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May 06, 2016

First Impressions: Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks

I must admit, I think I may be a little bit over the liquid lipstick thing. I mean can we get a gloss or a normal non- matte shade up in here? Does this mean I will stop buying them? ... Probably not ;) I have wanted to try these Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks for the longest time so 'Come through liquid lips!' *Jeffree Star voice*. Jeffree Star comes across as so unapologetically fabulous and I love that! However, I imagine he is someone you either love or hate as his videos are a bit questionable sometimes...You can check out his YouTube videos if you haven't already! On to the products! 

There are 23 shades in the Velour Liquid Lipstick range in total but they are never all available at the same time. I had to stalk Jeffree Star's Snapchat to know when these were being released again. I mainly wanted the shade Redrum but I got drawn in and also got Unicorn Blood and Dominatrix. The latter are shades that I wouldn't normally wear so I went out on a limb with these!

I really love the way these lipsticks are packaged! I do wish the screw on cap was a little longer for easier handling when applying but apart from that I like it. They all have a doe foot applicator which is a little larger than the average in my opinion. I don't mind this too much, however if you have smaller lips you may need to manoeuvre the wand a little or use a lip brush. I feel like the formula varies slightly between shades, which I will discuss below, but all in all the consistency is very fluid and not as creamy as some of the other liquid lipsticks I own. They all dry to a completely opaque matte finish! Surprisingly, these feel quite comfortable on the lips and they don't have that chalky feel that some liquid lipsticks have when dry.

The applicator picks up quite a bit of product and I always have to scrape the excess on the side of the tube, this is a little annoying as it gets a bit messy. I have worn Redrum and Dominatrix so far - whilst they are quite long wearing, 5-6 hours wear, they are not completely smudge- proof. They will transfer a bit but generally they stay opaque- if you eat anything oily you will need to reapply. 

L-R Unicorn Blood, Redrum, Dominatrix

This shade is described as a dark rusty matte red. The formula of this shade is very liquid and it takes about a minute or so to dry completely. According to Jeffree Star this shade has a 'Root Beer Float' scent (Apparently it's an American drink made of root beer and vanilla ice cream :? ). I have no idea what the real drink is meant to smell like but if it smells like this lipstick I don't think I would ever order one :( The other two shades are completely fragrance free and I definitely prefer that over the way this one smells. I am quite disappointed by the way this shade looks on me. I am not sure what lighting people are using when they swatch this colour but on most people this looks like a very deep almost burgundy looking shade. That doesn't quite translate on to my lips. Granted, if you layer it, it does look a little darker in person and it is actually quite a nice unique colour. It just isn't what I expected. 

Redrum is described as a matte cool toned red. Again, the formula of this shade is very liquid, however it seems to apply a little less opaque than the other two. To get a true opaque finish you need two layers- the result however is absolutely gorgeous! This is the shade I really wanted and it did not disappoint! I love a good red lip and cool toned reds are my absolute favourite. The colour is rich, vibrant and long wearing and as I mentioned, there is no scent or fragrance. Compared to some of the other matte red shades I own, I think this one is definitely the brightest. I love it!

Dominatrix is described as a chocolate brown shade. The formula of this shade is not as wet as the other two and it takes on an almost mousse like feel. This shade is so rich it's unreal. You only need one layer to get a completely opaque finish. As I said, this is not a shade I would normally wear but it is actually really gorgeous and perfect for fall/autumn. It looks stunning if you put a little nude lipstick in the centre- NYX Liquid Suede lipstick in Sandstorm pairs really well with it!

These lipsticks are notoriously difficult to get hold of- every time they are restocked, they sell out super quickly! I ended up getting mine from Beautylish - a US based company. They include all taxes and custom fees in their price so there are no surprises on delivery and it takes roughly 10 days to be delivered. It does work out slightly more expensive than if you were to buy them from a UK stockist. The official UK stockist is Cocktail Cosmetics but you need to be quick especially if you want the newer shades! You can also get them from the Jeffree Star website but you will likely have to pay customs fees if shipping to the UK.

Have you tried any Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks? Which shades do you have? I really want to try the Jeffree Star Highlighters when they come out! He is also launching an eye shadow palette in the near future which will obviously be impossible to get hold of but I am looking forward to seeing it!

'Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy' - Anne Frank

Christine x

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  1. Dominatrix looks like a gorgeous shade!

    Emmy | Emmys Beauty Cave | Bloglovin

    1. It really is! So happy I managed to get these :))) Thanks for commenting hun xx

  2. I think Unicorn Blood looks amazing on you! The other two are just as stunning - gee I'm getting lipstick fever reading this post!

    1. Thank you! Hahaha that always happens to me when I read makeup posts *welp*! Thank you so much for commenting Hun xxx

  3. Unicorn Blood and Dominatrix look like they were made for you! I'm always afraid of liquid lipsticks in case they dry out my lips but these look great!

    Gabrielle Isabella X


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