Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ Velour Liquid Lipsticks are are a formula I hadn’t tried yet, so I figured buying them in the bundle that was released in collaboration with Manny MUA was the perfect way to give them a shot. Both Daddy and I’m Shook are great colors that just about anyone can wear and after testing these for the past week or so, I’ve fallen in love! There are definitely very few brands and formulas of liquid lipstick that I prefer and actually use on a regular basis and I’d have to say that Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipsticks are now in my top three!
As far as I know, both Daddy and I’m Shook are limited edition for the Manny MUA collaboration and as of right now (4/29/17), only I’m Shook is in stock. It can be purchased on www.jeffreestarcosmetics.com. The individual tube of Daddy is not currently available, nor is the bundle that includes both of these as well as Eclipse Skin Frost but it will be restocked in early May, according to Jeffree’s Instagram. Like other JSC Velour Liquid Lipsticks, these sell for $18 each and contain 5.6 g / 0.19 oz of product. Compared to something like Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipsticks, which sell for $20 and contain 3.2 g / 0.11 oz of product, or MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolours that cost $21 and contain 5 g / 0.17 oz, you’re getting a great deal with the JSC brand lippies. The Velour Liquid Lipsticks do not contain any paraben or gluten and are also vegan and cruelty free! ❤
If you use the code MANNYMUA it will take 10% off of the products that are part of this collection! Keep in mind that code only works on the these products individually but does not work on the bundle since it’s already offered at a discounted price… What this means is that if you add I’m Shook and Eclipse to your cart along with other JSC products, the 10% will be deducted from those two products only. The individual products in this collab are in stock (except Daddy) but you can’t get them in the bundle until Jeffree Star Cosmetics gets a restock in.
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The packaging for Daddy and I’m Shook is the same as the other Velour Liquid Lipsticks, but like Eclipse Skin Frost, the colors have been changed. Instead of a pink cap with a rose gold logo, these have a black one with the holographic silver also seen on the Skin Frost compact and packaging for this collection. As you can see, the rose gold text usually seen on the tube itself has also been replaced with the beautiful, multidimensional holographic silver. The boxes for these are just like the one for Eclipse Skin Frost, being black with a textured triangle design and silver text.
At first glance, you may think the tubes for these look big and chunky but they’re actually about the same thickness as any other liquid lipstick or lipgloss. They are shorter, but as I mentioned earlier, they actually contain more product than most other brands with similar formulas. I appreciate this since these take up less room in my makeup bag and drawer! The applicator is a pretty basic doe-foot but it’s tapered and curved a bit so it hugs your lip, making application easy and precise.
After testing these out, I’m officially a major fan of this formula! It feels more liquidy than some other liquid lipsticks, but it’s still creamy and smooth. I actually like the fact that it’s more fluid-like, though, because I feel like it’s easier to apply and spread around without getting any patchiness. You do want to give these a quick shake before applying them to make sure the product is evenly mixed. It mentions that on the box, which is nice since there are other formulas that require the same thing but don’t make it clear! JSC Velour Liquid Lipsticks take about a minute to dry and set (also mentioned on the box), which gives you time to play with it and make sure it’s completely even. Once these are on, they’re not likely to budge! I can’t vouch for it myself, but according to the website, these are kiss-proof and transfer-resistant. I had these on for 6 hours before needing to touch up, mostly in the center of my lip, and that was after eating lunch and having some coffee. Overall, I’d say these have a solid 8 hour wear time. Despite the matte finish and long-wearing formula, these didn’t seem to dry out my lips or get that weird, scrunchy look in the center after having them on for a while, so I am definitely interested in trying more colors of Jeffree Star’s Velour Liquid Lipsticks!
You’ll want to make sure that your lips are nice and smooth before applying these, but you probably already know that! This type of formula can emphasize dry, chapped areas and the natural lines of your lips so you should exfoliate using your favorite lip scrub or maybe even one made by Jeffree Star Cosmetics that can be found here. You can also apply a balm or primer but I recommend wiping off any excess right before you apply your liquid lipstick so it sets properly without sliding off or sheering down. A few of my favorites are MAC’s Prep + Prime Lip, Bite Beauty’s Agave Lip Mask (the one in the squeeze tube), or plain shea butter. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of water… Hydrated lips are healthy lips!
