Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Reds and Pinks Bundle (Love Sick Collection)

The Jeffree Star Cosmetics Love Sick collection dropped a few weeks ago and it went quick! The Blood Sugar Palette sold out 100,000 units in 3 minutes, which is absolutely insane! I wasn’t able to get my hands on the Blood Sugar palette (which looks beautiful) but I did grab the Mini Reds & Pinks Bundle and I am really exited about it!!!

I reviewed and swatched the Mini Nudes Bundle Vol. 1 that came out a few months ago and I absolutely loved it! I still wear a lot of those shades to this day and I haven’t run out of product in any of them. (See my previous blog post “Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Nude Vol.1 Swatches & Review” for more on that bundle) That post discussed the packing and pricing, which is the exact same for this bundle (except red) so I am not going to touch on that too much, just a quick rundown.

Pricing

This set is $52 for 8 mini Velour Liquid Lipsticks, which makes them $6.50 each. For a high end brand like Jeffree Star Cosmetics, this is a fantastic price. I know something over $50 seems like a lot for makeup but if you wear liquid lipsticks often this is definitely a great deal for 8 shades! The shipping was $5.95, which is typical for beauty products.

Packaging

The bundle come packaged in a really nice box which has individual slots to showcase the lipsticks. I absolutely love the attention to detail this company includes with their launches. This box is gorgeous, sturdy and overall makes the product feel even more high end.

Shades

Mini Reds & Pink Bundle includes 8 shades:

  • Doll Parts
  • Calabasas
  • Wifey
  • Watermelon Soda
  • Anna Nicole
  • Prom Night
  • Redrum
  • Unicorn Blood

Texture

All of these shades are the traditional Velour Liquid Lipstick formula- matte and opaque! These wear so beautifully on the lips. I would recommend a lip scrub first to remove dead skin before any liquid lipsticks (see my previous post “Prepping for Liquid Lipsticks” for more on extending wear time and comfortability with matte liquid lipsticks).

Swatches

I know these swatches are far from perfect, but I wanted to try something new by show these on the lips, instead of my normal arm swatches!

The timing of this post is pretty coincidental, being that Jeffree Star Cosmetics Instagram shared a photo of my swatches yesterday! I am over the moon that they saw my post and like it enough to repost. Here’s the screenshot of their page with my post!!!!

I am so beyond excited! I did these swatches pretty quick (and now I’m wishing I had taken more time to make it perfect and less messy), but I’m just so ecstatic that Jeffree Star’s team reposted it! I used each shade to write a letter, starting from the shade of the far left and working across the set.

Overall

These bundles are awesome. I’m a sucker for travel sized products in general so of course I’m drawn to mini Jeffree Star Lipsticks since they are my favorite Liquid Lipsticks. The colors are so unique, the formula is fantastic and the price isn’t overwhelming for the amount of product you receive. Hands down, I would recommend this to any red lipstick lover.

Has anyone else grabbed this bundle or anything from the Love Sick Collection? Let me know in the comments, Im so curious about the items I didn’t grab this time around!

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Prepping for Liquid Lipsticks

Liquid lipsticks have taken the beauty industry by storm in the past few years. They are long wearing, pigmented and (sometimes) transfer proof which makes them ideal for all day events-. However, we know the dark side of liquid lipsticks, chapped lips.

There are ways to keep your lips from drying out throughout the day. One of the biggest factors is formula.

You want to find a liquid lipstick brand that isn’t too drying. Some liquid lipsticks will apply well but immediately suck the moisture form your lips leaving them looking cracked, chapped and full of unwanted texture. Not only will this be visually unappealing, it will also be uncomfortable.

My favorite liquid lipsticks are:

  • Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipsticks
  • Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks

Besides formula, there are several ways to prep you’re lips for a smoother application.

1. Drink water!!! Your water intake is important for SOOOO many reasons. Water helps improve skin immensely, especially lips! Chapped lips need moisture, so make sure you’re drinking a ton of water daily!

