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Love at First Swipe | Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks

Wednesday, 25 May 2016
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I know what you're all thinking - "you're a bit late to the party, Amanda, aren't you?" And yes, yes I am. As delectable as the Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks have always looked, I've not quite been ready to take the plunge, not until about April of this year. Not to mention, I didn't realise for ages that they were sold on Cocktail Cosmetics, and didn't want to pay the shipping cost from the US to then get whacked with customs costs as well. The range of liquid lipsticks has always appealed to me though because y'all know I love matte lipsticks, especially in unique and 'strange' colours. Plus, the more I watch of Jeffree, the more I enjoy him as a person. His make-up skills are to die for!

In April I took the plunge and ordered my first two Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks, and it's safe to say I was not disappointed. I even ordered two more a few weeks later, and a further three when Cocktail Cosmetics had a restock of some shades! I'm really excited to see what the future holds for these babies, I hope an entire new rainbow is added to the line, and that his Skin Frost highlighters are just as wonderful as these lipsticks are. Without any further ado, let's get onto my thoughts...

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WHAT IT IS:

The Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks are a matte-drying formula in a wide range of beautiful colours that cater to every taste, from the nude-lip wearer, the red-lip lover, and those that enjoy the bold and exciting purples and blues. The product comes in either a hot pink or bright aqua blue cardboard box with the shade name and swatch on the bottom, and the packaging of the tube itself is divine, with a pink top decorated with his logo as well as star shapes, both in a rose-gold shade. The shade names are always on the bottom, usually on a pink sticker, but given that the tube is clear, it's easy to see which shade is which. Whilst the tubes are small, a little of the product goes a long way. I also love that the wand is short so it's easy to get close to the mirror to really sharpen up your lip line. The doe-foot applicator has a unique curved shape to it which makes applying even easier and quicker as they real conform to the contours of your lips. I don't struggle to perfect my lip line with these, even in the bold shades I've chosen!

These liquid lipsticks are available for $18/£12.46 on the Jeffree Star website, with postage setting you back a further $10.95/£7.58, although who knows what custom charges, if any, you'd get hit with outside of this. They are also available in the UK on Cocktail Cosmetics, a site that I trust fully as I bought my first OCC Lip Tar from them back when I was about 18! They are available for £14 a pop on Cocktail Cosmetics, and postage is tracked and signed for and costs just under a fiver, and they usually arrive the day after you've ordered! I tend to buy more than one at a time as well to save me postage costs in the long run.

Stock is limited on both websites as they are constantly selling out of certain colours. Check back on Cocktail Cosmetics regularly to see what new colours they are selling, as you never know when they'll have different shades. It's also worth keeping up to date with their Twitter - that's how I found out they were restocking certain shades in May, including the much coveted and newly released Gemini, which sold out about 45 minutes later!

I also want to note that the really awesome thing about there being white and black shades in the line is that you can mix these with other colours to make your own unique concoctions. I think this is really cool feature and more brands should consider doing this. It must be super helpful if you're a make-up artist, too. These liquid lipsticks, from what I can tell, are all eye-safe as well, so can double as liquid eyeliners. How awesome is that?!

Jeffree's cosmetic line is vegan and cruelty free, for those of you who are interested!

Last, but not least, I opted for these two shades on my first buy: Drug Lord, a pure white, and Blue Velvet, a stunning cobalt.

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PERFORMANCE:

Where do I start? Firstly, these glide on like a total dream. They are soft and moussey, but provide a beautiful, bold pigmentation is just one swipe. White lipstick seems like such an odd thing, and white-anything in terms of pigmentation is often lacking, but Drug Lord packs a punch like nobody's business, and in all honesty, I love the name! That said, it's really hard to apply without it looking streaky so requires a bit of patience. It's best to apply a layer at a time, waiting for the current layer to dry completely before applying the next. I love how ridiculously stark it looks, I feel like I've applied Tippex to my face! I probs won't wear it much as is, but I bought it knowing I'd be able to mix it up with other colours to create my own which I adore the concept of, as I mentioned before.

There is absolutely no short falls in the pigmentation of these colours, and none are more pigmented than the others. Blue Velvet is stunning, and only takes two swipes for perfect, bold colouring. I love how this one looks, it makes me feel like a real bad-ass, and I love to wear it with just a little mascara, a toned-down base and my brows. 

Drying time isn't too long, I often leave mine for about thirty seconds to fully set to its matte finish. These do not feel drying or uncomfortable on the lips, which is a complete shock to the sytem for me, as most matte lipsticks that I have tried have some element of dryness to them. What's even better is they are non-drying and they don't budge. Once these set, it feels like you're wearing nothing on your lips, they remind me a bit of Sleek's Matte Me in terms of that frothy, lightweight feel (read my full review of the Matte Me line here). Tea, hot chocolate, milk - I drank all of these without the colour  of Blue Velvet moving even a hair out of place. The only real wear I saw was in the very centre inside of my lips, and even then it was barely noticeable. I ate snacky foods too, and eventually when dinner rolled around, I ate my pizza with Blue Velvet still on my lips! That was about eight hours wear without a hint of any dryness threatening to make my lips uncomfortable, and the fact that I can eat all the pizza without worrying about my lipstick makes me SO HAPPY, like I'm sure it will make many of you! Haha. Light kisses are also no bother for this lipstick. My only real concern is I bumped the corner of my mouth with my hand and it did move my lip line, so I will keep an eye on that but it shouldn't cause me any real issues.

It's also worth noting the fragrance of these liquid lipsticks. According to Jeffree's website FAQ, most of the liquid lipsticks are unscented in that they smell simply of the ingredients, and have not been perfumed with anything extra. However, selected shades do carry a certain smell called the "Rootbeer Float" fragrance, and Blue Velvet is included in this. We don't have root beer in the UK, but to me Blue Velvet smells of aniseed I think?

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WOULD I REPURCHASE?

Absolutely. I'm sold. I'm completely and utterly sold, I'll be surprised if I buy another liquid lipstick from anyone else ever again. These are a dream, and the colours keep getting better and better. I'm actually annoyed with myself that it took me so long to try them in the first place, but I'm glad I bit the bullet in the end! Long-wearing, non-drying, and beautiful pigmentation all across the board. Are you telling me there's anything not to love? My current beauty-related goal in life right now is to actually fill my 24-slot acrylic lipstick holder just with JS Liquid Lipsticks. You can't say I don't have ambition!

What do you guys think of the Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks? Have you tried them?

3 comments on "Love at First Swipe | Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks"
  1. Omg I'm so angry, I had a look at cocktailcosmetics an hour ago and I saw Celebrity Skin but I was like 'Ah I just wait for Amanda's review'... and now it's out of stock already! :(( Oh well next time hopefully there will be more available shades anyway. Thanks for this post, you made me want these lipsticks so badly haha.

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    1. I'm so sorry! If it's any consellation, I wanted Celebrity Skin too but it was sold out by the time I went to order it! They really are a bugger to grab, you pretty much have to get them as soon as you see them! Defo check the website regularly, they are always putting up new stock! Xx

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  2. I'm so sorry! If it's any consellation, I wanted Celebrity Skin too but it was sold out by the time I went to order it! They really are a bugger to grab, you pretty much have to get them as soon as you see them! Defo check the website regularly, they are always putting up new stock! Xx

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