Product Smackdown: Lipliner – Australis v Natio

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I’m going out for dinner tomorrow and I don’t know what to wear – on my face! Actually, I don’t know what to wear on my body but it’s cold outside so probably black or navy. Dark colours make me feel a bit gloomy and unfestive. What better way to add a splash of colour than with a bright lipstick? I’m hoping that this product smackdown will help me decide whether my pout should be red or pink.

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Australis Pout Paste

Australis Pout Paste

Left to right: Pash Me Pink, Love Bites, Berry Nice Kiss

A few weeks ago a little surprise came in the mail. My response was:

Was it a lipstick? Was it a lip gloss? No, it was super paste. Or should I say, a super stain? Whatever it was, this was one beauty item that needed a thorough going over. So I put on my thinking cap to work out who is the biggest lipstick junkie I know. Who could really get into the nitty, gritty of reviewing this lip product?

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Easter Make-Up Looks

Kate looking all cute and Eastery

Kate looking all cute and Eastery

I’m calling it – Easter is the most laid-back of holidays. Sure, it’s centred around food but it’s all pretty low key  – rip open a bag of chocolate eggs or grab some hot cross buns and voilà – Easter is celebrated. Anzac Day means baking biscuits, Australia Day requires pavlova and/or lamingtons, and Christmas .. well, let’s not even think about it before I have a panic attack about how much there is to organise.

Easter is a time to veg out. We might get festive with our hair and make-up for New Year’s and Christmas but this particular holiday means pulling out the drawstring trackies and floppy t-shirts. Then let the gorging begin….

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Wearing Bold Lipstick On Full Lips

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Ed’s note: This post was written by our Contributing Editor, Kate Derrick.

So you may have read Emma’s post on her fear of wearing bright lippy on thinner lips and how she overcame that fear. Well I have the opposite problem. I avoid bright lippie because I have fuller lips and fear bold lipstick will make me look like a clown. Like Emma used to do, I tend to stick to lip gloss. But I took inspiration from Emma and decided I’d give bold lippy a go.

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How To Wear Bright Lipstick On Thin Lips

 

Pink lippie on the way home from the beach

Pink lippie on the way home from the beach

One style blog I am a little obsessed with is by awesome fashionista Fox in Flats. In December she ran a series of daily dares called DAREcemeber. I was keen to join in but when I saw that the fox had put down hot pink lipstick for day one, I panicked. Could I wear fuchsia lipstick from the moment I woke up to the moment I went to bed? Hell to the no.

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