The lip stain trend has stuck around with more brands releasing their versions of the long-lasting pigmented lip products including Australis. In addition to their original release they’ve added some new shades to the range just recently. Here are our thoughts on the permanent range shades.
There were five original shades to the Australis Velourlips range which were all very bright, very bold and although some loved the shades alot of people were desperate for the brand to release some more wearable shades. I personally, didn’t mind the five original shades. I thought they were fun, bold and bright. The five new shades are what everyone was asking for – some toned down neutrals. I do agree the move by Australis was a good one, the range is now very well balanced with something for everyone.
The formulation is either going to be one you love or one you hate. They are quite thick and when dispensed you might find a few little chunks of the product of the applicator which did turn me off initially however once you actually start applying them onto the lips it’s not a problem. Once applied the product dries to a matte finish and is very long lasting although with that it can be drying so it’s best to properly prep your lips before application.
Mil-A-No: this is probably the only colour I don’t recommend in the range. It’s extremely pale and the only purpose I can ever see it serving is being a colour to mix with others, by itself it’s very concealer lips like.
Hon-O-Loo-Loo: this is the peachy nude shade available in the range and I think it’s my preferred nude colour on my complexion. This shade can apply a little streaky so it does take some working up but once evened out it’s a very wearable shade for everyday.
Pa-Ree: this is that really 90’s inspired lip colour that’s very on trend at the moment. It looks gorgeous with a darker liner underneath or on it’s own.
Ho-Chee-Min: a cool tone pink shade that I wish would work for me but unfortunately we this shade seeped into the cracks in my lips really badly so it looked as though my lips were in very bad condition. A gorgeous light pink but very good lip prep would be required!
Lun-Dun: my absolute pick from the bunch is this gorgeous purple mauve shade that looks very effortless and put together with a flick of eyeliner. It’s an unique shade but still very wearable.
Rio-D: is a very very bright orange, so much so my poor camera had trouble picking it up. I really love this shade for something fun and different – plus it’s doesn’t make your teeth yellow which is something some oranges does do.
Mi-A-Mee: what a gorgeous hot coral shade!!! I’m completely in love with this lip colour and it’s easily my favourite from the whole range. It’s the perfect balance between pink and coral. If you’re blonde you need this shade!
Ma-Li-Boo: is a very blue based barbie pink shade. I do like it however if I’m doing a bright lip these shades are ones I reach for.
Ny-Cee: this is probably the most popular shade from the range because it’s just a basic, true red shade that’ll suit most people. It’s pigmented, long-lasting and makes your teeth look so white!
Tok-I-O: what a shade! I really like purple lip colours and I tend to wear them to events where I’m wearing something really simple. I think this is a great way to try a bold colour like purple because it’s matte so it won’t be smeared around your face throughout the night!
Overall there are some amazing shades included as well as some I wouldn’t race out and purchase again but that’s pretty common when reviewing a whole range of lip colours. The Australis Velourlips are a great, affordable way to try new shades that you may be interested in experimenting with. The longevity and matte formulation is really suited to those, like me, who likes a really low maintenance lip colour that you don’t have to keep touching up throughout the day. If that’s you then I’d highly recommend these!
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