Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Abused – Review

Wow I haven’t written a Jeffree Star review since the summer when the limited edition shades came out. Since then I haven’t really bought many of his liquid lipsticks and not for any reason in particular other than I just want to broaden my liquid lipstick choices.

However I couldn’t pass up the chance to buy Abused before Christmas when Dollhouse became available in the UK to buy from Beauty Bay. I always like to be naughty and buy two lipsticks from Beauty Bay if I intend to buy one. That sounds so naughty if I’m only intending to get one product! 😛

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ANYWAY! This liquid lipstick shade was controversial for quite a while due to the name. A lot of people were saying the navy purple shade was to symbolise bruises, which of course victims of domestic violence have. I didn’t really think about it much until people were talking about it as it just never crossed my mind. Even if that is what the lipstick shade is meant to mean I don’t care. Just because I wear this shade doesn’t mean I think abuse is okay, the complete opposite to be honest. I just think this is a gorgeous shade and when it came out it was unique.

This shade came out as part of a trio blue collection which included Abused, Blue Velvet and Jawbreaker. From doing a little bit of digging around blogs and YouTube these shades came out in the summer of 2015… By the look of it anyway! I don’t own any of the other blue shades, just Abused.

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All the blue shades by Jeffree Star come in blue boxes, which makes a nice change from the hot pink ones. It’s just a shame he didn’t decided to have the tubes match the boxes as well like he did with the Christmas and summer ones.

So enough about the brand, let’s talk about Abused!

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Abused is a unique navy purple shade which I have been longing to have in my collection for a long time! It’s described as “This purpled toned navy blue is one of a kind.” This isn’t the kind of shade people can pass by without commenting on it or taking a second glance.

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Unlike the majority of Jeffree Star Comestics, Abused comes in a limited to blue shades blue box but it is in the same tube as all the liquid lipsticks come in. The applicator is a doe foot and is really fluffy, which means it picks up more product, and therefore leaves more product behind on the lips. The shape of the applicator fits snug onto the lips when applying the product. For quite a long time the Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks haven’t contained any scent but more so recently he has started to add scents to certain shades, one being Abused. When I first opened this to swatch and try on I thought I could smell something and for ages I couldn’t work out what the scent was. Even when I showed my friend Claire she wasn’t 100% sure. I looked up on the website though about scents and I pleasantly discovered that Abused has the scent of Rootbeer Float and it smells AMAZING! I don’t find that it’s too strong when applying and wearing the liquid lipstick and apart from the shade the scent is actually one of my favourite things about it.

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Like the other velour liquid lipsticks I own, Abused is beautifully pigmented, which by now is no surprise to me, due to the high quality of these liquid lipsticks. Due to how dark this looks on people on social media when swatching it I thought it was going to be much darker, but it’s more on the purple shade rather than blue or black, which is great as it means it’s more wearable. Like all the liquid lipsticks this is really pigmented and therefore a little bit goes a long way. Although I can apply this without a lip liner I prefer to apply it with one due to how dark it is. It especially looks gorgeous with a perfectly defined cupids bow.

Like a majority of Jeffree Star’s liquid lipsticks the formula is watery/liquidy, but I actually liked this as it meant I didn’t need to use as much as you would with other products. However it can feel like you don’t have much control on application of these.

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I decided to swatch Abused next to two purple Jeffree Star shades I own. Abused is at the top, Scorpio in the middle (review here) and Virginity at the bottom (review here).

One of the first times I wore this out I was actually rather disappointed with it. Not because of how it wore or anything like that but because with other Jeffree Star shades I’ve never had a problem with transfer, but sadly with this there was blue all over the mug I had been drinking from, which was a major let down! I have since then worn this out again and not discovered any issues so I’m not sure what happened the first time around…

I haven’t yet worn this for work as due to how dark it is I am a little on the paranoid side. I’m sure I’ll gain the confidence to one day however.

Like all liquid lipsticks this will get worn away if you are in contact with any food (or possibly drinks) that contain oil. Re-applying this is really easy as well. You can just apply it to the parts of your lips where needed, or even all over.

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I of course used the “kiss” and “finger” test and usually nothing comes off but as I said I’ve found that Abused does tend to transfer, which is a shame.

