I was very excited to receive the pack of limited edition Face Of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons in the mail about a week ago, sent by the lovely Face Of Australia fairy (Tina). They’re FOA’s drugstore answer to the Clinique Chubby Sticks, and they really seem to give Clinique a run for their money!
These Lip Crayons are basically a tinted lip balm in stick form. They have sheer to medium pigmentation, a subtle glossy finish, and lightweight/thin consistency.
Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Macaron:
Macaron is my favourite out of the three Lip Crayon shades- it is a medium strawberry pink and very similar to Clinique’s Chunky Cherry (reviewed here )
Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Sundae:
A neutral toffee brown colour, which is quite similar to Clinique’s ‘Graped Up’ Chubby Stick (reviewed here.). Both this and Clinique’s Graped Up doesn’t seem to suit me, but I’ve seen it look gorgeous on girls with a lot of red/pink natural pigment in their lips which lifts the colour (see it on Suzanne for example).
Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon in Cupcake:
Cupcake is a light, cool toned pink which has sheer but buildable pigmentation. This would look best on fair girls with lightly pigmented lips in my opinion.
Texture wise, the Face Of Australia Sheer Lip Crayons are quite similar to the Clinique Chubby Stick- the Chubby Sticks are perhaps the tiniest bit glossier and slightly more hydrating.. Both products require frequent reapplication to keep up the colour and balm properties.
Australian RRP for the Clinique Chubby Sticks is $35.00, and the RRP for the pack of 3 FOA Lip Crayons is a mere $14.95. Given that the two products are quite similar, the huge price difference means that Face Of Australia Sheer Lip Crayons are much better value and you’d be mad to pass up on these if you’ve ever wanted to try the Chubby Sticks.
note: these products were sent to me by PR for consideration.
Posted by myfunnyvalentine on Jun 1st, 2012 in Lip balm, Reviews, Swatches | 49300 comments. Face+Of+Australia+Sheer+Gloss+Lip+Crayon+reviewed2012-06-01+02%3A59%3A47myfunnyvalentinehttp%3A%2F%2Fmyfunnyvalentineblog.com%2F%3Fp%3D4930
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