So recently I tested out some fake Jeffrey Star Lipsticks. The reasoning behind this was because quite frankly, I’m not a huge fan of the formula for his official liquid lipsticks anyway. The colours are absolutely beautiful! Seriously! But I’ve noticed for the price you pay, it’s not worth it. It’s just the colours I am in love with.
Some formulas seem different to others, for example, the shade ‘Scorpio’ sits on your lips beautifully. You can’t even tell you’re wearing it, but the problem is, you only have to eat something and it’s faded off your lips. Same with the shade ‘Deceased’ but the colour ‘Designer Blood’ – I cannot stand the formula, it’s so different to the Scorpio shade’s formula. It feels extremely drying if you re-apply it because it fades from eating and drinking, and also it bleeds out a lot. Not only that but it rubs off on everything that makes contact with your lips! Whereas this isn’t the case with Scorpio or Deceased and similar shades, it’s a much nicer formula but still fades. And for £16.. you want something which will last hours. – or am I just being too picky here?
So I decided since it’s just the colour I love so much and not the actual formula, why not just buy the fakes for like a pound each on eBay because the formula can’t get much worse right?
So here’s my honest feedback.
Honestly I was extremely disappointed. I purchased four colours of the fakes. Celebrity skin, Redrum, Unicorn blood and Androgyny. The shade I was most excited to receive was Celebrity Skin as I don’t own any nude lipsticks. Let’s just say.. it turned up a completely different colour to what Celebrity Skin looks like! The rest of the colours were pretty much spot on though:
As you can see these are two completely different colours!!
But as for packaging you honestly cannot tell the difference on fake or real at first glance. The only differences are the brush and the sticker at the bottom. The real lipsticks have a fluffier applicator and the sticker doesn’t look as cheap on the bottom. This wasn’t really a big deal for myself though.
The rest of the colours I got are pretty much similar to the real colours.
As for the formula, the fake lipsticks do apply really nicely. Pretty much identical to the real formula, but they don’t transfer as much which is something I was quite impressed with. Usually you only have to touch slightly onto your lips and it rubs off everywhere but with the fakes this wasn’t the case. Although they do crisp off a lot earlier than the real lipsticks. They don’t last as long at all. You’re eating a burger? Bye bye lipstick. You’re drinking a tea? Bye bye lipstick. But when you re-apply the surprising thing is it reapplies really nicely! Unlike the Designer Blood I mentioned earlier which makes your lips dry on re-application this isn’t the case with the fakes. So although you’re having to re-apply more frequently, it re-applies pretty nice! Which was a pleasant surprise.
The fakes are circled and the others are real. As you can see the formula’s are very similar.
So basically, overall I was pleasantly surprised. Although they are very good, they do fade off very quickly though. But so do the real lipsticks! And although 3 out of the 4 colours matched the actual colour of the original, I was most excited to receive Celebrity Skin and it looked nothing like the colour! So that’s my biggest disappointment. So I’m going to have to buy the official Jeffrey Star Celebrity Skin.
For £1-£3 for the fakes, you can’t really complain really though can you! So they are worth buying and trying for yourself! So go check eBay out and have an experiment.
Until the next post