|Lipstick Queen Discovery Set|
As a single item, Lipstick Queen Medieval costs £20 from Space NK but the Discovery Set, including Medieval, Butterfly Ball Fly and Saint Nude, cost just about £42 from what I can remember, giving a saving of over £10 if you bought all three individually. I've just checked the Space NK website and can't find the kit at the moment, but it was there before Christmas so might appear again or still be available in store.
|Left to right: Butterfly Ball Fly, Medieval, Sant Nude|
|Swatches Left to Right: Butterfly Ball Fly, Medieval, Saint Nude|
I love the look you get when you wear a dark lipstick or a red and then blot almost all of it off with tissue. I know a lot of people swear by liquid lip tints like Benefit's Benetint for this but I find that too drying and patchy in application. The Benetint Balm I also found much too waxy for my taste, I guess there is just no pleasing me! I was really happy when Medieval gave me just the kind of look I wanted, subtle but an improvement on my natural lip colour and reasonably moisturising to boot. It look a little scary in the bullet but is very sheer when swatched and on the lips. I'd definitely repurchase.
I wasn't too sure what the other shades of textures were in the kit so Butterfly Ball Fly was a pleasant surprise. It is an easy to wear, vibrant sheer pink. Not as sheer as Medieval but not as opaque as a normal lipstick. I love the shade and the finish, almost glossy, as it is very flattering on dry, chapped lips like mine!
|Butterfly Ball Fly|
The one shade I wouldn't have picked myself is Saint Nude, just because I don't like muddy, brown colours. The Saint lipsticks only have 10% pigment in them and are made to be sheer and moisturising. It is strange but I actually find the Butterfly Ball lipstick to be more moisturising, although both are very comfortable on the lips. I always tend to find nude shades too brown on my lips, which are naturally quite pigmented and this is no exception. If that is what you like, then I'm sure this would be a great choice, but it is just not for me. However, I would definitely get another of the Saint lipsticks in a different colour. I'm hoping that when I go to London at the end of the month I'll be able to to try some of the range out in store so I can make some more informed choices.
Overall I am really impressed with what I have tried so far from lipstick Queen. I think it is quite reasonably priced for the quality of the product and in future I will leave Chanel and MAC lipsticks behind in favour of these, as although I own a lot from both brands, I can find them a bit drying. Lipstick Queen Medieval has earned its place as a staple in my handbag.
- Lipstick Queen Medieval - £20
- Lipstick Queen Saint Nude - £17
- Lipstick Queen Butterfly Ball Fly - £18
Please excuse the sorry state of my lipstick application and the odd shape of my lips, unfortunately years of orthodontic work on my teeth and jaw has taken its toll - basically screwing up my mouth!