Hi everybody! I hope everyone is doing well lately. If you have been stalking my blog, you’d notice that I have been on a blogger-hiatus for quite some time now. I do apologise for that, and thank you for still taking a few minutes to drop by for another blogpost! I have been really swamped with studio, I really do not know whats up with this semester, but its super busy for everyone. But good news is that I have been testing out products for sooooo long that the review is going to be ultra-detailed hahahaha. On to the review.
If you don’t know who Jeffree Star is, you have got to go on his YouTube Channel. I watch his videos all the time, and I am so happy to be able to get my hands on these Velour Liquid Lipsticks. He has a new palette out, the Beauty Killer palette, and it looks so freaking stunninggg. I’ve got my eyes set on those soon when they launch! Today I will be reviewing the shade Celebrity Skin, and spoiler alert : I love it.
Price & Packaging
The liquid lipsticks come in a hot pink box with the signature Jeffree Star logo, a sticker at the top with the shade name, and it also has a colour swatch which is so convenient for me to choose a lipstick colour (oh, the struggle). I’ve gotten this off a personal shopper, so I paid way above retail price for these babies – it is $18 on the jeffreestarcosmetics website and Beautylish.com but I had to pay MYR150 in total including shipping through a personal shopper. I’d recommend you to order it off the website if you’re buying more than two shades. The downside is the shipping and tax customs might be a bit of a hassle, but you pay at retail price and you’re not gonna be charged for services. The lipstick comes with a slanted doe-foot applicator, which is quite large in size, but I find that you can still get a sharp lined edge with this applicator. I really like this applicator compared to other liquid lipsticks/glosses I own. When you pull it out of the tube, it is not messy and the product kind of settles in the nook of the applicator, which is fine, and I find that for my lip shape, it has just enough product on it as I prefer a thin layer of pigment rather than a thick layer.
Colour & Pigmentation
(L to R : M.A.C. YASH, INGLOT 405, Jeffree Star Celebrity Skin, Kylie Cosmetics Dolce K, Revlon Rose Velvet)
On the website, it has been described as a soft brown nude with a peachy undertone - and they do have a lip swatch on a fairer skin tone – it looks like a warm, deep brown-nude on fairer skin. On me, I am a Dior 020 (neutral, beige) for reference; it’s a beautiful just-right nude shade that pulls a really cool mixture of pinks and browns. It has a faint pink, but it is predominantly brown I would say. It doesn’t wash me out at all, but to be honest I would never wear this without some kind of cheek product, be it a bronzer, a highlighter, or a blush. Just cause I do a full-face makeup on the daily (natural looking, but full-faced nevertheless hahaha). The lipstick looks really smooth and oh man, the colour of this lipstick is so pretty on a lot of skintones. I’ve tried it on my friend, who is two-to-three shades darker than me, and it pulls slightly pinkier on her, as she has a warmer undertone, and still Celebrity Skin doesn’t wash her out as well.
The pigmentation is really high, and I do not need to layer it to get full coverage, and I can comfortably use this without a lip liner because otherwise, I’d usually need a lip liner to wear other lipsticks because my lips are very pigmented and grey on the outlines. This is the one of the few nude lipsticks that I find I could wear without lip liners but of course, it would be unfair to compare it to normal bullet lipsticks because liquid lipsticks is just on a league of its own. I like to layer it with a nudey-brown lip liner, like M.A.C.’s Hover or Catrice Macadamia lip liner. Both are very similar in colour and undertones. And the brown lip liner just brings out the colour of the velour liquid lipstick soooo much more.
Application, Wear-Time & Finish
Worn without lip liner, one layer
The wear-time of Celebrity Skin is really good because I’ve devoured a hearty ham sandwich and it slightly disappeared around the inner half but it’s not so obvious till I need to touch up. I have studio from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. usually, and it lasts me through the day with maybe just one touch up after my lunch break (depending on what I ate hahaha). I get a lot of compliments when I wear this out, too! It has a beautiful matte finish that doesn’t look crumbly and weird like some other liquid lipsticks I have. There is a rootbeer float fragrance on the lipsticks which is very faint and not disturbing at all. It was weird at first simply because I don’t have a lipstick that taste like rootbeer hahaha.
Overall : Would I recommend this? Absolutely. For MYR72, this liquid lipstick's comfortable formula topples every other contender off the market! If you're looking for an everyday go-to-nude shade, Celebrity Skin is your friend. It's not just another boring shade, because it has a really nice peachy brown to warm up your complexion. I really liked this liquid lipstick, and I'm going to purchase more shades from the Velour Liquid Lipstick range (I'm looking at you Mannequin and Blow Pony!). Other than that, I really appreciate that Jeffree Star Cosmetics is about producing top-notch quality makeup instead of just half-assed and generic products. I mean, you can tell from the range of colours they have and the packaging itself stands out without being gimmicky *cough* Too Faced *cough* hahahahaha. If you're still not convinced, we can have coffee and I'll let you try it for yourself ;) Thanks for hanging out!