What cosmetics do you wear with jeans? Sometimes we pile everything on, being that denim has become as universally flattering and accepted as the color black has. Poppy King, Founder of Lipstick Queen has been asked which lipstick and gloss matches denim so often that she decided to create a product that did exactly that, the Jean Queen.
The lipstick and lip gloss come separately. Both are a rosy and sheer color with darker undertones. From a glance they seem to be the color that can flatter any skin tone because it is a light wash, and because it has the pink hint that is natural to the human lips.
The pink is meant to offset the blue tones from your jeans, as well as light up your face. The shine in the lipstick and the gloss is also meant to juxtapose the matte nature of most denim.
The roles are reversed, as the lip gloss is of a thicker and a bit darker consistency than the lipstick. For the $18 price tag, if you can’t get both, I’d say it’s smarter to get the lipstick. Just seems like you’d get more wear out of it, thus making your money work harder. The sheer wash of the lipstick can be layered for a bit of a deeper tone, or the two can be paired together.
The lipstick is at the top and the gloss is below. Doesn’t the lipstick look like an adult’s version of a chapstick?
What do you wear with your jeans?
I remember the first time I bought a creamy lip pencil and was mesmerized by the fact that this wasn’t just a liner. This was a tool that could apply creamy color to my lips without needing a twist cap or being careful on how to apply pressure so as not to break it.
It was like a crayon, but for big girls. I had that sucker in a berry/neutral color and I am still to this day surprised that I lucked out with such a good color at such a young and not as knowledgeable state. I used up that bad boy all day every day until the pencil would be scraping my lip and then run around seeking a sharpener to give me my fix again. But when it was done, it was done. And I haven’t seen a good product similar to my first pencil-ed love until…
Until Poppy the genius put out the Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils. Now I’m watering at the mouth.
I’m having a hard time choosing which one I want to take home with me. First I thought I had only three contenders, as I stick to the bright pinks and corals, until I read the color descriptions.
“Crime – sheer hot pink
Mystery- sheer vibrant purple
Thriller – sheer scarlet red
Genre – sheer bright orange
Chase – sheer lush watermelon“
$20 each. Found at Henri Bendel or on the site. They are all sheer. Which makes me want them all. Add that to the fact that they come with sharpeners (no more running around), and I’m ready to tear out my hair. That, or have a little chat with my VISA…
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After much needed inbox cleanup, I found a possible dupe guide. TotalBeauty.com wrote an article about Less vs. Luxe lip products (that I may have to test out for meself in the future), but I saw it as a dupe guide where they just tell ya which cheapie is like which wallet buster.
Chanel Rouge Hydrabase in Fire, $28.50
Styli-Style Hipstick in Happy, $8.49
Givenchy Rouge Interdit in Only Beige, $26.50
Napoleon Perdis NP Set Lipstick in Washington, $15
Benefit Benetint Lip Balm, $20
Flirt! Tint-a-Licious Lip Sheer in Lover, $10
Giorgio Armani Sheer Lipstick in Plum, $25
CoverGirl TruShine Lip Color in Plum Shine, $5.66
Clinique Almost Lipstick in Black Honey, $14
Neutrogena MoistureShine Soothing Lip Sheers in Ruby Bliss, $8.99
Yves Saint Laurent Gloss Pur in Pure Coral, $29
CoverGirl Amazemint Lip Gloss in Freedom of Peach, $5.79
Cle de Peau Lip Gloss in No. 11, $47
L’Oreal Paris Bare Naturale Gentle Lip Conditioner in Soft Bloom, $8.96
Lipstick Queen Sinner Pink, $18
CoverGirl Incredifull Lipcolor in Warm & Rosy, $6.99
Nars Lipstick in Kiss, $24
Boots No7 Stay Perfect Lipstick in Velvet Kiss, $9.99
Lancome Juicy Tubes Sparkling Night in Sky Diamond, $18
Mark Juice Gems in Juicy Cherry Pop, $6