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.
I bought this for full price; I almost never by makeup for full price, but Face of Australia Lip Quench Moisturising Lipstick in Lychee Crush ($9.45 AUD) cost less than $10 AUD. That’s less than I would’ve paid for parking in the city if I HADN’T HAD TO CATCH THE BUS THERE BECAUSE MY CAR IS STILL AT THE CRASH REPAIRER TWO MONTHS LATER YES I AM SERIOUS.
Ahem. The reason I bought this lipstick is because of the beauty blogger buzz surrounding it: the Lip Quench Moisturising Lipstick range itself already existed, but the brand launched five new colours at the end of last year that have totally breathed new life into the line. Lychee Crush could be described as a light, nude yellow-pink (not quite apricot). Australis Colour Inject Mineral Lipstick in Ballet is the first comparison that came to mind but it is pinker and brighter; Estee Lauder Pure Color Crystal Lipstick in Crystal Baby has got some of the same pink-beige tones but is much more beige; MAC Lipstick in Cremecup is pinker and cooler; MAC Lipstick in Blankety is darker and cooler.
Basically, what I’m saying is I don’t have anything quite like it. Face of Australia Lip Quench Moisturising Lipstick in Lychee Crush is a chronically indecisive girl’s mid-point between a nude lip or a statement lip. There’s a chance that it could slightly wash out some skin tones, but the colour works on my fair skin. The formula is smooth and creamy; the colour is not-quite opaque with a satin finish. I don’t feel that it moisturizes my lips but it certainly doesn’t dry them out. Because it is quite emollient, I need to re-apply Lychee Crush every couple of hours. That kind of blows, but… Did I mention it cost less than $10 AUD
PS. My usual little plug for Face of Australia – they’re Australian-owned and made, cruelty-free, and have quite a few vegan products.
Note: I bought this product myself, but the original Face of Australia Lip Quench Moisturising Lipsticks swatched in the post were provided for consideration in accordance with theDisclosure Policy.
While I’m thinking of it, here are some arm swatches of three of the ‘original’ Face of AustraliaLip Quench Moisturising Lipsticks that are also available (Cocoa Cherry, you are really not for me):