Thursday, 13 December 2012

Review: Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons

Yes I am a little slow to try these hyped up Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons  but I wanted to wait until there was an offer before I purchased them! These three gorgeous lip crayons retail for $14.95, however I popped into a Priceline and its price was down to $9.95- add on a voucher I had that was for around $5, these lip crayons were mine for less than $5! However since these lip crayons were limited edition, you can't find them in stores anymore (good work Karen, reviewing something people can't buy anymore...)


How adorable is this cupcake candle? You open it up to reveal the candle!
 From first inspection, it seemed like Macaron would be the nicest shade of all; a nice dark pink, nearly red sheer shade for the lips and I absolutely feared the brown shade, Sundae. However I was pleasantly surprised! Sundae has turned out to be my favourite colour of the three as it didn't appear brown on my lips, but instead a nice nude-like shade! It seems like such a flattering shade for most complexions while being very modest.


These lip crayons can be built up to increase its pigmentation which I love! A thin layer for a subtle sheer look, or layer it again and again to achieve a stronger colour turn out. In terms of use, the wind up crayon is quite fun and cute, although the plastic packaging does make it feel a little cheap (but then again, it was cheap!). I wouldn't call these extremely moisturising but they are quite smooth and easy to apply.

L-R: Sundae, Macaron, Cupcake
Comparing these to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Lip Balm stains, the FOA lip crayons are much easier to apply and are much more sheer and forgiving to dry flaky lips. Revlon's lip stains however are much more pigmented and extremely long wearing (it was so hard to budge!) but tend to accentuate dry flakes. The packaging for Revlon's lip stains feels more sturdier than FOA's, however at $17.95 a pop, you would really hope so as FOA's lip crayons are just a fraction of that price (and for three of them too!). I am quite satisfied with this trio of lip crayons and I don't think I'll venture for Revlon's or Clinique's Chubby stick anytime soon.

Have you tried the FOA lip crayons before? How about the other lip crayons that are out?


38 comments :

  1. I love these so much, I wear Cupcake every day. So great that you were able to pick them up for $5, what a bargain! :)
    xx

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    1. I'm so happy I got them all for only $5! I am so satisfied with them as well, everything I expected them to be :)

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  2. These have the cutest names! Great work for grabbing these before they went out of stock haha ;)
    I absolutely LOVE the Revlon Lip Stains so these look pretty good too since they are similar... too bad they aren't available anymore.

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    1. I love the cute names too! The packaging for the Revlon lip stains are lovely too and I like how they come in a few shades :) Yes I know, shame these were only limited edition :(

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  3. I think the picture and name of the shade on the front is such a cute idea! Definitely makes me hungry for desserts. I think that's good that those don't tug as much because the Revlon balm stains kind of give the impression that it'd be more balmy when it's not :/

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    1. The names are dessert-like haha and the lip crayons do look cute! I know, the Revlon ones disappointed me in that they weren't too moisturising! :(

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  4. I agree, Sundae was a surprise favourite as the brown colour doesn't look overly appealing, but applied to the lips it's such a lovely everyday neutral shade. I really should reach for my set more often - they, along with most of my lip products, are forever neglected :p I have one Chubby Stick in Woppin' Watermelon that I really like, but these FOA lip crayons are a great, and much cheaper alternative!

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    1. Sundae is such a beautiful shade! Hehe I always neglect so many products I have too, and I don't even have a huge collection! I should give the Chubby sticks a go with a tester sometime as I don't know what its formulation is like and I would like to try it- Woppin' Watermelon sounds like a delicious shade :P

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  5. Great buy!!! How cheap haha. The cupcake is so cute! I've seen the FOA ones in stores a few times even when people were complaining they were out of stock everywhere and never got them but now that I have like 4 Revlon/Clinique ones I think the novelty of lip crayons has worn off for me haha! :P

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    1. Haha yeah! Super cheap which I love :P The Revlon ones are so tempting but with these three I don't think I'll have an opportunity to wear them all!

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  6. Affordable and awesome, I wish I could have cupcake!!

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    1. They are super affordable! It is such a pretty colour :)

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  7. Oh what a cute and nice packaging!! and also the names are cute! >.< Macaron looks the most appealing for me! too bad Face of Australia isnt available in my country :(

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    1. Hehe they are adorable! Aww that's a shame, as they are good lip crayons :)

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  8. what a great deal!
    glad to hear you've found a more affordable & satisfactory products.
    revlon balm stain colors get darker once on, which i am not so crazy about..but it is only natural since they are stains. how about these? do they get darker as well?

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    1. Oh yes! I also dislike how the Revlon lip stains somehow become more pigmented after time and then makes the dry flakes on your lips so noticeable :( These FOA lip crayons definitely don't do that! These are more creamy and sheer, and don't stain!

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  9. this was such a great post,i was wondering how these would hold up compared to the revlon kissable lip stains thankyou for sharing i am you're newest follower :)

    http://allthingsbeautybytiarni.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. Thank you Tiarni :) They seem to be much different from the Revlon lip stains though, the FOA are indeed a sheer gloss as the name suggests! The only similarities is that they are in a lip crayon form!

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  10. I have never used lip crayons in my life but would love to try to after reading your review! Are they scented? Also, do you need to sharpen them??

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    1. They are faintly scented (apparently vanilla, according to FOA) but to me it is more powdery and I'm not a fan of it- however you can't detect the scent after application! No need to sharpen, they wind up which is great :)

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  11. They look amazing!! I really think I would have wait until there is a special offer to buy them! Great choice :)

    www.look-scout.de

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  12. These lip crayons are so good for the price - I absolutely love them! Oh and that cupcake candle is adorable :D x

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    1. They are great for their price and I love how they are sheer! Hehe thank you :)

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  13. That cupcake is so cute!
    I saw these at Kmart and wanted so badly to pick them up but I'm broke. Haha
    Nice review :)
    I can't believe I only just stumbled across your blog! I followed <3

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    1. Aww I've been trying to find them for a Christmas gift for a friend but they have disappeared completely from everywhere I look :( Hehe thank you <3

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  14. Omg sundae looks gorgeous!

    www.closetvoyage.com

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    1. It is beautiful when applied on the lips! :)

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  15. Oh wow cupcake is my fav. I did a post on caviar nails and that lipstick would go amazing with it :)
    Sarah
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    1. It would be a cute shade to go with caviar nails! :)

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  16. These look so similar to the Clinique Chubby Sticks!!! The colours look nice and they are so much more affordable!

    Liz
    chewylove.blogspot.com

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    1. Do they? Haha they do definitely look cheaper but they are just so fun to use :)

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  17. Macaron is a pretty colour!!! i like how these crayons are sheer so it wont be as intense a regular lipsticks!

    i'm a new follower!!

    x
    elviemousse.blogspot.sg

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    1. All the shades are so pretty and yes I love how they are so sheer :) Thank you!

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    2. seriously?? omg that is such an amazing price!! :)

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  18. great colours,

    Love your blog! :)

    feel free to check mine out,

    www.rueabbey.blogspot.com.au'

    -S xx

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  19. Really cool ! :) Follow you on GFC :DD

    Much Love, Virginie

    http://vivinvogue.blogspot.com

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  20. was wanting to try out these! thanks!


    www.mnguyenx.blogspot.com.au

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    1. They are great! So affordable too :)

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