Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick Review - Redrum and Unicorn Blood


Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick Review
Redrum and Unicorn Blood 

Let's be honest here, liquid lipsticks are all the rage right now. You see every brand coming out with them, and see them everywhere online. 
There is a reason to this madness however, liquid lipsticks are amazing.
Its like applying a lipgloss, but having great pigmentation and typically a matte finish that lasts all day.

So with that being said, here's my review on Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks in both Redrum and Unicorn Blood.

Before we start this review, I want to mention that I purchased both of these with my own money, and that my opinions are my own. 

I will admit, I'm very fair skinned. I am about as fair or pale as someone can get. If you're not as fair as me they will probably look a lot different on you.  
So please make point with these photos.

Redrum



Redrum is your typical classic red lipstick shade. When you think of a pin-up red, this would be it. Redrum is a gorgeous red that has a slight cool tone to make your teeth look whiter, which is great.  
Though I will admit, it is not a very unique color, but it is a classic red that every girl needs in her collection. 

Pros:
+ Very pigmented. You don't need a lot of product to cover your lips entirely
+ Formula when applying. It has a velvet feel to it. Super smooth 
+ No lipliner needed
+ Doesn't feather
+ Makes your teeth look whiter
+ Dries down to a matte finish
+ Doesn't dry so fast that you can't work with it
+ Not splotchy or patchy when applying
+ Only need one coat, but 2 is preffered
+ Able to be touched up with no problems
+ Easily blends into other liquid lipsticks 
+ Easy to remove without staining (with liquid eyemakeup remover)
+ Lasts as long as you want it to. Once its on, its on.
+ No scent or taste
+ A color that will compliment all skin tones

Cons:
+ Packaging applicator picks up too much product
+ Need to apply with a lip brush to be able to get precise application
+ Extremely drying after a few hours, and you will notice it
+ Clings to dry patches on the lips
+ Does transfer somewhat onto things (especially drinking from a glass or can)
+ If you eat any sort of greasy food it will come off the center

Unicorn Blood


Unicorn Blood is a deep red brown. It's your typical fall/winter dark red lip. Out of my collection it's more unique in color than a lot of my other dark reds. The more coats you apply of it, the darker it gets. At first it is a very dark red, but after the second coat you can see that it becomes more of a warm brown. It reminds me a lot of MAC Diva, but in a lot of ways it doesn't. If you like shades like Mac's Diva, you will probably fall in love with this.

Pros:
+ Very pigmented. You don't need a lot of product to cover your lips entirely
+ Unique color in the sense of the more coats you apply, the darker and more brown it gets
+ Formula when applying. It has a velvet feel to it. Super smooth 
+ Doesn't feather
+ No lipliner needed
+ Dries down to a matte finish
+ Doesn't dry so fast that you can't work with it
+ Not splotchy or patchy when applying
+ Only need one coat, but 2 is preffered, 3 if you want it more brown
+ Able to be touched up with no problems
+ Easily blends into other liquid lipsticks 
+ Easy to remove without staining (with liquid eyemakeup remover)
+ Lasts as long as you want it to. Once its on, its on.
+ No scent or taste

Cons:
+ Packaging applicator picks up too much product
+ Need to apply with a lip brush to be able to get precise application
+ Makes your teeth look slightly yellow if you have any sort of yellow staining
+ Extremely drying after a few hours, and you will notice it
+ Clings to dry patches on the lips
+ Does transfer somewhat onto things (especially drinking from a glass or can)
+ Comes off corners of mouth easily
+ If you eat any sort of greasy food it will come off the center

Ombre of Redrum and Unicorn Blood Together



Overall Review

Overall Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks are amazing.....but you do have both pros and cons.

Pros:
+ Colors for everyone. Whether you want crazy unique shades or classic reds and nudes they have something for everyone.
+ Formula is on point for application. It has a velvety feel to it. 
+ Easy to blend into other colors.
+ Doesn't dry right away, so you have some play time with it
+ Not streaky or patchy 
+ Best price to ounces ratio on the market 
+ Small Brand
+ Vegan/ Cruelty Free
+ Can reapply without having to remove everything first
+ Easy to remove with an oil based makeup remover 
+ Lasts all day, or as long as you want them too. Once its on its on
+ No lipliner needed
+ Doesn't feather
+ Packaging 'clicks' into place so you know its closed.
+ No scent or taste

Cons:
+ Packaging. Super bulky and big
+ Applicator is too big and picks up way too much product to the point its wasteful to apply that much. You will have to use a lip brush if your lips are somewhat small.
+ When using the applicator it's extremely messy and doesn't give a precise line or application due to the size.
+ Very drying overtime. And if you're anything like me, it'll bother you.
+ If your lips are dry or cracked, it will make it very obvious
+ Can only buy online
+ Cannot eat greasy food
+ Transfers slightly, but you cannot notice it on the lips

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Would I recommend both Redrum and Unicorn Blood?

