5 November 2013

Product Review: Australis Cosmetics Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in PA-REE

With a four month old baby I must admit that I these days often only wear very minimal makeup, but one thing that I always wear is lipstick, so when I was asked to trial the new lipstick from Australis I happily accepted. Here are my thoughts on the *Australis Cosmetics Velourlips Matte Lip Cream in PA-REE;

What They Say:
"Highly pigmented lips are the look of international runways and the Australis Velourlips collection of city-inspired lip crème takes it to the next level. Boasting a velvety, matte finish, the creamy long-wear formula glides on with ease; finishing to create an intense, full coverage. Velourlips is the perfect answer to long-lasting colour that stays without flaking."

RRP: $9.95 – Available from Priceline, Big W, Kmart, selected pharmacies and AustralisCosmetics Online

What I Say:

The new Australis Velour Matte Lip Creams are available in 5 shades;  TOK-I-O (purple), RIO-D (coral), PA-REE (nude), NY-CEE (red) and MAL-I-BOO (pink), and I tested the nude PA-REE.

The PA-REE is a lovely nude, and while I am a tad conservative and don’t wear too bright lip colours too often, I unfortunately find that this is a touch too nude, and the shade doesn’t match my skin.

As claimed the Velourlips is a lipgloss that offers a full coverage with a matte velvety look, almost as if it was a lipstick. The matte look is a nice change to the always glossy or shimmery lipglosses that we’ve all gotten so used to.

The lipgloss has a very sweet scent, almost like lollies, and it is easy to apply, and it has a very good pigmentation, and is almost like a lipstick in formula. As the lipstick is matte, it unfortunately also means that it is also feeling a little drying on the lips, as well as is a little sticky. You could add a little lipbalm or clear lipgloss on top to eliminate the dry feeling, but it would also mean that the velour look and feel would be somewhat minimised.

It is very longwearing, especially considering it is a lipgloss, and unlike other lipglosses it doesn’t transfer onto glasses and mugs as much. I got about 3 hours wear from the lipgloss before I felt I needed to apply, which personally I find very good for a lipgloss.

What I Like:
  • Great price
  • A nice sweet scent
  • Easy to apply and has a good pigmentation
  • It is longwearing and has very little transfer

What I Don’t Like:
  • It is a little sticky
  • It feels a little drying on the lips

Overall, these are a lovely lipglosses and it is such a refreshing change that they are not glossy like most others on the market. And at just $9.95 each, they are a bargain buy too!

* Product was kindly provided for consideration, and has been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

What do you think of these new Velourlips from Australis? Do you like matte lips? Do you prefer lipglosses or lipsticks?


  1. Great review! I love matte lips. I have a matte lip cream from NYX and I love it! I have never seen this brand here, but theNYX version is great too.


    1. I've heard a lot of good things about NYX but yet to try their products - but they've just become available here at Target, so I really must go check them out...

  2. The colour looks gorgeous, but it's such a shame it's drying. I have quite dry lips already, so I'm not quite sure how much use I will get out of these. :(

    1. I don't have particularly dry lips, but unfortunately it still felt a little drying..

  3. Oh what a shame it doesn't match your skin tone too well, I can see what you mean by the picture though! I'm sure the other colours would be better though! I've fallen in love with these, and although they are a tad drying (my lips didn't feel dry after wearing them though which was a huge plus for me) they have such a gorgeous finish! I didn't find them sticky though! Great review lovely xx

    1. Thanks heaps Jasmine - and glad you agree that the colour is not right on my lips, I thought I was being a bit too picky!! I will check out the other colours though, maybe they are a better match.


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