Product Girl 2009 Favorite Beauty Products – Lips & Eyes

Happy New Year to all of our readers! Are you ready to say goodbye to the ’00 decade? We’re gearing up for an exciting year here at Product Girl, but first we need to talk about the best and greatest beauty that 2009 had to offer… and a few products we brought with us into the new year from 2008. We’re starting it all off with our favorite lip and eye products.

Remember when we first talked about Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tars? If you haven’t tried them yet, you’re really missing out. With these liquid lip colors, you can play makeup artist and create a custom shade just for you.

CoverGirl Outlast Lip Stains stole our heart this year. With their great range of shades and their wallet friendly price, they are so hard to resist! Plus the felt tip point to these stains do double duty as lip color and lip liner. Did you pick some up this year?

Continuing on with the liquid lip color, Chanel Rouge Allure Laque was a big hit with us this year. This one delivers on all fronts; long lasting, richly pigmented and feels weightless on the lips. Plus it looks oh so glamorous in your makeup up.

Laura Mercier Lip Velvet is the last liquid lip color we’ll badger you with. Laura Mercier’s is a little different from the Chanel Rouge Allure Lacque, it goes on a bit thicker but feels so cushy on and gives the same long lasting, richly pigmented color that we love.

We have gotten well acquainted with Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils this year. They have been my go-to lip color when I don’t feel like wearing a lot of color and/or dealing with a lip gloss. As I mentioned, it does a great job of giving me sheer color and keeping my lips moist.

Shu Uemura’s Rouge Unlimited Supreme Shine is a major fave around here. I know, we keep telling you.  But this formula stands out in a big way with it’s moisturizing properties and dewy shine. Once you try it, we think you’ll be in love with it just like we are.

We think Stila really shined with its Smudge Pots this year, especially the Stila Kitten Smudge Pot. It’s shimmery champagne goodness is the perfect eye base and brightener. It might be our favorite of the whole “kitten” family.

NARS Brumes Eyeshadow duo is meant for blue-eyed girls! It consists of the most smooth matte charcoal and shimmery blue slate colors, and makes for an amazing smokey eye that really pops.

The Style Black collection was a highlight for us this year – the Greasepaint Stick especially. It’s a great base, a great liner and it performs! No smudging – unless you want it to! –  and it even has a built-in sharpener, which is perfect when you want to get a finer tip to line.

For as many mascaras as we try, Cover Girl Lash Blast seems to always have a home in our makeup bag. It delivers consistent results and plumps up our lashes effortlessly.

Now you tell us, what are your favorite eye and lip products of 2009?

Lipstick Queen Big Bang Illusion Gloss


Our weekend with Lipstick Queen is coming to an end and we’re wrapping it up with Lipstick Queen Big Bang Illusion Lip Gloss, a lip gloss packed with shimmer unlike it’s Fifteen Minutes of Fame counterpart. With this one, it’s all about the shimmer… all about creating the illusion of fuller lips.

Once again, I love the formula with this lip gloss. It is the same non-sticky and moisturizing goodness I have gotten to know and love with the Fifteen Minutes of Fame glosses. The only differences here are the addition of shimmer, a doe foot applicator and the color range. For the gals who like richer hues, this little collection is for you. Where we had fun, bolder color with Fifteen Minutes of Fame now we much lovely deeper color with a few light shades thrown in for good measure.

Big Bang Illusion does what it sets out to do. It is almost like a lip plumper but works its magic without making you feel uncomfortable. It does it’s thing by simply giving your lips shimmer and shine, it makes the light do all the work.

Have you tried Lipstick Queen’s Big Bang Illusion Lip Gloss? What did you think? I received one as a sample and I liked it so much I got more. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Disclosure: a product sample was received for this review.

Lipstick Queen Fifteen Minutes of Fame


You have to give it to Lipstick Queen. Every time the line comes out with something new, it is cleverly named, catchy and her inspiration is always interesting. These Fifteen Minutes of Fame Lip Glosses are just what we’ve come to expect from Lipstick Queen. Inspired by Andy Warhol, these 15 lip gloss shades are all pop-art and shimmer free.

I have to admit I’m a little anti click pen lip glosses but I can put my dislike aside when it comes to these lip glosses. I love the formula; it’s not the least bit sticky and has a nice consistency to it that moisturizes my lips. It’s not very thick and wears for hours so I don’t have to re-apply often. I also like how pigmented these glosses are. There is enough color in them that if you applied a thick layer of gloss, the color would be opaque or apply a light layer for a little color and shine on the lips.

The color range in this collection is nice as well, there’s a little something for everyone. It starts out light with a pale pink named 1 Minute and ends with a deep wine named 15 Minutes. I think 4, 5 and 6 Minutes will be great for spring if the corals we’re seeing in the new spring beauty collections are any indication.

Have you tried a Lipstick Queen Fifteen Minutes of Fame Lip Gloss? What did you think? Are you anti click pen or not? Let us know in the comments.

Disclosure: a product sample was received for this review.