I recommend them in the sense if you want to try them, you should. Are they the best liquid lipstick I've ever used? No, but they aren't the worst either. They have very unique colors, are vegan, and cruelty free. The thing about these is that you really have to watch what you do since they do transfer (not noticable on the lips, but will get on things) and come off with greasy food. Which is fixable by reapplying. Another thing I don't like is the applicator, it's so big compared to my lips that I have to use a lip brush to apply the product. This makes it so it's not a swipe and go product for me, but if you have bigger lips than me you might like the applicator. The applicator also grabs way to much product due to the unique design of it. A thing about these that I like is that the formula isn't patchy or streaky. It's very smooth, pigmented, and easy to apply with a lip brush. You need very little to cover your lips entirely, and have a bit of play time to do some ombre lips or other creative looks. You don't necessarily even need two coats for the true color. The one thing I hate about the formula is after about 5 hours or so it just feels very drying. I start noticing it after this time and can feel it on my lips. Though because it is a liquid lipstick that dries down to a matte finish, this is to be expected. Another thing that is great about these is that you get a lot of product for the amount you spend. If you compare these to other brands, you get more 'bang for your buck' in the sense you pay less for more ounces/product. 

I recommend trying these out if you haven't. They are definitely worth trying. 

If you have any questions, leave them below and I'll be sure to answer :)

xoxo
Kitten

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Instagram: @lethal_kitten





Rainbow Sprinkles


Hello my lovelies :)

So with this look I wanted to try something out of the box for me personally....and that is anything rainbow. Typically when I do makeup, I like it a bit dark, dramatic, and smokey. Though because it's my favorite style, it's been getting me into a creative rut. 

So I came up with this rainbow look for fun! Used all Sugarpill Cosmetics eyeshaodws from all the classic quad palettes. 

To keep things simple and to tie the look together, I opted for a mauve/nude lip. It added a bit of color, but also was muted enough to not overpower the eyes (which I wasn't looking to do)
I also filled in my eyebrows with a dark espresso shade from the Lorac Pro to Go palette to frame the brighter colors better. Also went with a light contour and highlight to add some extra definition.

Hope you enjoy :)

xoxo Kitten

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Products Used

Face:
L'oreal True Match - W1
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
ELF Studio Blush - Mellow Mauve
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette - Milk Chocolate (Contour), Champagne Truffle (Highlight)
NYX Matte Setting Spray
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
NYX Jumbo Eyeshadow Pencil - Milk
Sugarpill - Tako, Afterparty, Dollipop, Acidberry, Mochi, Flamepoint, Buttercup, Poison Plum 
Too Faced Chocolate Bar - White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate
Urban Decay Vice 3 - Truth
Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner - 77
Physicians Formula Eye Bossting Pen - Blackest Black
Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara 

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow - Taupe
Lorac Pro to Go - Espresso 

Lips:
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Lovesick


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Instagram: @lethal_kitten



Sunday, August 23, 2015

Illuminated



Hello :)

This look was a little different than I normally do. Typically I try to keep the eyes or lips the darker and more main focus, but I wanted to mix it up today. One of my favorite blue eyeshadows is this gorgeous color in the Urban Decay Vice 3 called 'Freeze'. Its very shimmery and has a very beautiful reflect, especially if its on a black base. 

I saw a look on Instagram that inspired this in a way. She had this gorgeous dark red lip with a blue eyeshadow dusted on top to give the matte lipstick more dimension. But since I was going out I wanted to keep things a bit more muted so I decided to opt for the blue eyeshadow instead of the blue pigment on the lips.

I'll be writing a review soon on the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks in the shades 'Redrum' and 'Unicorn Blood' in the next few days.

