Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons: Better Than That Other One!

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons

If you live in Australia, you’re in for a treat because Face of Australia recently launched an entire line of lip crayons. And they are good!

When they first launched a trio of sheer lip crayons a while back, I wasn’t that big of a fan. I liked it at first but in the end got tired of how much lip product I had to use because as the name would have it, it goes on sheer. When the Glossy Lip Crayons were launched, I picked up the Raspberry Coulis from Priceline and I was hooked.

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons

Whaddyaknow, a week later, a parcel was delivered by Face of Australia and in there were all of the colours of the lip crayons. I won’t deny that I did a little victory dance right there and then. :P

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons Swatches

There are 7 shades in the collection:
Pecan Pie: Cool-toned nude, sateen finish
Pie La Mode: Reddish brown, pearlescent finish
Peach Parfait: Coral with a hint of gold shimmer, pearlescent finish
Jam Fancy: Candyfloss pink, pearlescent finish
Raspberry Coulis: Bright coral-pink, sateen finish
Berry Brulee: Mauve, sateen finish (it’s actually darker in real life than shown in the photo)
Apple Crumble: Warm red, sateen finish

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons

The lip crayons glide on very smoothly over the lips. They’re not drying on the lips; I often find that I don’t need to apply lip balm prior to the lip crayons. And boy, are they pigmented!

In terms of the texture, I prefer them to Clinique’s Chubby Sticks. They’re creamier and easier to apply (I find the Chubby Sticks slightly dry, which is why I always need lip balm first). As for staying power, the stronger coloured ones lasts longer on the lips, e.g. the Pie La Mode, Berry Brulee and Apple Crumble can last for longer hours compared to the rest.

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons

L-R: Berry Brulee, Jam Fancy, Raspberry Coulis

Unfortunately, there are a couple of things I don’t like about the lip crayons. Firstly, I’m not a fan of the scent and taste. The description mentions that the lip crayons are infused with a vanilla scent. While it does smell a tad like vanilla, it’s very artificial and not very pleasant. The fragrance and taste were quite waxy.

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons

L-R: Pie La Mode, Pecan Pie, Apple Crumble, Peach Parfait

Secondly, the press release mentioned that these lip crayons are limited edition. To be honest, the brand has been coming up with so many limited edition products the last couple of years compared to permanent products that it baffles me. These lip crayons are good (despite the taste and scent) and I feel that they should be kept in the permanent collection.

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons

All in all, these lip crayons are definitely worth checking out. My favourite shades are the Raspberry Coulis (that was the first one I purchased), Berry Brulee and Apple Crumble. Such beautiful shades! Surprisingly, I find myself drawn to Pecan Pie too, when I’m usually not a fan of nude lip colours. It’s not so nude that it makes my lips look like death. :P

Face of Australia Glossy Lip Crayons

Oh, and have I mentioned the price? Each one is available at the low, low price of AU$4.95. For something that is more than comparable to the popular Chubby Sticks, say it with me … BARGAIN! :P

What I like about them: Highly pigmented lip crayons (most brands usually make them quite sheer), creamy texture, moisturising, easy to apply.

What I do not like about them: Waxy taste and scent, limited edition.

Have you checked these Glossy Lip Crayons out yet? What do you think? Do you prefer them to the Sheer Lip Crayons or vice versa?

Note: These lip products were provided for editorial consideration.

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12 comments… add one

  1. ponikuta

    Surprisingly I find this less moisturising than chubby sticks AND their lids are so poorly designed one of the lid came off in my bad and now my poor bag is stained with the bloody crayon.

    Definitely need to keep this in a make up bag, so mafan!
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    1. Tine

      Aww shucks! I have to agree that the plastic lids aren’t the best. The problem with them is that they’re pretty light and flimsy so if they fall on the floor, one crack would mean that it won’t be able to cover the lip crayon and will fall off like that. :(

  2. MissCarole

    I’m tempted!

    1. Tine

      Go check it out!

  3. Allison

    Wow, those are great! They look so smooth as well as so pigmented. I wonder why Australian makeup doesn’t make it to the other side of the globe? Well, I guess it wouldn’t be $4.95, if it did lol. BTW, I saw the Michael Todd promo today on Amazon’s LivingSocial and I bought the anti-aging lifting moisturizer for $22 plus shipping. After your review, it’s worth a try especially at that price :)
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    1. Tine

      Sadly, you guys will only get the expensive Aussie cosmetics which aren’t all that amazing to be honest. For a lot of Australian beauty brands, I find that the cheaper ones work better. Funny that, huh?

      Ooh that’s a good price for the Michael Todd moisturiser. Do let me know what you think and if it’s worth the money. :)

  4. gio

    They all look very pretty, especially Raspberry Coulis!

    1. Tine

      That’s my favourite! It’s really bright, very apt for summer. :D

  5. Victoria

    Is it better than Clinique’s Chubby Stick Intense Moisturising Lip Colour Balm? Face of Australia has so many great products and it is a pity we cannot get them in Malaysia.

    1. Tine

      In terms of the texture, I prefer the FOA one. But for taste and fragrance, definitely the Chubby Sticks. Overall, I think I still prefer the FOA lip crayons. You can get them from FashionAddict.com.au but their international shipping fees are exorbitant. :(

  6. Julie

    Wow!!! These are def lovely lip colors. I prefer the pie la mode. Its not too light and not too dark which makes it perfect for everyday wear.
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    1. Tine

      Pie La Mode is actually very pretty. Initially I thought it would be too dark for me but it turned out to be very good. :)

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