Without further ado, lets get into the photos and individual reviews!
Daddy: The description on the JSC website says that Daddy is a “gorgeous cool toned brown”, which is entirely accurate… It’s a medium to medium-dark, cool toned brown-nude with some slight greige (grey/beige) undertones and a totally matte finish. The texture is super smooth being creamy, but not too thick and liquidy, but not too watery. It applies easily and evenly. It takes a moment to dry, so just be sure not to blot your lips together or it may get a bit patchy but once it’s set, you’re all good! Color payoff is fantastic and it looks just like it does in the tube. However, Daddy can look darker on lighter skin tones and lighter or more nude on darker skin tones. Also, it may pull slightly more warm or cool, depending on your natural undertone. On me, it looks quite cool, but I have a more yellow undertone to my complexion, so that’s to be expected. I like how it looks a little different on everyone, though, because it makes it more easily wearable. Coverage is fully opaque with very little product applied. I got about 6 hours of wear before this began to fade in the center of my lip, but it lasted closer to 8 hours before I noticed any fading or feathering around the edges of my lip. If you apply a liner, you’ll get even more wear time!
Note: Daddy is not in stock at the moment, but I’m hoping it will restock in early May when the bundle does!
Liners: While a liner isn’t necessary with this formula, if you want a little more definition or contrast, here are a few of my favorite MAC Lip Pencils from lightest to darkest: Stripdown (very slightly lighter & warmer), Stone (cooler/more grey), Cork (almost identical to Daddy), and Chestnut (a little darker). You can also play with color and use one like Plum (slightly darker and more purple-based) or Mahogany (darker, and warmer/more rusty).
Dupes: Anastasia Beverly Hills’ Sepia Liquid Lipstick is darker, cooler toned and more grey. MAC’s Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolour in Flesh Stone is lighter and cooler, and Cafe Au Chic, of the same MAC formula, is also cooler toned.
Overall Rating: 5 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 5
I’m Shook: This is described as a “beautiful medium toned burnt coral”… I’d say that’s pretty spot on but I do think this can look different on some people depending on their natural lip color and skin tone. For the most part, I would consider this to be a medium to medium-dark pinky-reddish-coral. It can pull more warm or cool on different people, but on me it’s neutral to cool toned, depending on the lighting (as you can see above). The texture feels just like Daddy, being the perfect consistency and applying like a dream. Color payoff pretty much looks like it does in the tube, but I feel like it can pull more pink on people with naturally more bright/pigmented lips. I’ve honestly seen this on several people and in a lot of photos and in my opinion, it looks different on everyone, but that’s great because it seems to adapt to be the most flattering shade for your own unique skin tone! Coverage looked a bit patchy when swatched, but when applied on the lips it was completely even and opaque using very little product. Like Daddy, wear time was about 6 hours before I needed a touchup in the center of the lip and a little over 8 hours before I had any fading around the edges of my lips.
Liners: Because I’m Shook seems to transform on everyone, you can use SO many different liners with it! A couple of my favorite Lip Pencils from MAC are: Ruby Woo (brighter/more blue based and slightly lighter), Redd (slightly lighter and warmer/more orange-red), Follow Your Heart (more blue-based), Chicory (warmer/more brown), Mahogany (deeper and more brown), and Brick (very similar, only a little more of a blue undertone). Anything with a more blue undertone will cool down the color of this lipstick and if it’s also brighter, it will make it appear more pink. If you use a warmer toned or more brown liner, especially if it’s deeper, it will make this warmer and more neutral. You can also use something with a brighter and more orange color to it so bring out the coral tones in this liquid lipstick. It’s very versatile and fun to play around with, not to mention perfect for summer!
Dupes: Out of all the liquid lipsticks I have, which is A LOT, I couldn’t find one that was a great dupe for I’m Shook. The closest lip product I found in both color and finish is MAC’s Viva Glam I Lipstick, which is only very slightly more cool toned, but it looks totally different and deeper on the lips than it did when I swatched these next to each other on my hand! It is also just a regular lipstick and not a liquid… It is matte, but it’s not going to wear as long as I’m Shook will.
Overall Rating: 5 / 5
Color Payoff: 5
Wear Time: 5
*** This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased this out of pocket and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this review ***