Lipstick Queen Saint in Wine may very well be my new most favourite lipstick shade. I swatched it on Thursday, and HAD to have it. It’s not left my lips since.
In the bullet, it’s a deep, deep berry shade, that has a hints of brown and mauve, and, frankly it looks pretty scary. But the beauty of the Lipstick Queen Saint formulation is that it only has 10% pigment, and leaves a rather sheer effect on the lips as a result. Whilst possibly not as cushioning and “balmy” on the lips as my beloved Chantecaille Lip Chics, the Saint lipstick formulation is very, very comfortable in wear, and leaves a nice wash of colour on the lips too.
|Yeah, I swatched before I photographed, sorry!|
The beauty of this shade is that, because it is quite sheer, it allows the natural colour of your lips to shine through, in the swatch, it’s a little brown-looking, but as my lips are naturally quite pink (and pigmented) this turns it to quite a red shade:
It’s an easy-to-wear shade, not too red to feel self-conscious in, and extremely flattering. It’s in Poppy King’s signature unscented formulation (such a relief to have unscented products once in a while, I find), and it feels like it’s doing your lips good when you’re wearing it.
I’m going to have to pick up the Sinner version (90% pigment) too. As soon as I do, I’ll show you a comparison, with lip swatches ….
What’s your current favourite lipstick shade?
The Fine Print: PR Sample.