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So I was going to do a post on the last two palettes I got from this brand, Beauty Killer and Androgyny, but my phone appears to have deleted all of my Androgyny pictures lol. Technology, am I right? 🤷

But I feel like I’ve had a lot of posts dedicated to Jeffree Star Cosmetics lately, so I’m going to do a final overall thoughts post. Maybe I will revisit them later for more in depth reviews, especially on the ones that didn’t get their own post. But if you check out my Instagram page (Avlovesmakeup), I have swatches and looks for each palette!

The Alien palette

I cannot wait to start using this again. This is my favorite out of the JSC palettes. It has such a wide variety of colors and there are no colors I don’t like!

The Blood Sugar palette

This is my second favorite out of the brand! Again, there is a huge variety of colors and they all blended like a dream. You can do a bold all red look, or a soft neutral.

The Thirsty Palette

My third favorite of the brand. The colors are beautiful and so bright and summery. I found I wanted to use the same three colors over and over again, but maybe once the weather warms up I will be inspired to really delve into this palette.

The Beauty Killer palette

This would be my first favorite and I believe it was the first palette for JSC. The colors are pretty, and I will definitely get some use out of this. I see me more using this in conjunction with other palettes than all by itself.

The Androgyny palette

This one was such a mixed thing for me. I liked the colors individually, but when I looked at this palette, I was not inspired and came up with literally one look with it. It has a beautiful matte olive green that I love, and a beautiful mustard yellow matte, but then I was kind of stuck with what to do. I’m thinking I will just use this in conjunction with other palettes.

Finally, the highlighters

I got the Platinum Ice palette and a Skin Frost in a beautiful mint color. I love all of these so far! If you only like natural looking highlight, though, these are not for you 😂

The only other product I got from JSC that I didn’t post are the lip scrubs, and they are awesome! They smell and taste great lol and they work really well on my lips.

What’s your favorite JSC product? Or what are you dying to try?

-AV

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It seems every post is a new Jeffree Star Cosmetics palette, I know! I swear I’m almost through the initial review process with them 😂 This is another home run for me!

As with the Alien palette, I have one con– it is so clunky. Even moreso than Alien. It’s set up like a trunk which is a cute concept… But it’s so thick and bulky. The good side to that is that it’s very sturdy! The outside box is a white sleeve with the star emblem. Then the actual palette is faux red leather. There are two metal clasps that hold it closed much like on a typical trunk.

There is a mirror inside. I covered it because I was getting a bad glare from my ring light, but it’s there! The initial draw are the reds, of course. But I was pleasantly surprised at how many color combinations there are! There are neutrals, pinks, purples, as well as the reds! So far I have not had any staining, but I am pretty sure this is a vegan palette, which means the reds are dyes and have the potential to stain (if you’re not familiar, non vegan reds use beetles which do not stain…some red dyes can stain sensitive skins).

My surprise I love this shade shades: Cake Mix, Tongue Pop, Prick, and O Positive. To be clear, I love all of the reds… But these three looked so boring to me in the palette but swatched/applied sooo beautifully. O Positive looked grey to me but it’s my favorite kind of neutral–a greyish purple 😍

Everything has blended perfectly so far and no complaints with any shades! Here are so looks so far. Please keep in mind I’m a beginner and I unfortunately have to do quick makeup due to baby and work time constraints lol

What do you guys think of this palette?

Check out my Instagram for more pictures! 🙂 Avlovesmakeup

-AV

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I’m slowly making my way through trying out all of the Jeffree Star Cosmetics palettes! This is the first brand that I have all of their palettes, and it’s interesting to see how the brand evolved from first to last.

This was the first palette from the brand that really caught my attention. The packaging is cute, but it was the actual shades that drew me in. But this is a much more stacking/handling friendly palette than the Alien one. It’s very slim and durable with a mirror inside.

I’m not sure how my picture ended up off center lol but here we are. (I’m hoping to up my blog picture game soon once I get my vanity done!)

I love these shades!! It’s probably not the most usable looking palette to a lot of people, but I’m so excited for those pastel colors! I’m so into Bitch!, Submerge, and Splash! And Divine is a perfect silver sparkle.

This will be perfect for summer if it ever comes back lol.

What do you guys think? Interesting or intimidating?

-AV

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So I started this back in the middle of December, but I have been pleasantly surprised to see several other bloggers posting similar stories haha. So maybe it won’t be so hard since I’m not alone! 🙂

So last year I found myself in unfamiliar territory: I suddenly got both a raise and a promotion very close together. I was suddenly making more money than I ever have, and even though I still have debt, I actually had some money left over after paying my normal bills! And… Yep, I went a little crazy. I hit Platinum status at Ulta in like two months from basically no purchases lol. Not good.

So back in December, I wrote in my little phone note pad my plan for beauty product purchases from then until *at least* May 18. I picked that date because it’s my wedding anniversary and my husband and I always go to Erie for the day to go shopping. I hope to write a similar plan for after then too though.

I couldn’t promise a no buy, so I’m doing a low buy. I wrote out some exceptions: I can replace any skin care products I regularly use, I can buy a foundation as long as I use up one that I have now, if I need a beauty blender, refills of eyeshadow primer or face primer, or any makeup removal products. Finally, I gave myself a specific exception: if any product I have one a favorite list (Ulta or Sephora app) goes on sale for at least 50% off the regular price, I can buy it. I had to add that as I watch my favorite lists like a hawk 😂🤷

Is anyone else going on a low buy? Or a no buy?! There’s no way I could do that lol. I’m hoping to do a kind if part two to this post soon for tips on saving money/budgeting. I used to be good at it lol and I had a very serious plan to pay off my debt this year! Which means no crazy and frivolous purchases!

Here’s a picture of some pretty blue makeup 🙂 Check out my Instagram for more! (Avlovesmakeup)

-AV

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So for Christmas my wonderful husband bought me a whole set of Velour Liquid Lipsticks from JSC’s Thirsty release plus one from his most current Alien release.

Like with his other products, I love the packaging. It’s all very pretty and looks expensive.

These go on very nicely, mostly due to the way the doe foot applicator is shaped. It literally fits on my lips perfectly and I can just glides it on. The colors really don’t need a second coat; they were all very opaque on first application. Some are matte and some are metallics, but they all felt very comfortable on! They did experience some wear off throughout the day, but it was a very even wearing off which I love.

A lot of these are colors I will mostly wear for Instagram looks, I’m not going to lie lol. I’m not bold enough to wear a lot of these outside of the house. They are all very pretty though!

Soft Serve

[818]

Coral Fixation

Cherry Wet

Yummy

Thirst Trap

Fudge Pop

Huntington Beach

You’re Still on the Property (I’m so glad he got this one only because I laugh every time I think of the name … It’s from one of the videos he did with Shane Dawson)

So far I’m liking the formula! Do you guys have any of these? What’s your favorite shade? Out of these, I love Cherry Wet and Fudge Pop

-AV

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