I enjoy my Antipodes skincare. I love their Skin Saviour Balm to Manuka Honey Mask to their Worship Serum. If you do a little search, you’ll see more reviews of their products, and so far, I’m liking the majority of the products. They did some lipsticks and powders before, and this time, they launched a new line of lipsticks. They are made from healthy natural ingredients and certified vegetarian.
In the ingredients list, you’ll see lots of oils such as castor oil, avocado oil, evening primrose oil, argan oil and jojoba seed oil among others. These are supposed to be healthy for the lips, so good that “you could almost eat them” as what Antipodes claimed. I was sent 3 of them, Golden Nectar Bay, a light peachy nude, Dusky Sound Pink, a warm pink with a hint of beige, and Dragon Fruit Pink, a bright (but not neon) blue toned pink (fuchsia).
At first swatch, I thought the lipsticks felt a bit hard. They don’t feel creamy or soft like the lipsticks I’m used to. They are not as emollient as I thought, given all the oils and beeswax in the ingredients. In fact, they dragged on my skin a little. It’s the same when applied on my lips. They are not creamy, the bullet is rather hard, but they are not drying either. It is definitely a formula that is new to me. While there is hardly any slip to the lipstick, my lips are actually kept moisturised. I know, because if they are drying, after 2 hours, I’d want to remove it and apply a lip balm. And after removing it, I’ll find my lips chapped. These Antipodes lipsticks did not do that to my lips.
I could wear them comfortably for 4 hours, and they are so lightweight I don’t feel it on my lips at all. When I remove the lipstick after a meal, my lips felt smooth. They did not feel smoothER or softER but they definitely do not feel dry. I thought that was interesting, given the texture of the bullet that feels a little dry.
Here is how they look on me.
Golden Bay Nectar is too nude for my lips. It washes me out but I think it pairs nicely with a dark smokey eye for the perfect contrast. Dragon Fruit Pink is a bright pink that does not clash with my skin tone, but I don’t usually like pinks like this and hence, personally biased against this colour (LOL!). Dusky Sound Pink, from the first swatch, is my favourite. However, I was a little disappointed it isn’t more pigmented on my lips. It just looks like my lips but better, a little rosy nude for me. I don’t mind it, but I would have liked it to be a little deeper and pigmented. There is still some translucency in these lipsticks which makes them quite wearable. If you prefer an opaque finish, you’d just need to apply a few layers. Since the lipsticks are quite lightweight, they do not feel heavy on the lips.
Priced at RM125, they are at par with luxury brands like Dior and Chanel. For me, personally, the price point is a deterrent but if you like your lipsticks made of all natural ingredients, then you might want to take a look at these. If you want the full list of ingredients, just hop on over to the TNS Skin Lab website and they’re all listed for you.
So what did you guys get yesterday during the Black Friday sale? It’s Cyber Monday in a couple of days too. Are you going to spend more?
‘Tis the season to be bankrupt, falalalalalalalala….