Let’s start the week with a fairytale, shall we? A tale of very different women and their quest for that seemingly elusive, perfect, lipstick. Are you sitting comfortably? Then I will begin…
Once upon a time, in a land far far away, there lived a beautiful queen who longed to find the perfect rosebud pink lipstick. And try as she might to find that fairy tale perfection, her friends quickly brought her back to reality.
“Too sweet!” cried Goldilocks.
“Too pale!” said Snow White.
“Too cupcake!” followed the Gingerbread Man.
The queen despaired and all but gave up on her quest until one day she chanced upon Frog Prince. This astonishing emerald green lipstick was not all it appeared to be! As soon as she touched it to her lips, the sheer green pigments suddenly transformed into a magical and flattering rosebud shade that seemed to have been made for her and her alone.
With its semi-sheer, glossy finish and petal-soft texture enriched with Shea Butter and Vitamin E, Frog Prince was exactly what she had been searching for!
And just like true love itself, this enchanting shade was made to last. The queen’s lips remained blissfully pink all day long from just one lingering, magical Frog Prince kiss.
But even more surprising was how different it looked on the lips of her friends. Magically adapting to their natural coloring and pH levels, Frog Prince transformed into a warm, earth-toned blush on Goldilocks’ golden complexion whereas on Snow White it became somehow brighter and more vivid against her snowy skin.
Seeing that no two pairs of lips would ever look the same when wearing this enchanting lipstick, the queen realised that this idea of perfection, for which she had searched for so long, was not one single shade after all.
What she had been looking for, she now understood, was something that would allow her unique spirit and beauty to shine through. A lipstick that enabled her to show her own true colors.
Whatever shade of pink that might be.
What on earth am I going on about? Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince lipstick, that’s what! This green lipstick – which does not come out green at all, by the way, is a hit. In its first week on the shelves, the cult brand sold twice as many Frog Prince lipsticks than it did of its previous best-seller in an entire month, with many stores around the country selling out entirely.
So what’s all the fuss about? For starters, it doesn’t stay green. As soon as the deep emerald green pigments make contact with your lips, they react with your skin’s warmth and pH levels, transforming into your own shade of magical rosebud pink.
Frog Prince was created by lipstick designer Poppy King, whose previous lipstick successes include the red that suits everyone, Medieval, which also happens to be the bestselling lipstick in Barneys NYC across all brands, and Hello Sailor, another sell out sensation, which tints lips a flattering berry mauve.
For me, this lipstick gave me nothing but a sort of pale-pink, natural hue, as you can see from the images above. so I am not loving it really, but clearly I am not the norm! it is very clever, I will give it that!
If you want to try, then you can get hold of this in Space NK stores, and online, if there are any left, for £22.