Let me get the painful part in first; this is the most expensive lipstick I have come across. It’s £35. Now I’ve got that out of the way, let me explain why you should consider the spend.
My first introduction to red lipstick was MAC’s Ruby Woo but I find it too matte and drying and I have moved on to Chanel Rouge Allure in 104 Passion (reviewed here). I’ve been happily wearing it and feeling like Kerry Washington on the red carpet.
The Lipstick Queen (from lipstick supremo Poppy King) Velvet Rope collection has taken lipstick into a whole other dimension. And I’m not the type to wax lyrical about lipstick! I wore the shade called Brat Pack, a true, classic sexy red.
The texture is feather light – it feels like a balm – and it is super hydrating thanks to ingredients like silicone elastomer and natural waxes candelilla, carnauba and beeswax. Anti-oxidant Vitamin E and moisturizing Apricot Oil help lips stay soft, nourished and ultra-comfortable. Once it’s on you forget it’s there and it has great staying power; I ate lunch and drank tea and the colour was still strong and true. The lipstick even smells nice thanks to peppermint oil which leaves your lips with a subtle clean scent.
It can be hard to find just the right red when you have dark skin (my undertones are red) but Brat Pack was made for my colouring; I’ve yet to wear a lipstick like it. Brat Pack really makes a statement so I am keeping the rest of my face pretty neutral; a little BB cream and mascara and that’s it.
If you’re looking for a red lipstick, or just want to treat yourself to something amazing; give the Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope range a try.
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope – £35.
Tags: Lipstick Queen