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.
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.