Apologies in advance if this posts contains products from a brand or persona that you are not fond of. Being a makeup-junkie, I have always wanted to experience Jeffree Star cosmetics line even though I have complicated feelings towards the brand and JS himself. JS liquid lipsticks have been on top of my list to try due to many rave reviews, however I was not so drawn into the packaging until this collab.
I purchased the skin frost highlighter Eclipse and the velour liquid lipstick in shade Daddy from Beauty Bay. I was super excited to finally try Jeffree Star cosmetics!
Jeffree Star X Manny MUA Skin Frost ECLIPSE | £25.50
Eclipse comes in a giant black pan with a printed holographic logo. It is simple but artistic. Personally, I really appreciate the well thought-out design, from the intertwining logos representing Manny MUA and Jeffree Star Cosmetics to the pixelated print on the outer packaging.
Let’s zoom into the close up.
I have to be honest I was surprised how rough Eclipse is to the touch. It has a powdery, semi-granular formula. Swatching it with my finger picked up quite a bit of product but on transferring to my arm I experienced something I haven’t come across before. I was very surprised that very little product was transferred onto my skin, in fact most clung to my fingers almost like cling film. You can’t quite wipe the swatch off the finger but you have to rub it off. The oil on your fingers must have reacted to the ingredients as the pan becomes hard-pressed very fast.
Can you see the hard pan in the picture below! I do not dip my fingers into Eclipse anymore. Now I use brushes for application and have managed to take off most of the lumpiness since this picture was taken. Can you see the chunky glitter particles too?
When it came to applying Eclipse to my face, most of my brushes wasn’t able to pick up product but just seemed to dig up lots of chunky particles. I finally settled on the Blank Canvas Cosmetic F15 brush as it seemed to pick up product the best. Initially, you have to pick up so much product to get enough transferred onto your face, in doing so you are left with an INSANE amount of fall-out… I was literally covered with glitter particles by the time I finished applying Eclipse on the high points of my cheeks:) This is a very strange formula! As the chunky particles fall away during application, the finer glitters adhere well to the skin to form almost a glossy film. I have been testing Eclipse everyday and dipping my brush into one corner of the pan. I am glad to say that it is easier to pick up product and you really need very little to give yourself that blinding highlighted look. There is a possibility that the top layer has some sort of overspray that you have to scrape off first in order to get through to the product. Also, I have been using the same brush everyday and maybe my brush is saturated with the product as a result:)
The swatch below was done using the Blank Canvas Cosmetic F15 brush. This was quite a HEAVY swatch resulting with some lumpiness and my skin texture was highly emphasised. But fear not, you do not have to apply this much to achieve the high shine!
Once I have Eclipse on, I absolutely love it! Eclipse is a high shine icy light peachy with rosy undertone. It appears almost wet on and quite blinding (Instagram baddy kinda look:)). It does emphasise textures on your skin so you will have to blend it out well and build up the intensity very slowly. Eclipse wears well over 8 hours on my oily skin without flaking or separating and the glossy shine remains throughout the wear period.
Jeffree Star X Manny MUA Velour Liquid lipstick DADDY| £16
There were 2 velour liquid lipsticks released in this collab, Daddy and I’m Shook. I had a hard time picking Daddy over I’m Shook. Well, I didn’t want another bright lipstick in my collection, but brown is not exactly a shade that I tend to gravitate towards. However, I was determined to try JS liquid lipstick so Daddy it was! Let me tell you this is LOVE!
Daddy is a cool toned medium brown in a liquidy formula with no discernible scent. It goes on effortlessly and opaquely. It takes a good minute to dry down so you have time to perfect your application. Daddy feels lightweight and very comfortable on my lips. It lasts over 6 hours unless you eat a proper meal. I find that reapplying is possible without the product clumping together. As said, Daddy is not a shade that I normally gravitate towards but somehow it is very addictive and flattering to wear. I definitely don’t own a shade like this in my collection.
I adore the slanted doe foot applicator. The tip is rounded at the top and curved on the back for an easy and precise application.
I can’t say I’m a great fan of Jeffree Star X Many MUA Skin Frost Eclipse’s formulation. I do however love the shade and the high shine effect that Eclipse offers. On the contrary, I totally recommend Daddy if cooled brown is what you gravitate towards. Jeffree Star liquid lipstick formulation is definitely worth the hype.
At the time of writing this, Jeffree Star X Manny MUA collection is still available on Beauty Bay.
Have you picked up anything from Jeffree Star X Manny MUA Collection? Have you tried Jeffree Star Skin Frost?
Much love always,