Blue Monday, Blue Lipstick?

Today is Blue Monday. We're all meant to be down in the doldrums, full of the January blues, having failed at all our New Year resolutions, generally full of self-loathing. Ouch! I sincerely hope nobody feels like that, dear readers, it's really not that bad! It's going to snow this week - is that not fun?! Anyway, I digress. A little blue lipstick called Blue For You landed on my desk last week, and it is perfect for a Blue Monday beauty … [Read more...]

Lipstick Queen Girls Will Be Boys Unisex Lipstick

When I told my husband about this new 'unisex' lipstick from Poppy King's Lipstick Queen he looked confused. "Surely ALL lipstick is unisex," was his response. "If I wanted to wear lipstick, I could wear any lipstick, no?" And he's right. I don't get this new launch from Lipstick Queen. I can see the good intention behind it, but I think it's missed the mark spectacularly. In these gender fluid times, surely makeup can be worn by anyone, … [Read more...]

Lipstick Queen Famous Last Words Liquid Lips

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.   So, I was sent See Ya  - Nude - to try, and, obviously, that's not my favourite colour at … [Read more...]

Lipstick Chess from Lipstick Queen

It must be hard, being just a lipstick brand, and coming up with new and innovative products all the time. Poppy King, whose brand is Lipstick Queen, certainly does that. But this newly launched collection - Lipstick Chess - is more of a gimmick than an innovative product, I think. That's not to say it's not cute - but I have to admit I am not the biggest chess fan that ever lived! There are six shades in the collection, all named after a … [Read more...]

Green Lipstick Fairy Tale…

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 … [Read more...]