19 May 2016

Aroha Antipodes

Antipodes is a brand I've grown to love and really enjoy. I've used many of their skincare products within my skincare regime, so I know this is a brand of great quality and ingredients. However, little did I know, Antipodes has a small makeup line which I was kindly sent a few products to try from their Aroha Lipstick line. I was really intrigued by the smooth sleek black matte packaging of the lipsticks and I really enjoy the unique names of each lipstick too. The definition of "Aroha" is Maori New Zealand  which means "love" and "affection".

The Aroha lipsticks apply very creamy with a good amount of pigment. The shade range is stunning and consists of shades that can suit many skin tones. I find the formula to be very hydrating and feels lovely on the lips once applied. The longevity depends on the shade itself. For natural shades such as the *Dusky Sound Pink, it wears nicely throughout the day with the occasional touch ups. As it is a rose pink shade it fades evenly on your lips giving you a soft rose tint. For a bold shade *Hungry Like The Wolf is a blood red, it has a longer staying power throughout the day with a few touch ups it wears really nicely and doesn't bleed around the lip line. It settles evenly around the lips and dries semi-matte all while giving a nice stain and feeling quite hydrating.

Among the Antipodes range is the *Kiwi Seed Oil Lip Conditioner, that is also housed in a nice sleek black matte packing in a form of a lipstick bullet. I've tried their lip balm in the past and I much prefer this luxe style they have come out with. I find it is a lot more enjoyable to apply with the lipstick shape bullet rather than your standard lip balm packaging. The lip conditioner conditions cracked and dry lips with ease and feels light weight and smoothing when applied.

I really enjoy all these lip products and would love to try out more shades from their lipstick range. I have my eyes on the shade Boom Rock Bronze, which is definitely my type of shade!

Swatched (L-R)  Antipodes Dusky Sound Pink Lipstick and Antipodes Hungry Like The Wolf lipstick.

Have you heard or tried any of the Aroha lipsticks from Antipodes before?

Antipodes is available at Priceline Pharmacy and David Jones.

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