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Jeffree Star Mini Mystery Box Review – Summer 2019

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Jeffree Star is a well-known makeup artist and internet personality who created his own cosmetics company, Jeffree Star Cosmetics. Recently, three limited-edition mystery boxes were released for purchase.

This is a review of the Mini Summer Mystery Box for $20.00, which is now sold out.

Jeffree Star open box

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

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About this Box from Jeffree Star Cosmetics

The Box: Mini Summer Mystery Box 

The Cost: $20 + $5.95 US shipping

The Product: Three surprise items for a promised $50 value, with at least one being a mystery box exclusive

Ships to: Worldwide

Good to Know: While this is currently sold out, Jeffree Star releases mystery boxes a few times a year

Jeffree Star Summer Mini Mystery Box Review

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Velour Liquid Lipstick in Self Control – Retail Value $18

Self Control is matte lilac purple that was a part of the Limited Edition Love Sick collection. I was able to find this for sale from Beautylish, but as a whole this is a shade that is no longer available. I was a bit bummed to see this shade- while with mystery boxes you know it’s luck, especially with someone who loves bright and outlandish colors like those offered by Jeffree Star, this definitely isn’t a shade I can reach for today. I will say though, it looked better on me than I thought! Lilac will never be an everyday shade for me, but I could definitely see myself wearing this when I am participating in Mardi Gras festivities or cheering on LSU.

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Here I am wearing Self Control.

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Velour Liquid Lipstick in Yummy – Retail Value $18

According to what I can see online, this was from the 2018 Summer collection. Yummy is a burnt orange with muted glitter, and while I never really thought myself to be an orange lipstick person, I am surprisingly in love with how it looks on. This mystery box was my first chance to try the (mega-popular) Velour Liquid Lipstick line, and I can see why they are loved by many. I prepped my lips with a good lip mask, and then both lipsticks glided on smoothly with no feathering. They were transfer-proof until I started eating oily foods (which will break down almost every liquid lipstick), and I thought they were pretty comfortable, too.

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Here I am wearing Yummy.

Jeffree Star swatches

And here are the shades swatched on my arm.

Jeffree Star popsocket

Jeffree Star Cosmetics PopSocket – Estimated Value $14

PopSockets are no longer available for sale on the Jeffree Star Cosmetics website, but there are many people reselling them on platforms like Poshmark, Mercari, etc. for varying prices. In order for this item to meet the promised $50 value of the box, I estimated its cost to be about $14, which is a lot for a PopSocket. This was my “exclusive mystery box item,” though I think the bigger mystery boxes actually received a custom mystery box shade. I am not one to have a neon orange pop socket on my phone, but I have multiple friends who would be happy to have this so I will pass it along.

The Verdict: This was my first chance to try the Jeffree Star Cosmetics line, and while initially I was disappointed to pull out a purple and orange lipstick, the colors are starting to grow on me. Plus, I definitely appreciate being able to try these products at a discount, and I can see why the liquid lipsticks are so popular. The value of the two liquid lipsticks added up to $36, so the PopSocket would need to have a $14 value to meet the promised $50 value. That being said, I would still try my luck with his next mystery box!

To Wrap Up:

Can you get this box if you sign up today? No, this is now sold out. Mystery boxes are offered a few times a year, so stay tuned for the round!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $25.95 ($20 + $5.95 shipping) and I calculated an estimated total value of $50.  That means you’re paying approximately the following per item:

  • Self Control: $9.34
  • Yummy:  $9.34
  • PopSocket: $7.26

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What do you think of the Jeffree Star Mini Mystery box? If you ordered one, what came in yours?

Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Posted in Limited Edition Boxes| 25 comments

Comments (25)

  1. I guess my subscription addiction didn’t get their hands on the bigger boxes??

  2. I love your reviews Jessica!!

  3. I received a lavender liquid lippie from sephora about a year ago, and though its definitely not a color I wear on it’s own, I found it’s great for toning down too-pink or too-red colors. I’m a neutral and berry lipstick gal, but the lavender is perfect for neutralizing some other shades in both liquid lipsticks and creme lipsticks (start with the lavender, and while it’s still wet, layer the other color over it). <3

  4. Jessica, your ladybug necklace is cute!! 😉

  5. I bought the mid sized box and received great, non crazy, colors. There was actually a lot of variants in the colors people received this time, which was nice – made trading easier if you didn’t get something you liked. I’ve gotten all his mystery boxes and I will say, super tired of the popsockets.

  6. I got the middle sized box. It had all different PINK colors in it. Sadly pink is the only color I cannot wear. My box would have been a hit for someone else- I wanted some bold crazy colors but didnt get them. I should sell them on Poshmark I guess. I love Jeffree, but I rather just buy the colors I want instead of mystery boxes.

    • This was exactly the box I hoped for but got the crazy colors that I’ll never wear! Mystery boxes really are a toss up so you never know if you’ll like what you get,

  7. I don’t mind the products but I refuse to support Jeffree Star in any way.

    • Cindy why is that? I’m not familiar with him so just curious!

      • Just Google him. Too much to list here. Lots of drama and past stuff that he made sorry not sorry apologizes for.

  8. Definitely dogged a bullet this time.

  9. Both shades look beautiful in you, but his lipsticks are also eye safe, I believe. I bet the purple would be stunning as an eyeshadow, too.

  10. Great Orange for Auburn games! 😉

  11. That orange looks great on you!

  12. I did not get his mystery boxes this time, they were sold out too fast. I was super disappointed but I watched unboxing video few days ago (girl managed to get all three boxes) and I was so happy that I did not buy it. It contains bunch of highlighters, bold color lipsticks, lip scrub, long sleeve shirt with printed message that I would never wear it.
    I was so glad that the boxes sold out fast and I did not get it. However, right now BL has sale on his pallets, 30%off. I got two and so happy about it, his pallets are really something special.

    • Could you tell me where you saw 30% off his palettes cuz I’m going on Beautylish and they all appear to be full price. Is it a coupon code?

      • Marie, that’s where exactly I bought it. There is no coupon code.
        I just checked, the promotion ended this morning. It started last Friday, that’s when I got his two palettes – alien and beauty killer. I was so surprise, this is first time I saw his stuff going on sale.

      • Thank you all for the reply!! I didn’t know about it! I guess I will wait and hope for a Black Friday sale!

      • It was a 48 hour flash sale. Sale ended at 10am PT today.

      • He announces his sales on Insta or Twitter 🙂

  13. That orange looks great on you! I got to different shades of purple a little disappointed but I will try them as eye shadows.

  14. The exclusive item was only in the larger 2 boxes (it was a pink lipstick, I believe).

    And while I like JS lipstick, I’ve noticed with his mystery boxes they tend to be colors that have not sold well. Which means a lot of really wild colors (blacks, blues, greens, etc.) that wouldn’t work for most people.

    I think these colors do like nice on you though, but they are definitely not for everyone.

    • Mystery boxes are always the leftovers that have not sold. Julep used to stick me with green and yellow nail polish until I got the hint and stopped ordering their mystery boxes.

    • You mean you don’t want a Sea green or hot pink highlighter? 🤣

  15. I love any shade of purple! I used to be self conscious about wearing bold colors.. I used to not even wear bright reds.. but after you wear them a few times it feels really liberating!

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