Every now and then you find a product that just fits you like a glove. It slots into your routine perfectly, matches your style, colouring and needs like it was made for you. This doesn’t happen to me very often because I’m fairly picky. But Face of Australia has found its way into my heart (and my beauty routine) with their Lip Quench SPF30+ in Lychee Crush (RRP $9.45 AUD). Just in case you’ve missed me raving about it on twitter and instagram, I thought I’d review it properly.
Now usually I’m obsessive about taking my product shots before I use the product, but this one was given to me as a gift this Christmas and the minute I saw the colour I couldn’t wait to put it on. So you’re getting product shots of a product that’s been well loved over the last month or so, sorry. (Yes, I know, very disorganised and unprofessional of me, but what can I say, I fell in love with it straight away!)
What they say:
Enriched with natural moisturisers and emollients including Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E & Shea Butter, this rich, creamy lipstick provides beautiful colour in a hydrating formula that protects your lips from harmful UV rays. Nourishes and protects whilst delivering smooth, even colour that caresses the curves of your lips. Maintain soft and supple lips and protect them from the ageing effects of the sun for totally kissable lips.
What I say:
Beautifully, but simply packaged in a matte finish black tube (which is wonderful for avoiding fingerprints) this little delight is beautifully light, super creamy and moisturising on the lips. There’s a slight scent of sunscreen at first, which I really don’t mind, but it’s hardly noticeable after a few moments. I love the fact that it’s SPF30+ because lips are often forgotten when it comes to SPF protection.
The lovely shimmery, glossy finish will last you around an hour (provided you don’t eat or drink anything) and the remaining colour will give you about another two (again, or until you eat/drink something.)
The colour is simply gorgeous. It’s a beautiful peachy, nude pink that seems to suit just about every skin tone (which probably explains why you’ll find it in nearly every Australian beauty bloggers’ arsenal). On my medium-deep/slightly yellow toned skin it provides a lovely soft flush of colour, perfect for everyday wear. Depending on how tanned I am, it can appear as an almost pale shimmery pink (if I’m deeply tanned or wearing a lot of bronzer), right through to a bright peachy pink (if I’m a little paler.)
After wearing it for a day, my lips (which tend towards dry) feel more moisturised, softer and smoother. Which is why I continue to reach for it over and over again. I’ve worn this lipstick so much over the past month that it’s hard to choose a favourite look. So here are a few Faces of the Day in which I’ve used it recently. (Please note: the below images have been taken with instagram, so some of the filters may alter the appearance of the colour.)
On Boxing Day, with a heavily lined eye:
On New Year’s Eve with a fairly deep tan and lots of bronzer (see how it appears as a lighter, paler pink?)
And finally for my Disney Princess FOTD (read the full post here) channelling Belle from Beauty and the Beast (very pale – wearing my lightest foundation with no tan at all.)
Face of Australia is available from Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies Australia-wide.
The above product was gifted to me for Christmas by my friend Sarah at Hip&Haute. All opinions are my own and the fact that this product was gifted to me has had no effect on the above review. It just means I’m eternally grateful to Sarah for introducing us