Lipstick mania! Arbonne and Face of Australia swatches and review

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More lipsticks I’ve been trying recently – last week I reviewed some matte lippies from Rimmel’s Kate Moss collection, this time it’s a few glossy offerings.

Arbonne Lipstick (RRP $36 for 2.17 g) comes in 14 shades – I’ve only tried out Jam so far. It’s a muted plum/wine colour that’s very flattering on my skin tone.

This lippie’s packaging is slim with a narrow tip, making it easier to apply straight out of the tube. The colour is dense, only needing a couple of swipes for even coverage. Its texture is gorgeously smooth and buttery, and to me it feels as moisturising as a lip balm.

I barely remembered I was wearing it, and the colour lasted through a few drinks on a night out. I think it’s a great beginner’s lippie for people like me who are still getting used to wearing them – very user friendly, and hydrating, with ingredients like wild mango butter and vitamins A, C and E. It’s on the pricey side, but that’s the only con I can think of!

Face of Australia Lip Quench Moisturising Lipstick (RRP $9.45 for 4 g) also comes in 14 shades, and I’ve tried the two newest releases – Peaches & Cream and Mocha Latte. These have SPF 30+ built in, which is a must for sunny Aussie days.

Peaches & Cream is an opaque light pink colour. It’s a bit too daring for me at the moment, and for a natural look it would work better on a paler-skinned girl.

Mocha Latte is a brown-tinted red. It’s very flattering against my yellow-toned skin.

The lippies come in matte black tubes with a handy clear window on top so you can see the colour of the lippie easily, as well as the usual coloured name sticker on the bottom. You can see where I stupidly smooshed Mocha Latte into the lid!

They glide on easily and evenly, and my lip swatches were done straight out of the tube without a lip brush. The wear time isn’t amazing, and while it’s creamy at first with its shea butter, jojoba oil and vitamin E enriched formula, it starts drying out after a few hours on my dry lips, although people without dry lip problems will probably have better luck. These cheap and cheerful lippies are great value for their price, and I’ll be picking up a few more of these!

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