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19 posts tagged "Lipstick Queen"

New Lipsticks Worthy of the Silver Screen


At the impressionable age of 13, I watched Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave exemplar Breathless for the first time, and soon found myself sporting Jean Seberg’s cropped gamine cut. Then baby-faced and decidedly sans cheekbones, I’m not sure my look bore any resemblance to that of Seberg’s lissome expat. Now, a decade older, slightly less impressionable, and with not so much more in the way of bone structure, I have the good sense to know a pixie cut won’t suit me anytime soon. But thanks to the latest release from Lipstick Queen, there’s a new option for paying homage to cinematic style coups. The Silver Screen lipsticks are a range of seven shades inspired by femmes of classic Hollywood films. The color names alone read like an AFI Top 100 movie quotes list: There’s Stella! (a metallic violet that’s not for the faint of heart), You Kid (a gorgeous rosy nude), Have Paris (a neutral, true red), and Play It (a vivid watermelon hue). Lipstick Queen has lately asserted itself as a force to be reckoned with in the luxury lipstick realm, thanks to its $50 (and utterly exquisite) Velvet Rope offerings. The Silver Screen range is similarly pillowy and full-coverage with a single swipe, but will appeal to those who prefer a glossy pout. Formulated with active pomegranate sterols, the formula hydrates lips and delivers a juicy-looking finish that doesn’t budge. A touch of peppermint essential oil makes for a refreshing application, too. I’m–dare I say it?–ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen lipsticks, $50 each. Available at and in September.

A Compelling Case for Frosted Lips



There was hardly a mouth moment to be found for Fall 2014 (according to makeup guru Pat McGrath, the eyes have it), but the lips laden with glitter at Rodarte left every beauty editor talking. Face painter James Kaliardos mixed mauve- and berry-colored bullets from NARS with a heavy dose of sparkle to create two bespoke shades for the catwalk. “I hope they actually make this,” he said backstage of his flashy formula. And it appears that Lipstick Queen was listening. To get the look straight off the shelf, try the brand’s Limited Edition Lipstick in Let Them Eat Cake. The lilac pigment laced with rose-gold shimmer is universally flattering and lends a metallic finish that mimics the one seen on the runway. Even better: No need to sip your meals through a straw to avoid ingesting glitter—the finely milled sparkle provides a futuristic frosty effect that doesn’t flake off.

$45, Editors’ Guide to Faking Beauty Rest During Fashion Month



We’ve revealed models’ must-haves for four cities’ worth of early call times and late-night fittings. We’ve also shared’s editors’ go-tos for trekking from show to show. Here, the beauty products and services they rely on to get glowing, stay awake, and catch some z’s during the madness of fashion month:

Nicole Phelps, Executive Editor

No time for a sit-down dinner, barely any sleep—I can wake up seriously grumpy during New York fashion week. Post-shower, the heavenly smelling Moroccan Rose Otto Ultra-Moisture Body Oil from REN is a dependable mood elevator.


Marina Larroudé, Fashion Market Director

I’m usually low-maintenance, but during NYFW I like to pamper myself and indulge in a blow-out at Drybar every other day. They are superfast, so I do it first thing in the morning so I’m ready for the busy day ahead.

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Katharine K. Zarrella, Associate News Editor

Even though I always wear a hat, I never leave the house without a few coats of hairspray. If my bob and bangs aren’t in place beneath my chapeau, I get a little antsy. Elnett is hands down my favorite mane immobilizer. I have two bottles of Extra Strong Hold in my medicine cabinet, and keep one mini bottle in my handbag at all times in case of emergency. Fun fact: It doubles as a terribly effective insect killer.


Brittany Adams, Associate Fashion Editor

Most of my fashion week essentials involve caffeine, vitamin C, and other things that “give you wings.” All those late nights spent writing reviews and tagging models quickly take a toll on my skin. Last season, I was introduced to Shiseido’s Perfect Hydrating BB Cream, which is nothing short of a miracle worker. It mattifies, moisturizes, and conceals in all the right places—without seeming too makeup-y.