I have in the past found these hard to remove and have had to scrub away at my lips to remove the shade, only Masochist to be honest. I apply an oil based remover to a cotton pad and then apply it to the lips and wipe away when I feel the oil has soaked up the lipstick. Even for such a dark shade it comes off really easily, which I really do love.

As I always do here is my mug wearing Abused and looking all cool and stuff… Oh and FYI I am wearing fox pajamas in these pictures. 😛

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Overall what do I think about Abused? Well I had wanted it for ages and I did worry it wouldn’t be worth over a year of lusting after it… However it was in fact worth the wait although the wear time is pretty shit… I did of course worry it wouldn’t suit me due to how dark it is and it being a navy purple shade. I have come to realise over the past couple of years however that darker shades tend to suit me a hell of a lot more than nudes and lighter shades, which I actually love! I don’t wear any makeup other than lipstick so why not be experimental with it? I just love how different and unique this shade is and I love it so much! It’s one I’ll probably wear during the colder months, as well as evenings out in the summer with a dark outfit!

This only recently made it’s way over the pond and to the UK to be sold on Beauty Bay, which you can find here. Currently the shades sell for £16.00 each and there’s so many shades to choose from! You even have the option to pick up some of the summer and Christmas 2016 limited edition shades!

I usually post which shades I want to pick up in the future but sadly I can’t be bothered with doing this anymore considering I want to try and drift away from buying Jeffree Star as much as I used to. I want to try and start buying more Kat Von D as well as try some Lime Crime liquid lipsticks.

But yes that is my review of Abused! Have you tried this shade, if so what did you think of it? What’s your favourite Jeffree Star liquid lipstick shade? Make sure to let me know in the comments down below!

Until next time take care all and I hope you’re having a lovely weekend.

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Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipstick in Masochist – Review

I have never been so excited to get my hands on a lipstick since… Well… Since never I don’t think! As my regular readers will know, I love lipstick. It is the only form of make up I wear so it’s pretty important to me for my lips to look good, as well as the colour to stay in place as long as possible.

Jeffree Star has been around for years, and emerged back way before Facebook when MySpace was the number one social media website. I’ve been a fan of him for as long as I can remember, so when I heard about him working on his own liquid lipstick range, I got excited. Too excited.

His liquid lipsticks first came out nearly a year ago now (if I remember right they came out on Black Friday..?) and I’ve been lusting after them ever since, but never picking one up until recently. I was torn between which shade(s) to buy, and I said to myself that I wouldn’t buy one until my heart was set on a certain shade, which happened recently when Masochist was announced.

Masochist is a gorgeous dark raspberry pink shade, described as “The color of crushed berries on ice. This dark pink matte lipstick is cool toned and extremely addictive.” which was right up my street. I love dark shades, especially dark pink and with autumn now here, and winter just around the corner this is my ideal shade for those seasons.

So with much debate and my bank account screaming at me to leave it alone, I caved in and ordered. However, I didn’t order directly from Jeffree Star Cosmetics, but through a UK seller called Cocktail Cosmetics. They’re based in the midlands (which of course is where I’m from) which is handy for if I ever want to pop into their store for a look at the shades.

Masochist sold out really quickly so I had to wait until they got some more stock in for me to order it, which I ordered a few weeks ago and have had the same amount of time. I wanted to ensure I tried and tested this out as much as possible so I could give you guys an honest and thorough review.

I know so many people who are pining after the liquid lipsticks and I can safely tell you, they are worth every penny and more!

Masochist comes in the signature pink box and of course is in the same tube as all the liquid lipsticks come in. The applicator is a doe foot and I expected it to be like the usual soft and bog standard ones you get in most lip glosses, however this doe foot is really fluffy! Which means it picks up more product, and therefore leaves more product behind on the lips. The product itself doesn’t have a scent to it, which I am a mixture of sad and happy about. I like having a light scent to my lip products, but at the same time due to what kind of lip product this is, I’m pretty pleased it is scentless.

