Friday, 24 October 2014

A new lipstick love

Recently, I've been eschewing bright lipstick for a more natural look. Enter a Lisa Eldridge tutorial inspired by Downton Abbey - featuring Lady Edith herself - and I'm off immediately to buy her latest lipstick recommendation.

I have fallen head over heels for Lipstick Queen lipstick in "Medieval". The aim of Lisa's tutorial was to create a beauty look that beautified, but was barely detectable, so she used this colour on Laura's (a.k.a. Lady Edith's) lips. She described the finished results as if she had just been eating berries, an idea I find just lovely. Poppy King, the woman behind Lipstick Queen, tried to recreate the shade that came from the medieval technique of applying lemon to the lips, to redden them. Again, what an enchanting idea.

In the bullet, the colour is deceivingly dark - the lipstick is sold as being a universally flattering "red", but it's far from bold. It is a slightly glossy, sheer colour that brings a bit of colour to the lips. To the untrained eye, it is undetectable - it just makes the look prettier. The lipstick is largely Vitamin E, so it is incredibly moisturising whilst you wear it.

This may just rival my Clinique Chubby Stick in Woppin' Watermelon as my everyday lip colour. Where the Chubby Stick is pinky, Medieval runs redder and a tad more glossy. Definitely going into the "I'm not wearing lip product" arsenal.

Lipstick Queen lipstick in "Medieval" is available here and in Kit stores in Australia.
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