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FACE OF AUSTRALIA Lip Quench SPF30+ – Peaches & Cream, Mocha Latte – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


FACE OF AUSTRALIA, Lips, LIPSTICK, NC20, Yishan | by — April 9, 2013

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Brand: Face of Australia
Range: Lip Quench SPF30+
Shade: Peaches & Cream, Mocha Latte
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Face of Australia have added 2 new shades to their Lip Quench SPF30+ lipstick range – Peaches & Cream and Mocha Latte.
  • The Lip Quench range has a creamy smooth formula that glides on easily, and is enriched with natural moisturisers including Jojoba Oil, Vitamin E & Shea Butter, and SPF30+ sun protection.
  • The formula is very smooth and comfortable to wear, but is lightweight in moisture once applied so you’ll need a good lip balm to go with it to avoid it accentuating lip flaws.
  • Available in a total of 14 shades.
  • Verdict: Due to my pigmented lip tone, Mocha Latte provided a more even coverage compared to Peaches & Cream which I normally have trouble with achieving an even finish with such shades of pink.  Although this is my first swatch of the Lip Quench range, I previously received other shades that were far too pale and difficult to achieve an even swatch, so I’m really pleased to be sent shades this time that compliment my lip tone.  Thumbs up for the creamy smooth finish & a great range of colours (do check out Forbidden Fruit), but I’d only recommend it if you don’t have any issues with dryness or lines on your lips.


 RRP: $9.45 AUD available at Priceline, Kmart, Big W & selected pharmacies.

These products were provided for consideration.

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons

Brand: Face of Australia
Range: Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon
Shades: Macaron, Cupcake & Sundae
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Face of Australia is the latest brand to come out with lip crayons,  making their mark with a set of 3 shades for an incredibly affordable price of $14.95 AUD
  • Comes in Macaron (raspberry), Cupcake (milky pink), and Sundae (brown).  All infused with a subtle vanilla scent.
  • Glides on smoothly, coating lips with an incredibly moisturising and lightweight flush of colour.
  • Convenient wind-up applicator – no sharpening needed.
  • Although Macaron is my favourite shade of them all, I’m also impressed with Cupcake for being able to coat my flushed lips with a milky pink tint without any streaks. The great thing about Sundae is that the sheerness of the brown blends with the pink in your lips for your own customised pink-brown shade.
  • Verdict: The thing about lip crayons is that either the shade doesn’t pull my heart strings, or the finish is not moistuirising enough. What I love about Face of Australia’s lip crayons is firstly how moisturising it is & smooths my lip lines like they never existed.  And I absolutely love Macaron, the gorgeous raspberry shade is worth purchasing the whole set for!

RRP: $14.95 AUD for a set of 3

Available at Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies Australia wide.

This lip crayon set was provided for consideration.

FACE OF AUSTRALIA Divine Shine Lip Lacquer & Lip Plumper

Brand: Face of Australia
Range: Divine Shine Lip Lacquer / Divine Shine Lip Plumper
Lip Lacquer Shades: Crystal Verve, Morning Mist, Cosmic Rush, Silk Fortune
Lip Plumper Shades: Sterling Blossom, Lavish Instincts
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Lip Lacquer: Lightweight, high shine with light reflecting pearl pigments.  Enriched with natural emollients to moisturise and condition lips.
  • Lip Plumper: Formulated with cinnamon, ginger & menthol (plumping) and lanolin (smoothes lines) with light reflecting pigments for  a mirror like gloss.
  • Both formulas are light, non sticky, smoothing and moisturising.
  • The only drawback is that while it tastes mildly sweet (big tick), there is a mild trace of the pigment in the taste.
  • Link love: Check out Jacie’s awesome swatch & review of the same range on NC25 skintone.
  • Verdict: A great everyday gloss for those who love a sheer wash of colour with shimmers.  My top picks are Crystal Verve and Cosmic Rush – and at only $10.95 AUD you can afford to get both!

Click on the lip swatches to view enlarged image.

RRP: $10.95 AUD
Available at Priceline, Big W, Kmart and selected pharmacies

These products were sent for consideration.


Brand: Face of Australia
Range: Mineral Lip Shine
Shades: Love Bite, First Kiss, Twilight Glow, Beach House, Starlight, Oyster Shell, Fairy Floss
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Formulated with natural mineral pigments and antixoidants
  • Lightweight, silky, hydrating formula ranging from frosty sheers to creamy finish
  • No synthetic dyes & not tested on animals
  • My top picks from the 7-shade range is First Kiss (creamy nude) and Fairy Floss (frosty pink).  Most of the paler shades are too frosty for my liking.
  • Verdict: Highly recommend ‘First Kiss’ for those searching for a hydrating lightweight creamy nude with a satin finish. And it’s only $12.95 AUD!!