2. Exfoliate!!! The best way to prep your lips before liquid lipsticks is to remove the dead skin by exfoliating. There are several ways to do so- my favorite ways are to either use a tooth brush or a lip scrub. (See below for how to on both methods)

3. SPF!!! We tend to forget to protect our lips daily, which is super important! Chapstick is obviously great to sooth chapped lips, but did you know its super helpful for sun exposure? Using a SPF on your lips is vital- so check to see if your lipsticks chapstick has SPF in it.

4. Lip Treatments!!! There are so many skin care products these days- even some specifically made for lips. My favorite is the Organic Pharmacy Eye & Lip Cream. It feels like lotion of your lips, which sounds weird, but it’s amazing! It moisturizes and soothers- plus it absorbed pretty quickly so there’s no residue left over. There are also a variety of lip masks, such as KNC Beauty Collagen Infused Lip Mask. (Sorry for the weird stripes on this photo my light is on the fritz.)

Exfoliant Methods:

There are a few ays to exfoliate your lips, my two favorite being a tooth brush or sugar scrub. You can make your own scrubs if you look into DIY recipes.

Tooth Brush Method: For this preparation method, you want to use a soft bristled tooth brush like a baby tooth brush! This is important: if you use a medium or hard bristled toothbrush, you can hurt your lips by scratching and irritating them! The wet soft baby bristles work wonders if you run over the lips gently. This will remove dead skin and plump your lips up since your are promoting blood flow.

Lip Scrub Method: This is my favorite method to exfoliate! I absolutely love sugar lip scrubs being that they are gritty enough to remove dead skin and flavored for a more pleasurable experience. There are a lot of sugar scrubs that can be licked clean off our your lips or wiped off. Lip scrubs are super easy and fast! You apply a liberal amount of scrub to your lips using your finger tips, rub in circular motions and remove with a wet paper towel or wash cloth. You can remove the sugar scrub with a makeup wipe, but a warm/hot towel will work better as it will help dissolve the sugar while you wipe.

There are also different textured lip scrubs. Pictured about is a Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Lip Scrub in Watermelon Gum (yum). It is super gritty and really scrubs the crap out of lips. Another great heavy duty Scrub is Tartes Lip Facial Lip Scrub which comes in a lipstick like container so its super easy to apply.

If you prefer something lighter, Hempz makes a lip scrub that is in a thick chopstick consistency with a less intense grit.

Please note: Be super gentle when exfoliating your lips, especially if you are new to it! It can feel a bit uncomfortable but it isn’t painful by any means. Do not rub too hard, tug at your lips roughly or anything that will hurt your skin.

Tips For Longer Wear Time with Liquid Lipsticks:

  • After applying liquid lipstick, try not to press or rub lip together.
  • Avoid oily foods. Oils will break down the product.

Overall

All of these tips & tricks should help your lips be more prepared for liquid lipsticks that will last for hours! What are you favorite liquid lipsticks? Let me know in the comments!

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Mini Nudes Vol. 1: Swatches & Review

I had been wanting to try Jeffree Star Cosmetics for a while but I figured I would wait for the Black Friday sales, since it is a more expensive brand. When I saw that this Mini Nudes bundle was launching, I couldn’t resist, because I love minis and I especially love nude liquid lipsticks. This was the type of makeup launch I had set it my calendar became I was so afraid it would sell out before I could purchase.

This launched on September 30th at 1pm (east coast) on Jeffreestarcosmetics.com. I was able to get on the website with no problem at all and my purchase was easy-peasy.

Within minutes, I received an email with a confirmation number. Two days later I was emailed with a shipping order number. And three days after that, I receive two emails, a few hours apart: one saying the order was out for delivery, and the other said the package had been delivered! I am thrilled with the costumer service in this company! I know these are just automated emails, but it is really nice to be updated as your order is being processed, delivered, etc.

Shipping

As I mentioned, this was purchased on 09/30 at I received it 6 days later, on 10/06. That is really good timing for a company thats doing big launch, because a lot of the time things get really backed up. In the initial email with my confirmation number, there was a disclaimer saying to allow for an extra 3-5 business days for new launch products, so I really wasn’t expecting to receive this so soon. Shipping was an additional $5.95, which is fairly standard for online beauty product sales.

