Australian beauty brands and haul

5 Cruelty free Australian cosmetics brands.

Hello my beauties!

It has been a while since I posted last time about cosmetics. I am obsessed with cosmetics, love to use it and my house is full of it lol. Even though I am not a make up artist. So I love to share my opinion and my experience, hoping that my reviews I can be useful for you, ladies. I would like to introduce some Australian cosmetics to you and talk about it a little bit. Do you like cosmetics ? If you do – keep reading and thanks for visiting my page ♡♡ 

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Australian cosmetics is an interesting topic to me, not only because I am crazy about beauty products, but also because majority of Australian brands are very concerned about ethically produced cosmetics. Majority of Australian brands are against animal testing. So today I’ll be reviewing here a few products that I’ve tried at the moment.

1. AUSTRALIS.

About Australis. Not tested on animals, very affordable cosmetics. Worldwide shipping.

‘Velour Lips’.

Matte liquid lipstick. The obvious benefits is a price (10.49 AUD), it is long-lasting, I can wear it for a few ours and I quite like the smell. Another positive thing – they do not test product on animals, as they claim. You need to be aware how to use this product. When I firstly used it, I was totally disappointed.  It dried my lips out and the layer of product looked crumbly. However, after I have tried to use it on the lip balm and magically it turned to a pretty good looking matte lipstick. I love it because it is very saturated and making statement shades.

The quality is perhaps still not high, but pretty acceptable.  I am using it pretty often, even though I have got lots of luxury lipsticks brands too.

In comparison to mac matte lipstick, for instance, this ladies give you more color and saturation. Price is great and the product is always available in any Priceline or online. So after I used one of them – I’ve got two more. I also can hear compliments addressing my lipstick when I am wearing Australis Velour lips.

Tips to apply: use a small amount of the lip balm first. Then apply a lip liner or draw the lip line with the brush tip. Then cover all the lip with the product. Last step – tap a little bit of lip balm with your fingers on top, just in the middle of your lips. Thus, it will not dry out your lips, the contour will not get smudged and you can wear it for all the night ). If I am having a dinner – after, for refresh the makeup, I usually use a  little bit of lipbalm again, then touch on my lips with a tissue to absorb a little bit of balm with a product and then us more lipstick on top for a better look.

Names of the shades sound pretty cool: Bar-ta-lona, Rio-D,

For Bar-ta-lona shade I’ve found a perfect match with my Givanchy lip liner.

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 AUSTRALIS Lip Pencil.

Next product from the same brand – Lip Pencil. Perfect nude shade, which is matching to different lipsticks that I have. It also can be used just by itself to create that looking like Kylie Jenner signature lips. The shade is very natural, it is easy to apply and it lasts long. In color Tickled pink. Price is only about 9.50 AUD. IMG_4464

AUSTRALIS Eye Pencils.

Australis Eye liner pencils. I have already mentioned these product in one of my previous beauty posts about make up for the beach, and about great budget make up products. Ill briefly talk about it here.

– 10 Hrs wear pencil. Blue (‘Aqua Attack’) is just amazing. Super soft, super saturated. A color that pops. I would not say it is long lasting though, it is disappearing on me definitely in less than 10hrs. Only 10.50 AUD.

What is great – I can found pretty often discounts and promotions for this cosmetics in Priceline and I buy it even more cheaper.

– Australis Powder Liner. I’ve been pretty excited using all these products by this brand. So I’ve got this shadow eyeliner – something different. I am not using it at all cause even if you apply it on a eyeshadow primer, it is not lasting product and I did not really understand any benefits of it. Pretty easy to apply though. What I think you can actually use it for – to underline the bottom lead, but definitely on the primer underneath.

Australis powder liner review

2. Models Prefer.

A ‘Budget lux’ brand by Australian pharmacy Priceline. A representative for Priceline has stated that Models Prefer do not test on animals, however they are not listed on any official cruelty-free list.

– Face brush. Gives perfect and light coverage. I am using it with my face powder to set the make up. I like the size and I like that it is not too thick. In general I am satisfied with this brush, however I do not like that much other brushes from this brand. The hairs are artificial, pretty soft and nice to use. Never come of from the brush.

Australian Cosmetic brands

3. Inika.

This brand is ethically produced and they do not test it on animals. Cosmetics is designed in Australia and made in USA.

1. Mineral Powder.

Inika mineral powder reviewLight and transparent powder that sets you make up and gives a glow to your skin. To be honest, when I’ve used it for a few couple of times – I have not even noticed the shimmer.  It all depends on the lighting. No smell, it is quite long lasting and I use it for finishing my makeup, to set the foundation, to even the skin tone and give a fresh look to my skin. I use Nuture 04.

2. Mineral Blush.

Very natural shade, easy to apply.

Pink-ish, orangy and red-ish colors are not always suitable for the make up. I usually prefer more natural darker that a skin tone shades. It is kind of a countouring to make your skulls more defined. You do not even see and feel that you have a make up, it looks so naturally beautiful. I use Blooming Nude (03).

4. Face of Australia.

Australian cosmetic brand, made in Australia too, it is affordable and they are 100% against animal testing.

– HD primer


Only 13 AUD primer. Makes your skin feel fantasticly smoth, silky and even. Feels a bit silicony but do not lock your pores. You will need a very small tiny drop of the product for the entire face. In comparison to the benefit porefessional, it is smoother but thicker coverage, it is more gel-ish textured. I do not use it very often. Just because I am not a big fan of primers in general and do not like to feel anything on my skin. No smell. Has to be shaken properly before every use.

Face of Australia PRIMER review

– Blush.

Face of Australia BLUSH review

I’ve got a Primrose shade, it is dusty pink shade and looks very natural. Even though I never use pink blush, this shade is pretty suitable to my skin tone, as  far as it is pretty natural dark pink. The product is very matte, smooth and thick, easy to apply and it is long lasting. I use to blend it properly with my kabuki brush. Designed and owned by Australian brand, made in China.

5. Red Earth Australia cosmetics.

Long wear fluid foundation spf 18.

 Australian Red Earth Foundation review

Semi transparent, liquid, light and natural looking foundation. Spf 18 is a great bonus. Love this foundation and from 4 others I have on my shelf (Dior, burjous, revlon and rimmel) I usually prefer this one. However, it would not mask drastic imperfections just by itself, but gives you light coverage.

If you would like to buy it online – Delivery only within Australia.

That’s all for today, let me know if this post was interesting for you – I ll be happy to write more reviews on Australian cosmetics that I have.

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Inna

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