Anyhoo, back before all hell broke loose I attended the marvellous launch of the latest Lipstick queen collection. Based on the concept of the Seven Deadly Sins, the range comprises seven full-pigment lipglosses with colours to match each "sin":
|picture from press release|
Anger (red coral),
Indolence (nude-pink) and
Lust (deep red).
I've managed to get my hands on Avarice, Envy and Decadence to show you.
From left to right Avarice is a peachy-caramel tone, Envy is an unusual almost greyed-purple, and Decadence is a cool white-based fuchsia.
Coverage on swatching for both Avarice and Decadence was definitely full-pigment, leading to an unexpectedly opaque coverage. Envy, however, despite being darker is slightly more sheer on the skin. Coverage on lips is similar:
|Top to bottom: bare lips, Avarice, Envy and Decadence|
Wear, however, is lovely. The glosses are non-sticky and unfragranced, and leave the lips feeling soft and hydrated, I have had no issues with dry lips, or even getting my hair stuck on these glosses! Wear time is actually better than you'd expect from a normal gloss, owing to the high amount of pigment in the formula, and I actually (unexpectedly) found that they faded very evenly even through eating and drinking - Decadence in particular wears down to a lovely soft stain on the lips, which I liked very much. I didn't wear Envy long enough to discover how that wears, however, sorry!
I wish I'd had some of the redder shades to look at, hopefully the formula of those is nearer to Decadence than Envy ... I'll keep you posted.
The Seven Deadly Sins collection will be available in SpaceNK from September, and will cost approximately £22 each.
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