28 June 2015

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks Review and Swatches



Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches




When Jeffree Star came out with his new cosmetics line, starting with liquid to matte lipsticks I was super excited to try them but because restocks of different colours usually didn’t line up, I didn’t end up ordering until recently. I made my first order when the shade I’m Nude was released and I loved the formula so I ordered more at the next restock. 

I love the packaging of these lipsticks. Unlike most other liquid lipsticks, they’re short and chunky, which makes them nice to hold and easy to throw into your pocket or handbag. The lid, in typical Jeffree Star style, is bright pink and the tube is clear moulded plastic so you can see the colour of the lipstick inside.

The applicator is a pretty large doe foot with a hole in the middle so it picks up more product. I could live without the hole because I like to use really thin layers so I usually wipe most of the lipstick off but. I feel like sometimes the applicator works really well and I can make nice sharp lines with it but other times it ends up looking a bit fuzzy round the edges but that might depend on how much product you pick up

These lipsticks have a pretty thick and creamy formula in the tube but once on your lips it’s really light and not sticky. They take about 60 seconds to dry completely which means there’s plenty time to move the product around to fix any mistakes but once they’re dry, they’re hard to budge. The box described them as kiss proof but not make out proof although I haven’t tested that. I have found that greasy food and alcohol both make it wear away in the middle of your lips so drink with a straw! 

They’re easy to fix after a meal if you find it has worn away though because they don’t clump when you add an extra layer like some other formulas. The only complaint I have is that they can be pretty drying for your lips but not as much so as some other matte lipsticks so it’s not a huge problem.

The wear time is about 8-9 hours as long as you’re careful when eating and they’re pretty much transfer proof but they’re also easy to remove with makeup remover or oil at the end of the day and I haven’t found that they stained my lips at all.

‘I’m Nude’

Described as a ‘light tan based nude’, I’m Nude was one of the first lipsticks I bought and is a perfect nude shade for me. I was worried that Celebrity Skin would be too dark for a nude colour for me (and I was right) so I was so excited when I saw this new colour was going to be released. It’s very light when wet which scared me a bit the first time I tried it but it dries down slightly darker but is really pigmented with just one coat. I find it looks slightly more “done up” than a creamy nude lipstick since its matte but still passes as a more natural lipstick.


 

‘Celebrity Skin’ 

 

Even though Celebrity Skin is described on the website as ‘soft brown nude’, I knew this shade wouldn’t be a nude on me since it’s too dark which is why I held off on buying it for so long. But then I realised that I LOVE brown lipsticks so snapped it up when it restocked. It’s pigmented with one swipe and looks amazing on, in a 90’s kind of way, which I love. I think it’s one of those shades which looks different on everybody depending on skin tone, and for some people this could be a beautiful nude.

‘714’

714 is a peachy orange colour that somehow manages to be both pastel and neon at the same time which makes it a pretty hard shade to pull off. I loved how it looked in photos and in the tube but I found that on my lips it pulled very pink and was pretty patchy and less pigmented than other shades and needed 2 coats. I really thought I would love this colour but it   and I think it’s probably my least favourite of the Jeffree star lipsticks that I own.

‘Unicorn Blood’
I had been searching for a colour exactly like Unicorn Blood for a while but it seemed like every dark red lipstick I tried leaned purple or pink so I couldn’t wait to get my hands on this. Since it’s such a dark colour, it shows up any little mistakes so I used a Mac lip liner in Beet with this lipstick to help me get sharper edges. 


‘Weirdo’

Jeffree Star calls it ‘the blackest black matte’ and he’s not wrong. Weirdo is an intensely pigmented true black which makes a real statement on your lips. Like Unicorn Blood, I used a lip liner to get a crisper edge. Since I didn’t have a black lip liner I used Mac’s Nightmoth which was the darkest liner I owned and because Weirdo is so opaque it easily hid the colour so it didn’t matter that it didn’t exactly match. Obviously black lipstick isn’t something you can wear in every situation but I think Weirdo is my favourite Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick and I love when I get opportunities to wear it.

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks are available online for $18 each and shipping in US is $5.95 and $10.95 internationally.

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