I think you all are well aware of my fetish for new lipstick. I think I might have a name for it. I call it Lipstickaphilia. Now I have found a source for my newly coined obsession and it's Lipstick Queen. Poppy King, the creative genius behind the brand, has a wide range of lipsticks and glosses to suit everyone. You can see her items in some exclusive boutiques and in Barney's NY, but most people are relegated to purchasing Lipstick Queen products on line. I'm always hesitant purchasing lip products on line because on line swatches can be very unreliable. After buying her newest creation, Jean Queen lipstick in Denim Pink and Lip gloss in Denim Pink, and seeing swatches on line and swatches in real life, I am confident that the on line swatches are very true to life. Sadly, there is no Barney's NY in my area, I have to rely on shopping on line from the Lipstick Queen website HERE ,or on QVC, where I ordered the set (Jean Queen Lipstick and Gloss) for an inexpensive $22.80!, HERE.
The Lipstick Queen Jean Queen set advertising won me over. Listen to this description:
"Jean Queen Lip Gloss- It's JeaniusWhen I'm not at work I LIVE in jeans. There is nothing better than a pair of jeans that fit juuuuust right! While I don't necessarily need help in finding a lipstick to go with my jeans, You all know I have waaay too many to count....no seriously. I have so many lipstick I lost count... I like the concept of a non fussy lipstick and gloss to slick on and go. Just like putting on a pair of jeans; Slip them on and go!
Gorgeous natural pink gloss designed to perfectly offset denim and all your casual wear. Totally sticky-free and rich pigment for high impact coverage
Jean Queen Lipstick - It's Jeanius
Gorgeous natural pink lipstick in a super sheer moisturizing tint designed to perfectly offset denim and all your casual wear. Go from drab to fab in one stroke! "
The gloss and lipstick are identical in color. While the lipstick has more pigmentation than the gloss I find that one could wear these products alone or together with relative ease. I would describe the color as a "My Lips But Better" (MLBB) pink. It is a universally flattering color that I think women of all skin tones and colors could wear. It is neither cool nor warm. It's a true neutral pink. As you can see in the swatch photo above the gloss is on the left and the lipstick is on the right. They are virtually identical and both very pigmented. I adore a good pigmented gloss. Nothing I hate more than a pretty pink gloss in the tube to turn virtually clear on my lips once applied! (I'm looking at you Chantecaille lip gloss in Glee!) I'm especially pleased because so many nude/pink lipsticks turn orange on me. I feared this would happen when I placed my order. I was fully expecting to send this set to Joeybunny as soon as it "turned" on me. Unfortunately I had to break the bad news to Joeybunny that she would have to get her own set. I was keeping mine!
The texture of the lipstick is divine! This lipstick is slick and creamy and shiny. It's all I want from a lipstick. It does not dry out my lips, it feels weightless on, it feels luxurious upon application and for a glossy lipstick it lasts pretty well. The packaging is smart. It comes in a denim blue metallic case with enough weight to it to feel expensive yet not so heavy that you are building muscle just carrying it around. (I'm looking at you Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick!)
glosses, until now. The Lipstick Queen Jean Queen The lip gloss is really a stand out. I really only like Chanel Glossimers and Laure Mercierlip gloss is non sticky, well pigmented and feels absolutely wonderful on. Again, the pigmentation is very nice for a gloss and it matches exactly to the lipstick. Another MLBB gloss. I gotta love that!
The squeeze pen/brush application is new to me, but it seems to work just fine. The only thing I worry about is when I get down to the last of the product how hard will it be to get on that brush....then I remember that I hardly ever finish a lip gloss so it really doesn't matter. (OK I finished one gloss once. It was a long time ago, before I knew about Lipstick Queen and other brands)
Do you need this? YES! YES! YES! It is the first pink lipstick I have purchased in a long time that I think can go with almost anything I own. The formula is fantastic and the gloss is wonderful. It's such a wonderful color I am really impressed. Do I want to try more of the Lipstick Queen products after trying this? HECK YES! The only problem is deciding where to start!