said...

I haven't seen an Australis product since I was in high school. I had no idea they were still kicking it so that's kinda cool. Loving your selections, not to sure about the purple but I am totally fawning over the hot pink.


Kristin Reynolds said...

The pigment on those look great!! Great post!

Kristin xx

Kati said...

Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
These colours are really pretty, so vibrant!!

Have a great day,

Green Tea and Cupcakes said...

I used to wear Australis perfume when I was in high school, I didn't even know that they were still around. I will have to look out for them, I absolutely love the last one.

Diva In Me said...

I've not tried these products but they looked so good! Especially Ma-li-boo =)

Darcy said...

Super pretty lip colors here!

gabrielle said...

love how vibrant these lip colors are! i've been getting a bit more interested in makeup lately as well. haven't tried out too many matte lip colors yet, but it's on my list!


Jackie said...

I'm not familiar with this line but I love how bright and beautiful the colours are. And the staying power sounds pretty fantastic!

xo, Jackie

Linda Quinones said...

Lipstick is my weakness! Love this post!


Kim Alston said...

the colors are so beautiful tia.

Sam Cole said...

bold lip colors, perfect for the holidays.


Nikki said...

Love the red!!:) X


adeline L said...

I think this lips laquer are not available in France but they're look gorgeous

* Helen * said...

Gorgeous lip colours, very pretty! :)

I have a new outfit post up, would love to know your thoughts;



Paola Lauretano said...

I don't know this brand, but I love these vibrant shades!!!
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Mandy Bajwa said...

lovely colours


thriftylilpixie said...

Great selection of colors, love the crazy pink of the last one, def my fav!

Red Rose Alley said...

I am lovin' the pale color, and although I would never wear the Purple one, it is stunning. I could just see this pretty color on you, Imogen, with a lovely Purple outfit.

Enjoy the weekend, sweet lady.


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Midnight Cowgirl said...

Those colors are beautiful!

Stefani Corleone said...

Powerful and lovely colors I love them all


Casey said...

Great review, love the opaque colours. Wanna follow each other? Let me know x