Julep New York Jazz Lipstick Trio Review




Julep calls their New York Jazz Lipstick "silky little lip colors inspired by the Roaring Twenties." Julep released two trios of these lipsticks back in May. Each trio includes three (duh) miniature lipsticks that contain just .07 oz each. The set of three little lip colors sells for $28 (or $22.40 with the Julep Maven discount). Julep products tend to be overpriced, but almost $30 for three sample sized lipsticks? Really? Julep products are cruelty free and made in America. Julep products can be bought through the brand's website, at the four Julep Nail Parlors in Washington State, and through Sephora, though the selection is limited. Julep also offers a monthly subscription service for $19.99/month for three products. This is the most affordable way to sample Julep products. (read more about it here)


Julep's Jazz Trios come in a small black matchbox style box. The front of the box has an old timey design, it features the product name and a description, along with the Julep logo, all printed in an antique gold. The back of the box offers a brief description of each shade and a full ingredient list. Each Julep lipstick come sin a metallic gold tube. The cap can be pretty difficult to remove. On the other hand. the twisting mechanism is very easy to use. The shade names are located on a label on the bottom of the tube. All packaging is recyclable. 
Tea for Two is so disappointing. Julep describes this shade as a "sheer nude shimmer". I've never really tried a nude lipstick before, and Tea for Two looked like a really nice color. In the tube, it appears to be a peachy nude with small particles of gold shimmer. Gorgeous, or so I thought. Now, I understand that Julep described Tea for Two as "sheer", but at least in my book, clear and sheer aren't synonyms. Tea for Two has practically no color payoff at all. On my lips, it hows up as a colorless sheen. When swatched on the skin, it takes four passes for it to deposit even the slightest hint of a color. This lipstick is very comfortable on the lips, it almost feels like a balm. Tea for Two's lack of pigmentation is matched by it's poor longevity, thi lipstick only last for about half an hour.
I was super excited when I saw Satin Doll, which Julep calls a "sheer poppy". This is my kind of color, or at least I thought it was. In the tube it looks like a bright orange coral, but just like Tea for Two, Satin Doll is very sheer. It takes two or three strokes for this lipstick to show up. Satin Doll delivers a pretty, glossy coral flush to the lips. This lipstick is moist on the lips but exceptionally dry in the tube, so dry that it crumbled randomly today. Wear is decent for this lipstick, it lasts roughly 1 1/2 to 2 hour on me. 
Lady in Red is the only shade that overlaps both collections. This shade is describes as a "matte crimson". Unlike the previous two shades, Lady in Red is super opaque. Lady in Red is a rich, classic red with a velvety matte finish. This lipstick is surprisingly comfortable for a matte lipstick, which is great because Lady in Red has some serious lasting power! I've gotten upward of three hours of wear from this lipstick with residual staining that lasts an extra hour or so. The quality of Lady in Red is excellent. 
Overall, I'm pretty displeased with Julep's New York Jazz Lipstick Trio. The size and price of these lipsticks is an obscene rip off. Julep really needs to reconsider how they price their products. They price like a well known prestige brand, but in reality they're a relatively small salon based brand. These lipsticks are all over the place in terms of quality. Tea for Two is awful, Satin Doll is decent, and Lady in Red is awesome. I'm going to toss out the first two. I definitely wouldn't repurchase or recommend this lipstick set. Both set of Jazz Lipstick Trios are currently sold out on Julep's website, I'm not sure if they're going to be restocked. Don't worry if they aren't, you're not missing out on much. 




Ingredients (Tea for Two&Satin Doll):
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Flavor, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, Bis(Glycidoxyphenyl)Propane/Bisaminomethylnorboranane Copolymer, Isononyl Isononanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Propylene Carbonate, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Ethylhexyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Aluminum Hydroxide, BHT, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol. 

May Contain: 
Red 36 (CI 12085), Red 6 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090), Red 21 (CI 45380), Red 28 Lake (CI 45410), Red 30 (CI 73360), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite.


Ingredients (Lady in Red):
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Diisostearyl Malate, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Polyglyceryl-2 Isostearate, Octyldodecanol, Microcrystalline Wax, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Glyceryl Stearate, Flavor, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Propylene Copolymer, BisRicinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ethyhexyl Palmitate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Flavor, Ozokerite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Cetearyl Alcohol, Micorcrystalline Wax, Isopropyl Titanium Triisosterarate, Isopropyl Myristate, Coffea Arabica (Coffee) Seed Oil, Silica, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Propylene Carbonate, Ceteareth-20, Polyhydroxystearic Acid, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Saccaharin, Ethylhexyl Myristate, Ethylhexyl Stearate, Aqua (EU), Hexylene Glycol, Red 7 (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Iron Oxide (CI 77499).


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  1. That's terrible! The packaging is so cute, very Gatsby-esque no? Or at least, same color scheme here.

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    1. The collection these were released with was Gatsby themed! Good eye.

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  2. Those are really pretty colors! I haven't seen Gatsby yet but I want to, I've read it several times.

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  3. Maybe the first one is a lip balm

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