Australis Velourlips - HO-CHEE-MIN Swatches & Review

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Hey lovelies,

I'm back with another new release from Australis today, one of the five new shades in the wildly popular Velourlips range. You may recall I reviewed three of the original shades here and had trouble with the formula, but I've since picked up some application tips from the lovely Teigan of MaSucree's Makeup Musings (which you can read here) so I was excited to give the Velourlips range another shot.

Australis Velourlips - HO-CHEE-MIN Swatches & Review

Australis Velourlips - HO-CHEE-MIN Swatches & Review

The packaging of the Velourlips is super cute, with printed lace trim and a pink heart above the 'i' in 'Velourlips'. Inside you'll find a doefoot applicator which has just the right amount of softness to spread the lipstick easily.

Australis Velourlips - HO-CHEE-MIN Swatches & Review

Australis Velourlips - HO-CHEE-MIN Swatches & Review

HO-CHEE-MIN is a pastel pinky peach with an ultra matte finish. It has good opacity, especially for such a light colour, but is prone to streakiness and is very chalky due to the white base. I followed Teigan's application instructions to the letter and this is the best application I managed over a few attempts, so if a fuss-free application is a must for you then you may not get along with HO-CHEE-MIN. 
Being ultra matte, HO-CHEE-MIN is rather unforgiving of any flaws in your lips and you can see that it has clung to the dry patch I missed when exfoliating. It wore for five hours without feathering or transferring, although it flaked away a bit in the centre of my lips after eating or drinking. HO-CHEE-MIN was quite comfortable to wear, I didn't find it drying at all. The Velourlips have a sweet, candy-like scent.

Australis Velourlips - HO-CHEE-MIN Swatches & Review


What I liked:
  • Good colour pay off
  • Wore for 5 hours
  • Non-drying
  • Sweet candy scent (but this may be a con for some!)

What I didn't like:
  • Appears chalky and streaky
  • Clings to imperfections

Where to buy:

Have you tried any of the new Velourlips shades? Got your eye on any?


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  1. Ooooh looks nice...I just get scared of over drying :/


  2. Hmmm... looks drying, but I still want to get my hands on the new shades! I wasn't a fan of these Velourlips, bought them, tried them, sold them, then I decided to re-purchase them and give them another go lol...

  3. I imagine that's the chalky super matte finish making it look that way! But like I said, I didn't find it drying. I did the same thing with shades from the first set, sold MA-LI-BOO and RIO-D and only kept TO-KI-O, then repurchased MA-LI-BOO because it's so neon pink! I haven't tried it again yet though.