Twilight Eyes and Mauve Lips (Jeffree Star Cosmetics Androgyny Review)
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Sorry for the delay in this, but I thought I'd make a point to write a review on Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny since online Jeffree said that due to so much requesting, it will be coming out in February 2016 in the permanent line. When I had bought this from their holiday collection a few weeks ago, I had bought Androgyny along with Drug Lord, which is an opaque matte white liquid lipstick. As of right now Androgyny is sold out, but you can still get Drug Lord if you so wish.
As for the review, here's some background information. With all of Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks you get 0.19 oz. for $18 each. (Keep in mind shipping is $6 flat unless you spend $100). Which comparing it to other high end liquid lipstick prices compared to ounces, that's a really decent price. All Jeffree Star Cosmetic's Velour Liquid lipsticks are Cruelty-Free, Vegan, and eye safe. On the website it also says that Androgyny is paraben and gluten free. The packaging of my version unlike the normal hot pink with gold accent came in white with rose gold accents for the holiday launch.
On the website it states that Androgyny is a "Sultry, plum mauve, matte and extremely addicting."....all of which I would say is true! I noticed that the swatch on the website really isn't true to color on my skin tone being that I'm so pale. It has a cool-undertone to it, and has a slight grey to brown undertone on me. All of which I love and appreciate. Though I will say if you're as pale as me, it will be much darker than it looks on your skin. My skin color is the same as Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo foundation in 42 if you are curious. If you like deep mauve lipsticks, or are looking for a dark but somewhat neutral winter shade, I would definitely recommend it. For me, this shade is a perfect winter color that I can wear to work. It's dark enough to fulfill my want to have a deep lip color, but also neutral enough to not look over powering (such as deep purples or reds can get).
As for the application and wear time of these, its the same as Redrum and Unicorn Blood for me. It's slightly patchy when applying, so you will just need to apply 2 coats or dab the excess on the brush onto your lips where the patchiness is. It also dries down in about 20 seconds or so for me, but beware it will smear if you don't let it dry down! On the website it says that these will last all day, are kiss proof, but will come off if you make-out. For me, these sometimes like to come off on the inner corners if you're drinking throughout the day. As for being kissing proof, out of all my Velour Liquid Lipsticks, this one transfers the least. It has yet to get on my boyfriends face ;) Though if that happens its easy to touch-up without having to remove it all and having to reapply.
Overall Androgyny is definitely worth picking up if you have been looking to get it. With the price, you are paying for a high quality liquid lipstick that lasts all day and doesn't dry your lips out.
The look I have for you in both above pictures is a very dramatic look with an edgy, sexy, and sultry feel to it. With the eyes I went with a deep neutral smokey eye with a burgundy undertone to compliment the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Androgyny. Along with the eyes I went more heavy handed with my brows to balance out the eyes. I also went heavy handed with a deep contour with a mauve blush to hollow out my cheek bones to give a more sexy evil vibe. I hope you get some inspiration with this look :)
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Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation - 42
Essence All About Matt! Fixing Compact Powder
ELF Studio Blush - Mellow Mauve
Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette - Milk Chocolate (Contour)
Kat Von D Shade and Light Eye - Lazarus (Countour)
Revlon Single Eyeshadow - Cocoa
NYX Matte Setting Spray
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Kat Von D Shade+Light Eye - Lazarus, Saleos, Shas, Lucius, Samael, Solas, Sytry
Too Faced Chocolate Bar - Milk Chocolate, Salted Caramel
Sugarpill - Tako, Bulletproof
Sigma - Elysees
Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Eyeliner - Black
Inglot AMC Gel Eyeliner - 77
Essence I Love Extreme Crazy Volume Mascara
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow - Taupe
Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick - Androgyny