I previously did a review on Kylie Cosmetics liquid lipsticks and when I reviewed it, I loved it, but that was the first liquid lipstick I’ve ever worn. I now consider myself a veteran and well, since then I’ve found her formula extra drying and I was trying to branch out to find new lipsticks I could wear on an everyday basis. About 7 months ago I came across Jeffree on Youtube and I fell in love with him. There’s a lot of people out there who don’t like Mr Star and that’s okay, you’re all welcome to your own opinion, yes he’s made mistakes in the past, but he’s apologised and he makes bomb ass make up (can you tell it’s a yay! already?), so don’t judge him straight away on what you’ve heard. But today this isn’t about the J man himself, it’s about his cosmetics. Out of his collection I own:
10 velour liquid lipsticks (what?!), 1 lip ammunition, 1 lip scrub and 3 skin frosts. I also own the Beauty Killer and Androgyny eyeshadow palettes.
Let’s start off with purchasing: unlike Kylie Cosmetics, Jeffree stocks in Beauty Bay, which means no customs charges (and I get free next day delivery) which makes a huge difference if you’re like me and you like buying 3/4 items at a time. The prices are the same, but obviously on BB they’re changed into pounds from American dollars. My most recent purchase from Beauty Bay was yesterday and my order came this morning (hence why I am writing this now.)
Let’s talking pricing now. All of his liquid lipsticks retail for £16/$18, lip ammunitions are £16/$18, lip scrubs £12/$12, skin frosts £25.50/$29 and both the eyeshadows cost £40/$45. When it comes to packaging all of his products are beautiful and I store them in my acrylic make up storage from Beautify because they’re very pretty to look at. Plus I believe you get what you pay for. His pans on his eyeshadows and skin frosts are huge and I’m yet to hit pan on any of them (and I use them almost everyday.) His lipsticks are smooth and don’t feel drying on the lips, so I think they’re worth it. They’re not that expensive you feel you need to take a small loan out to afford all the shades you want.
I most recently dipped into his Summer Chrome collection, but after watching many reviews and reading many blog posts I only decided to purchase three items. Two velour liquid lipsticks: You. Better. Work. and Calabasas. And his skin frost in the shade Summer Snowcone. I also picked up Crocodile Tears from his Winter Collection.
When I hand swatched the three lipsticks I was a little let down. You. Better. Work and Crocodile Tears came up patchy and I was a little concerned that this would transfer onto the lips and I’d need numerous coats to make the colour look pigmented and smooth. When I did lip-swatch them I was happily surprised, You. Better. Work was still a little patchy, but purple shades are some of the hardest colours to get right, but this one is okay with two layers. I also noticed with this shade that it felt a lot drier when I was applying it, the colour wasn’t drying down quickly because it was still tacky on my lips, but it still gelt a lot drier than the other shades I own (this is also probably because of how notoriously hard purples are.) Crocodile Tears was amazing first time, I think to get the best colour out of it though I would wear a double layer, just to make the green pop. Calabasas was a dream however, it worked the same as every other Jeffree Star velour lipstick, one layer, one dip into the tube for application, it was light weight and the colour was beautiful. I can really see why this is one of the favourites from the Summer collection.
I find that all of his velour liquid lipsticks stay well throughout the day, like any matte finish lipstick they are prone to flaking when you eat or drink. I find with a small touch up the finish is still pretty and only the darker shades like Weirdo and Unicorn Blood notice terribly when they’re faded, the others still look pretty.
#NoShade to Jeffree’s other skin frosts though, Summer Snowcone is by far the best shade for me. I already own Ice Cold and King Tut and I have a love/hate relationship with them. When I’m having a bad skin day, they show every lump and bump on my face and make me look even more textured than I actually am. But when my skin is calm, they look so incredible. The glow is the best I have had in one application in my opinion and I live for them – I’m the type of girl to wear highlighter to Tesco, so Jeffree’s formulas speak
to me on a spiritual level. King Tut tends to be my go-to shade because on my darker skin it looks gorgeous, but if I want to be daring I’ll still wear Ice Cold, it just needs to be played up with a bold lip and eye to make me not look like a colouring book. Plus can we talk about the size of that pan?! I shouldn’t need to buy another highlighter for the rest of my life (but I will.)As a whole, I love this brand. I love what Jeffree stands for and I love how he is as a person. I know I may not be appreciated for this because like I said at the start, a lot of people still judge him for who he was 10+ years ago. But we can’t deny that he knows where it’s at in the beauty community. He’s rocking it.
And can we talk about his sneak peak of 2017 Winter packaging? I’m actually dying and I need to save up a lot of pennies for this. Let’s up it doesn’t disappoint like Kylie’s 20th Birthday collection!
Do you like Jeffree Star? What are some of your Yay! or Nay? products!