You’d have to be living under a rock to miss the huge 90’s revival that’s sweeping the beauty and fashion world right now. Call it the ‘Kylie’ effect but I am completely head-over-heels obsessed with browny-nude lips especially in the liquid lipstick variety and luckily for me (and pretty much the world), it seems like that’s the one trend that brands are really taking notice of.
If there’s one person I trust when it comes to liquid lipsticks, it’s Jeffree Star. These babies have been high up on my list of ones to try but they’re nearly always sold out online so I decided to bide my time. With one restock in June, I decided to place my order and see what all the fuss is about. Something to note is these shades sell out FAST so my tip to you is to use PayPal, it makes the checking out process so much faster.
The parcel took around 10 days to arrive, which is probably pretty reasonable but I’d placed a Sephora order on the same day which arrived within two days, and the impatient monster just wanted those damn lipsticks on my face immediately. I also had to pay a customs charge when they finally showed up so that was an extra £12, not the end of the world but worth noting, UK buyers.
I ordered two shades Mannequin and Celebrity Skin. Let’s just cut the bullshit. Yes, they look practically identical and I probably didn’t need both but I have no self-control. Both fall in to that brown-tone nude family. Mannequin is my favourite of the two, it’s slightly paler and pinkier, which looks way more natural for someone as pale skinned as myself.
Celebrity Skin is the ultimate 90’s brown lip, complete with Hole reference and it’s a shade I love and find terrifying in equal measure. It’s very brown on me, and for that reason, I don’t get as much wear out of it as I would like on a day-to-day basis but it’s one I can’t wait to use on a night out.
The formula is where these really come into their own. Both shades are soft and smooth to apply. I find they can be a little bit streaky but they layer well so there are no problems evening things out. As with any liquid lipstick, the colour can fade a little bit if you’re eating and drinking but the ease of layering it up means there’s no issues.
They’re still relatively new to my collection but so far, so good for Jeffree Star and I’m actually eyeing up some of the bright shades. Watermelon Soda from the Summer collection looks incredible.