I'm a big fan of matte lip products, in fact I actually prefer to avoid glosses all together. So when matte drying lip cremes began to pop up everywhere I knew I had to try them myself. I already have a bright fuchsia lip chalk from Sportsgirl but while browsing in Kmart's beauty section I found Australis' Velourlips Matte Cream. I can't actually remember how much I paid for it, but if you buy it online it retails for $10.49 - so I guess I paid around that (ha!). I chose the shade 'Doo-Bai' which is a dark maroon.
I wore the lip cream to work on Wednesday and took the above photo straight after application in the morning before I left for work (around 8AM). Applying was quite easy, but I did have to use a couple of coats as the dark colour really needed it. I probably could have added another to create a really flawless opaque look as well.
Throughout the day I drank a great deal of water & tea and ate breakfast, lunch and a second lunch of soup so there was definitely opportunity for some of the colour to fade/rub off. Just after my first lunch I reapplied to the inside of my lip as it was fading a little but didn't apply anything further and this is what it looked like when I got home from work at 6PM.
It did bleed a little and rubbed off on the outline as shown in the above photo, but generally speaking the colour was still there. I wore it on Tuesday as well and when I had dinner with my parents later that night my mother asked me if I had reapplied lipstick beforehand (which I hadn't) because it was so fresh looking.
I think this product is definitely worth the price - at least in this colour which I think has great payoff. And it lasts!! If I was going somewhere after work I would have quickly touched it up but other than that I think it did a really good job of staying put for the day. I definitely recommend trying these if you're looking for a matte lip creme. 5 out of 5 stars!