Jeffree Star & Manny MUA Collab Liquid Lipstick in I’m Shook

The Brand

The Jeffree Star cosmetics brand has shot to meteoric fame over the last few years, especially in the online world. Already well known, initially for his music, Jeffree has built an empire based on his makeup passion that started when he was just 13. All of his products are cruelty free. Find out more here.

Sometime controversial, he is incredibly honest and transparent. If you have time, check out his YouTube channel. Personally I really like him. His positivity, tenacity and sense of humour, in a world that hasn’t always treated him kindly, is inspirational.

Recently Jeffree collaborated with Manny MUA, another YouTube personality, to create a series of products that included two liquid lipsticks and a highlighter (skin frost). ┬áBy the way, if you’re not following Manny, check his channel out here.

I decided to purchase one liquid lipstick from this collection in I’m Shook.

The Packaging

As you can see from my photos, the exterior packaging is the same base format as Jeffree’s standard range, but features Manny’s brand. As with Jeffree’s non-standard ranges, the packaging is a different colour. Instead of Jeffree’s usual bright pink box with gold foiling on his logo, we have a black box with silver foiling on Manny’s logo. There is also a slightly holographic effect and texture to the printing on the box background.

The tube itself has black top with a silver Jeffree Star branding on it, and the silver colour has a lovely holographic effect to it.

All in all, the packaging is lovely and feels super special compared to his standard range.

As you can see below, we have Jeffree’s standard doe foot applicator. Now, personally I’m not the biggest fan of this because it is quite large and fluffy and can be difficult to create a smooth line without using a lip brush. When I use some of the other colours in his range, especially Unicorn Blood, you 100% have to use a lip brush, otherwise it’s like you’re applying liquid lipstick with a feather duster. Just for reference, I like my applicators to be more streamlined and firm – like the LA Girl ones, for example.

The Product

Let’s talk about the consistency of the product first before we talk about the colour.

Jeffree Star liquid lipsticks are some of my favourites. They have a smoothness, applying quite runny and they dry down to be one of the most comfortable liquid lipsticks on the market. Re-application doesn’t cause caking, pigmentation is true and longevity is excellent.

The consistency in this liquid lipstick in I’m Shook feels a little bit different. It’s only very slight, but for me it doesn’t feel quite as comfortable to wear. It feels a bit drier ┬ácompared to my standard range that I own (for your reference, I own six in total ranging from light colours to dark).

It also does transfer verrrry slightly on my coffee, where the standard range is bullet proof.

That being said, it is smooth and creamy to apply and incredibly pigmented as you can see from the swatch on my arm below.

One of the reasons I purchased I’m Shook was because of the colour. To me, it looked like nothing I owned.

Straight off, swatching this colour, I was very excited. It is the perfect burnt coral colour that I thought would look amazing on my skin tone and something I could wear every day.

While I do really like the colour, when I applied it, I felt it turned more red than I was anticipating. Don’t get me wrong. I love a good red, as you know, but it seems to deepen up more than I was expecting. You can see how it looks on my pics further below.

I do think that I will love this colour a bit more when it’s summer and I go a little darker (I’m around NC35-37 at the moment – in the heart of winter).

I’ve swatched compared to some other Jeffree Star colours that I have, plus I’ve added an LA Girl one for reference too.

The Performance

All in all, I was pleased with my purchase. It is a unique colour to add to my collection and as with my other liquid lipsticks from Jeffree Star, it performs well. Wear time is around six hours (or if you eat some oily food!), and re-applying over worn areas is pretty seamless.

I bought mine from the Beauty Bliss store in Newmarket for NZ$34.

Did you buy anything from the collection? Let me know in the comments down below.

And if you’re interested in reading my review of the LA Girl Liquid Lipsticks, click here.

 

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