I don't think I've mentioned these ever [again] since their feature in my Saturday's Swatches series! I'm not really one for matte lipsticks and as I've previously mentioned that the shade range just doesn't excite me... Too many browns and darks for my personal preferences!
Australis Go Long Longwear Lipsticks ($12.95) are available in 8 shades, ranging from brights to darks! They're packaged in black and pink plastic tubes... Pretty, huh?
All 8 shades are matte, and as I've tried them... I have to say that they glide on to be pretty damn grippy! The first time I applied each of these shades, I seriously chanted "please don't break, please don't break, please don't break" because they are that grippy! However, as they wear down, they do become creamier and less grippy. Strangely, I also found that they've became somewhat less matte too... which truly doesn't bother me because I'm actually not keen on matte finishes anyways.
Despite its creamy texture, you will still need to keep great care of your lips to rock these lipsticks flake-free! You can also use a lip balm, apply the shade and then powder to keep its matte finish if you'd like :P
A SHADE-Y RUN DOWN
Uber Cool -- When I saw this in the collection, I'd have to say that this shade did not capture one bit of my attention! But when I wore it, it actually doesn't look that bad. I only pick this shade for the days that I'm feeling more rebellious and unusual though... Hehe.
One thing to note about Uber Cool is that it applies to be bright, but slowly fades to be dull. Constant touch up for me, because I really like the brightness that it applies at. >_<
Boho -- is a brown colour, lookin' slightly muted. Pretty wearable, I'd say! Not as scary as it looks in the tube, but I definitely won't be reaching for this colour any time soon.. Not interested in browns. Pinks for the win!
Diva -- a beautiful and bold blue-based red! I ABSOLUTELY LOVE how this looks on the lips! I do own other similar shades, but not at this brightness! Like others, Diva applies to be pigmented and all, but because of the red colour.. it's better to pair this with a lip liner despite its fantastic lasting power and feathering- and bleeding- resistant formula.
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Easy Chic -- Here's a nude for all you nude lovers........ Wait. What? Easy Chic is the only beige toned nude from this collection, but it's a bit deeper, darker with muted brown tones... I think the muted brown tone makes it a pretty awkward in-between colour for alot of skin tones.
Preppy -- the second nude of the collection, but pink-toned! Yaaay! I love nudy pinks! This one is quite wearable too.. for me anyways! I don't find that it makes me look overly dead, which is ALWAYS a good thing.
Trendy -- Here's the other pink in the collection of shades, but this one is seriously.... an IN-YO-FACE colour! It's a VERY bright Barbie pink shade, which reminds me of a colour that Shanxo (on YouTube) would sport. This shade is definitely not one for my skin tone, but I actually quite like it! Mainly because I don't have a shade of pink like this that has that bright (almost neon) spice to it :P I'm still not 100% sure if I'd wear this shade at all though..
Ghetto -- is a dark, vampy burgundy red. I'm pretty sure you know that I'm not one for darks, so this shade definitely gave me a slight shock when I first applied it. It does apply to be quite deep and dark, but I also noticed that it's actually a really nice berry colour to sport when it's dabbed on. Don't you worry! ^_^ I will bring this shade into use...
Glam -- another dark from the collection, but this one is less pink/purple than Ghetto. It's more red/brown and is also deeper! I don't glance at this shade too often... It's just not for me. At a sheerer application, it just looks muddy on the lips, so I'm not too sure what I'm gonna do with this just yet. I'm sure many of you girls would be keen on this one though!
That's all for the 8 shades! My favourite picks are: Uber Cool, Diva, Trendy and Preppy!
I didn't pin point down the lasting time for all shades, but most lasted a good 4-7 hours with light snacks! Bigger meals I also found that I could wear these alone with only little feathering and rarely any bleeding around the lips ^_^ Just needed to touch up here and there!
Have you tried any of Australis' Go Long Longwear Lipsticks?!Which shades are your favourite picks?!
Disclaimer: Products mentioned in this post were provided for review consideration only. All opinions mentioned within this post belongs to me and remains to be uninfluenced and unbiased.