Nov 04 2014

Brand Spotlight: Lipstick Queen (Something Different)


It’s Brand Spotlight time! Today I’m really excited to talk about a brand that maybe isn’t always in the spotlight (ahem). Lipstick Queen was started by Australian Entrepreneur Poppy King, who, twenty-years ago, in her search for a perfect lipstick, created her own company. Lipstick Queen is inspired by the “transformational power of a simple slick of lipstick” as Poppy seeks to create the “perfect textures and shades to express every facet of a woman’s personality”.


Lipstick Queen Review - Sinner Lipstick, Big Bang Theory Lip Gloss


The range of lipstick formulas and colours is exceptional and I must say, there is probably something for everyone.

Since I’m a girl who likes pigment when it comes to lipsticks, I was drawn to the Sinner line which are designed “to be the ultimate full-coverage matte lipsticks with 90% pigment”.  Although matte and full coverage, the Sinner formula also claims to be creamy, to glide on easily while lasting beautifully and feeling great on the lips. They are also fragrance and shimmer-free.


Lipstick Queen Review - Sinner Lipstick Berry


I purchased the shade Sinner – Berry, which is described as “deep mocha with a delicious pinkish hue”. To me, it looks like a darkened red-berry. Depending on how many passes you make (and you really don’t need to make more than one), the “mocha” will come through a little more. I love how Berry looks on the the lips and definitely recommend it as a go-to, glamorous option for the season. Being a matte it is not the most moisturizing of lipsticks, but still one of those formulas that is a pleasure to apply, know what I mean? Also, it lasts a long time (5+ hours) and exhibits minimal transfer.


Lipstick Queen Review - Sinner Lipstick Berry - Swatch and Application

Sinner Berry


Did I mention how much I LOVE how this looks on my lips! What do you guys think? For those of you not crazy about too bold of a colour, every Sinner shade is also available in the Saint formulation (gold packaging) which is formulated with 10% pigment instead of 90% for a tint of color.


The Big Bang Theory lip glosses claim to have “exactly the right ratio of shimmer to shine” to “create the illusion of plumper lips” without the sting that many lip plumping glosses contain.  Rather, it “blurs the light and gives the illusion of plumper, fuller lips”. The “serum type formula” also claims to be non-gloopy and stick free, while moisturizing and leaves the lips feeling conditioned.


Lipstick Queen Review - Big Bang Lipgloss Space


There was something about the colour of Space that drew me in like a moth to the light. Isn’t the it absolutely fantastic? Even though Space is described as a shimmery grey pink, I would call it a cool purple, grey taupe. It is so different from anything I own. I just had to have it. Applied alone, the gloss is not super opaque but adds interesting dimension to the lips (and does make them appear fuller, I think). Also, I completely agree that this gloss is not sticky whatsoever and feels like heaven on the lips, I just want to keep smacking them together.


Lipstick Queen Review - Big Bang Lipgloss Space - Swatch and Application


My lips were a little chapped the day I did the swatch so I did notice the colour settle into lip lines a bit. However, it didn’t happen today (wearing the gloss now), probably because I exfoliated. Despite being an “out of box” option, I think Space will actually pair well with a wide range of lip colours from purple and mauves to cool pinks and reds.


Final verdict? I’m in love with both products and it’s going to be tough not to pick up more! You can find Lipstick Queen on the company’s website, ULTA, Space NK and





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  1. Looks so good!

      • Kimmy on November 4, 2014 at 5:47 pm
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  2. I love the packaging of the lipgloss! 🙂


      • Kimmy on November 4, 2014 at 5:48 pm
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      It’s pretty cool, huh? I’m really impressed with the lip gloss formula – its AMAZING! High gloss without being sticky at all and feels so good on the lips. 🙂 xo

  3. That lipstick looks gorgeous. I’ve wanted to try Lipstick Queen but haven’t yet. Might just have to now.

      • Kimmy on November 4, 2014 at 5:48 pm
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      I definitely recommend. Space NK carries it in the U.K. 🙂 Hope you’re having a great day, Lizzy!

  4. Hey Kimmy, you picked two very unique shades! The gloss is so wonderfully futuristic!

    I haven’t tried anything from Lipstick Queen, even though I have always wanted to. I actually found a store that stocks the brand here in Belgium (although it’s not in my city). I have to look for swatches online and decide what I want to try first 🙂

      • Kimmy on November 4, 2014 at 9:55 pm
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      Lol. Thank you, Sunny. I definitely wanted to go for something a little different and the lip gloss is Space definitely fits that description. 🙂 It’s so cool that you’ve found a store that stocks it. We don’t have it here (obviously) but I was comfortable ordering online. xo

  5. These look lovely – I haven’t tried this brand before but definitely need to keep an eye out for these 🙂 x

    Jasmin Charlotte | UK Lifestyle Blog

      • Kimmy on November 5, 2014 at 4:14 pm
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      I definitely recommend the brand, Jasmin. 🙂 x

  6. Really want to try Lipstick Queen. I always see their products in Space NK but haven’t bought anything yet. Love the Berry lipstick. It’s gorgeous! x

    Speaking Beauty UK | Nars, Urban Decay, YSL GIVEAWAY

      • Kimmy on November 5, 2014 at 4:15 pm
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      Isn’t it a stunner, Renata? I’m so happy I chose this colour. Well, both I’m really happy with. xo

  7. I love Lipstick Queen. I have a couple of her Butterfly Ball lipsticks (Smitten and Trance) and the Jean Queen lipstick and lipgloss. I bought the Big Bang lipgloss in Expansion in the spring and absolutely love it. Such a great formula, isn’t it?

      • Kimmy on November 7, 2014 at 7:28 pm
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      Hiya, Ingrid – how are ya? YES! The formula on the Big Bang Lip Gloss is fantastic! I really wanted to try the Butterfly Ball formula as well – in the shade Goodbye (it just looks so interesting). At some point, I know I’ll get it. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, hun!

  8. I started reading this and ran to the mirror to apply my first Lipstick Queen purchase, Jean Queen! I hadn’t tried it before, I’m so amazed! It’s sheer and oh so balmy… Beautiful!
    Eheh, back to your picks… Sinner is just stunning. Looks so amazing!!! 🙂 xx

    Gyudy’s Notes Of Beauty

      • Kimmy on November 10, 2014 at 3:51 pm
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      Lol. Haha. I love it! Now I want to try Jean Queen and so of the other formulas…especially the Butterfly Ball (it’s supposedly formulated to make your teeth look whiter). 🙂 xo

    • kpsays on November 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm
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    LOVE both colors!!!! I am really into the gray-ish lipcolors for some reason – never have been before!!! So trying to find my perfect shade. I reckon I will be visiting Ulta to check these babies out!!!!

      • Kimmy on November 21, 2014 at 11:29 am
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      Thank you, Karen! You’re so right. There is something about a lip colour that has a hint of grey or grey-brown that’s really appealing. Have you tried that Greyish Purple gloss that Sigma made so popular? I forgot the name. xo

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