Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Gemini and Unicorn Blood Review + Swatch + Price
Here's a review on Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Gemini and Unicorn Blood.
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I've noticed that The Beauty Junkee ca. 2009 is making a comeback as I've been trying out different products lately, specifically those that are not available locally or the newest in luxury makeup; if you've been reading since that time (and thank you, from the bottom of my heart), you know that I've always had a fondness for luxury and never-before-seen-and-heard beauty products, and it's coming back now. Definitely, more exciting things are in store for all of you!
My latest acquisition is the highly- raved Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks. I have discovered Jeffree Star through Instagram and I loved his makeup skills and screaming neon Pink hair, and then I discovered that he has a swell Pink makeup line with his namesake; for starters, I purchased these lipsticks and to date, this is the liquid matte lipstick formula that I love!
JEFFREE STAR VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICKS IN GEMINI AND UNICORN BLOOD IN DETAIL
This highly pigmented lipstick goes on matte and promises to stay put for hours with its long- wearing formula; it's 100% vegan and cruelty- free. It is available in 31 shades ranging from nudes to pastels to rainbow colors.
I'm really liking the overall design of his cosmetics line and the choice of Pink as the maiden color; it's not necessarily luxe, but rather chic and not tacky at all; it reminds me of MAC Heatherette collection, my most favorite collection from MAC in terms of packaging.
The liquid lipsticks come with a paddle shaped brush that slightly curves at the bottom; I see the sense in this as it helps keep the paddle from wobbling around as you run it across your lips, therefore helping you achieve a virtually cleaner finish; the paddle is medium in size and fits almost any lip shape.
Jeffree's Velour Lipsticks begin as runny, watery lipsticks so it's important to apply them gradually to avoid dripping; I also have a technique to share to prevent the lipstick from dripping during application and that is I kinda' round the bottom of my lips while applying color; the saving grace here is the formula dries up in mere seconds, thus enabling me to build it quickly and preventing dripping altogether.
The lipsticks are pigmented and colors become opaque as they set; they're not exactly matte to me, but rather demi-matte; I actually think that the line is aptly called VELOUR LIPSTICKS because its texture actually gives the impression of velour. Texture has a bit of stickiness to it, but it's tolerable; compared to Kylie's Lip Kit, it's not as drying (in fact, I don't remember my lips feeling dry with Jeffree's lipsticks) and doesn't feel dry. Btw, it has a lovely Root Beer scent and that gave this lipstick line a unique touch!
JEFFREE STAR VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICK IN GEMINI AND UNICORN BLOOD IN ACTION
- rusty dark red (by Jeffree Star Cosmetics).
I actually liked Unicorn Blood in the swatch photos; I was expecting a deep, dark, bloody red hue, then it turned out a bordeaux red on me; I forgot that skin tone is a huge factor in the payoff of lipsticks. :p Still a great color in my opinion, but what I dislike about this is it tends to look crazy streaky and patchy after a meal and you have to remove the previous layer and reapply if you want it to look as even and nice again as the one in the photo.
- terracotta warm- toned nude warmed (by Jeffree Star Cosmetics).
Again, Gemini didn't show up as a terracotta warm- toned nude on me, as advertised on the official swatch, but I'm digging the muted Rose Pink hue. I find that this one comes off better and can be retouched fairly nicely unlike Unicorn Blood; the color of pigments used must have played a huge factor in the phenomenon. FYI, Jeffree's best friend is a Gemini; I'm a Gemini and I think he interpreted this sign in this lip color really well!
Staying power is fairly good; it lasts the whole day with minimal retouching, except if you eat, especially oily food (Jeffree even advised to avoid oily food when wearing this lipstick). The Root Beer scent lingers for a while and leaves a very light trail on the lips (it's nice, promise!). What I like most about it is it stays put yet doesn't feel as if it's suffocating my lips and there's zero dryness all throughout!
Save for Unicorn Blood, I think Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick has a nice quality in general; I like the staying power, the way they feel on my lips, the packaging, the scent, and the non-drying finish, most especially; I like its texture better than Kylie Lip Kit and I want to get Celebrity Skin next.
P.S. Have you heard about Jeffree Star and Kat Von D's Internet saga? What are your thoughts about it?
JEFFREE STAR VELOUR LIQUID LIPSTICKS IN GEMINI AND UNICORN BLOOD RATING
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