Sunday, June 10, 2012

Colouring Inside The Lines

I'm a proud owner of Face of Australia's Sheer Gloss Lip Crayons! Released as FOA's answer to the popular (and overpriced) Clinique Chubby Sticks, I have been scouring my local FOA stands (multiple locations!) for these since I read about them on blogs. A few bloggers won them on a Twitter competition and reviewed them, and said they would be released in June. I've been checking FOA stockists since the 1st, in vain. I finally saw them on Friday (the 8th), and snatched them while I could. At $14.95, they're incredibly good value and I highly recommend picking up yours while you can because they're limited edition and are bound to fly off the shelves, just like the FOA Face Base Primer and Translucent Loose Powder do (I can never find them in stock!).

They come in an adorable patterned box and the banner and font reminds me of the stereotypical American diner, with sundaes and apple pies and the whole Route 66 shebang.

They come in a pack of three. As shown, in red, pink and nude-brown. The names are adorable. Just like the Clinique Chubby Sticks, they're named after foods, but I must say these names are much more scrumptious than the fruit which Clinique has chosen.

I love the crayon idea. Although Clinique made an effort to innovate the traditional lip product with their Chubby Stick, Face of Australia has gone further with the crayon idea and these lip crayons are bear more resemblance to the humble wax crayon than Clinique's Chubby Sticks do, what with Clinique's fancy schmancy metal lid and base (as you can tell, I don't regard the Chubby Sticks very highly. I have no real excuse. I'm just petty because I'd really like one but they're way too expensive to justify the purchase. Especially now, when I own these babies!). The crayons are accordingly sheer and glossy, so they're not perilous to apply on the go. I love the idea of colouring in my lips with crayons (ahem. Lip crayons). And they're very wearable! The texture and pigmentation is somewhat like a tinted lip balm. Slightly glossier but just as moisturising and slightly pigmented. While I'm singing their praises, I'll add that they smell divine. They're vanilla-scented. I love. Compared to Clinique Chubby Sticks which sell for $35 apiece, these are an amazing buy at 3 for $15. 

Swatches L-R: Macaron, Cupcake and Sundae

While they won't get as much use as my Korres lip butters, I do love these and don't regret the buy. An added plus is that they're limited edition, and that basically cinched the deal for me. Grab them while you can! Go go go!

Thanks for reading- take care and God bless! xx


  1. I really want to try those! :)
    Which colour is your favourite?

    1. They're so fun and easy to apply! I like Sundae- the brown one. It's an MLBB colour- and I like it also because it's so unassuming. x

  2. I finally managed to try these today. I like the sheerness and glossiness of them, but I wasn't really enamoured of the colours. And I have way too many lipsticks/balms/tints etc. already :p These are a really nice buy for those that were curious about the Clinique Chubby Sticks though!

    1. I agree- the colours aren't stunning, especially to someone with a lip product collection like yours! :P But I do appreciate FOA's thoughtfulness in pricing and the fact that there are three. Such a bargain for a Chubby Stick kind-of-dupe. x