I didn't know all that much about Lipstick Queen beyond a few swatches at Ulta prior to picking this little sweetie up. I don't find many people talking about this brand beyond the blue, skin reactive lipstick that they offer. The lipstick I picked up is from the "Sinner" line, which is a line of matte lippies with full opacity (they're formulated with 90% pigment). Lipstick Queen claims that this is supposed to be a long wearing, moisturizing, and comfortable matte lipstick to wear.
The packaging isn't anything super exciting. It is a satin-y black cylinder with the minimalistic Lipstick Queen logo on it in a subdued gold. There is a second "By Poppy" logo on the scroll-y bit, as seen above.
The color is absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! It is a beautiful rusty brown-red, which I love since these tend to be a bit more subdued and moody in comparison to the ever-so-popular iconic blue-based reds.
Lipstick Queen claims that the lipstick is fragrance free, but I do get a slight vanilla-y whiff from it a la MAC lipsticks. Speaking of MAC lipsticks, I would liken the feel of this to their matte lipsticks, but I find Sinner Rust to be more moisturizing. For those of y'all not familiar with MAC mattes, they can feel a little heavy, but they have great pigmentation, and while they don't add moisture to the lips, they don't turn your pucker into a prune. The only thing that this lipstick didn't deliver was a fully matte finish - it is more of a satin.
Size: 0.12 oz/3.5 g
Availability: Ulta, Nordstrom, Barney's, and various other retailers
- Amazing pigmentation
- Pretty comfortable formula for a "matte"
- More moisturizing than most mattes
- No unpleasant scent or taste
- Wears well on the lips
- Doesn't dry down to a matte completely
- Can feel a little heavy on the lips
Cruelty free: Yep!
Final thoughts: I really do love this color! I can really see this becoming a staple in my fall lipstick wardrobe. This is a pretty solid lipstick if you don't mind the price point. I may pick up some other shades from the Sinner line if I absolutely MUST have the color, but I don't feel the compulsive need to hoard them... meaning that they're really good lipsticks, but they don't have anything super eye-catching or novel about them.
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