I’ve been following Jeffree Star on Instagram for a while now, and if you haven’t heard of him, he’s a self made makeup artist, musician, singer, model, fashion designer and all round general fabulous person. I mean just look at his face, and his hair! He’s so beautiful! Anyway, as soon as I saw he was releasing his own line of insanely bright lip products, I was on his site and ordered quicker than a MUA in a makeup sale!
Now in hindsight this was in fact a mistake, and my keenness actually cost me a fair bit of moulah. I had no idea his products would be available in the UK, and as this is his first line, and it’s brand new, I guess I just thought they would be US only. So I purchased the full collection of three Velour Liquid Lipsticks for $48.00 plus $10.95 shipping (this came to £39.01) and all was good, but I then received a note from the post office informing me I had just over £14 taxes and fees to pay – gah! I kind of half expected it but I’d hoped for the best! So now my total spend has gone up to over £53 which I wasn’t overly pleased about, and just to add to the fun I then found out you can buy them from Beauty Bay for £16 each!! Oh well!!
Anyway on to the products! The Velour Liquid Lipsticks are very similar to Lime Crime’s Velvetines (but the formula is thicker) and Makeup Revolution’s Velvet Matte Lip Lacquers are actually very similar. They’re kind of half way between a lipstick and a gloss, but without being glossy or sticky. Just imagine the most highly pigmented lipstick ever, melted down and put in a lipgloss tube, I think that’s the best way I can describe them. They are also vegan and cruelty free.
The tubes themselves are closer to a lipstick size than a gloss tube, but thicker, and the barrel is clear so you can see the colour of the product. I love the hot pink casing too!
The outer packaging is also super cute in hot pink with metallic gold stars.
The wands are fairly short and chunky, they have a large sized doe foot applicator and pick up a good amount of product.
Just look at the swatches! These lippies are SO intensely pigmented, and it’s worth mentioning they do stain, which is to be expected really with this amount of pigmentation.
I’ve also included some pictures of them on my lips below – please forgive me for the totally wonky application, I’ve started dieting and I’ve cut our sugar, and I think my body is having some sort of crazy sugar come down which is making me quite shaky!
Prom Night is pretty much ‘The brightest matte pink in the world!’ It’s a bright, intense, almost but not quite neon pink. I think this is my favourite of the three. The Velour Liquid Lipsticks apply wet, and you have maybe 30 seconds to a minute to manipulate and spread out the product until it dries. And when it dries there’s no going back! This stuff does not budge at all. I wore Prom night for about half a day on the first day I received the package, I only applied it once, and forgot to remove it when I went to bed (oops) I woke up with bright pink lips, and only a couple of small bright pink smudges on my pillow.
Redrum is a mid toned red that’s described as ‘The perfect red: this matte cool toned red looks amazing on any skin tone’ but it seems ever so slightly on the pinkish side to me. This is a beautiful shade that’s definitely the most easy to wear out of the three. It would be perfect for a classic red lip look with a modern twist.
I’m Royalty is a blue toned purple, described as ‘A royal purple for any diva who wants to make a statement’. This is the darkest and hardest to wear out of the bunch. You know I’m a fan of purple lipsticks but this one really is quite a hard shade to pull off, and you really need precise application too (which I can’t seem to do at the moment) otherwise the slightest wobble at the edges will result in a clearly obvious less than perfect lip line.
I’d recommend exfoliating lips and making sure they’re in tip top condition before applying, the amount of rubbing to get this stuff off to begin with has definitely helped exfoliate! Jeffree also advises to avoid food with oil in it (I’m not sure what might happen there) and no making out! Overall I really love these lipsticks, the pigmentation and formula is spot on, but, I wouldn’t pay £53+ again for the three! I think if you are interested in trying them, £13 each at Cocktail Cosmetics is much more reasonable – also I’ve linked my Makeup Revolution Velvet Matte Lip Lacquer post above, they actually sell some quite similar colours if you look at their site, and the formula is very smilier to Jeffree Star’s Velvet Lipsticks, oh and they’re only £3 each.
So what do you think, will you be snapping these up? I hope you enjoyed my review xxx