Jeffree Star, what am I doing wrong?

by Schnauzevoll

Hey there, Internet!

So probably all of us have at least heard about Jeffree Star and those velour liquid lipsticks that everyone seems to adore as soon as they had them in their mailbox. The only negative things I ever heard about them were that, like all liquid / matte lipsticks they were said to dry your lips. That is something though that I can deal with, my lips get their daily bit of lipscrub, balm and oil and won’t chip, maybe a day or two in winter but that’s it.

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Some more shopping happened here I guess…?

The price of 18$ is not the cheapest but I am willing to pay that much for something I love, for a good quality, cruelty free lipstick for sure and do own some lip products that were more expensive as well! Took me some more weeks though until I was able to decide for one color (the makeup-addict in my heart wanted more but the goblin guarding the piggy bank said I would only be allowed to buy one)

Posh Spice it would be. A nice, grey-ish nude, hoping I would not regret it (Stereotype goth-me was also staring at the black Weirdo or the deep red Unicorn Blood) Ordered not directly but from a webshop that also has a lot of nice clothing and accessories so this precious would not be travelling all alone.

Of course, the packaging is not what I am used to, color wise, but my makeup bag does not care about things being bright neon pink or the silver / grey things it usually contains. The doe foot applicator to me is the perfect size and easy to handle and you could feel that it was some liquid you apply to your lips at first, strange but not bad! It was as opaque with one layer as I never would have thought a lipstick could be, like pure pigment, amazing! Did stay in place immediately and the color looked as nice applied as it did in the tube or the pictures on the website.

Still, there is one thing that I don’t like, that takes some of the joy away for me and that I haven’t been able to solve so far. It feels sticky on my lips. Adding a layer of powder did help a bit but didn’t solve my problem completely. Also tried with different lipbalms as base, without lipbalm, with all primers I have at home as well as setting things, still sticky. So I am wondering, what is everyone doing to make them feel good? They are an amazing product and I would love to wear them more often but currently not as much with my lips feeling sticky. The color does stay in place but being sticky it feels as if it would not. Did do some online researching but other than what I already tried nothing came up.

Hoping someone can help because then I could convince the piggy bank’s goblin to let me order another one, probably together with that pumpkin spice latte lip scrub!

Do you have one of the Velour Liquids as well? Do you have the same issue? Have a nice evening!