Pricing/ Availability

This was $52 for the bundle + $5.95 for shipping, totaling $57.95. If we were to divid the minis into the price, it would put each mini liquid lipstick at $7.24 each (with shipping factored in). I think thats a great deal, being that this comes with 8 shades that are all truly different.

This is not a product you will see at Ulta or Sephora. Jeffrey Star Cosmetics are sold via his website, jeffreestarcosmetics.com and some online beauty retailers such as Beautylish.

Packaging

When I received this, it was in a hot pink box, so of course I knew right away what it was. The tape that sealed the box had the logo all over it and I thought that was a cute touch. Inside, my product was wrapped very carefully in tissue paper that was covered in the company logo as well as a layer of bubble wrap. Very happy to see how well this was packaged to ensure a safe delivery.


The packing of the actual unit is just as great! I am obsessed with the box this comes in. I love the color scheme and design of the exterior; it has this strange waxy feel to it, which I really like. It’s like a soft touch cardboard. There is an ombre of nude stripes cascading down the unit, with a golden metallic logo very largely printed on the front.


The side of the box reads “Open here for nudes” which is so genius as far as packing goes. That side flap is actually magnetic which is freaking amazing!

When we open the box we can see that all 8 liquid lipstick tubes are held into a inserted unit.


The names of the shades are listed below each component, as well as of the tube itself. The top of the box has smaller metallic gold logos throughout, which is just so gorgeous. I am head over heels with the packaging of this product, I makes me not want to put this on my vanity because its just displayed in her so nicely inside the box.

Swatches

This is a nude bundle but that doesn’t mean it’s all drab skin tone colors. The variety is really beautiful, ranging from flesh tones, ashy grey, to rosy pinks and warm deep terra cottas. Here are a few swatches!

Wearability

I’m not sure what Jeffree Star Cosmetics does in their liquid lipstick formula to make it so different but this is HANDS DOWN the most comfortable liquid lipstick I have ever tried. And thats saying a lot, I try different brands all the time. Typically, I reach for my Stila Liquid Lipstick because I find less drying than most brands, but in all honestly, this has just replaced Stila as my favorite formula!!!!

When I first applied this to my lips, it went on very easily. The shape of the application is nice, forming to the lips well. The color was opaque and not patchy at all as I ran it over my lips. At first, while it was still wet, I did think, hmm this seems like any other liquid lipstick, but as soon as it dried down I knew this wasn’t like anything else. My lips felt smooth and light. I didn’t feel any heavy product, excessive dryness or crusting. THIS FORMULA IS AMAZING!!! The first color I tried was Rose Matter, I applied it all over the lips, but before it could dried down, I used Androgen to line my lips and then blended together with a q tip for a Ombre lip look. I was nervous about this because some liquid lipsticks either dry down too quickly to blend or they are too thick and look bad. I am happy to report these blend in so beautifully; the colors transitioned into one another very easily and dried down together perfectly.

My one complaint is the smell… I absolutely hate the smell of these liquid lipsticks (some aren’t as strong). They smell like sweet cough syrup with spices in it, very licorice like. I really didn’t understand why the scent was so bad so I looked it up on the website and it says that some of the colors as scented with a root beer scent. I am NOT a fan of that at all, but the scent is something I can get over.

Overall

Overall, I cant wait for Volume 2!!!! My guess is it was named Mini Vol. 1 because they plan on releasing more mini bundles. Maybe another mini liquid lipsticks with reds or crazy bright color! Another thought it a mini bundle of highlighters?!? I am really excited to see what other new launched are coming, because this one really blew me away.

As of today, this is still available on the website, so if you wanted to try it out, theres still time!!! Let me know in the comments if anyone else picked this up, or has tried Jeffree Star Cosmetic products in the past! I am curious what other gems are in his collection that I have been missing out on.

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