Rachel Walgrove, Social Media Editor

I seldom leave my apartment without applying Benefit’s Watt’s Up! above my cheekbones and under my brow bones. If you’re pressed for sleep, it creates the illusion of “well-restedness.” Plus, it leaves a dewy glow good for offsetting winter-weather-induced dry skin. I’m doubling up on applications during fashion week.


Amber Kallor, Senior Beauty Editor

From New York to Paris, I’ll be relying on Giorgio Armani’s Maestro Cream Compact to hide the dark circles and stress-related breakouts that come hand in hand with being in the backstage beauty trenches. Even better: This formula is buildable, so as the complexion woes worsen, I can simply layer on more.


Kristin Anderson, Assistant Editor of Special Projects

This radiance-boosting overnight treatment from L.A. cult skincare line Brad manages to be both gentle and ruthlessly effective. A best bet for warding off the ravages of cold, sleeplessness, and dehydration.


Erinn Hermsen, Assistant Managing Editor

Covering the production night shifts into the early hours of the morning means I’m often sleeping long after the sun’s up, so an eye mask is essential to ensure I’m able to get enough sleep. This one from Charlotte Olympia, along with matching slippers, is perfect for a catnap.


Nicola Kast, Photo Editor

I need to sparkle during NYFW—green, like Laughin’ to the Bank from Deborah Lippmann, is surprisingly cool and versatile on nails.


Emily Farra, Editorial Coordinator

I’m obsessed with any kind of lip balm—I have a tube of Aquaphor with me at all times—but over the past few months I’ve acquired a serious lipstick collection as well. All of my formulas have to be super-moisturizing (obviously), so Lipstick Queen’s cult favorite Medieval is my new go-to. It truly feels like a lip balm and imparts the sheerest, prettiest flush—perfect for reapplying in between shows, or just when you need a boost at the office.


The Law of Attraction



Frosted lipstick is not, and never will be, my jam. But the delicate veil of gold shimmer found in Lipstick Queen’s new Metals collection had me hooked in one swipe. Founder of the brand, Poppy King, was inspired to create this unique finish by her high-school chemistry class, and how magnetic metals “exert a force on the world around them.” Interestingly enough, she explained, lip color exhibits the same ability. The brilliant sheen in this formulation can be attributed to finely milled metallic pearls and rich pigments. And although there is a nude and pillar-box red in the trio, I was like a moth to a flame upon uncapping the bold burgundy—a fatal and, dare I say it, slightly frosted attraction, indeed.

$24 each,

Photo: Courtesy of Lipstick Queen

Beauty Nostalgia: Reminiscing With…Poppy King


Beauty Nostalgia is a weekly column on Beauty Counter in which we ask influencers, tastemakers, and some of our favorite industry experts to wax poetic on the sticks, salves, and sprays that helped shape who they are today.

The Pro: Poppy King, founder of Lipstick Queen

The Product: “Lipstick has been the basis of my career, and I was 7 years old the first time I tried it on. My mother had just come back from Biba in London, where she bought back this oxblood-red lipstick. I remember sneaking into her room in our house in Melbourne to take the lipstick from her enormous art nouveau vanity table. It was quite dark because I didn’t want to put the lights on. I wound up the lipstick and put it on my lips. I remember the smell was waxy in that sort of seventies-lipstick way, and the color was very opaque, almost stiff. I suddenly felt like a superhero. My father had just passed away around this time, and I think I needed something to make me feel strong. My mom raised my bother and I and she worked so hard for everything we had. She was a clothing designer and had a very downtown idea of glamour—she wore this lipstick with a simple smoky eye and very pale skin. This moment changed the course of my life; it was the first time I got a sense of my own potential. Years later, when I launched my first brand, Poppy, I created a lipstick called Lust that was inspired by my mother’s Biba lipstick. She’s in her seventies now, but she was such an influence on me, and she taught me that sometimes you just need these little things—like lipstick—to make you feel strong.”

Photo: Courtesy of Poppy King