17 posts tagged "Lipstick Queen"
The burning question of what lip color works best with jeans never really struck me as a universal quandary, but if the myriad of recent denim-inspired pout perfectors to hit the beauty counter is any indication, all of womankind wants to know. Bobbi Brown and Victoria’s Secret have already weighed in, and the latest beauty guru to mouth off on the issue is none other than Lipstick Queen’s Poppy King. “I am so sick of shimmery nude lip gloss’ hold on denim,” King says of the impetus behind her new Jean Queen range, which includes a yellow-based, pink hued lipstick and gloss to offset denim’s deep blues “without looking sugary and without a dot of glitter!” Shades of rose are a common thread among all three releases, which would seem to provide a unanimous answer to those of you still clueless about how best to accessorize your Levi’s.
Poppy King has always been a woman totally obsessed with lips. At 18, an age when most of us are busy getting ill-advised tattoos, King launched her first beauty brand in her hometown of Melbourne, Australia. Called Poppy, the collection comprised pigment-rich, matte lipsticks befitting of 1940′s screen sirens. It was a stroke of genius—and so is her sophomore effort, Lipstick Queen. The line focuses on all things lip-related and has developed legions of devotees who appreciate its singular and thoughtful approach to the art of pout-painting, us included (King has already been the subject of our Beautiful Lives feature). A regular fixture on the streets of Nolita, where she can often be spotted wearing little else in the way of makeup than a bright red lip, King was kind enough to share her own beauty routine.
The Pro: Poppy King
Founder of Lipstick Queen.
The Lip: Better Off Red
“I am going through a huge stage of loving my Fired Up! It’s a sheer red gloss that suits every single skin tone and it looks like you have been locked in a kiss with a cherry.”
Lipstick Queen Fired Up, $18, www.urbanoutfitters.com.
The Colorist: Double Trouble
“I swap between two fabulous colorists, Michael Angelo at Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor and Brian Thompson at Marie Robinson. They are both so good at keeping me from going over the blonde edge and keeping it, well, not real, but not fried within an inch of its life.”
Michael Angelo’s Wonderland Beauty Parlor, 418 W. 13th St., NYC, (212) 524-2800, www.wonderlandbeautyparlor.com; Marie Robinson Salon, 155 Fifth Ave., 4th fl., NYC, (212) 358-7780, www.marierobinsonsalon.com.
The full-service salon is pretty standard these days. Women want quality and convenience in their beautifying ventures, so adding a facial, an eyebrow waxing, or a cosmetic touch-up to a blow-out has become par for the course. The convenience factor at Williamsburg’s Woodley & Bunny has always been its well-edited apothecary, but owners Erin and Misha Anderson have finally decided to give the people what they want. Introducing the Beauty Room, where the sisters’ devoted hair clients can now get all the necessary extras. “We pull from everything we carry in the apothecary,” Misha says of the products used in their treatment menu, which includes waxing, facials, and Ole Henriksen and MD Skincare peels, as well as makeup applications using select items from brands like Smashbox, Susan Posnick, and Lipstick Queen. If anything, it’ll save Brooklynites a trip into Manhattan, which is always a welcomed reprieve.
Despite electing to shut down the clothing arm of their Williamsburg-based salon-boutique-apothecary triple play earlier this summer, Woodley & Bunny’s beauty business is booming. Sisters and co-owners Erin and Misha Anderson have just launched an e-commerce site for the well-edited selection of products from Sachajuan, Lipstick Queen, and Nuxe, among others, available at their North 10th Street storefront. Putting on hipster-approved leggings, riding boots, and a fedora to brave the Bedford Avenue L train stop just to get your beauty fix is no longer necessary—hurray.
Finally, a summer lip gloss that’s completely devoid of sticky sparkles—and edible flavors. Each jumbo-sized crayon in Poppy King’s Lipstick Queen line of Chinatown Glossy Pencils is packed with moisturizing ingredients like shea, avocado, and mango butters, as well as its own sharpener for a precise application of sheer color every time you use it. But what really counts are the five on-trend shades. With names like Crime (a sheer hot pink) and Thriller (a sheer scarlet red), inspired by Roman Polanski’s 1974 masterpiece Chinatown, they’ll add a bit of scandal to otherwise humdrum summer beauty arsenals.