You think you love lipstick? Well meet Poppy King, the Australian who launched her first cosmetic company at the young age of 18. Poppy Industries consisted of mostly lipsticks and Poppy has forever been obsessed with finding the perfect formulation and colours of lipsticks.
Lipstick Queen is Poppy’s latest incarnation and it is really a lipstick collection to end all collections. Why? Because every colour that she’s put in her collection is perfection. The red is a true red that will look good on a lot of people, the nude isn’t a dead nude but a perfect browny pink nude, and the berry really does remind you of actual berries. From rust to red there’s a colour for anyone and everyone. Best of all: each colour comes in two versions. A Sinner version that has 90% pigment and a Saint version that has just 10% pigment. Basically, one’s a long-lasting matte version and the other’s a sheer lip tint.
You know you love a lipstick so much that you want it in as many colours as it comes in? Well that’s how I feel about the Saint series of Lipstick Queen. I have Saint Nude and I absolutely love it because it’s one of those colours that matches all my makeup, looks natural and pretty, and wears incredibly well.
Saint Berry is a winner as well and if you’re too timid to wear red lipstick, you should pick up the Saint Red and sport red-stained lips which would look especially great in the summer. The lipsticks have no shimmer or glitter and are just great colour through and through.
Lipstick Queen’s latest offering is Oxymoron.
Oxymoron is thus named because when you pick it up with your brush or finger, it seems like a gloss but it ends up as a matte stain on your skin. You can use Oxymoron as a lip tint or a blush, and I have to say that this is one of the best cream blushes I’ve ever tried. There’s ton of colour in Oxymoron and it really does wear like a true stain but it’s much easier than a regular stain to apply because it’s more of a cream base.
You have to try Lipstick Queen products and they’re available exclusively at Holt Renfrew in Canada. Here’s how you can find a store near you if you live elsewere in the world and you can also purchase the products online.