Australis is one of the first makeup brands that I remember from when I was younger but back then it looked fairly different. Nowadays, after a rebrand, they’re priding themselves on sticking close to the trends coming out to us from America and beauty lovers in Australia have been all over the brand. But personally, I’ve found their range a little hit and miss, luckily more hit than miss but still, there are some products I love and some products that are a bit of a fail.
This has got to be one of my most reached for lipsticks by far. It’s creamy, easy to apply and actually lasts. It’s the perfect pinky, mauvey MLBB shade that I goes with anything so I always reach for it on those days where I’m indecisive about what to wear on the lips. The shade range of these lipsticks cover all of your bases, too.
I’m not a huge eyeliner wearer but whenever I need a foolproof brown eyeliner that will smudge out perfectly and look effortlessly chic, this is my go-to. It’s a wind-up liner that’s super creamy and the perfect shade of brown. Again, it stays put no matter what, even on the waterline. I really must investigate the Australis eyeliner range further…
It was mentioned recently when I spoke about setting under the eyes but it’s worth another mention. For the price of $13.95, this loose translucent setting powder is all kinds of amazing. The powder is so smooth and finely milled it’s honestly crazy. It’s awesome dusted over your under eye concealer or all over to lightly set your foundation without looking cakey or gross.
When this launched just about every beauty junkie snatched one up and then after a few tries, felt fairly disappointed with the quality and shades in this contour kit. I compared it to the newly released Models Prefer kit recently and can totally recommend that one but the shades in this palette are muddy, tricky to blend and generally a little disappointing. The yellow banana powder in the middle of the top row is, however, pretty awesome if you’re after something pigmented and colour correcting, so there is an upside!
Some people love these matte liquid lip creams and others can’t stand them, unfortunately I’m firmly in the can’t stand them camp. I’ve tried them again and again but they just don’t seem to work for me. One layer is a little bit patchy and very drying, two layers leads to very unattractive cracking. The shade range is AWESOME, I’m always in store swatching them and Australis keep coming out with new, awesome, trendy additions to the range but I just don’t have the patience to make them work. Maybe if your lips are in a healthier state than mine are then these could work for you? Lovers of the Velourlips – what am I doing wrong?!
Australis Metallix Eyeshadows in Guns And Rose Petals & Gold Gaga –
These creamy, metallic eyeshadows are another product that have the beauty community divided. They’re reminiscent of the Stila Magnificent Metals Foil Shadows in their foil finish and the shade range is gorgeous. Whenever I swatch them they’re look awesome but on the eyes they’re chunky, creasy, tricky to blend and just don’t want to work for me. It’s another product where I’m clearly doing something wrong because on some people they look incredible.
What do you think of the Australis range? What other products should I be trying?
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