So, let's not beat around the bush - both these Velourlips were sent to me for review purposes.
Now let's get down to business.
TOK-I-O is an intense, mid-toned purple that just blows my mind when it's on my face. I can't get enough. Bold and oh-so-beautiful. Definite back-up worthy! Can you tell this is my favourite?
MA-LI-BOO is an ass kickin' fluoro, bubblegum-pink that is definitely not for the faint hearted. Looks iiiiinsane on the lips.
Obvs both shades float my boat, but for those who don't do pink 'n' purple, there are another three to choose from:
RIO-D - high-impact coral/orange
NY-CEE - wowza true red
PA-REE - soft, caramel nude
Onto the swatches!
As you can see, Velourlips have pigment for daaaaaaays. Those swatches are one swipe, people! Nuf said.
Their formula is divine. If you've tried NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams, think creamier. If you haven't, these are basically a lightweight cream lippie that apply smoothly, evenly and feel almost 'whipped' on the lips. A lush, velvety feel. Really nice, basically. Once they set (takes about 40 seconds), they dry to a beautful, matte finish. And they don't feel drying either - they feel velvety soft. Oh, and they smell nice! Like sugary sherbet. Win, win, win.
As for lasting power, YES! Both Velourlips last incredibly well, even through food and drink. If I devour a hefty meal, I will get a little fading in the middle of my bottom lip, but it's no biggie. With little more than a smidgen of a touch-up, they'll see you into the night.
P.S. Here's my face featuring my fave, TOK-I-O:
Australis have legit knocked it out of the park with these. Not a single bad word to be said! I just wish there were more shades in the range...
If you enjoy matte lips, these are an absolute must. Heck, even if you don't, they'll probably convert you.
These retail for a nifty $9.95.
I'm off to buy a back-up of TOK-I-O and check out RIO-D. Seeeeeee yaaaaaah!
P.S. Here's my vid review, if you're down for my face (I'm wearing TOK-I-O in it)!