Jeffree Star Mini Haul!

My hand is always slipping and doing this. Since Jeffree had a sale a few weeks ago, I decided to get my hands on two liquid lipsticks to add to my collection that I’ve been ogling since forever. Browns/Nudey browns? Get in my basket. Lip scrub? You too, for good luck. Obvs. 

I purchased “Daddy” from the Manny MUA // Jeffree Star collection, “Family Jewels”, and the lip scrub in flavour “Pumpkin Spice Latte”.

Daddy 

As I’ve mentioned before I love the Velour Liquid Lipstick formula. This one actually applies even nicer and thinner than any I’ve tried so far, it’s not very drying for a matte, and it feels weightless and smooth. I adore the packaging for this collab, I would have had the highlighters too if I had the funds. (Especially as I adore Manny, I think he’s the sweetest!) The lipstick looks AMAZING on my skin tone if I do say so myself- it’s like the nude brown I’ve been looking for my whole life. I can’t talk this one up enough. I know I’ve just done a post on my favourite lipsticks for fall but had I received this before it would definitely be first on my list. Wearable. Wonderful. 10/10 Get on my mouth.

 

Family Jewels

This one is in the same family but a little deeper and warmer than Daddy. It gives me slight 90s vibes on the lips and I can’t wait to wear this- another new Autumn favourite already I think! I’m excited to wear this with some chokers and some darker clothes to channel some witchy vibes!

 

Here they are both swatched below!

Pumpkin Spice Latte Lip Scrub!

I got this thinking it would be an exciting thing to review. I’ve never had a lip scrub before, and since it’s Autumn I thought I’d go for the flavour pumpkin spice latte.

The flavour of this was a little too ‘spicy’ for me actually not in a heat kind of way, but it seemed to overtake the other flavours, so I wouldn’t go out of my way to eat it like I’ve heard some people do with these products.

However, I’m not sure how I’ve lived without a lip scrub up until this point. It makes lipstick removal so much easier, and my lips feel much softer and exfoliated. I’m really happy with how this is working for me!

 


I hope you enjoy these little hauls! 

Love from Frankii 

X

My favourite matte lips for fall! 

My favourite Jeffree Star lipsticks for Autumn! || A peek into my velour liquid lip collection!

What’s up you guys!? It’s finally well into my favourite season, and as usual I am loving all the make-up and fashion that comes with the Autumnal months. Today I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite Autumnal matte lipsticks.

Anyone who knows me even a little bit has probably heard me talking about my Jeffree Star Velour Liquid Lipstick’s. I’ve loved this formula since I first tried “Unicorn Blood” way back in 2013 and fell totally in love. If you follow me on Instagram over at QuiteFranklii more likely than not I am repping one of these bad boys in my latest selfie! However, I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite shades so far, that I think really complete my Autumn looks and get me in the mood for cosy nights by the fire!

Stupidly, in the swatches pictured above, I didn’t really allow them time to dry down properly, however, you still get a pretty good idea of how the colours dry down.  I chose four lipsticks that I’ve found myself reaching for loads these past few weeks. For your convenience I’ve photographed, swatched, and will talk about each product in order as shown above- from left to right! – Posh Spice, Designer Blood, Checkmate, and Pumpkin Pie.

As with other Velour Liquid Lipstick’s, I find the formula second to none. It’s long-wearing, not awfully drying, kiss proof and non-transferrable. With these, I find that I only have to reapply my lipstick when it starts flaking in the centre after several hours; or when it is introduced to oily substances such as food. As someone who forgets and neglects their makeup almost as soon as its on my face, I am super grateful for this. As I talk about these, bear in mind that I am an olive toned gal who tans extremely easily, however, I’ve not seen the sunlight or sunbathed in about 2 years due to uni commitments and/or nightshift work- so I am much much paler than my normal Olive/Medium skin tone.

Posh Spice

First up is Posh Spice. I purchased Posh Spice last spring, whilst I was hunting for a dupe for LASplash’s “Ghoulish”. As someone with Olive undertones, I really struggle to find a complimentary nude, with lots of popular shades looking “too pink” or “too orange”. I do however, love me a Greige! Brownish nudes with grey undertones look great on my skin for some reason, and they give a pop of something a little different at the same time which I love! When I first tried this shade I actually wasn’t that sure about it, I felt it was a little bit too pale for me, so I actually only rediscovered this recently. Perhaps I was more tanned then, or was using it with the wrong eye looks or whatever, but right now I am loving this. It is a pale ‘greige’ though, so make sure to warm up your look with a bit of bronzer or contour if you’re a similar colouring to me, as without I find I’m running the risk of looking a little dead and corpse-like. Unless of course, that is what you are going for. If you are the same tone or darker than me, try this out for halloween on a base of pale blue eyeshadow around your lips and I think you’ll have half a look done! Tada!!

