Good afternoon class,
Personally I love to hate (or hate to love?) wearing lipstick. I think we have a sibling relationship. It annoys the crap out of me but I still love it unconditionally. The thing I think that irks me the most about wearing lipstick is reapplying. I NEED to invest in a wee mirror for my classroom at school – that would be a godsend. However at school presently it’s way too annoying to reapply my lippy or touch up my makeup because I’m always so busy and I can’t be bothered taking my wee makeup bag all the way from my classroom to the bathroom. Yep. I’m lazy. But also I think I’d get laughed at. I am one of the only makeup wearers at my school! At least, a full face that is. So basically by the end of the day I look like the witch off The Wizard of Oz… melting. I’m meltingggg!
Where I’m getting at with this wee rant is that the discovery of Matte Lip creams was the purpose of my existence. It made my life worth living again. A lipstick. That stayed put. Didn’t wear off. I didn’t rub it all over my face. I don’t get it on the mugs at school. I barely need to reapply. Alleluia!
I’m going to talk today about one of my favourite brands of matte lip creams – the Australis Velourlips. Note: this is part 1, which means yes! There will be a part 2 and perhaps even a part 3 so stay tuned for that!
I first heard about the Australis Velourlips when they were released in NZ as a free gift with the “Girlfriend” magazine which is a teen mag here in NZ/Australia. It felt weird buying 2 copies of this magazine aimed at 13 year olds with a huge picture of Tay Swizzle on the front but I did enjoy reading about 1D. Plus I was able to nab two of the three colours released with the magazines. A bright pink called “MAL-I-BOO” and a bright orange called “RIO-D”. The pink itself got me hooked. (I get the chills over bright pinks). Since then I’ve purchased 3 more shades and I have another one in the mail (haul coming soon).
I absolutely love these lip creams because they do last a really long time on the lips. They’re creamy, they’re cheap as chips (around $14 at Farmers or Kmart, $9.95 in Australia), they have heaps of shades (and are about to add some more!) the packaging is simple and sturdy AND they’re kiss proof 😉