Jeffree Star (for those who don’t know) is an American beauty influencer who has his own line of cosmetics, the most famous product being his debut launch of the Velour Liquid Lipsticks.
These lipsticks were EVERYWHERE at one point and I don’t know anyone who didn’t buy one at the time.
Flashback to last year when I first saw them. I wanted one desperately so trawled the internet for dupes and alternatives in the hope of finding something just as good. Needless to say, that was a pointless exercise.
Last Christmas, I found myself in a position to FINALLY try some of his lipsticks so ordered Androgyny & Nude Beach from Jeffree Star’s website and eagerly awaited their arrival.
It took a while but 2 weeks and £12 in customs/taxes later, I had my first two Velour Liquid Lipsticks.
Skip forward to last week and I bought 3 more, this time from Beauty Bay and saved myself the customs and taxes. I added Chrysanthemum, Designer Blood and Masochist to my collection of 5.
So, a year on from when I originally wanted some Velour Liquid Lipsticks, do I still think they’re worth it?
YES YES YES!
As a rule of thumb, I don’t really buy items that cost more than £15 each so £16 was something I genuinely had to consider as it was just for a lipstick.
I’m not made of money. I have to save up!
But I don’t mind paying that bit extra because I know that £16 is a fraction of what I would pay if I imported them from America direct. I paid $34.08 in total for 2 liquid lipsticks via his site. 1 was reduced to $6 and that’s before custom fees on my end. At Beauty Bay I paid £42 for 3 lipsticks and next day shipping was free.
The packaging is beautiful. It’s simple and really pretty. Some lipsticks are either frosted packaging or have lots of writing on or whatever else but these just have Jeffree Star Cosmetics on and a coloured top that represents the relevant campaign.
-Pink = Permanent colours
-White = 2015 Christmas Collection
-Yellow = 2016 Summer Collection
-Black = Manny MUA Collab
-Red = 2016 Christmas Collection
-Chrome = 2017 Summer Collection
I personally don’t see the point of different coloured tops but it does add a bit of colour to my lipstick collection so in all honesty, I don’t care.
The packaging doesn’t feel cheap and the brush is a normal doe foot applicator. They do come in a box that corresponds to the top of the tube but I tend to keep my boxes in a drawer to keep nice and help when it comes to transit or storing them for moving etc.
The name of the lipstick is on the bottom of the tube and on the box and I like this because some products I own don’t have the names on the tube but on the packaging that you throw away and it makes referencing products extremely difficult.
Swatches now. (Excuse the awful handwriting coming up!)
As a whole, Jeffree Star’s liquid lipsticks far surpass so many others for pigment and colour. But I have noticed that some of the shades that have a scent to them are quite streaky or need more than one coat when on the lips. These two are Chrysanthemum and Nude Beach. Maybe it’s because they are such light shades so streaks show up more but I know when I first opened Chrysanthemum, I could hear from the offset how watery it was. It doesn’t affect the overall look but there are some flaws in consistency that I have found.
They are quite difficult to remove. I mean, they are long lasting but trying to get them off? Yeah it takes some effort.
They are definitely matte lipsticks and are fairly drying so I do recommend putting a little bit of lip balm on before you apply the lipsticks so that they don’t dry your lips so much. I’ve found this helps with any matte liquid lipsticks that I own.
This and Designer Blood are my ride of die lipsticks. Honest to god I love them. The dark mauve and purple/red tone shades are my absolute FAVOURITE as I’m not a bold lip kind of girl. I love more vampy colours so Androgyny was PERFECT for me. It’s fairly multi-purpose so can be worn with a lot of makeup or very minimal but in my opinion, it does only suit a certain suite of colours when it comes to eye makeup.
Gah I’m torn on this colour. Some days it looks orange on my lips and other days its a beautiful coral pink! This is one of the streaky ones and does take a few coats to get the intended colour.
This is a really pretty shimmery light pink that really could be worn with any colour eye makeup. Again, it is a bit watery and streaky so you do need a few coats but it’s a really pretty, more every day colour than some of the other Jeffree Star lipsticks.
I fell in love with this as soon as I put it on my lips. The colour is everything I have wanted from a matte lipstick and I do think it’s maybe over taken Androgyny as my favourite colour of lipstick. Again, because it’s a darker colour it can go with a variety of makeup looks but will only suit a few colour palettes.
This is a bright pink that is bright but not neon, if that makes sense at all. It’s a colour that could potentially go with any colour or type of makeup and could really work with any neon colour eyeshadow. It’s probably not an every day shade for work or school but it’s certainly pretty rather than eyesore-ish!
What I like about Jeffree Star’s shades is that they would look stunning on any skin tones. Some colours may not look so great for paler people (I speak from experience) but there is a shade that would suit everyone.
So what do you think? Do you own a Jeffree Star lipstick? Would you buy more or are you content with sticking with a couple?
Lots of Love,