FOA Lipsticks

FOA Lipsticks

FOA Lipsticks

Face of Australia Lipstick


RRP: $12.95 AUD
Available at Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected pharmacies.

This product was sent for consideration.

April Favourites

April Favourites


Every month I sum up the hits & misses and lukewarm verdicts of beauty products that come my way.  Think of Hot as products I would swear by, and Not as “not for me”.  Lukewarm is for products that I feel differently depending which day you’re asking, which really means I’m hanging on until I find something that ticks all my boxes.

Here’s my picks for April.


1. Estee Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Cream

One of the best skin-quenching moisturisers out there that leaves skin soothed and baby soft.  Skin feels as refreshed as though you had applied a hydrating sheet mask.  Available in both Normal/Combination and Dry skin versions.  I wish this was available in my early to mid twenties.

RRP: $75 AUD (50ml)

2. KMS Dry Shine Styler (Limited Edition)

Looks like a pocket-sized glue stick, applies like hard wax, but it’s ultra lightweight and  amazing at taming stubborn flyaways.  Apply it with your hands or aim directly at stray hairs to lock it in place.  While it’s great for flyaways, it has only moderate hold for frizz.  If you can’t find it your local hair salon, you could also try Schwarzkopf Osis Stick Up (which is slightly bigger in size).

RRP: $19.95 AUD

3. Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer

Lately I haven’t found the need to use hydrating primer due to my skincare routine, but it’s a different story when it comes to protecting makeup from humidity.  This primer is a winner of “Best of Sephora Award – Best Primer” and listed as one of Marie Claire’s “25 Products That Will Change Your Life”.  If you must know why, it’s an oil-free silky lightweight silicone primer that smoothes fine lines and pores for a velvety finish that lasts all day.  A must have for those whose makeup has a tendency to slip during the day.  And if you’re the kind that likes to keep only ONE of everything, let this primer be THE ONE.

RRP: $52.95 AUD

4. Aveda Smooth Infusion Style Prep Smoother

As much as I’d like to list the entire Smooth Infusion range in my monthly favourites, if I had to walk away with one product it would have to be the Style Prep Smoother.   It’s really effective at smoothing frizz without weighing hair down & I find I don’t need other styling products to tame frizz/flyaways if I use it in conjunction with the Smooth Infusion Shampoo & Conditioner.  Plus it smells amazing (citrus, bergamot & sandalwood) is an ec0-conscious range.

RRP: $39.95 (100ml)

5. *Schwarzkopf Volumising Mousse

When I bought this out of desperation, I thought to myself, “If this turns out to be a flop, at least it only cost me $4.99”.  Well it actually lifted my floppy hair and gave my chemically straightened hair a much needed volumising boost that lasted about 6 hours.  No gritty, no sticky.  But you do need to apply a decent amount if you want decent lift.

RRP: $4.99 AUD


6. Lancome Teint Miracle Foundation

It gives skin a natural dewy radiance that is great for those who love a glow.  The trouble is I’m greedy and love both glow and a little bit of coverage, and that’s where this foundation may disappoint with its ultra sheer coverage.  Believe it or not, a Lancome SA said to me “you do not choose Teint Miracle Foundation, it chooses you”.   Also the surprising part is that the lightest shade available in Australia is B-01, which is actually a tad dark for my neutral NC20 skintone.  That said, I still love it for ultra-natural days and I’m saving it for summer.

RRP: $68 AUD


7. Face of Australia Make Up Remover

As much as I love other products in the Face of Australia range, I’m going to be the black sheep and list FOA’s makeup remover as a ‘Not’.  Although it’s pH balanced and oil/paraben free, and removes eye makeup gently without stinging, my primary use for makeup remover at the moment is to remove lipstick swatches from my arm.  And it took 3 times more soaked cotton pads to remove my swatches compared to my MAC Pro Eye Makeup Remover, which removed it in one sweep without even needing to shake the bottle.  You could argue that since it costs a fraction of MAC, it’s actually better value for money, but I’m time poor, stubborn and prefer a one-sweep-and-I’m-done kind of product especially when I am speed-swatching through truckloads of lipsticks.

RRP: $8.95 AUD


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Products marked with an asterisk were purchased by me.  All other products featured were sent for consideration.