Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Lip Crayon- Review, swatches & FOTD

I’m a little late to the party with this post because the Face of Australia Sheer Gloss Lips Crayons have been out for a while. They were released as a limited edition item but I’m not sure how long they’ll be out for. I picked mine up at my local Big W store about 2 months ago and there was plenty in stock from what I could tell. I haven’t been by lately though so hopefully they’re still around because they’re pretty fantastic and I can see them becoming a Spring/Summer staple.

The crayons come in a pack of 3 for $14.95 and they hold more than a passing resemblance to the infamous Clinique Chubby Sticks. I haven’t actually tried the Clinique version apart from some quick swatching here and there as I walk past the Clinique counter but these seem really similar in terms of texture.

They come in the same twist up crayon style as the Clinique Chubby Sticks which is a blessing if you’re like me and can never get the whole pencil sharpening thing to work for you.

What I love about this product is that if you twist the product all the way up out of curiousity, it does wind all the way back down again. Not all twist products work in this way (even though they really should) so I’m always glad when a brand uses some common sense in their packaging!

The three included shades are Macaron ( a sheer red), Cupcake (a light pink) and Sundae ( a mauve brown). All three are really nice shades and I can see everyone finding at least one colour they love despite their skin tone. They all feel really great on the lips as well offering a really nice moisturised glossy finish. They’re all scented and, while I prefer the fruity scents of the Clinique Chubby Sticks, I don’t hate the sweet scent these have.

Here’s the standard lip swatch photo. The photo on the top left is a picture of my lips minus any product. The shades are all sheer but they still offer enough pigmentation that they do a decent job covering the pigmentation on my lips. My favourite out of the lot is Sundae (top right) as it’s my perfect my lips but better shade.

The picture below shows me wearing Sundae. One of my favourite things about these crayons is how easy they are to wear, no mirror required. What annoys me about them though is that they only come in the three pack so you can’t just stock up on one shade. The shade range itself is also very limited with the three shown being the only three available so far. I really hope FOA see the following these lip products have and make them permanent and decide to sell them individually (hopefully without increasing the price) and add a wider shade range. For the price though and the way these apply, I highly recommend picking up a pack if you see it.

What do you think of these lip crayons?

Categories: Face of Australia, lip


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