Thursday, February 26, 2009

Lipstick Queen

Lipstick Queen is a fantastic lip product line created by Poppy King in her quest to find the perfect red lipstick (she was inspired by Jerry Hall. That's reason enough to buy). It's a very small brand with a very specialized product line, and the cutest Art Noveau inspired packaging. They're a little on the expensive side compared to MAC/drugstore lines, but it's definitely worth the extra splurge.

Oxymoron Gloss: $20. This is a sheer, matte lipgloss. Yes. Matte. I know. That sounds like a paradox, but think about it. Super shiny lipgloss makes you look like you've been...chugging vegetable oil or something. Not cute. And it's sticky, and your hair gets stuck in it, and it's not fun. Whereas with this, it's a sheer wash of non-shiny color that looks natural and conditions your lips. And it doubles as a blush, and it comes with it's own brush. Genius.

Big Bang Illusion Gloss: $20. I am so excited about this, it's like the coolest thing ever. Unlike the Oxymoron Gloss, this is a pearlescent, non-sticky, sheer gloss. Inside of giving lips a really wet look, it has a mother of pearl finish so your lips practically glow! Can you tell I'm freaking out? And it comes in amazing colors, anywhere from lilacy-taupe to cherry red to sparkling rose. I die.

Medieval Tinted Treatment: $20. You know that flush look your lips get when you bit them or eat a ton of cherry flavored popsicles? This basically a sheer lip balm with a bit of cherry/winey pigment that's flattering on all skin tones. If you're pale, you can get a really light wash of color, or build it up if you have darker skin. It's like a really low maintenance lipstick. You can't go wrong here.

Saint Lipstick and Sinner Lipstick: $18. Poppy King makes to kinds of lipstick. Saint has 10% pigment, and gives a sheer, innocent look, and Sin has 90% pigment for a more matte, opaque look. Both lipsticks are completely glitter free, moisturizing, and come in a really flattering range of shades.

So basically: a whole line of lip products that's somewhat decently priced (for what you get), with super cute 20's glam packaging, and that comes in a ton of flattering colors. Uh, yeah, I'm sold.

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