Lipstick Queen in Saint Rose

8 May 2013

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Every visit to Space NK sees me hovering over the Lipstick Queen counter. The variety of colours and collections is too good to not spend time swatching my whole arm (you've done it too ladies...). However, I never usually settle on an item and leave with a multi-coloured skin pattern and wondering if I should have bitten the bullet and just bought something. For the LQ virgins who may be reading, Lipstick Queen is the baby of Poppy King - she failed to find her perfect lipstick, so decided to create her own range. Fast forward 20 years, et voila - Lipstick Queen is a huge brand with an array of lip products to suit every lip out there. The counters are always full of colour and vibrance, and you get a real sense that the brand is a brand with a mission.

For the more matte lovers, there is the Sinners collection, and for the sheer lovers, you have the Saint collection. My newest LQ addition is Saint Rose. Being from the Saint collection, it's a much sheerer formula and is completely buildable to create a 'barely there' look or a more full lip, doused with shine and moisture. I will admit, when I bought this, I thought it was going to be slightly pinker than it was when it arrived. It's quite an understated shade and isn't one I'd usually pick up and swatch, but I was after a shade that would be wearable for day, night, casual, work etc, and it really fits the bill. The Saint collection has a lower pigment count and is free of shimmer or sparkles making every shade completely wearable. 

So despite this not being the shade I thought it was going to be, I've really fallen in love with its subtleness and simplicity. There are a lot of different formulas and collections from LQ you can dabble with, but the Saint collection is one that could make anyone happy. At £18 a pop, it's not a cheap purchase, but I have a sneaky suspicion that no-one could be disappointed with any lippy from LQ.

-Tamsin xxx

12 comments:

  1. Oooh I'm not sure if they have these in my local Space NK, will have to have a hunt! xo

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  2. Even though this is a subtle shade I for one think it really suits you Tamsin! I've only ever bought one lippie from Lipstick Queen but everything from the colour to the formula and even the packaging was just spot on.

    Hannah
    www.cagneyandlace.com

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  3. This colour is so beautiful. I thought it would be a matte lipstick, judging from the way it looks but the sheer texture seems much better. I really like your blog!

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  4. this is such a gorgeous shade!! I love the packaging!! confession: iv'e never stepped foot in SpaceNK :O xx

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  5. I've always wanted to try a lippie from lipstick queen, the shades always look so nice on the space nk website! x

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  6. Very pretty! Such a beautiful shade on you!

    Hannah

    http://browniebombshellxxx.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Such a beautiful colour, it really suits you (:

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  8. This looks lovely on you! I havent heard of this brand before. I'll have to check them out.

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  9. Your make up is just absolutely flawless, I'm so impressed! New follower :)
    I'm new so I'd love if you'd have a quick look at my blog too and follow me if you like it!

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  10. Love this lipstick shade! It's really rare to find one like this. :) x

    Fashion Landscape

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  11. What a gorgeous shade and it sounds like it's beautiful in terms of formula too! I just want to rush out and get my own now. As a brand new follower of your blog (and some serious scrolling through it- me being the nosey person I am) I can tell that you ad your blog and going to make me want to spend money like crazy but I'm so looking forward to all your future posts all the same.
    I hope you're well and hope to speak soon,
    Laura xx

    http://www.lisforladybird.com/

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  12. Beautiful lipstick
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