Ads 468x60px

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Face of Australia Pastels collection: Swatches and review

Hi all!

Summer has hit Australia hard over the last few days..... well where i am anyway, not that i am complaining because i love the warm/hot weather, but it means i am late in posting these awesome polishes that were great for the Spring weather, not that we can't wear them still but i'm so looking forward to wearing more bright colours!!

As soon as i saw that Face of Australia had released a Pastel collection, i was all over that shit. I raced out to Kmart and bought the whole set. The pastels collection consists of 8 polishes, 6 cremes, 1pearl and 1 shimmer.... that's right, bet you didn't think there was a shimmer in there! But don't get too excited, it's so faint it's barely noticeable.

Anyway, onto the swatches...... Pic heavy i might add =)
These are in alphabetical order as that is what my computer decides to do...

After Dinner Mint - A pastel mint green. I love mint greens and this is no exception! Perfect in two coats. 

Boy 'n Berries - A Lavender pastel. Two coats.

Castles On A Cloud - Lilac-grey Pastel.... with shimmer. This is the one with shimmer. In the light it is noticeable in the bottle but once on the nail, it just seemed to disappear! Click the images to make large and you can see it slightly. This was two coats.

Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy - A bright?? pastel Yellow. If you can even have a bright pastel.... This is it. Probably my favourite yellow colour to date!! Wasn't the easiest to apply, just like a lot of yellows but this yellow is awesome and i can see myself wearing it alot! This was three coats.

Have Your Cupcake & Eat It Too - Lilac Pink pastel. This is also one of my favourites. This was two coats.

I'll Take You to the Candy Shop - My least favourite colour from the collection. Very soft pearly pink. Not really as streaky IRL as the pics show. This was three coats.

Once in a Blue Moon - Soft Eggshell Blue. Awesome colour. Two coats.

Would you like some Orange Sherbet? My second least favourite from the collection. I was really on a good streak with oranges until i hit this one! It's not bad but i'm not sure i like it with my skin tone. This was three coats.

Overall, I'm so so on this collection There are 5 i absolutely love and will wear again but the other 3 i don't like. I can live with that though, we can't like everything. I was disappointed with Castle on a Cloud as i really thought that would stand out the most to me with that awesome shimmer but it just wasn't there =( I think that disappointed the colour full stop for me as it looks awesome in the bottle.
My picks: After Dinner Mint, Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy, Boy 'n Berries, Once in a Blue Moon & Have your Cupcake & Eat It Too.

These were NOT sent for review. I paid for these myself. 
Kel xx


  1. These are fab! Keeping my fingers crossed I can get these xo

  2. It's so funny to hear you talk about summer when I am sitting here in a heavy sweatshirt! I love this pretty pastel collection, though, I can almost feel the warm sun on my back! After Dinner Mint and Boy 'n Berries are my favorites! They look lovely on you!

  3. great swatches! I contemplated getting a few in the store and now you've made up my mind for me :)


Thanks for taking the time to read and make a comment. I love reading everyone's comments! =)