Would you wear a green lipstick in day-to-day life? Not for a dress up party, or a joke, but paired with your work dress or weekend wear.
Australian makeup brand Australis thinks you might. They have four new shades of matte lip cream in their Velourlips range in white, green, blue and greige.
The colours are part of their limited edition ‘Gems’ range, but are they wearable? FEMAIL did a roadtest to find out.
Unusual colours: Australis Cosmetics has launched a new range of shades in their Velourlips collection
Would you wear this? FEMAIL roadtested the colours to see if we could rock them in real life
Whiteout: The white, called ‘Full Moon-stone’ (above) looked like zinc applied to the lips as if you were about to play a game of cricket
The formula of all the colours seems same as the previously released Velourlips shades. It’s fairly thick and creamy and dries quickly to become matte.
First up to be tested was the green, called ‘Em-ruled City’. Would I look like I was headed to a halloween party? Like I had kissed a frog? Was a little too keen for St Patrick’s Day?
Surprisingly it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. The colour was fairly dark and didn’t look awful. It blended pretty well and I only needed a little to get a good coverage.
Bold choice: The colours are part of the ‘Australis Cosmetics Gems’ collection and on sale now
Blue babe: The blue was surprisingly not as bad as we thought it would be and looked quite gothic
Next up was white, called ‘Full Moon-stone’. Firstly, the colour was very hard to apply. It was patchy and I couldn’t get an even coverage on my lips.
Plus it looked rediculous, like I was a cricket player with zinc all over my lips. I honestly have no idea how anyone would wear this.
Third to test was the deep blue, called ‘To-paz or not To-paz’. The colour ended up looking very dark, almost black in some light, and again didn’t look entirely terrible.
It had purple undertones and made me look quite goth-chic, probably compounded by the fact that my wardrobe only consists of black. Like the green, it was a pretty good coverage and wasn’t patchy.
Not bad: The ‘greige’ (beige and grey) colour was the most wearable of the four liquid lipsticks
What a gem: They’re bold, but the quality is (mostly) good. We still wouldn’t recommend wearing them to an important office meeting though
Last up was the most wearable looking colour, a ‘griege’ (beige and grey) called ‘Quartz and All’. Once on the lips it has a purple undertone and doesn’t look bad.
I’m usually I’m more of a bright pink or matte red when it comes to lipsticks, but the griege actually looked okay. Despite being lighter colour it wasn’t patchy and stayed well.
Overall, I think there greige is the only colour I’d be game enough to wear during the day, but the blue was my next favourite. And unless you work for a very casual employer, I wouldn’t be game to rock any of them at the office.