Happy New Year Guys!
I hope you all had a fab night and aren't suffering too much today. I was a boring auld bastard and didn't do much other than get a drink with my mum and sister haha. I shouldn't complain too much, it was a good laugh. As my first post this year I decided to review these beautiful Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks ($18 about £12) in the shades Unicorn Blood and Celebrity Skin. For a few months now I have watched the American Youtubers go wild over these lipsticks and as soon as I knew Beautylish stocked them and delivered to the UK, I was all over it.
I really wanted to try this line due to the outrageous amount of good reviews on the internet and I wanted to try a deep burgundy shade as I was disappointed with the Mac Heavy Petting lipstick so I instantly gravitated towards this beautiful dark rusty red shade, Unicorn Blood, and I also wanted a new nude so I picked up Celebrity Skin which is a soft brown shade. The colour on each tube is very true to the finished look, I hate when you buy a lipstick and it shows one colour but when it dries it changes. WHY?! The colours in the above picture as worn by Jeffree Star himself, are so true, this is how they look on my lips. The formula itself is impeccable, they glide on perfectly, are highly pigmented, dry super quickly and have the most amazing scent to them. I’m not too sure what it is exactly but I love it.
The way I apply these lipsticks is by exfoliating my lips with a homemade sugar scrub or Lush Mint Julips (£5.50) to make sure they are smooth. I normally leave on a lip butter such as Nivea Blueberry Blush (£2.25) or Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Lip Protectant (£20) while I apply the rest of my makeup to keep my lips moisturised. Once I am ready to apply the lipstick, I gently remove the lip butter and then line my lips. Remember this is a liquid so it does have the tendency to go outside the natural lines of your lips, well it does for me as I am in no way a professional when it comes to applying liquid lips so I find this step really helps me. I then apply it by staying inside the liner and wait for it to dry. Trust me when I say, this is not going anywhere. Once it dries it aint budging.
I wore Celebrity Skin throughout the day on NYE and switched it for Unicorn Blood as I wanted a dramatic look for the evening and both lasted so well. I did notice that UB started to dry out as the night went on and it also started to crumble on my lips but I think thats because I applied more and more with every drink I had as thats what I do when I get drunk haha. Throw on more lippie, swing my hair about and pose like a maniac so maybe it was my own fault and not the lipsticks. I was impressed with its staying power though as I fell asleep about 3am without removing my makeup (bad i know) and it was still there in the morning. There have been a few reviews stating the lipsticks stain your lips but i honestly never had an issue with this.
I will definitely be adding more of these to my collection as they are superior to any other lipstick I have tried in the past. I obviously love Mac lipsticks, who doesn’t but these are the Holy Grail for me. I have only worn these for one day and I am seriously in love guys. If you like a matte lip then they are for you but be warned they can feel a little drying on the lips. Nowhere near as bad (in my opinion) as the Limecrime Velvetines, Anastasia Beverly Hills or Kat Von D ones but they are drying. After I remove my makeup I just apply a lot of lip butter and that really helps.
A huge plus side of this line is they are all vegan, paraben free, gluten free, cruelty free and have some of the coolest name I have ever heard such as I’m Royalty, Weirdo, Redrum, Anna Nicole and Dirty Money.
Do you like Liquid Lipsticks?
Would you try them out?
Have you heard of Jeffree Star?
Have you read my latest Mac Lipstick post?