You’ve probably already heard of Jeffree Star – American singer-songwriter, make-up artist, fashion designer and model, more recently also making YouTube videos (which is where I found him). He is famed for his super-bright, multicoloured makeup looks, which shows in his makeup brand, Jeffree Star Cosmetics. You can buy gorgeous liquid lipsticks in all the colours of the rainbow, including navy, lilac and black! Even better is that all his cosmetics are vegan, cruelty-free, paraben free and gluten-free.
The one which caught my eye the most, mainly due to the awesome name, is Unicorn Blood; described as a ‘dark rusty red that looks like it’s straight from a unicorn’s veins!’ As it’s such a dark colour, I wasn’t sure whether it would suit me, but after intently googling swatches and photos of people wearing it, I decided I needed it.
The best place to buy Jeffree Star Cosmetics from in the UK is Cocktail Cosmetics. They are a UK website but sell a lot of American beauty brands. They charge a very reasonable £13 per liquid lipstick, unlike some sites which can be found selling them for over £20. At the same time as ordering this, I ordered a set of Real Techniques brushes from them, which sadly went out of stock between my order being placed and filled. I was really surprised when they emailed to say that as an apology, they were sending me a free Real Techniques Expert Face Brush, worth about £7! How nice is that?
When trying the lippie for the first time, I decided to team it with a very natural, neutral eye given that it’s so dark. I used the W7 In The Nude palette I got recently, using a matte mauvey-pink in the crease and a pale shimmery rose gold on the lids.
I found it quite difficult to actually capture the eye makeup on camera but it looked really pretty in real life! No missing the lips though is there? Haha! The formula of the liquid lipstick is very wet and it literally glides on, although you do have to be careful as the wand covers a lot of lip in one go, so go slowly and carefully. Once dry, it is fairly touch-proof, although the very centre did need touching up after I ate a meal, which is pretty reasonable. It didn’t flake and surprisingly left my lips really nice and soft once removed – other matte liquid lippies I’ve used have always left me with dry lips.
(Oh by the way, I should mention… my application is really wobbly and uneven because I get really bad shaky hands with my ME… so yes, I know it’s not even but it was the best I could do lol!)