The Hits and Misses with Australis.

No doubt, I love Australis products! I think they have improved a lot over the years and I have to say that there a few items from them that I use everyday, religiously. That being said, Australis has got to be one of my favourite Australian drugstore brands. They're affordable, good quality and also they have a nice selection of cosmetics to offer.

Undoubtedly I was lucky to receive many PR packages from Australis which I have previously blogged here! Check out my recent post on the Go Long Longwear Lipsticks or their Pout Pastes.

Anyways, here's my personal stash of Australis products which today I'm going to showcase my favourite and least favourite Australis products. I also use to own 4 other products that I didn't take a picture of but I'll include external images later.

I apologise for the low quality photos since my DSLR has been dying on me so I've been using my iPad 3 camera and also been tweaking the lighting on Photoshop. Don't worry nothing drastically changed! I'll start off with my favourite to my least favourite Australis items!

Australis Bronzing Powder - Favourite bronzer! I use it everyday and it's cheap, it's great and I think it's comparable to NARS Casino which I like.

Australis Lash Length Extensions Mascara & Australis Killer Curves Mascara - Without a doubt having short stubby asian eyelashes is annoyingly frustrating. Enough said, the Lash Length Extensions gives my lashes that little bit of length and separation. I use it every now and then in conjunction with my Tarte Lights Camera Lashes Mascara but this mascara is something I definitely recommend!

As for the  Killer Curves Mascara*, I love the separation and how it holds the curl of my lashes (that being said, they make my lashes look nice, but curls never last too long for me anyways).

I never thought in a million years that these two drugstore mascaras would do so much for the price you pay! Let alone, I've managed to finish the Killer Curves Mascara, sadly. But these two have to be my favourite drugstore mascaras and also for girls with short thin stubby lashes like me, I think these mascaras are something to look at!

Australis 10hr Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil in Bombtastic Bronze - I use this eyeliner everyday to tightline my eyes as well as an overall eyeliner. I actually have two, one for my everyday going out / uni bag and one at home in my make-up vanity. I adore this eyeliner and it's such a nice colour to complement any natural look. Did I mention it's long lasting as well!? Hence the '10 hour'.

Australis Body Sprays in Wild At Heart and Get Your Rocks Off* - All I can say is that this is an awesome thing Australis has brought out Body Sprays. I'm the type of person who would buy body sprays over perfumes any day! I still have the Chi Chi Body Spray in Passionfruit that my friend Lana gave to me for my 18th! (Thanks Lana! I still have a tiny bit left and I'm still savouring it!) Anyways, they're cheap - they smell great (I love both scents) and also they're heaps handy! I usually bring this with me to the gym and also pop it into my Uni bag or spritz a bit before I head out.

I gotta say Get Your Rocks Off is my favourite, it has a combination of berry, coconut, mango and apricot - which is why I'm drawn to it cause I love fruity scents! As for Wild at Heart I think it's more of a mature scent (not mature as in grandma mature) but more of a big girl mature. It has more of a 'punchy fruits, flirty florals and touches of lily, violet' scent.

Australis Go Long Longwear Lipstick* - I've recently blogged about this here, so you can check out how much I adore this lipstick. I think that sums up why, but in summary it's a really good lipstick but a tiny bit drying (hence the Matteness of the lipstick) but nothing a little bit of Lip Balm can't do.

Australis Curve Ink Eyeliner* - I like this eyeliner but I'm gonna say that I like my Dollywink eyeliner more cause I feel like the Dollywink has a 'tattoo' staying power as opposed to this eyeliner. It's not a bad eyeliner, don't get my wrong! But I'm gonna say that it's a really good liquid eyeliner (with precision) as opposed to many liquid eyeliner on the market. I personally think this is a little better than the Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner as the felt tip is much more thicker and the eyeliner itself is more opaque, as the Maybelline one has a fine tip (great to draw your eyeliner on) but the formula isn't waterproof and as opaque as the Australis one.