Lipstick Queen Fired Up Power Gloss


They say that wearing red lipstick makes you feel more confident so Poppy at Lipstick Queen designed a sheer red lipgloss to help boost your confidence and empower women at the same time. Lipstick Queen Fired Up Power Gloss is a sheer fire engine red gloss and it is available exclusively at So how does this lipgloss empower women? Lipstick Queen is donating 100% of the profits from the sale to Count Me In, an organization that provides financial assistance and business consulting services to woman-owned businesses.

Have you tried this Lipstick Queen Fired Up gloss? I’m adding it to my shopping list. Let us know what you think in the comments.

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils

This weekend we’re going to be spending some time with Lipstick Queen, one of my favorite brands and the brains behind Medieval Tinted Treatment and the Saints and Sinners Lipsticks.


We’re starting off with Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils. These jumbo sized lip pencils are so much fun, they are actually sheer lip glosses that feel like a lip balm on your lips. The shades are all inspired by Lipstick Queen’s favorite movie Chinatown. They may seem a little bold but do not be afraid, be brave and try it on! You’ll be surprised at how good these look on.

My personal favorite is Thriller, since I have never met a red that I didn’t like. It may look like a deep red but it does indeed go on really sheer and practically stains my lips. Imagine building a few layers Benefit’s Benetint on your lips only you have added shine and moisture without additional products. Good, right? I was given a samples of these pencils but now I’m making it my mission to own them all! Yep, I’m that greedy when it comes to my makeup. 🙂

Disclosure: a product sample was received for this review.

Lipstick Queen Gets Medieval on Your Lips

I already loved Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen line, it has wonderfully pigmented matte lipsticks and sheer, creamy lipsticks. Now I have another reason to love the line, she came out with a new product that’s almost like a lip stain… those are my magic words!

lipstick-queen-medieval Lipstick Queen’s Medieval is really a tinted lip treatment. It was inspired by a time when wearing pigment lipstick was considered a sin. Back then lemon was used to stain their lips a sheer blood red and this is what Poppy King actually did to try and recreate this shade for herself. Ouch!

When I tried this product, I was surprised by how creamy it went on my lips. It soothed and moisturized them like a lip balm. Could that be because Lipstick Queen’s Medieval is mainly a combination of Vitamin E and pigment? Yep! I expected something more like a gel.

Lipstick Queen’s Medieval imparted a really flattering sheer cherry red on my lips and as I kept applying the product, I was able to build up the intensity too. Given the consistency, I didn’t expect the product to leave much color behind on my lips but as the moisture wore off, my lips were indeed gently stained with color and as I’d reapply, the process started all over again. I even tried this on my cheeks, it made for a nice cream blush in a pinch!

So what do you think? Will you give this a try? You can find Lipstick Queen’s Medieval online and at Barney’s New York stores, Space NK and Henri Bendels.

Even Saints Wear Lipstick

Earlier in the month I told you about how much I was loving Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen Sinner lipstick. Since then I’ve become obsessed with trying out the rest of her products and Lipstick Queen Saint lipstick is my most recent acquisition.

Lipstick Queen Saint is a sheer lipstick with 10% pigment in comparison to her Sinner lipsticks which are packed with 90% pigment. If the pigment in the Sinners is overwhelming, the Saints are right up your alley.

The color is soft but still noticeable and it builds as you glide the lipstick on your lips. I picked up Nude Saint, the same shade I picked up in a Sinner and was happy that this color really was a “your lips but better” shade on me. It went on smoothly, moisturized my lips and imparted a soft shine… plus I didn’t feel the need to add any gloss on top.

Not only that but I was pretty happy with how the lipstick wore on. I made it to mid-day with some color. With any sheer lipstick, that’s to be expected but most do not seem to go the distance like Lipstick Queen Saint does.

My only dilema at this point is which shades do I pick up next?

Sinfully Matte Lips

Like many beauty addicts, I’ve been in love with lipstick since I was a little girl and now I feel like I found my lipstick soul mate. I’ve been lusting after Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen line for a long time now and I recently found out a local store that carried her line. I couldn’t get there fast enough.

Lipstick Queen Lipstick I tried one of Lipstick Queen’s Sinner lipsticks, they are known for being richly pigmented. Lipstick Queen loads their lipstick with 90% pigment and as you can imagine, the color is insanely rich. A Sinner lipstick is a matte lover’s dream. It’s long lasting and isn’t too harsh on your lips. There is a touch of dryness involved and it settles into lines on the lip but no more than your standard matte lipstick. It goes on smoothly and I was very impressed with how this lipstick wore on during the day, The first time I tried it I put it on at 7am and after coffee, breakfast and lunch, most of the color was still on my lips at 2pm. I was stunned and I became a believer right then and there.

If I really had to pick at Lipstick Queen’s Sinner lipsticks, the one thing I’d shade as that the shades seem to run a little darker than expected. I swatched quite a few and ended up settling on Nude Sinner. Given the shade’s name, I expected a “your lips but better” look with this lipstick but I found this shade was quite a bit darker. It ventured over on to the brown side a bit more than I wanted for a nude lipstick. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, it’s just something to keep in the back of your head when you select a shade.

Now that I’ve become a “sinner”, it’s time for me to try Lipstick Queen’s Saint lipsticks. I’ve already tried Oxymoron so I’m sure I’ll love the Saints.