This is super pigmented. I knew it would be, but it’s different seeing it be pigmented in videos and pictures than it is in the actual flesh. I swatched this on the back of my hand and was gobsmacked by how gorgeous it was, and how little I needed to achieve such a bold shade. I couldn’t wait to try this on my lips so I ran to my bathroom mirror and applied. The doe foot applicator worked well to line my lips, but I find a lip liner is better (I’ll go into more detail about this in a moment) as it means you gain a more precise line and edge. You don’t need a lot of this to achieve a gorgeous finish.

I wore this around the house and I found I encountered a few issues with it, which I thought was just because I wasn’t used to the product, but since then I had the same issue again whilst out. I found when I was eating a sandwich whilst wearing this product, where I had bitten into the sandwich there was a round circle of pink left behind on it… Which was a little off putting. As I said this happened again when I was out with my boyfriend for lunch. I guess there is nothing that can be done with that. This being said, it didn’t move from my lips or appear like it had come off which is good!

I’ve also worn this throughout a six hour shift at work, and from the time I applied, to the moment I came home it didn’t budge. My mom was amazed by this, and asked me to apply some on her. Her lips are a lot thinner than mine and I didn’t have a lip liner to hand to line her lips before applying the product, so I just had to wing it. It turned out great and she loved how her lips looked. She now wants one herself!

Re-applying this really easy too. You can just apply it to the parts of your  lips where needed, or even all over. I found a second coat caused the shade to look darker, which is good to know as I wasn’t sure if you could use more than one coat for this product.

I of course used the “kiss” and “finger” test to show off that this product doesn’t come off when in contact with anything, and everyone I have shown it to has been impressed, especially my boyfriend who hates being covered in lip shapes kisses.

Another problem (I say problem but it isn’t) I found with this was how awkward, painful, and hard it can be to remove. As soon as I get home I like to take off my lipstick so I can just slather lip balm all over my lips, but with this I find it is a little more challenging. At first I tried everything from Simple make up remover, baby wipes, lip balm (I found a tutorial on YouTube about this), and even a cleansing balm, but none of them worked! I asked my mom for suggestions, but even she was stumped on ideas.

Then I remembered that the product itself states, “avoid food with oil” so I thought, “Hey I wonder if an oil based make up remover would work?” so I turned to my mom again and asked her if she had any of these that I could try. So I did, and guess what? It worked!

Overall I am so impressed with this and I knew that everyone was raving about it, and there was a good reason why. I’ve tried liquid lipsticks in the past and not one of them compared to this bad boy. What I love the most about these is how many different shades you can pick up, and I’m already eyeing up another one I can get for when I go on holiday. I’ve also converted my mom, who also has her eye on some more shades that she would like to own and try.

I paid £13.00 for Masochist, with £3.50 postage, which I didn’t mind as it arrived super quick. I definitely recommend Cocktail Cosmetics for Jeffree Star Cosmetics, and so does the man himself, who loves them and has said it on Twitter. The price has since gone up since then by a £1, so now they retail for £14.00.

My current 3 shades I am lusting after now are Abused (This purpled toned navy blue is one of a kind. Matte. Bold. Sultry. We ALL abuse something. Whether it’s power, love, money or beauty… Just don’t let it control you.), Redrum (The perfect red: this matte cool toned red looks amazing on any skin tone.), and Hoe Hoe Hoe (The fierce red is gorgeous, deep toned and has hints of metallic red and purple through out.) which is out for Christmas this year and I already own it!

What shades are you after, or what shades do you own? Any you recommend? Make sure to let me know in the comments!

Until next time all, take care and I hope all of my readers are well.

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August Wish List 2015

I’m not going to lie. I’m skint. Not like “Oh my god I have noooo money!” Like seriously, I’m poor. Help?

So I really shouldn’t make a wish list this month, but I would feel weird not to. This is definitely a wish list as I can’t really afford anything on the list. I’m going to try and go on a spending ban until I get a better job as I only recently realised how I’m getting by on next to nothing in my current job.

But, as I said, I can still make a wish list and not buy anything that’s actually on said list. Can’t I? 🙂

  • Yankee Candle Salted Caramel Small Jar.

