JEFFREE STAR COSMETICS Velour Liquid Lipsticks Review



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First official post on my new blog and it’s a product review.
As you can tell by the title, it is about the Jeffree Star Cosmetics velour liquid lipsticks.
Jeffree Star is no stranger in the world of make-up.
I’ve been following his career since the MySpace years, and as Mr. Spock would say, it was only logical that he would come up with his own cosmetics brand.
I am always curious and a little bit reluctant when I am to try new companies, but I can say I have a certain faith in mr. Star, because when it comes to makeup, he’s not playing.
His website statement is that his brand is for people that are fearless enough to be themselves, and I totally dig his fearless kick-ass, -not giving a damn- attitude.
On December, Jeffree Star released the first product of his brand, which is the velour liquid lipsticks in 3 colours: Prom Night (bright neon pink), Redrum (red) and I’m Royalty (purple).
The packaging is bright pink with Jeffree Star’s logo in rose gold, the tubes are transparent (i.e. colour of lipstick) and the top of it is bright pink as well. They are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben and gluten-free.
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You can find them exclusively on the Jeffree Star Cosmetics website http://jeffreestarcosmetics.com. They cost $18 each but there was a bundle with all three of them, which I snatched on Black Friday for $48, because I couldn’t decide which one to get. The bundle is currently sold out, but i am guessing they will re-stock again soon.

Watch my video for first impressions, transfer testing and lip swatches.

The lipsticks have liquid consistency when first applied,they dry matte and are supposed to be long-lasting (I have only tested I’m Royalty on that account, but I am going to update the post as soon as I will test the other two). They have a really really slight scent, i could almost call them scent-free.
Prom Night is a very bright matte neon pink lipstick. It has a lip-gloss like applicator and I applied two coats of it, as it didn’t give the perfect result from the start. It is opaque, but I think that it had to do with the fact that it is a very bright colour.
The product glides effortlessly on the lips and dries after 1-1,5 minute, which gives you just enough time to correct before it stays put. I was really surprised to discover that the formula was very lightweight, it didn’t make my lips feel dried out or uncomfortable. Of course, I have moisturised my lips half an hour before the application, and as with all liquid lipsticks that dry matt, it is highly advised that you exfoliate and moisturise your lips beforehand, or else they could look dried out and flaky, and we certainly don’t want that.
Redrum is a red lipstick with a blue undertone which stole my heart. I was mostly excited about the purple lipstick, but as soon as I applied Redrum on my lips, that was it! My new favourite red lipstick! When I saw some swatches of this colour online, I thought it would be a bit brighter. But it’s not, this lipstick is a true cool red one with excellent opacity, applied effortlessly, with a weightless formula and it’s awesome. I applied one coat of it with one dip in the tube and it was more than enough.
And for the last lipstick of the bundle: I’m Royalty is the most gorgeous purple lipstick I have seen. It also applies easily, I only needed one coat to bring out this beautiful, opaque vibrant purple. if you’re checking out swatches online, note that this colour looks much different depending on what lighting you use. Under white/cool light it looks almost blue, and under yellow/warm light it looks more purply and warm. Another shade to fall in love with! I have worn it for at least 5 hours, and it has remained intact, I did the kissing/ wiping/ drinking “test”. It stayed on my lips and left absolutely no residue.

REMOVAL

Like the majority of the liquid to matte lipsticks I own, these are also better removed with oil-based makeup removers, but because I wanted to test them I used other kinds of remover as well: I used wet wipes ,which left a bit of residue and the rubbing was a bit harsh for my lips but in the end I managed to remove the most part of the colour from my lips.
For the next color i used a makeup remover which is also suitable for lips, and it removed the majority of the product, but there was still residue, and at last, I used baby oil, which worked great, as it managed to remove the product without rubbing, but around my mouth it was already red, because of my previous efforts.

I am really satisfied with the opacity and performance of the lipsticks and I am in general very happy with my choice of getting the bundle.

COMPARISON

I thought it would be interesting for my readers to see swatches of other lip products that I own, which i think are similar to the Jeffree Star lipsticks.
The liquid lipstick which was colour-wise more closely to Prom Night, is the Pink Velvet from the Limecrime series .
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(Photo: 1. Prom Night-Jeffree Star Cosmetics, 2. Pink Velvet- Limecrime)/
Prom Night is brighter and more lightweight in consistency, but I noticed on my swatches that Pink Velvet was drying quicker than Prom Night.

Next on, I picked two other red liquid lipsticks, to compare with Redrum: The Sephora lip stain in 01 and the Manhattan Lips2Last in 44Q.
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(Photo: 1. Redrum-Jeffree Star Cosmetics 2. Sephora lipstain in 01, 3. Manhattan Lips2last in 44Q)
As you can see the Sephora lip stain is the most similar to Redrum, I would only say that the Sephora one has a bit “bluer” undertone.
The Lips2last lipstick is also very similar to both of the other ones, but it is slightly lighter, closer to what I would call “fire red”.
Finally, I couldn’t find a product that was totally similar to I’m Royalty as I do not own any liquid lipstick in similar shade, but I know it is comparable with Pansy from Limecrime and 3 Witches from Pretty Zombie Cosmetics, (which is a lip product I attempted to get my hands on in the past, but due to very bad service, three months of waiting for my order and numerous emails to the company, I finally managed to get my money back).
Quitiing the nagging and going back to the swatches, the only thing that I had remotely close to the shade of I’m Royalty, is the Purple Lace matt lipstick from Sunna Claore Cosmetics.
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(Photo of all shades wet and dry: 1. I’m Royalty-Jeffree Star Cosmetics, 2. Purple Lace- Sunna Claore Cosmetics)
Obviously you can see that there is no comparison in the opacity of each of them.

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Thank you for reading me, feel free to comment below and let me know which shade of the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks you like the most, and your opinion, if you have any of the aforementioned products!

xoxo

Green

2 Comments

  1. January 10, 2015 / 17:28

    I love liquid lipsticks so much and these are fab! I love also the comparison swatches here. I got my first manhattan lips2last because of you yesterday, I will tell you what I think when I try it!

    • Green
      January 10, 2015 / 17:43

      Thank you very much! Yes, please do let me know. I think the Lips2Last are more long lasting but they can feel a bit heavy and uncomfortable on your lips after a while, when the JS ones are very lightweight 🙂

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