I also know that every Australian man and his dog has complained about the Australian prices, but for good reason - $21.95 is absurd. Absurd! The first time I saw them in Australia it was at my local chemist and they tried to charge me $17.95 - I now realise this is cheaper than every other place. I was disgusted and decided not to buy any whatsoever...I wasn't going to spend that much on what is essentially a lip balm! I lasted quite a while but I've finally given in!
You have to understand that I have been drooling over these for months, so I was expecting a magical product that was perfect in every way. I spent years at the Revlon stand ensuring that I had picked my perfect colour, swatching the whole range on the back of my hand. After a while I decided that Sweet Tart was what I would probably get the most use out of. I did love Candy Apple but after a lecture from a friend of mine, she made me come to the realisation that I would rarely wear it. She's right of course, but I still think Candy Apple is a beautiful colour.
Sweet Tart is a warm toned pink, and it is really, really bright. The swatches are a little deceiving because on my lips it steals the show. I thought it would be a nice everyday colour, a little bit more pink and noticeable than my usual everyday colour but still neutral enough, but it's really not. I can dim it down a bit by applying and then blotting (thus making it more of a stain) but it's not the best way to do it. At first I was really quite disappointed with it, but I'm pleased to say I have really grown to like it, and now I love the shade.
It is really quite pigmented which is a good thing, however as the colour is so bright I may have liked it more had it not been so pigmented. It can most definitely be built up in layers which I am pleased about.
It has lasting power that I consider to be pretty good, once the initial layer wears off a slight stain is left behind. Eating and drinking kills the colour which is pretty common.
It is relatively moisturising, but after a long time is does get a little drying. This, like most lipsticks, can be fixed with another swipe to freshen it up. I think this product is correctly described as a lip butter. It has a glossy, juicy looking finish to it which I think is just lovely.
All up I have to say I am a little disappointed with this product, although it's simply because I had such high expectations. I can't really understand why the Internet exploded when these came out, because they really aren't that good, but apparently everyone believes them to be the best product ever invented. I think it is the price that has killed their goodness here in Australia. For twenty two bucks you have every right to expect something magical, but this really doesn't deliver. I most definitely wouldn't purchase another at full price, but I'd go for Candy Apple or Strawberry Shortcake if they were on sale for ten dollars. I give this 7/10.
I have this and love the color but it isn't my Fav. I have another one called raspberry pie and I can't get enough of it!ReplyDelete
My friend has Raspberry Pie and it is a gorgeous colour! There are so many beautiful shades in the range.ReplyDelete
OMG i cant believe how expensive they are for you guys, thats awful but I total agree with you they dont live up to their reviews. There Just bitten rang is much better. xxReplyDelete
They really are way too expensive!Delete
I couldn't buy these because of my lippy ban but now I'm done with that I actually don't want to. I know what you mean - these lip butters launched with such over the top reviews at the start and then...ReplyDelete
I can understand why you don't find these appealing, with the new Face of Australia lip crayons taking the spotlight from these (and at a much more reasonable price) there is not much point buying these simply 'because.'Delete
I don't rate them either! I also bought a couple because they were being RAVED about and i was disappointed. I mean, i still use them. They're not terrible but i expected more! I can't believe how expensive they were for you!ReplyDelete
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I completely agree, they are useable just so not worth all the hype! They cost sooo much here in Australia, it is not worth it.Delete
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It's so beautiful! :)Delete