Sunday 30 August 2015

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks: Celebrity Skin & Unicorn Blood

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks - £13

Liquid lipsticks are insanely popular right now. It seems like every week another brand comes out with their take on these long-lasting lippies. I love this kind of lipstick because their ultra matte finish means that my hair won't get stuck on my lips if it's windy outside & the colour won't transfer onto my crooked teeth. The ones that I was most interested in trying out are the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. The Jeffree Star range has some of the coolest colours available including black, purple & blue. The Velour Liquid Lipsticks have amazing colour payoff & the ones I've tried are completely opaque with one swipe. I wasn't a fan of the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet Lipsticks because I had to keep layering the colour & they have an unpleasant sticky feeling. The Jeffree Star formula is quick to dry & should be set after about a minute. The consistency is thin & feels weightless on the lips. I haven't noticed any discernible scent or taste from them which is always a good thing. They have a fully matte velvety finish & although they feel drying, these lipsticks are never uncomfortable to wear. They are also 100% vegan & cruelty-free.

In comparison to brands like Lime Crime & Anastasia Beverly Hills, these lipsticks seem to have the best staying power in that they are both smudge-proof & kiss-proof. Okay you can't have a full on makeout session but you can have a quick smooch or give someone a peck on the cheek & your lipstick won't transfer at all. If I wore one of these to a wedding I would feel confident about giving the bride a celebratory kiss on the cheek & not ruining her makeup. You can also eat & drink whilst wearing these lipsticks. I've had varying degrees of success with this. Anything oily is out of the question but I've managed to eat a Boots meal deal without needing to touch up afterwards. It might start to disappear from the inner section of your lips but that's easy to fix once you're done eating. The smooth consistency means that they won't cake or pill when touching up your lipstick either.

The longevity of these lipsticks is unparalleled & they will last for hours on end. As a result removal can be somewhat tricky. When I was doing my lip swatches for this post, micellar water couldn't budge it at all. I didn't want to redo the rest of my makeup either so I had to pop some vitamin E oil on a cotton bud & use that to loosen the pigment. Then I could clean away the rest with a baby wipe. When it's time to take off all of your makeup, a good cleansing oil is a must in order to get rid of every last trace of lipstick. I've been waiting a long time for these lipsticks as I didn't want to order from Jeffree Star's website & risk paying customs fees. Luckily you can now order them from the UK via Cocktail Cosmetics & they have a great selection of colours available. I decided to get two lipsticks - Celebrity Skin & Unicorn Blood. I often wear nudes & reds so I thought they would be great to start off with but since trying them I'm desperate to get my hands on some of the more outrageous colours!

Celebrity Skin is a soft brown nude with a peachy undertone. It's a gorgeous 90s brown shade that would be ideal if you're going for the Kylie Jenner look. Overdrawing your lips with these lipsticks is really easy & doesn't look too obvious. To be completely honest this colour looks nothing like I thought I would. It dries down a lot darker than how it looks in the tube & isn't the perfect nude that I was hoping for. It pulls very brown on me due to my pale complexion. From what I've seen this colour looks stunning on anyone who is darker or more tanned than me. I still think it's a really pretty & unique colour which I will definitely continue to wear but I would've preferred it to be a little bit lighter. I'm Nude seems like it would be a much better choice if you're looking for a true nude lipstick.

Unicorn Blood is a deep burgundy shade with a warm undertone. This is the colour that first drew me to Jeffree Star Cosmetics & I was so excited to finally get it! I love how vampy & gothic it looks whilst still being a very wearable lip colour. My lips are grossly overdrawn here but there's something about these lipsticks that stops them from looking obviously fake. I really like the doe foot applicators on these lipsticks but they are a little too flexible. I had a bit more trouble applying this lipstick because it's such a dark shade & easy to make mistakes with. Plus my wonky lips don't really help matters! I'd recommend using a berry coloured lip liner first to define the edges & a concealer to clean up with afterwards. Anyway I'm completely infatuated with this dark red lippie & I think it goes really well with my colouring. The formula of the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks is absolutely brilliant & I will certainly be ordering a few more of them very soon!

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  1. well you sold me. I definitely need to check these out because of heard so much about them but haven't actually purchased any yet. :]

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  2. I had no idea that Jeffree Star had a cosmetics line! I haven't tried a liquid lipstick recently (I've got a history of staining everything with them!) But I may have to invest in some of these, I'm a sucker for a matte finish! x

    Violence & Fashion

  3. I LOVE Unicorn Blood on you - what a stunning shade!!!

    Jess xo

  4. Such an in depth review and they look gorgeous on your skin tone!

    Just a quick note I have a beauty blog and just posted my thoughts on body confidence and my handbag must haves and I would love you to swing by and say hello.

    Thanks Maddie xx

  5. I haven't heard of this brand, but wow, the shades are stunning and the names are so much fun! Loving the look of Unicorn Blood especially :)


  6. Unicorn Blood looks incredible on you! That's a weird sentence haha
    Beauty Wanderer

  7. i have unicorn blood and i'm absolutely obsessed. celebrity skin is for sure on my list next, it's stunning!

    brooke | brooke elise

  8. I REALLY want one of Jeffree's liquid lipsticks, but I'm still unsure of which shade I want to buy! It sucks. :P

  9. Aw awesome review and photos! I just purchased myself Posh Spice but unicorn blood is totally on my list as soon as I can find anywhere that stocks it! xx

    Sophie Elizabeth

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