Australis Fresh and Flawless Pressed Powder - I know this has been raved about way too much but I know for a fact that it's supposedly a dupe for MAC's Studio Fix Powder. In which I think so, for a fraction of a price of a MAC Pressed Powder, I would say it's decent. But I prefer my MAC Mineralise Powder over anything right now.

I'm just going to put the Pout Paste and the Colour Inject Lipsticks here. First off, the Pout Pastes are okay, they're nothing too wow to me cause I'm a huge fan for glossies and anything thats simular to an OCC Lip Tar (if we can put it that way). I'm more of a long-lasting lip colour girl (which is why I love the Go Long Longwear lippies). But I don't think they're bad, I wish there was more variety but they don't really appeal to me. You can see the post where I review the Pout Pastes here for more of an in-depth review and my thoughts on them.

As for the Colour Inject Lipsticks, I feel like they're nothing too special. I know that they're $12.95 but at Sportsgirl I can get similar colours, similar quality and pretty packaging for $9.95. I think they're nothing too interesting to me but their lippies mediocre. I don't have anything bad to say besides the packaging, not a fan of their old fashion lipstick case packaging.

Last off, the last 2 items that I didn't take a picture of. I'll start with the Australis Make-Up Finishing Spritz - All I can say is that I'm not a fan of this spritz. It's suppose to be something like MAC's Fix+ (you know that concept with the whole, setting makeup thing) yeah, that didn't work for me. I felt like my skin was sticky and felt disgusting. I should really throw it away. Also, surprisingly it's their best seller... I don't know, I'm not sold! Sorry!

The other product which is really really dislike I the Australis Translucent Loose Powder I was a fan of it at first but after a while I noticed it left a white cast on my face and it was so fiddly and since it's Loose Powder, it went everywhere. I did use a small amount and noticed that I still had this white cast. I know a few people like this but I honestly didn't after a long while. So since then I chucked mine out. :(

Last product which I really dislike from Australis is their 3 in 1 Make Up Wipes - After purchasing them at a sale at Big W a while back, I honestly disliked them from the beginning. It was dry, it didn't have enough product in able to remove make up - Australis, please work something out with these wipes! That being said, I would prefer Face of Australias wipes, they actually do the job.

I hope this has given you an insight into my views on Australis cosmetics, overall I think they're a really fantastic Australian brand (who also does not test on Animals - yay!) and they have many things to offer. But that being said, there was some hit and misses!

Do you have any Australis products that I haven't listed that you adore? Let me know in the comments, I would love to know!

Also I have a blog sale going on so if you're interested in purchasing some things check it out!

Til Another Time!
Love, J

*Products marked with an asterisk were sent by a PR. All other products that were not marked were purchased by me. All PR Items has not affected my opinions or views towards this brand or towards this post. My loyality is to be honest with my readers. For more information please see my Disclosure Policy. 


  1. You have so many Australis products! My favourite is definitely the 10 Hour Wear pencil in Bombastic Bronze- I use it nearly everyday and I love how it is smudgeproof and glides on so smoothly :) The 3 in 1 wipes are the worst, I managed to pick some up for $2 a while ago, and they dried up and didn't remove anything at all! I haven't tried any of their mascaras before as I hadn't really heard much about them as compared to Maybelline and Covergirl's offerings :)

  2. I love so many of Australis's products. They are such a fantastic brand :)

  3. Great round up :) I love Australis as a brand I think their new releases lately have been really great!


  4. I love the Pressed Powder! But their other face products break me out :/
    This was a great post, thanks for sharing :)

  5. Aw really? I really like the translucent powder! It leaves the skin feeling really nice & soft! I should notice if it leaves a white cast on my face though. Thanks for this! I will try some Australis product!

  6. I just can't help but be attracted to the Australis section of Priceline because of the hot pink! Haha. Great post :)
    I really like the F&F powder for a full coverage on top of liquid foundation. I am also using the concealer and corrector quad atm, but still deciding on whether I like it or not. So far it's not bad.

    Natasha xx


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