Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

A few months ago, one of my favourite Aussie brands Australis Cosmetics, released four new shades of their awesome Velourlips lippies. Before I launch into my review, I'm well aware that a lot of people don't actually like the Velourlips and that's absolutely fine. I have almost every shade released and am a huge fan of them, so I'll say that upfront I do like the formula, the smell and all the rest of it. This post here is to show off the four new limited edition shades, and what I think of them rather than a full review on the Velourlips as a whole. If you do want a full review, you can check out my original thoughts here.

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

The four shades are Full Moon-Stone, Quartz and All, Em-Ruled City, and To-Paz or Not To-Paz. Australis have kept with the theme of overly complicated shade names, but that doesn't worry me too much. One thing you'll notice about this collection is the out-there shades. White, green and blue are not exactly your everyday drugstore shades. I was pretty excited to see a local brand take on some daring colours.


Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

It took me a few weeks to hunt down all the shades, as most stores had sold out by the time I got wind of the collection. The hardest shade to find was Quartz and All; probably being that it's the most wearable and neutral shade out of the four. I went through about four stores until I found it.

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Swatches: 
Full Moon-Stone, Quartz and All, Em-Ruled City, To-Paz or Not To-Paz.

I was impressed with the pigmentation of these shades. After swatching I could see why Quartz and All was such a winner with the general public, as it truly is a gorgeous shade. I was particularly taken by To-Paz or Not To-Paz, which is the stunning deep blue.


Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Swatches: Full Moon-Stone, Quartz and All, Em-Ruled City, To-Paz or Not To-Paz.

My lip swatches are not amazing, so I do apologise. Full Moon-Stone was probably the most difficult to work with, as it did apply slightly sheer at first, but was able to be built up. I think this will make a great mixer shade for other liquid lip products and can't wait to start mixing. The other shades were incredibly easy to manage - even for a terrible lip swatcher lip myself - and looked gorgeous once applied. I was surprised at how wearable the darker shades were.


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Overall, I'm a big fan of this collection. Whilst the shades may be intimidating at first, once you give them a go they're surprisingly easy to work with. Girls with darker skin tones will find the green and blue shades especially flattering. 

Have you tried the Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips? If so, what are your thoughts? Which shade is your favourite?

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14 comments

  1. These look awesome! Wish they were easier to get in other countries
    Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. I haven't tried the Velourlips yet and to be honest, the mixed reviews are a bit off putting. I do commend them on these daring shades though. I am semi tempted to pick up Quartz and All purely for mixing purposes (and possibly the white), but like you said, it's been sold out everytime I see the collection!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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  3. Seriously, I love Velourlips! I think that the shades in this range are out there, but so awesome!

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  4. MoniqueKerstin20 June 2016 at 13:15

    These colours are so cool!! Quartz and all looks like posh spice by jeffree star!

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  5. I am a huge Velourlips fan so I was excited to hear about new shades being released but when I saw them, I was a bit disappointed . . . I would have liked to have seen a few more wearables along with the really bold ones. Quartz and All looks quite similar to Lime Crime's Faded?

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  6. I've been wanting to try Velourlips for a while now, but I think I may stick to some more pink/red colours ;) hehehe I do like the brown shade though!

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  7. I think for the price point, these lip colors are pretty amazing! Trangles xoxo

    www.doaner-fide.com

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  8. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:25

    I can understand it being off putting, I hear heaps of people dislike them so it's fair enough. xx

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  9. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:26

    Aw I'm so glad! I hear so many mixed reviews! xx

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  10. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:26

    They are gorgeous aren't they! xx

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  11. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:26

    I know what you mean about more wearable shades! I'm happy to see some out-there colours though, as usually they're really difficult to get! xx

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  12. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:26

    Haha fair enough! I'm glad to see interesting colours becoming more available in our stores here in Aus! xx

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  13. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:27

    I know right, I was pretty impressed! xx

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

A few months ago, one of my favourite Aussie brands Australis Cosmetics, released four new shades of their awesome Velourlips lippies. Before I launch into my review, I'm well aware that a lot of people don't actually like the Velourlips and that's absolutely fine. I have almost every shade released and am a huge fan of them, so I'll say that upfront I do like the formula, the smell and all the rest of it. This post here is to show off the four new limited edition shades, and what I think of them rather than a full review on the Velourlips as a whole. If you do want a full review, you can check out my original thoughts here.

