It’s always a thrill when Lipstick Queen releases a new range, and this is a slightly interesting departure for the brand: a frosted “metallic” finish. Three shades will be available when the lipsticks are released in November, a nude, a red and a wine. I’m a HUGE fan of LQ’s wine shades (having worn both Saint and Sinner Wine to a nubbin this year), so this was a nice lipstick for me to get hold of. Let’s take a look:
Metal wine is a deep and cool, but bright burgundy shade, packed with tonnes and tonnes of metallic particles. It’s not really a shimmer, and it’s definitely not glitter, it’s also not a chrome finish either. It IS quite metallic though, look:
I was a bit worried that the colour would look “frosted” on the skin, and therefore instantly transport me back to 1986, but I needed have worried. The lipstick is pigmented and rich (and unscented), and it is slightly more sophisticated than I would have expected from a metallic formulation:
Wear time is good, a full three or four hours or so before needing a touch up, but you will get the red ring of doom from this shade though. A bit, so it’s slightly high-maintenance. I also find it slightly more drying than the regular Lipstick Queen formulation, so do make sure you prep with plenty of balm first. As you can probably tell from these shots, I didn’t:
Metallics by Lipstick Queen will be on counter from early November.
The Fine Print: PR Sample