(This photo is true to color if you're curious about 'Unicorn Blood' and its shade on fair skin)

xoxo Kitten

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Products Used

Face:
L'oreal True Match - W1
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
ELF Studio Blush - Mellow Mauve
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette - Milk Chocolate (Contour), Champagne Truffle (Highlight)
NYX Matte Setting Spray

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Chocolate Bar - White Chocolate, Champagne Truffle
Sugarpill - Tako, Bulletproof
Urban Decay Vice 3 - Truth, DTF, Revolver, Freeze
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner - Black
Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner - 77
Physicians Formula Eye Bossting Pen - Black
Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara 

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow - Taupe
Lorac Pro to Go - Espresso 

Lips:
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick - Unicorn Blood

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Instagram: @lethal_kitten


Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lovesick


Hello my lovelies :)

So while I was in New York City on vacation I got a few thngs at Sephora. The first item being the Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer. I've used this a few times now and can say it really helps my foundation stay matte all day(though I also use a matteifying setting spray). I've also noticed it helps make my dry skin not as visible through my foundation. I'm not too sure if I would repurchase it again since I have only tried it with the Maybelline Fit Me! foundation, but for right now I like the results it gives me. 

The second item I purchased was Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Lovesick. I honestly cannot say enough good things about this liquid lipstick. First off, let's start with the packaging. I'm really digging the sleek and slim design. Its about the size of a pen (but a bit bigger of course) and isn't bulky in my makeup bag. Another thing that I really like is the applicator. Comparing it to the NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams and Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick's, it is the easiest to apply and get a precise and smooth application. The doe foot applicator is big enough to where you dont have to keep on going back and forth, but it's small enough to give you precise lines on the cupids bow and inner corners. Even with the applicator itself being a bit long (due to the long slim design of the packaging) its still really easy to use. Formula wise, it's not too thick or thin, and dries down rather quickly. It also doesn't transfer, which is a big bonus for me since I like drinking water and soda all day. As far as lasting power, it lasted me until I took it off at the end of the day. This included being at work for over 6 hours and talking all day, eating a veggie burger, drinking soda/water, and wearing it for over 12 hours in total. If you're on the fence about buying it, and love cool toned mauve's, I'd recommend it in a heartbeat. It is honestly my new go-to 'ride or die' lippie. 

xoxo
Kitten

Products Used

Face:
Too Faced Primed and Poreless Face Primer
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation - 110 Porcelain 
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
ELF Studio Blush - Mellow Mauve
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette - Milk Chocolate (Contour)
NYX Matte Setting Spray

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Chocolate Bar - White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet
Lorac Pro to Go - Espresso, Nude
Sigma - Elysees 
Urban Decay Vice 3 - Truth, DTF, Last Sin
Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner - 77
Physicians Formula Eye Bossting Pen - Black
Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara 

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow - Taupe

Lips:
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick - Lovesick

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Instagram: @lethal_kitten



Monday, August 3, 2015

Red Ombre Pin-Up


Hello my lovelies :)

Today's make-up was inspired by the classic pin-up's but as always, I like to darken it up. So with that being said, I used darker shades to make a slight cut crease, but stuck to the classic look of matte eyeshadows. 
To also stick with the classic look, I paired it with a classic red lip, but with an ombre gradient to make it  have a more modern twist.
Normally I'm not able to make a decent gradient ombre with lipsticks, but I tried using the Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Redrum and Unicorn Blood. And it turned out better than I had expected since they are fast drying and have a matte finish.
What I did was use a lip brush (the OCC lipbrush that comes with liptars) and outlined my lips in Unicorn Blood and slighting brought it in. I than applied Redrum in the middle and with using the lip brush I blended it out slightly. Then to make sure I had a nice gradient and to make sure the edges were more crisp, I used a little bit more of Unicorn Blood on the lipbrush.

-Kitten 



Products Used

Face:
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation - 110 Porcelain 
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
ELF Studio Blush - Mellow Mauve
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette - Milk Chocolate (Contour)
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Eyes:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Too Faced Chocolate Bar - White Chocolate, Milk Chocolate, Semi-Sweet, Cherry Cordial, Triple Fudge
Sugarpill - Tako
Urban Decay Vice 3 - Truth, DTF
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner - Black
Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner - 77
Physicians Formula Eye Bossting Pen - Black
Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara 

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow - Taupe

Lips:
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick - Redrum, Unicorn Blood

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Instagram: @lethal_kitten



Sunday, August 2, 2015

Natural Day


Was a gorgeous yet very warm day out today.

This is my typical natural face makeup that I use, and it doesn't melt away after being outside for a few hours.

Products Used

Face:
Maybelline Fit Me! Matte+Poreless Foundation - 110 Porcelain
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
ELF Studio Blush - Mellow Mauve
Too Faced Chocolate Bar - Milk Chocolate (Contour), Champage Truffle (Highlight)
Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray

Brows:
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow - Taupe

Lips:
NYX Lipliner - Nude Pink

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Instagram: @lethal_kitten