There are a few things every girl should own, including a classic LBD, an item of Chanel and a beautiful bright red lipstick. Founded by lipstick obsessive Poppy King, Lipstick Queen is the outcome of 20 years of research, experimentation and obsession – it provides a range of wearable, comfortable and unique shades that make any girl feel on top of the world. Two of the iconic lipsticks within her expansive range are ‘Saint‘ and ‘Sinner’, designed to meet the desires of every woman no matter her mood. Saint provides a much subtler way to wear a lipstick than is to be expected, providing a sheer veil of colour thanks to its 10% pigment. The result is a fresh, dewy texture that provides a slight tint to the lips that’s barely even recogniseable as a lipstick – the shea butter makes this a truly comfortable experience for the lips, feeling more like a balm than a lipstick or tint. Sinner, on the other hand, is a much stronger colour that was inspired by the decadence of the 1940s. It combines high levels of pigment with a matte, yet silky texture for a shot of intense colour without the weight of other lipsticks. This has more like 90% pigment, providing an intense colour result that again feels more like a balm than a chalky and long-lasting bullet in the traditional sense. Each range contains ten different shades, all of which are extremely comfortable on the lip and last a long time. There’s nothing worse than applying a lipstick and feeling like you need to constantly re-apply because it dries out your pout; Poppy has combined pigment with comfort in a way I’ve never experienced before – these really are a pleasure to apply. If you’re a lipstick newbie and don’t know which way to turn, then Lipstick Queen provides the perfect opportunity to dip your toe in. These are so comfortable and pleasurable to wear, making daily lipstick application as realistic as it was in the 1940s.
Saint and Sinner are both available from Space NK and online priced around £18.00 each