Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick: Masochist Review, and Swatches
If you’re anything like me, a good liquid lipstick can hold ya’ over for at least 2-3 months! On the hunt once again for a gem, I decided to try out Jeffree Star Cosmetics— his line of Velour Liquid Lipsticks have only been bragged about to me so many times, to the point I just had to see what this “hype” was about. Below are some swatches on my NC20 skin, in both artificial, and natural lighting! I like to be as thorough as possible with you cuties. With that being said, sit tight, and read on to see my final thoughts on JSC. Is it worth it? Or is the brand of liquid lippies like any other?
Do be noted, as a disclaimer, ALL products were purchased with my own money, anything stated below is MY opinion, and all photos are raw, with minor touch ups of a lighting change, sharpness enhancement or a saturation enhancement. These factors DO NOT physically change the construct of each photo, they make it so you loves can see em’ clearly! Acts of “blurring” are NEVER done. Skin, is skin. If my makeup is not up to par on the lens, then it is not something I shall introduce to you beauties, though this has never, and will be never the case. Information stated below is both cited, and from my own studies. NOTHING has been copied, everything is my ideas, or shared concepts.
To not include imagery of FALSE advertisement my skin type is dry/senstive, and any redness, or scabs happen to be hives from sadly…my nerves. With that being said, product recommendations, and your ability to relate might fluctuation, so feel free to ALWAYS ask me questions, this way you don’t end up spending money on the wrong items (for example, I use coconut oil as a base to sooth my hives, but for others this can be too oily, and NOT affective in curing one’s acne, in which I don’t have. Hives come, and go, and can sometimes last only 3 hours, so again, always ask before actually investing in products).
Alrighty, before getting into the brand itself, I would like to make it a point what exactly MASOCHIST means! In Eyeball Queen terms, it is someone who enjoys pain, according to dictionary.com it is a “sexual perversion characterized by pleasure in being subject to pain/humiliation.” Aside from this name which to some could be a bit disturbing, the formula is truly what is important! Now, when I think of liquid lipstick my perfect formula is something that is creamy, medium in thickness, and of course long lasting. Jeffree Star most definitely pulls this bad boy out of the park with a phenomenally smooth, and opaque texture that indeed lasted through oily chicken eating, and constant talking! I want to make it a point that EVEN with the oils from my grilled chicken rubbing against my lips as I ate, the color did not fade, and if it did it sure as heck fooled me. One thing I noticed is this liquid lipstick dries down harder than any other brand of liquid I have ever tried. Anastasia’s Liquid Lipsticks are creamy, but nowhere near this amount of matte! Lime Crime’s Velevetines are thinner in pigment, but again nowhere near the amount of matte Velour Liquid Lipstick in Masochist yields. So what exactly is in this “crushed berries on ice” lipstick? Well, check out the ingredients I copied from his website below. I have a feeling the addition of Kaolin is why this product has such a significant matteness, do keep in mind the product was NEVER drying, just surprisingly stuck to mah’ lips in not the most comfortable way possible.
Isododecane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Kaolin, Synthetic Beeswax, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Propylene Carbonate, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol. May Contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891), Red 7 Lake (Cl 15850:1), Red 30 Lake (Cl 73360), Yellow 5 Lake (Cl 19140), Blue 1 Lake (Cl 42090), Red 28 Lake (Cl 45410)