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

The four shades are Full Moon-Stone, Quartz and All, Em-Ruled City, and To-Paz or Not To-Paz. Australis have kept with the theme of overly complicated shade names, but that doesn't worry me too much. One thing you'll notice about this collection is the out-there shades. White, green and blue are not exactly your everyday drugstore shades. I was pretty excited to see a local brand take on some daring colours.


Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

It took me a few weeks to hunt down all the shades, as most stores had sold out by the time I got wind of the collection. The hardest shade to find was Quartz and All; probably being that it's the most wearable and neutral shade out of the four. I went through about four stores until I found it.

Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Swatches: 
Full Moon-Stone, Quartz and All, Em-Ruled City, To-Paz or Not To-Paz.

I was impressed with the pigmentation of these shades. After swatching I could see why Quartz and All was such a winner with the general public, as it truly is a gorgeous shade. I was particularly taken by To-Paz or Not To-Paz, which is the stunning deep blue.


Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips Collection Review & Swatches - Sweetaholic Beauty

Swatches: Full Moon-Stone, Quartz and All, Em-Ruled City, To-Paz or Not To-Paz.

My lip swatches are not amazing, so I do apologise. Full Moon-Stone was probably the most difficult to work with, as it did apply slightly sheer at first, but was able to be built up. I think this will make a great mixer shade for other liquid lip products and can't wait to start mixing. The other shades were incredibly easy to manage - even for a terrible lip swatcher lip myself - and looked gorgeous once applied. I was surprised at how wearable the darker shades were.


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Overall, I'm a big fan of this collection. Whilst the shades may be intimidating at first, once you give them a go they're surprisingly easy to work with. Girls with darker skin tones will find the green and blue shades especially flattering. 

Have you tried the Australis Cosmetics AC Gems Limited Edition Velourlips? If so, what are your thoughts? Which shade is your favourite?

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14 comments:

  1. These look awesome! Wish they were easier to get in other countries
    Beauty Candy Loves

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  2. I haven't tried the Velourlips yet and to be honest, the mixed reviews are a bit off putting. I do commend them on these daring shades though. I am semi tempted to pick up Quartz and All purely for mixing purposes (and possibly the white), but like you said, it's been sold out everytime I see the collection!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Seriously, I love Velourlips! I think that the shades in this range are out there, but so awesome!

    ReplyDelete
  4. MoniqueKerstin20 June 2016 at 13:15

    These colours are so cool!! Quartz and all looks like posh spice by jeffree star!

    ReplyDelete
  5. I am a huge Velourlips fan so I was excited to hear about new shades being released but when I saw them, I was a bit disappointed . . . I would have liked to have seen a few more wearables along with the really bold ones. Quartz and All looks quite similar to Lime Crime's Faded?

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  6. I've been wanting to try Velourlips for a while now, but I think I may stick to some more pink/red colours ;) hehehe I do like the brown shade though!

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  7. I think for the price point, these lip colors are pretty amazing! Trangles xoxo

    www.doaner-fide.com

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  8. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:25

    I can understand it being off putting, I hear heaps of people dislike them so it's fair enough. xx

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  9. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:26

    Aw I'm so glad! I hear so many mixed reviews! xx

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  10. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:26

    They are gorgeous aren't they! xx

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  11. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:26

    I know what you mean about more wearable shades! I'm happy to see some out-there colours though, as usually they're really difficult to get! xx

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  12. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:26

    Haha fair enough! I'm glad to see interesting colours becoming more available in our stores here in Aus! xx

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  13. Jasmine Huston5 July 2016 at 22:27

    I know right, I was pretty impressed! xx

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