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Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks in Celebrity Skin & 714

Hey guys! I ended up liking the formula of my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in Blue Velvet so much that I decided to add two more shades to my collection, 714 and Celebrity Skin. I’m just going to gloss over the formula here since I’ve already done a more in depth review of Blue Velvet. If you want to see my review of Blue Velvet (and the Jeffree Star Extreme Beauty Tour deets) you can check it out here!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks in 714 and Celebrity Skin

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks in 714 and Celebrity Skin
Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipsticks Swatches in 714 and Celebrity Skin

 

Let’s star with the Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in 714! 714 is an absurdly gorgeous pinkish coral shade that doesn’t really resemble any other shades in my stash. I think it’s a really unique color and am 100% in love with this shade! I did find that it applied  a tiny bit patchy at first but I just let it dry, applied another thin coat and it was perfect.

714 is what dreams are made of!

Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick in 714

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Jeffree Star’s Liquid Lipstick in Blue Velvet and Extreme Beauty Tour Update!

So as some of you probably know, I recently went to the Jeffree Star Extreme Beauty Tour in Detroit and as promised, I’m back with an update!

I’ve got to start off by saying it was an all around amazing experience from start to finish! We had some extra time to kill in Detroit so we went out for delicious food and drinks, did a little sight seeing and even found an amazing little “beach” area downtown! Now we all know Detroit has a pretty bad rep and I only stayed in one specific area of the city the whole time but I loved what I saw! Cute and delicious restaurants and bars around every corner, the area was super clean and beautiful and seriously like every single person we spoke to was incredibly & unusually nice!

So let’s get on to the class!

Jeffree Star’s Extreme Beauty Tour

Jeffree himself was super amazing! He was so friendly, chatty and personable, encouraged us all to ask him questions or offer each other suggestions, answered each question someone had, and did a great job at not only explaining each step he was doing on the model but also the products he was using and why he was using each product for each specific step. He also gave suggestions personalized product suggestions to people throughout the whole class. All in all, very informative!

It was a 4 hour class with a break 2 hours in with snacks and refreshments. The class was pretty small, probably 30-40 people so it was really intimate and nice. Jeffree did a full face demo on his model including her base, eyes, lashes, lips, contouring, the whole shebang! He even made her cry glitter. 😛

Jeffree working his magic on his beautiful model!

Jeffree Star Extreme Beauty Tour

Obviously you’re going to need Sugarpill on the Extreme Beauty Tour.

Jeffree Star Extreme Beauty Tour

I’m a creep. Sorrynotsorry. He was just too close and too beautiful.

Jeffree Star Extreme Beauty Tour

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OFRA Cosmetics Liquid Lipstick Review and Swatches

OFRA Cosmetics liquid lipsticks

I recently had the opportunity to try out a bunch of goodies from OFRA Cosmetics for the first time and being the lipstick junkie that I am, these liquid lipsticks are what I wanted to share & review for you guys first!

OVERALL REVIEW: 7.5

Packaging: The packaging is inconsistent and feels a bit haphazard.  5/10

Longevity: As they claim, these are definitely long wearing yet will need a touch up after eating. 8/10

Application: Two of the shades applied with zero trouble, one shade requires a little working with. 7/10

Texture: Matte yet creamy and slightly tacky to the touch. 9/10

OFRA Cosmetics describes their liquid lipsticks ($19.90) as “One step full lip color that does not feather. These vibrant colors will give you a vivacious look. They are creamy and soft in texture, moisturizing the lips and creating a long lasting lipstick effect. All shades contain antioxidants and Vitamin E while the formula provides a lightweight layer of lasting color to make you feel fresh all day. Color will last in a perfect condition up to five hours without eating or drinking.” and I’ve found that all of that remains true! 

I found that these lipsticks feel very comfortable and even moisturizing on the lips with no feeling of tightness, even after hours of wear. I just feel like I’m wearing a light layer of lip balm. Because of how nice and moisturizing they are, they also feel slightly tacky to the touch, even after they’ve set.

One thing that I think is really important to mention here is that the OFRA Cosmetics liquid lipsticks are not transfer proof. If you touch your lips against something, they will likely leave a mark. I found this to be a little surprising since most liquid lipsticks I’ve tried are very resistant to transfer. Despite this, these lipsticks really do wear very, very well! Like the website claims, they will last perfectly for approximately 5 hours without eating or drinking. I’ve actually found that drinking doesn’t seem to disrupt them much but they will fade a bit after eating.

The packaging is the one thing about this product that I found to be pretty disappointing. Two of my shades were in the same packaging while the third shade was in a shorter, yet wider tube. The shorter tube also had a slightly different logo that was facing a different direction. The logos are also simply just stickers instead of actually being printed on the tube. All of this together just made the packaging come across a bit haphazard to me.  This is all just an issue of aesthetics though as the packaging does its job perfectly well and has an easy to use doe-foot applicator.

