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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?



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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


Coral Fixation

Cherry Wet


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


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I hope everyone had a great holiday! Or if you don’t celebrate anything, I hope you had a great normal Tuesday haha. If you don’t follow my Instagram (Avlovesmakeup), let me fill you in on what my amazing husband bought me: lots and lots of Jeffree Star Cosmetics!

The best part is that I only talked about really wanting to try his makeup because I had heard such great things about it. And the Alien palette (his most recent) came out right after I swore no more eyeshadow palettes for a long time. And I was so sad because it looked right up my alley lol.

The first package I opened from my husband was the Alien palette and I was so excited. I then proceeded to open every palette JS has as well as lip scrubs, a set of liquid lipsticks, the infamous star mirror, some highlighters, and a makeup bag

He also bought me a Wet n Wild box set from the Fire Dragon vs Ice Dragon! I was just blown away. He’s the best gift giver and just so generous to keep my addiction to makeup going 😂

So I’m excited to start doing reviews of all of my new makeup products! I know JS is controversial to a lot of people, but I’m going to focus on the makeup. If you really don’t like him, I will apologize ahead of time (I dislike someone enough that I don’t buy their products anymore, so I get it).

On an ending note, my husband’s last gift to me was an actual vanity! The lighting is terrible in my room right now, but I’m working on setting it up and fixing that 😊

Are you guys interested in JS Cosmetics? Do you own anything?


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So I have found some cool stuff at Marshall’s, and this was another find that I snatched right up. It’s the Cargo palette Chill in the Six.

I don’t know what that name means, though 🤷 But one, the packaging is beautiful and just screams Christmas time! I love it. The box matches the inside thankfully, although I am known for keeping the box lol. The actual palette has a flap that is magnetic that holds it closed, which I like. It’s not clunky and it definitely feels sturdy.

And I loved the colors inside! I don’t have many cool toned shadows, and I love that the whole palette is different from anything I have. I googled the palette quickly and saw a few prices like from $15-$22, but I got this for $8!

I’ve only worn it a few times so far, but overall I like it. It’s not a palette I would reach for every day, especially not in warmer months, but I’m going to have fun coming up with some different eye looks 🙂 The colors are very pretty, and there’s not a shade I don’t like. It seemed to blend and later well.

I also like that they show some different combinations you can do on the back of the box 🙂

What do you guys think of Cargo? I would definitely try some more of their products!


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I have wanted this palette since it launched for several reasons. One, I love Colourpop. Two, I like small palettes. Three, I LOVE pink. Four, it launched on October 3 for Mean Girls (We wear pink on Wednesday), and that is my birthday…so I was destined to get it eventually! 😁 I bought it around the Black Friday sales, but the first one had a completely smashed pan. It was the glitter one, and there was so much fine glitter everywhere that I ended up tossing it after taking pictures of it. I tried cleaning it but it was not working. Customer Service was great and they quickly sent a new one (you do have to send pictures for a damaged item).

Like…awful. I love glitter but not when it’s literally everywhere.

Let’s talk packaging. It’s super pink lol. Which I love. It’s sturdy feeling but it is a plastic palette. It does have the mirror, which appreciate. It retails and is still available on their website for $12. I got it for $9.40 I believe.

Here it is in different lighting. I personally love all of the colors. There are 5 mattes, 2 glitter, and 2 satin. I think if anything you could complain there isn’t a super light matte or a super dark/deep matte, but I’m ok with that. I have a million of those shades.

The swatches did not impress me. These were just single finger swatches. They all felt nice (smooth and creamy), but it made me worried about performance. So I went ahead and slapped some on. I say that because I literally spent 5 minutes on it and used zero other makeup except some eye shadow primer, which I always use!

And I liked how they performed! Again this was very quick and simple, but they went on pigmented and were blending for me.

Also, can we please once again commend Colourpop on these postcards they send with every purchase?? They kill me. I was sooo happy they even sent a new one with the replacement palette because I save every one 😂

Does anyone have and love this palette? If you don’t and you love pink, I recommend it! 😊


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It’s the last BoxyCharm of 2018! I actually got this on Wednesday but I am starting to get overwhelmed with the amount of stuff I need to do this month, so it’s been a little struggle to keep up on my blog and Instagram posts 😦

But I was actually planning on cancelling my BoxyCharm after this month and this box drew me back in! I had seen the palette they put out and was underwhelmed with it. However… I didn’t get the palette! I was so confused when I opened my box lol but then excited 🙂

They always have a “theme” but I usually don’t get how all of the products tie into it lol. That doesn’t matter to me though.

Favorite product–Pretty Vulgar matte setting powder. How beautiful is this packaging?? If I had a vanity, this would be sitting out on display. It’s a huge container with a little powder puff inside. I put it on one time over my BB cream and it did not make me look cakey, which is a feat this time of year! And it retails for like $32!

Surprise item– PYT mini hair straightener! This is what I got instead of the palette I believe. And I literally just said to my husband I need a hair straightener for my layers. I have pretty short hair that is basically straight, but sometimes my layers flip out funny. This worked perfectly for that…and it retailed $75?!?

Last three products I have not tried but I’m excited for them as well. I got a Tartist lip gloss, a Bodyography lip liner, and a Cosmedix face mask.

Here is the card with the description.

What did you guys get in your BoxyCharm? If you got the palette, did you like it?


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I finally picked up some Stila makeup! I snagged a primer from Ulta during Cyber Monday, and then a few days later I randomly came across a bunch of their makeup in Marshall’s that I couldn’t pass up!

Packaging is nice! It looks nice but it’s nothing that I’m blown away by.

The One Step Primer I grabbed on sale for $18, which I believe was half off. It’s not my favorite but I like it so far. It did feel hydrating on my face but it didn’t do anything for my pores, which are a problem area.

The matte lipstick I got in shade Jolie. To be fair, it may have been old since it was in Marshall’s. But I found it very dry, and the shade was too pink for me. However, I put a pink gloss over top of it and it worked perfectly!

I also grabbed the eyeliner in Midnight Blue. I love this so far! It’s a beautiful color and went on very smoothly. I would try more if I find them on sale 🙂

Finally, I got a liquid eyeshadow which is what I feel they are best known for. I have wanted to try their liquid eyeshadow forever, but I don’t like a lot of liquid formulas, so I didn’t want to drop $21 on one. I was excited to grab this for $8! And when I looked it up on their website, it said it was a limited edition color. The shade is called Freedom, and I do love it. It’s a very beautiful shimmer sky blue. It went on well and stayed on without creasing (I used my normal primer).

What are your favorite Stila products?


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