This is Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen’s first ever liquid lip – yep, I was surprised too. Liquid lips that set to matte are everywhere, and at this moment in time I am particularly in love with the Smashbox Always On version – see this post.
The Lipstick Queen collection is called Famous Last Words – and the colour names will tell you why.
Lipstick Queen’s ‘Elastic Matte’ formula contains the special ingredient Sofistan 649, which enables the pigments to breathe and bend rather than crack on the lips.
But I didn’t think it dried down to a matte enough finish for me. But then I do like things taken to the extreme! The formula is Vitamin-E enriched, and it goes on smooth and wet, and dries down to a velvet matte finish. (It takes a wee while to dry down after application, which is annoying)
It still retains moisture, thanks to Olive and Jojoba oils, and I suppose that’s where it falls down a wee bit in the matte-ness, if that’s even a word!
There are six shades available, as you can see from the pictures in this post – Sayonara – ruby red, Dear John – wine, So Long, – dusty rose, , Rosebud – bright pink, Au Revoir – coral red, and See Ya – nude.
Lipstick Queen Famous Last Words, £22 each, from Space NK