Both Laguna Beach and Hollywood applied perfectly with one easy coat although Bondi Beach took a little working with for it to live up to its full potential. Bondi Beach needs two coats to really look its best or else it can appear a little patchy. I just apply my first layer, wait a minute or two so it has a little time to set, apply the second layer and ta-da! Stunning opaque blue.

Laguna Beach

OFRA Cosmetics liquid lipstick in Laguna Beach

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Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer Collection

Summer is here, baby! Well, it was actually like 55 degrees here yesterday but you’d never know that from looking at my face! 😉

The Anastasia Beverly Hills Summer Collection was recently released and I couldn’t resist the urge to pick up a couple of these beauties! I ordered the Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink as well as my first Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid Lipstick, Unicorn, which is also a new shade released with the Summer Collection.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink
Wearing the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

 

Waterproof Creme Color

Anastasia Beverly Hills has successfully knocked it right out of the park with their new Waterproof Creme Colors! I’ve been using this product in Jet for a while now and really love it as an eyeliner. I was a little worried that these bright colors might not be as well pigmented or as long lasting as Jet but I was, luckily, very wrong.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

The pigmentation of Coral Reef and Barbie Pink is totally insane! They are SO bright! I feel like I could spot these on someone across the room because they practically glow!

These set quickly and once they do, they’re good to go for a long, long time! I wore both of these shades all day and they still looked perfect at the end of the night. Coral Reef even managed to stick to my waterline all day and that’s no easy feat!

I could probably ramble on and on all day long about how much I love these but there’s no point. The bottom line is I love them. The pigmentation is insane, the staying power is extremely impressive and the brightness of them just makes me giddy! If you’re looking for some fun color for the summer, you definitely should check out the Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Colors!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Barbie Pink

Coral Reef and Barbie Pink are blindingly bright and I love them for it!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink
Anastasia Beverly Hills Waterproof Creme Color in Coral Reef and Barbie Pink

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City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems Lipstick Swatches & Review

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems in Onyx

I was recently given the opportunity to try out quite a few products from City Color Cosmetics. I’d never heard of City Color Cosmetics before but I decided I’d like to give them a try and see what they’re all about. The product I’m most excited to share with you guys is a few shades from their Be Matte Gems Lipstick ($4.99). I’m a sucker for weird lip colors so these were the first thing that grabbed my attention!

OVERALL REVIEW: 7

Packaging: White plastic tube with clear lid. Lipstick retracts fully into the tube. 6/10

Longevity: Above average although these will need a touch up after eating. 7/10

Application: These sometimes skip over lips and you may need a couple of coats to get them to look perfect. 7/10

Texture: Matte and a little on the drier side. 8/10

City Color Cosmetics Be Matte Gems Lipstick Review

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ColourPop Haul & Review

After months and months of seeing tantalizing Colourpop swatches all over social media, I finally had to stop resisting and place an order so that I could see what all the hype is about for myself and share my thoughts and review with you guys! Their products are mostly priced between $5 – $8 so they’re quite affordable.

ColourPop Eyeshadow Review

The company is very cutesy, has a huge social media presence and one hell of a marketing team. They also send out quirky handwritten letters in each package which many people apparently think is endearing. Now, I like handwritten messages just as much as the next person but it looses 100% of its charm factor when I see 2000 people a day posting photos of the exact same “unique” message that I received on Instagram all like “Aw, they thought of me! How sweet!” I’d honestly just rather get a “Thanks, Ashley!” because that seems way more sincere but I digress.  I ended up with 7 eyeshadows, 1 blush, 2 lippie stix (I feel so silly saying this), 1 lip pencil and a highlighter sample.

Shadows

I was so, SO excited to get these in the mail! I mean, you’ve seen the swatches. They look like a million bucks, huh? Well the way these swatch might just be the best thing about them.

ColourPop Swatches in Animal, Roulette, Sequin, Bandit, Girly, So Quiche and Get Lucky

Let’s start at the beginning. I have never felt another makeup product that has the consistency and texture of ColourPop products so it’s difficult to describe what they feel like. It’s like a mousse meets fluffy marshmallow cloud meets firm memory foam pillow. Silly description but that’s really the best way I can describe these. They feel so lovely, soft and smooth under your fingers.

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February & March Favorites!

I somehow ended up goofing around & missing the chance to do my monthly favorites for February so I decided to just make one video and compile my monthly favorites for both February and March! Also, I meant to include Maybelline’s Daringly Nude lipstick in this video, which happens to be this beautiful nude that I’m wearing here, but it ended up not making it in! Oops. Still, it’s a lovely, budget friendly nude lipstick that I absolutely love!

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