Hi guys! I have a lip product review for you all today. I'll be featuring one of the limited edition Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons. They have seven shades in total, of which I have Berry Brulee. These retail for a measly AUD$4.95 so definitely some of the cheapest lip crayons on the market right now! When FOA's first lip crayons came out in the pack of three, I remember every Aussie blogger bought them, me included (not that I was a blogger back then)! That pack was probably among the first beauty things I purchased, though I never really loved the shades it included.
The packaging is pretty similar to your typical chubby-type lip crayon product. It has a twist up mechanism and the tube is the same colour as the product inside. My only complaint is that the lid doesn't snap shut, so I'm always afraid that it might slip off. It is pretty tight though.
The formula of these does vary slightly to the original trio. I find these a quite a bit more pigmented but with slightly more of a juicy translucency.The texture is pretty much the same, except that this one is slightly more glossy. It feels balmy and very thin on the lips and almost looks like a gloss with its juicy translucency. I absolutely adore the way it feels on my lips, it is quite a bit moisturising and smooths over any dryness and doesn't accentuate flakes! It is very comfortable to wear and feels very soft, plush and emollient, almost as if it has 'melted' into my lips.With this particular shade, I find the colour to be quite buildable and you can definitely achieve somewhat of a bold lip with it, or dab it into the lips for more of a stained effect. I find the longevity of this product to be actually pretty good! I'm not sure if it is exclusive to this shade, but I actually found it to stain my lips slightly. The product wears off well and retains its emolliency so you can blend it into the lips throughout its wear. The product does wear off in the center of the lips (like most products) with eating and will need reapplying. With light eating or drinking it lasts very well.
Berry Brulee is a gorgeous medium berry-toned purple shade that is very wearable and a shade that I am in LOVE with! I think this shade would be appropriate for all seasons as it still has a brightness fit for the warmer months and obviously the berry tone is typical for Autumn and Winter.
Considering how affordable these are, I definitely recommend grabbing them while you can! This has honestly become one of my favourite lippies as the formula is lovely and the colour is a stunner!
Have you picked up any of these lip crayons?