I’m kinda running low on my Yankee Candle’s at the moment. But to be honest unless I REALLY want a certain scent, or their on sale or have money knocked off, then I’m not buying any anymore. This is in sale for £4.00 and I’m tempted to stock up on them to keep me happy for a while. I have liked the scent of this candle for a while, but I’ve just never caved in and bought it and whilst it’s cheap I am really tempted… But alas, I do need to save money… Sad times people, sad times.

  • Nintendo New 3DS XL (Animal Crossing Happy Home Designer Limited Edition).

This isn’t out in the UK yet (and I’m not even 100% sure if it WILL be coming out in the UK!) but it is out in Japan tomorrow and I’m pretty jealous of them right now. This is the limited edition New 3DS XL that is coming out to accompany the new Animal Crossing Game, Happy Home Designer. I’ve already pre ordered my copy! I would like to get my hands on the new 3DS in the future and if I can get one as cute as this, I don’t see why I shouldn’t.

  • Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick in Abused.

I want to first of all say, apologies for the name of this lipstick… I didn’t name it. The name of this is causing a stir with people, especially due to the shade it is too. Personally it doesn’t affect me but I can understand why it is upsetting a lot of people. That aside, I do really want this shade. I’ve wanted one of Jeffree’s lipsticks for ages now and this is my number once choice. When I was younger I used to wear blue lipstick all the time! I got bullied for it terribly and ended up stopping wearing it, and now everyone is wearing it. What a joke… This is a gorgeous navy blue, which you could get away with if you wanted to get a shade close to black. I bought a black lipstick recently and whilst I love how it looks when on, I feel to scared to wear it out of the house. However, I would love wearing this, especially during winter. It’s not cheap though, so I’m going to wait until I can find it at a decent price.

  • iPhone 6 Case.

As you have probably seen in the image above, there’s an iPhone there. So of course with a new phone, comes a new case. I need a case like this for work to ensure if I drop it, it would remain safe and unharmed. I wanted something a bit different to my current red one for my iPhone 5, so when looking around eBay for something different, I found this one. I love The Fault in Our Stars by John Green, so I knew this would be perfect. What makes it better is it’s cheap as chips for £3.00 something.

  • Lush Rub Rub Rub Shower Scrub.

Although I said I need to save money, this is something I’m probably going to pick up pretty soon. Not because I want it, but because I need a good scrub and I’ve had my eye on this one since I finished my Sugar Crush scrub. I’ve tested it in store before and it really did feel like it was scrubbing my skin without irritating it. It also smelt amazing, which you can never complain about. OH and it foamed up a little too, which is something I always look for in a body scrub. I would also like to try Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub too, as I have used a sample of it now and as a multi purpose product it got two thumbs up from me. Gosh, like I haven’t bought enough from Lush this past month! 😛

  • OPI Nail Lacquer in Visions of Georgia Green (Coca Cola Limited Edition Line).

I really liked the Coca Cola collection that OPI came out with a year ago, and own some of the shades from the first collection. A couple of collections later and OPI are bringing out another to symbolise Coca Cola being around 100 years. They’ve brought out a green and a silver shade, I’m talking about the green shade, Visions of Georgia Green here. It’s a beautiful green metallic shade with shimmer running throughout. Looks gorgeous on its own, and I’m sure it’ll look lovely applied over a green or black shade. I wouldn’t like the big bottle, but either way if this ever goes down in price I’ll be picking it up.

  • Apple iPhone 6 in Gold.

This is the last thing I’ll be talking about on my wish list, because it’s totally the best one! I’m hoping to get a new iPhone in a week as I’m due a new contract deal. It’s not that I don’t like my iPhone 5, it’s just I want my own phone. One that’s actually mine. My previous one broke due to being faulty in manufacturing and instead of being given a new one as a replacement, I was given a crappy refurbished, second-hand one. Which also didn’t work. So then I was given my phone now, which is perfect! I guess it’s an excuse as well to get the new one. I already have an awesome and cute case for it (the Eevee one mentioned here) and everything. So I just want to get one now, so I can say I have one and show it off and all that jazz. When I get it, I’ll make sure to write a post relating to iPhone’s. 😉

So that was my wish list! I can’t believe it’s August already, can you? What things are on your wish list? Make sure to let me know in the comments.

Until next time though, take care all and have a great week.

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