The Lip Lab

Looking for that perfect Lip-Stick?

The Lip Lab is that one of a kind beauty experience which specialises in personalised Lip Sticks. Like Mon Purse, The Lip Lab focuses on all things custom, creating that unique shade just for you.

In celebration of Valentine’s Day we were lucky enough to have Lip Lab in-store personalising all things beauty related for the Paddington Boutique Valentine’s Day Event.

We thought why not personalise your bag and your lipstick!

We chat to The Lip Lab co-founder Courtney Treacy about the process of creating a customised lipstick, fave beauty looks, secrets and so much more.

WE LOVE THE IDEA OF PERSONALISING YOUR OWN LIPSTICK, HOW DID THIS CONCEPT COME ABOUT?

My sister and I were travelling overseas and saw a similar concept which was more foundation based and we loved the idea of a custom lipstick. We noticed a gap in the Australian market for personalised cosmetics and started sourcing straight away.

TELL THE US ABOUT THE PROCESS OF CREATING A CUSTOMISED LIPSTICK?

Firstly you will sit down with your consultant and choose your base whether it be Matte, Creme, Vegan or a sheer Butter. Then we will determine your preferred colour.

You have an option whether you would like to add shimmer or other additives such as lip plumping, flavours, SPF, moisture and more!

We then melt, mix and pour your lipstick into our lipstick molds.

5 minutes later we are ready for casing!

Customers also have the option of a bevelled edge shape lipstick or a classic shape.

We have just recently introduced our engraving machine in store for our customers to have an additional bespoke option.

WHAT’S THE “IT” TRENDING COLOUR LIPSTICK GIRLS ARE CURRENTLY AFTER? ANY RECOMMENDATIONS?

We have had a lot of requests for Metallic lipsticks lately, however we are always inundated with customers who after the perfect nude.

WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE LIP LAB?

This year we will be introducing our Mineral powder system. Clients will be able to create loose and pressed foundations, bronzers, blushes, highlighters, eyeshadows and contour powders.

DO YOU CUSTOMISE OTHER PRODUCTS?

For now foundations and concealers – this year, everything else!

FAVE BEAUTY LOOK?

I normally like to wear dark eyeshadow and a nude lip however this festive season I have been channelling a bright red lip with light eyeshadow.

WHAT’S THE BEST BEAUTY ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN OR DISCOVERED?

To drink more water! The better I feel on the inside, the more healthier I feel and look on the outside.

BEAUTY SECRETS?

I normally use sticky tape to do my eyeliner to get that perfect wing, however I have just discovered ‘The quick flick’ which has made my make up routine much more time efficient.

WHERE CAN WE FIND THE LIP LAB?

Our flagship store is in Paddington. We have locations all across Australia, as well as locations in Kuwait and Canada.

www.theliplab.com.au | @theliplab