Lipstick Queen is a relative newcomer, a boutique “lips-only” brand with Art Nouveau sensibilities. Founder/owner Poppy King found modern lipsticks “too thin and slimy” and longed for the high-pigment glamour of the 1940s. Lipstick Queen is actually her second lipstick brand venture (the first was called Poppy).
Her lipsticks come in two formulas: the Saints (10% pigment) and Sinners (90% pigment). The conceit is cute, but take what you just heard about “10%” and throw it out the window. Poppy is using a different scale than the rest of us.
Lipstick Queen lipsticks are $18 each, and can be purchased through her website, Barneys New York’s website, and in a scattered selection of physical stores.
Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick: Saint Coral, Saint Berry, Saint Natural, Saint Nude, Saint Pink, Saint Rouge, Saint Rose, Saint Wine, Saint Red, Saint Rust