Good Evening Munchkins!
Disclaimer: My lack of activity is explained at the end of the blog post.
Today I will finally be writing my review on the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks! I’ve wanted to write this for a few months now, but I wanted to include a variety of colours so thought I’d wait until I got the ones I really wanted before showing you them. I personally love Jeffree Star – I know he’s a very controversial individual, but I find him really funny and over-the-top (in a good way!). Obviously I’m judging this on the product, not the person who designed it, so if you don’t like him, you may still like the product just as much as I do! I think I’ve chatted enough now, so I will actually start the blog post! I’ve also got a feeling it’s going to be a long one, so I’d grab a cup of tea and a biscuit if I were you!
Firstly, the packaging. I’m very grateful in that I own three of his liquid lipsticks; one from the permanent range, another from last Summer’s collection and my newest one from last year’s Christmas set. This does mean that each of the lids are different colours so they’re very much distinguishable from each other, but they still follow the same style. The lipsticks are presented in glass bottles with a kind of rounded edge at the bottom, which does look really effective even if it means the whole tube doesn’t contain product. This is quite sturdy glass that I trust to keep the product inside safe, but it does cause some concern when travelling, so just be aware of this. It has a screw-on lid (the permanent collection in pink, the Summer collection in yellow and the Christmas collection in red) that is very easy to fasten and open, ensuring the product can’t dry out or leak in any bags. It’s also decorated in stars and the shade name is labelled on the bottom of the tube with a little pink sticker. Although pink isn’t my favourite colour and I don’t always think it matches the colour of the actual lipstick, it definitely determines which brand it is – Jeffree did his job in being unique! Each lipstick comes in a small box which lists the ingredients and all the other important details about the product and it’s wear, so don’t fear that it’s not on the bottle! I’m just not that good at holding onto the boxes! It does, therefore, allow the bottle to appear quite minimalist and the colour of the lipstick much more visible and, hence, easier to see if it’s running out or dried up. It’s also relatively lightweight considering it is made predominantly of glass; I’d guess that the lid is made of plastic, but don’t hold me to that. The applicator is quite small to make applying the product more precise and neat, which would suit a variety of lip sizes, so there’s nothing to worry about there! Each bottle contains 0.19 fl. oz of product.
As I’ve previously mentioned, I own three very different shades, so I’ll briefly talk you through them and their different scents. The first shade I received was Watermelon Soda from last Summer’s collection which, unsurprisingly, smells like watermelon! This is a very bold, almost neon pink that I haven’t been able to wear too much as of yet, but roll on Summer and this will be worn a lot, I’m thinking! I’ve then got Gemini from the permanent collection which is a red-y brown with very small pink undertones; on my lips it looks a bit like a ‘my lips but better’ nude, which is really on trend at the moment. This has a very vanilla-y scent. The final shade I own is Pumpkin Pie which is from last year’s Christmas collection, and is a burnt orange with very small gold glitters within it. I think I’m still a tiny bit too pale for this, but I wore it the other day and completely fell in love with it! It’s almost similar to Gemini, but I think it looks a bit bolder because of the orange within it. This has a less noticeable scent.
As I think we can all expect, these are very high quality products! Each of these apply really easily and mould into the lips very simply. The small-ish applicator does help with this, but it’s still quite easy to wipe off before drying down if there are any mistakes. It also applies so pigmented-ly (that’s not a word, is it?!) – it’s just a bold, thick colour as soon as the applicator touches your lips that never needs topping up throughout the day! I’ve eaten a Subway sandwich with it on, and none has come off – if that’s not a good sign, I don’t know what is! If you don’t like strong smells in cosmetics, it does disappear after a while so that isn’t a place for massive concern. This is smudge proof and does not budge, I can 100% guarantee you of this; the first time I wore one of these, I spent ages scrubbing my lips trying to get it off, but now I know the correct way to do it (which I will share in the future, by the way) so my lips remain intact! It definitely does dry down matte after around a minute, but I’ve never fully timed it to the second, so I can’t promise you what it says on the box. It doesn’t dry out your lips if you are constantly treating your lips before application, during and after you’ve taken it off, but the first time I wore one I did notice that it irritated me slightly; this could just be due to not having worn a liquid lipstick at all before these one’s, but my lips kept feeling itchy and almost swollen. Now they’ve got used to it and I’m not going back! But yes, as I say, with any liquid lipstick you need to properly treat your lips throughout the process so that you don’t end up with scars where your lips used to be! My lips don’t matte down until they’re flaky/dry, they remain quite comfortable and I can still move them quite easily, so that’s always a bonus! None of the colours differ in product capability too much, but Pumpkin Pie’s glitter particles can sometimes get caught in the cracks of your lips if you don’t remove it thoroughly enough. I’m kind of used to this now, though – I just end up finding glitter everywhere!
Finally, price and availability. In the UK, Jeffree Star Cosmetics are available on Beauty Bay, and after a collection has finished it’s initial run, they will publicize offers (i.e. how I convinced my Mother to buy Watermelon Soda and Pumpkin Pie!) or sales. These tend to be really good and Beauty Bay is a reliable shop (I think I officially count as a regular!), so keep an eye out for those! Watermelon Soda and Pumpkin Pie may be slightly difficult to get hold of now, but that doesn’t necessarily make it impossible if you have a little look around! The general retail price for the liquid lipsticks are £16, whether they’re in the permanent range or seasonal collections. I think I got the other two for around £11 or £12 in separate sales so, as I say, they are quite good if you stumble across them!
Would I recommend these to you? Absolutely, they are one of the only things keeping me steady during this stressful period! If you can’t afford these ones, there are many dupes which are equally as good, but if you have a birthday coming up or for Christmas, I would highly recommend these lipsticks! I am a makeup collector/addict, so I’m going to turn around and be like ‘my life goal is to buy them all’, but if you don’t have such a keen interest or don’t wear them too much, maybe buy a more inexpensive one just so that if it dries out before all of it is used, it’s not loads of money down the drain. This is down to you and what you believe it best for you, but I love them (have I said it enough times now!?)!
And there we have it! I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post – I feel like I’ve rambled a lot but there’s so much to say about them! Let me know what you think about the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks if you own any for yourself, or what your favourite liquid lipstick is right now!
Thank you so much for reading and I’ll see you Saturday,
Hi guys. As many of you know, I’m in my final year of school and this is the run-up to the exam period, so it has completely taken over my life (as if it hasn’t already!). No matter how much I would love to keep updating this blog 3 times a week with a new post, it’s just not possible right now. Until the end of June/beginning of July (I will let you know of exact dates closer to the time) I will be uploading once a week on a Saturday at 12pm because I don’t want to take a complete break, but it’s just not possible to keep everything up and maintain a stable mind! This does mean they will be just beauty related, so all my ‘Let’s Talk About…’s’ will be on hold for now, unless you request a specific one. I will be back with 3 blog posts a week soon enough though – I have a 12 week holiday after my exams so I’ve got to do something! And sorry for extending this blog post even more, it’s massive as it is! I hope you all have a lovely day and I’ll see you next Saturday. x