In the first of the big 2015 previews, this January sees the launch of the Bête Noire collection from lipstick extraordinaire Poppy King. Her ‘Lipstick Queen’ brand has become the ultimate go-to for when you need a lipstick that works for you, no matter the texture or intensity. I love the fact that she designs one shade and makes it available in a multitude of formulas, so you can pick the perfect bullet for your requirements. For 2015 she’s going vampy, launching a trio of lipsticks entitled ‘Bete Noire’ that provide a rich and deeply dark berry tone that’s not for the fainthearted. Each of the three provides a different finish, ensuring that an otherwise scary tone can be personalised and picked to match your overall look: Possessed Sheer is a lightweight formula that provides an understated ‘crushed berries’ finish; Possessed Intense is a creamy
lipstick that coats the lips in dark black cherry; Possessed Metal
gives lips a shimmering look with a metallic finish.
I know that this colour isn’t for everyone, but I’m currently loving
these slightly gothic and deeply intense berry tones. They work on most
complexions (even though you may not think it,) especially on paler
skins that turn into something ethereal and fairytale like. If you’re
not totally convinced, then the Possessed Sheer is a great introduction
to berry shades and definitely wearable. Packaged in beautiful square
casing that complements the lipstick colours perfectly, these are
definitely lipsticks to be treasured – especially considering their
£28.00 price point. Personally I wish Lipstick Queen would reduce their
prices a little as I feel they’re becoming a little unattainable and
charging more than some of the most premium brands available;
nevertheless their lipsticks are fantastic.
Can you see yourself wearing one of these berry tones come January?
The ‘Bete Noire’ collection launches in January into Space NK, priced £28.00 each.