I was wondering when I'd finally see this product on the other side of the Pacific; Australia typically lags behind on trends pertaining to makeup and this always kills me. During my usual circle through Priceline today I spotted Violent Lip's display nestled next to Rimmel London's products - not sure why they were there, but I don't think Zooey Deschanel minded either. The new display detracted from Rimmel's botched photoshop job, sorry Zooey. I had my pick of the litter as there were lots to choose from and I'm starting to think I should've purchased more than one package, drats! One package includes three lip tattoos and goof-proof instructions; word to the wise, watch the tutorial in order to get an even better idea of how to execute this. I neglected to taper off the ends and instead bluntly cut off any excess, much like that time I decided to trim my own eyebrows - true story!
Update: When I decided to remove the temporary tattoos (just before bedtime) I referred to the instructions for help. Violent Lips states you should apply mineral oil or baby oil directly on your lips and wait for 60-90 seconds - then, you're to take a textured cloth or wipe and rub gently. I didn't have any of the items they specified, so I used olive oil and a damp face cloth instead. Boy did my lips feel baby soft!
The Bagful breakdown:
Total amount for Violent Lips (package of three):
- $14.95 AUS - there isn't a price difference between here and the US
Value for money spent (performance and quality):
- 8 out of 10 bags; a little bit on the expensive side, but still worth the novelty alone
Likelihood to purchase again from Mecca Maxima:
- I can't wait to try the pink sparkly lips