Thursday, September 26, 2013

Australis Creme Lip and Cheek Tint - Flirtatious Pink

2013 has been the year of cream blushes and cream eyeshadows. Though I love their powdery cousins, there is something magical about a cream product and the way they give such a natural flush and literally melt into the skin. Can you tell I am a fan?

My first cream purchase was an Australis Creme Colour for cheeks and lips in Dusky Rose. I gave it an 8 out of 10 in my review back in March 2012 stating that it was a little challenging to apply. Well, with the purchase of my Real Techniques Stippling Brush it became an absolute staple in my collection and I have been using it almost daily. When I spotted the same blush but in a different shade - Flirtatious Pink - for half price at $4.95, I snapped it up in an instant.

Flirtatious Pink is quite a bit lighter and more peachy toned than Dusky Rose. I think it is a lot more wearable, certainly for use on the cheeks as a blush, although it is a little more challenging on the lips because it can look a little pasty and ghost like when applied poorly.

Though these are cream products they are quite a hard consistency, especially when they are left unused in a cool environment for a while. When used daily and in summer when it is hot, they are so creamy and considerably easier to work with.

This is such a richly pigmented blush and only the tiniest amount is required for an obvious effect. There is no shimmer in this, just pure colour, and the dewy finish it leaves is just perfect.

As I mentioned, I apply this on the cheeks with a stippling brush because it is the easiest and gives the nicest finish. I like to use this in warmer weather because it seems to 'stick' and just looks like a natural 'flush.' As a lip product I simply use my fingers to apply it.

The lasting power for this is pretty good. It doesn't last the entire day, especially if you don't use a translucent powder over the top (which I don't often do) but I find that it lasts longer than many powder blushes.

It is packaged in quite a small little container with a screw top lid. It's alright although a normal lid that clicks open probably would have been more convenient because I find that amongst all the rushing and in all of the clutter on my dresser it can get lost in the mornings!

One little thing that is a bit annoying is the fragrance. I love scented products, but not when they smell like Rosemary and Lavender. It could be worse, it's not actually that bad, but it could be better too.

All up, I am a huge fan of the peachy shade which is a nice change from the darker shade I owned, and it looks stunning. I am most definitely a cream blush convert!

I give this 9 out of 10 for the price, shade and formulation...thank you Australis!




L-R: Dusky Rose, Flirtatious Pink

21 comments:

  1. These colours are so pretty! I love that you can use these on your lips too.. I'm not the hugest fan of creme blushes but knowing it's a multi-use product might convince me to invest ;) haha
    xx

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    1. I am a big fan of multi-use products too...and the fact that it combines my two favourite products (blushes and lip products) is just the greatest! x

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  2. The colour is gorgeous! I'm a lover of cream blushes/shadows too.
    If I see this on sale, I'll definitely pick it up :)

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    1. It's a really wearable shade too! Cream blushes and shadows are the best!
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  3. I've never tried a cream blush but I definitely have to now after reading this amazing review! I must try these out :)
    Sophie xo

    http://itssophiebella.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. You absolutely must, they are awesome! They do take a little getting used to but with good brushes and patience, when you master the art of application it is amazing!
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  4. It looks very pigmented which I love!
    -Fleur
    pourlefemmes.blogspot.com

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    1. It is really pigmented but still usable :)
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  5. Love them!

    International giveaway (MAC):
    http://envueltaencrema.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/sorteo-mac-vuelta-al-cole-2013.html

    xx

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  6. I've never tried cream blushes, but to have one that doubles up as a lip product as well is somewhat tempting :)

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    1. If you see it going out cheaply then I would highly recommend it
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  7. I've been wanting to try this for a while as I've heard some good things about it! The colour looks so me too! That's really awesome that you picked it up for half price, I wish I did!

    x Tashi
    http://shiwashiful.blogspot.com.au/

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    1. It's so pretty Tashi! Keep your eyes peeled for another sale because it's awesome :)
      x

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  8. These look great. I love cream blushes but I always forget to apply them. Love the lasting power of cream blushes!

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    1. Cream blushes are so good! Haha, it's probably my favourite thing to wear so I never forget the application!
      x

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  9. I have dusky rose but I never use it! I need to pull it out :)

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    1. You must, you must! It's so pretty!
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