I’ve been a fan of Antipodes for some time now and have mentioned their skincare many times on this blog and on my social channels. So when I found out that Antipodes were launching a lipstick range I was super excited and had very high hopes for it.
Antipodes skincare is all about natural organic ingredients that have been scientifically proven to work. Their founder; Elizabeth Barbalich who lives in New Zealand and has a Biology degree is passionate about nature and using the highest quality natural ingredients in all her products.
The Antipodes lipsticks are no exception. They are 100% vegetarian and use only natural products, meaning they are so healthy you could practically eat them. It’s claimed that women digest up to 7lbs of lipsticks in their lifetime, so with that in mind you want to make sure what you’re putting on your lips is as healthy as possible, which was exactly Elizabeth’s vision when developing these lippies.
I’ve been trying out three shades of the Antipodes lipsticks; Queentown Hot Chocolate, Boom Rock Bronze and Ruby Bay Rouge.
The packaging, like all of the Antipodes range has been kept simple. Housed in sleek black casing which has their motto printed on the side “I’m so healthy you could almost eat me”.
Looking at the lipsticks before I tried them they looked incredibly glossy so I thought they would be fairly sheer. I was wrong. These lipsticks as you can see from the swatches are highly pigmented and barely leave a sheen when applied – Ruby Bay Rouge has the slightest sheen whereas Boom Rock Bronze has no shine at all. The formula is semi-matte to matte which means they have decent staying power. I would say after 4 hours of eating/ drinking I would need to reapply.
With added shea butter and and jojoba oil these lipsticks moisturise your lips as you wear them, so there were no signs of dryness or crustiness after I wore them which I loved.
I found I needed to wear a lip liner with these lipsticks as it’s hard to get a defined shape without one, but that doesn’t bother me as I always wear lip liners with lipstick anyway.
One thing to note if you are considering these lipsticks is that the colours look very different in real life compared to what you see on online shops or the colour that is on the packet, so make sure you see swatches first.
I’ve been really impressed with the 3 shades I’ve tried – I love the pigmentation, the finish and that they hydrate my lips at the same time.
The Antipodes lipsticks retail for £19.99 and can be purchased here.
What do you think of the Antipodes lipsticks?
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