Designer Blood

Designer Blood is actually probably my favourite liquid lipstick to date. As mentioned prior, it’s predecessor “Unicorn Blood” was the first Jeffree Star lipstick I ever tried, and it filled the deep burgundy red void I’d been craving for the longest time after reading Vogue way back when and becoming obsessed with deep reds in an Armani advertisement. Until then, I’d never been able to find a red that looked that deep and rich on my own skin tone, until I ordered Unicorn Blood on a whim after seeing it on Instagram. While the two are definitely related, Unicorn Blood is just the slightest bit darker, and… wait for it… Designer Blood has a very subtle gold sparkle!! I love how the glitter comes out more as the day goes on, or as you press your lips together. It’s beautiful and festive, and is always a conversation starter!

Checkmate

Checkmate is another colour I wasn’t sure I liked at first. Despite having a skin tone that allows me to pull off both warm and cool tones (to an extent), I’d always shied away from orangey reds like this. However, when it came as part of last years holiday collection that I received for Christmas it was giving me Kourtney Kardashian vibes, and I knew I had to try it out.  When I first applied it, it took some getting used to as it’s so bright! But it’s so fun and so festive, I soon found myself loving it, and of course, the formula as always was amazing.

Pumpkin Pie

Does it get more Autumnal than this!? This Orangey brown tone looks wonderful on, and I think it would honestly compliment quite a range of skin tones. Again, it has a subtle gold glimmer that activates with wear. The first time I wore this was to my Nexgen Nail Course, and all the women there complimented and asked what I was wearing! A must have for warm tone lovers for sure!!

 


 

I hope you enjoyed my post today you guys, let me know in the comments below if you’ve tried any of these, or what some of your favourite lipsticks for the Autumn are!

Love Frankii x

It’s Pride Month!

It’s Pride Month, and so for my first ever blog post I thought that to show how much I love and support all of the community, I thought I’d share some of my favourite rainbow/LGBTQ+ items to help you get your pride on! 


#1. Urban Decay Full Spectrum Eyeshadow Palette

I bought this beauty (I think) back in March, hoping that having such a diverse range of colours at my disposal would encourage me out of my comfort zone and force me to experiment with tones that aren’t necessarily a shade of brown or nude. Since then I have actually come leaps and bounds with my confidence and colour experimentation. Two of my favourite looks so far consist of a dark smokey eye with neon green in my inside corners, and a deep red smokey eye inspired by one of Manny MUA’s signature warm looks. So far i’ve found the palette diverse and fairly well pigmented, with minimal fall out. My personal favourite shades so far are “warning”, which is a deep metallic copper, and “hatter”, a beautiful vibrant green with a tiny bit of shimmer. While not remarkably cheap as it will set you back £43, I think for the quality and versatility it is a great little investment to have.

#2. LASplash Crystalized Glitter

Anyone who knows me well will know that when it comes to shiny or sparkly objects I am practically a magpie. I adore glitter, and love to dress up any look with a bit of this in my inner corner. I’ve owned my trusty glittery orb for about a year now, after I saw a friend wearing it, I had to have one. I was familiar with the brand already, having owned and loved the famously beautiful (yet slightly drying) “ghoulish” back when that first became popular on Instagram. The shade I have is called “gold rush”, but more recently I have my heart set on a cooler shade “piña colada”- as I am delighted to discover that they now make sales through http://www.beautybay.com/lasplash/ so I no longer have to contend with extortionate postage!

#3 Jeffree Star Skin Frost – “Lavender Snow”

Initially when I saw Jeffree debut this on Youtube I was sceptical, but fast became enamoured. I dared myself to purchase this along with shades “Peach Goddess” and “King Tut” which have become staples in my every day looks- but I was concerned about the cool tones as I am fairly dark skinned for a British girl, and I was concerned it would be unflattering with my skin tone. Admittedly, when I first played with it I was a bit disenchanted with the way it looked on my cheeks, though I loved the glam it could add to an eyeshadow look. Though not a total waste to use it in this form, I decided to try layering it on top of a warmer shade, particularly just to accentuate the very tip of my cheekbones. I found this to be a much more pleasing aesthetic to just piling it on as I was before. I also love to apply a bit of this to my cupid’s bow with a fan brush when I am wearing cold/purple toned lipsticks.

#4 Dragon Age

On a slightly different note, as far as LGBTQ+ positive things I have to mention my favourite game series of all time: Bioware’s Dragon Age. I’d forgotten how much I genuinely enjoyed the game, until I picked the controller back up again recently and immersed myself. In 2016 I actually completed my media bachelors dissertation on “Developments in the portrayal of sexuality and gender in video games, particularly relating to Anglophone media culture, as shown by Bioware’s DA series.” During this I touched on how oftentimes ‘romancable’ characters were often bisexual, and gay relationships were very rarely treated as different to ordinary heterosexual relationships. In my opinion, that is the attitude society should hold, it should never be an issue who you fall in love with. Not only was this a groundbreaking game experience for me in that respect, but Dragon Age: Inquisition featured a character called “Krem”, the first Trans character I have ever seen in any video game experience. Because video gaming is one of the most interactive and therefore immersive forms of media there is, I thought I had to mention it here as I felt that it was such an effective way to alter societal expectations of love and gender. 


I’d love to hear about any of the things you are loving this Pride month, so feel free to comment below or talk to me about any of the things I’ve mentioned here! x