22 April 2013

Australis Pout Pastes

After a LOOOONG period of trialling.. Here's finally a review of Australis' Pout Pastes which hit the counters not too long ago! I'm sure you've seen them pop up everywhere on blogs, YouTube and other social platforms.

These Pout Pastes are described by Australis to be "high coverage pigment stains that provides an instant glossy pout"which also allows you to custom mix your own shade. Sounds similar to OCC Lip Tars, yes? That’s exactly what my initial thoughts were too – that these may be the Aussie versions of OCC Lip Tars!

But the truth is that they’re nothing like OCC Lip Tars. Well... Besides the similar idea of being able to custom mix the shades, they're worlds apart.

These Pout Pastes are much like your traditional lipglosses except that it packs a PUNCH of colour and gloss. Take my words for it. Its boldness and glossiness will second to none! Sounds great, but it’s also quite sticky. I personally find its stickiness to be bearable, but if you're one who cannot stand anything with a sticky finish, then sorry m8 -- these are definitely not for you!

It also has a thicker consistency so you can definitely feel it on the lips, and it CAN feel a tad heavy. It also doesn’t settle, so you’ll be able to move it around after a light snack instead of retouching. However, like Anita says, “I suggest using a straw when drinking and don't go downing on a burger or you'll possibly look like an extra from a Vampire movie” because YES, the product is very transferable so you’d have to be extremely cautious. I’ve tried using a lip liner as a base before, but it still smeared and bled all over… which made Mum asked if I’ve been eating red poop or what. Eeeeeep!

So when wearing this, I’d recommend that you apply it in such a way that won’t touch the outer lining of your lips. Apply it closer to the centre. And no, don’t wear it alone unless you are willing to check and touch up every often T_________T"

As for wear time, I’d say that this wears for as long as you don’t eat or drink. I’ve worn it for 5-6 hours before and it lasted well until I took a bite out of a burger, and that’s the moment when the product transferred onto my yummy burger and its wrapper -- touch ups are really necessary for these Pout Pastes!

OH.. Did I tell you that these come with a doe-foot applicator? I wouldn't know how to apply such a thick product without an applicator, so thank Lord!

As for the shades, you already know.. they come in three bright and bold shades! I'm really happy with the shade range and I know other bloggers/users are hoping Australis will add more shades to these Pout Pastes. How good would it be to see these Pout Pastes in bright corals or bold fuchsias?!

 SHADES BREAKDOWN (aka. camwhore time! Yay!)

Love Bites -- Ohhhhhh. The prettiest red! The brighest and boldest of the collection! The most pigmented! The most daring! The most... ok. That's enough mate. 

Love Bites is really not for those who are shy to rock reds, because.. it's REALLY bright and REALLY bold. It's such a lovely scarlet red though! If you're looking to rock a bold statement lip, Love Bites is the one to go to.

Pash Me Pink -- is like a warm-toned rosy pink. Eep. My first swatch makes it look like it has a neon spice here, but it doesn't. It's a really wearable pink!

Berry Nice Kiss -- I don't think this is a berry colour.. Do you? To me, it seems more of like a light grape-y colour. It's the least pigmented of the three, methinks. When applied, the colour just doesn't compare to what's in the tube so if you're looking for opacity with Berry Nice Kiss, layering is the way to go.

Ok. Nuff camwhoring!

What do you think of Australis' Pout Pastes?
Which is your favourtie shade?

Depending on what you're looking for... these may or may not be for you. Like I said, these are much more like lipglosses than lip stains, therefore they're definitely not for me! I'm seriously not one to touch-up or check on my lip product every often so with the bleeding and smearing of these.. I say "meh"!

Australis Pout Pastes, 3 shades, $12.95, Priceline, Big W and other Australis stockists.

Disclaimer: These products were provided for review consideration only. I was not obligated to review, mention or post about these products. All opinions stated within this post belongs to me and remains truthful and uninfluenced.


  1. I love these! I think they're such good quality for the price. I agree with what you said they are a little sticky but they're bearable.
    They all look gorgeous on you :D I bought and reviewed 'Pash Me Pink' I've since got a friend to buy me the other 2 (my stockist aren't great)
    Great review :)


  2. I would really love to try these out! The colours are great and they look so lovely on you as well, I can't believe how pigmented they are! and for only $12.95 such a steal x

  3. I would have to agree and say that I'm not one for high maintenance products, that include lots of checking up and touching up. The colours are drop-dead gorgeous though, how unfortunate.


  4. Thanks for a great review :)
    These are not my type of thing.....but nonetheless I can understand why some people would fall head over heels in love with them :)

  5. I think these look really lovely, but I don't think I will be getting them anytime soon. I think I'll stick to my Rimmel Apocalips for now. They look gorgeous on you though - especially pash me pink! :) x

  6. I love the Pash Me Pink on you! But I agree how easily they transfer...

  7. Well the colours are gorgeous! But I'm not a fan of lip products that transfer cos I always eat hahaha.

  8. The swatches all look gorgeous! I think the red is my favourite, but I definitely have enough red lip products already! I'm also not a fan of having to check my face to make sure I don't have lipgloss everywhere.

  9. I''ve been wanting to try these for a while! Though now with your review i dont think im going to buy them. thank x


  10. I was hoping they would be more like a liquid lipstick than a heavy gloss! But I love how opaque they are

    1. Yes! Exactly my thoughts too! Too bad they aren't.. Eep.

  11. Interesting product. These definitely remind me of the famous OCC Lip Tars. I really love the finished result on you, especially Pash Me Pink.

  12. Pash me pink is lovely! I have a couple of the occ lip tars, and if I'm honest I barely use them :( These however may be more up my alley!
    I just found your blog by the way, I'm a new follower!

  13. Oooo i hate sticky, thick glosses! The colours look lovely, Pash Me Pink looks amazing on you! Such a cute colour.

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