Welcome back to my ‘things I don’t Love’ series where I discuss products I didn’t like, or that just didn’t work for me. This week’s focus is pencil lip liners. Now, I was initially excited to try these lip liners from Australis, as I enjoy my Australis face base products so much and was keen to try other things in their range. As soon as I swatches these lip liners though, I knew they weren’t going to be my thing.
In a nutshell these are hard and waxy. Boo!
Yes, they can be pigmented and the colours are super pretty but they just aren’t the sort of formula that I prefer in a lip liner. I don’t like to have to really push a pencil with pressure across my lips to line them. I just don’t. I’m looking for a creamy formula that is matte and lasts well. And that is just not what you get with these. I tried them a couple of times but to be honest I just didn’t enjoy them, never reached for them and now I am decluttering them basically unused.
If you like a firmer, waxy lip liner then you may really enjoy these but if you are looking for something a bit creamer and smoother to apply then I recommend trying the Essence lip liners (which are cheaper and infinitely better!) or the ColourPop lip liners which also have a really nice formula (full review coming on the ColourPop liners!).
So that’s it! Have a great day 🙂