Monday, February 23, 2015

Lipstick Queen | Saint: Fire Red

Fin Du Jour Cosmetic Shop

I had wanted to try out the gorgeous lipsticks by Poppy King's brand called Lipstick Queen ever since I learned of its existence. After searching on the internet about its sales locations I was left feeling disappointed. I could not find it in Belgium nor in the Netherlands. Luckily, I discovered that Fin du Jour, a cosmetics shop in Ghent, offered the whole collection and many other more unknown brands in Belgium! So I knew I had to visit. 

Lipstick Queen is passionate about creating the right lipstick for any occasion, e.g. Poppy King has even come up with a lip product that goes perfectly with wearing jeans. So when you are wearing jeans, she recommends you wear "Jean Queen". Besides, lipsticks the brand also makes lip glosses, lipliners and lip (and cheek) tint. Basically, giving you a color and confidence boost! Now there are many collections and different types of lipsticks that you can look through, but the two main lipstick collections are: "Sinner" and "Saint". The former collection consists of matte lipsticks with 90% of pigment and the latter collection has lipsticks that are shinier and give off a hint of color with only 10% of pigment. The funny thing is that the exact same colors/lipsticks can be found in both collections, so you can get the lipstick I bought "Fire Red" in both "Sinner" and "Saint"! How smart is that? It all depends on how you are feeling... naughty or nice? And that will decide which lipstick you choose. 

Lipstick Queen Saint Fire Red

Well, as you can see... I am clearly a good girl, because I bought "Fire Red" in "Saint"! Yup yup. If that does not prove it. Then I do not know what will! I went to the store thinking I would buy a heavily pigmented lipstick (perhaps from another collection), but I ended up picking one with less pigment. I just thought that "Fire Red" was a beautiful and very unique orange-red shade that I did not have in my rather extensive lipstick collection yet. The "Saint" version also looked much softer on me, than the "Sinner" version did.. so my mind was made up! The lipsticks come in beautiful packaging, which has a similar golden color as the lipstick tube itself. The tube actually feels rather unique. I am unable to put my finger on it. It is smooth to my touch but also really soft. I think this just makes the lipstick seem even more special. 

Lipstick Queen Saint Fire Red Swatch

Not only does the tube feel rather special, but the color of the lipstick is really special to me too. It is a sheer but bright orangey red color that looks really warm and soft on my skin. It really just looks romantic and pretty. The lipstick is creamy, so it moisturizes and hydrates my lips besides giving it some shine. Though the shade is more on the red side, than the orange side.. it clearly is not a typical red lipstick! If I were to compare it to "Candy Apple" a creamy lip balm by Revlon, then it becomes clear that it differs from being a typical red lipstick.. but it is also very far from being a typical orange one:

Lipstick Queen Saint Fire Red | Comparing Orange

Here is a quick comparison with the other three orange(y) lipsticks that I have. Tangerine, a cherry oil lipstick by Yves Rocher, probably comes closest to orange as a swatch on my arm, but on the lips the most unapologetic shade of orange definitely is Von Dutch by MDMflow. "Fire Red" offers more pigment than a regular lip balm or shiny lipstick, but has all the desired properties of a lip balm! On my lips, it makes my teeth look whiter and adds a soft and vibrant color to my face that will work perfectly during spring and summer.  

Lipstick Queen Saint Fire Red Beauty Look
Picture taken in yellow light (sorry), in white/natural light the lipstick looks even more red than orange.
Although the lipsticks from the "Saint" collection are sheer, it is definitely not something that holds me back. In the case of "Fire Red" it just makes this unique shade of orange-red look softer rather than harsh. The lipstick is fragrance free and wears really well on the lips. Though the color is less pigmented than its Sinner-equivalent, it is very buildable and can easily give you lots of color. On the picture above, I am only wearing two layers of the lipstick. Click here to see what one layer looks like! The lipstick remains on my lips for a good three to four hours (with drinks and bites) before it needs a touch-up or you can leave it as it is, because it leaves behind a stain. Though the brand claims it is very nourishing to the lips, I find that not to be completely true. At first it does hydrate my lips, but by the time that you are left with a stain it feels a bit dry. As previously mentioned, if you are living in Belgium or the Netherlands (or close-by) and really want to try out this lipstick or any other by Lipstick Queen, then you can find the whole assortment in Fin du Jour (see the first photo for the address) in Ghent or online! "Fire Red" will cost you €23,50 and I know that is not the most budget-friendly lipstick, but it certainly is a unique lipstick in a very special tube made by a relatively small and fun makeup brand! I would love to try more beauties from all the different collections! What about you? Ever heard of Lipstick Queen before? Is "Fire Red" your new spring and summer lipstick?




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  1. It looks so pretty on you (deyellowing it in my mind)! Excellent for spring because of the sheer and the vivid colour! Ghent, so far away (okay atleast an hour on the train) :)

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    1. Aw, thank you! Yeah, it takes me a while too but it's a great place to visit when in Ghent!

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  2. I have never heard of lipstick queen before, but it looks so beautiful on you! So perfect for the spring. <3 I also like the packaging and how there's a Sinner and Saint collection! haha.

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    1. Oh, the brand is definitely worth looking into! Thank you.. I really love that too :) and all the other collections look great too!

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  3. I've been trying to resist buying anything from this brand since it first came on my radar 6 months or so ago. I love everything that I've seen from the brand, this shade included, so it's been hard! :) The finish on this shade looks incredibly comfortable, and it really compliments your skin tone. Great post, thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hah, I get that! I had to tell myself I could only buy one product, so I had a hard time picking the right shade.. But I think I made the right choice ^^ thank you for the kind words!

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  4. Congrats for owning one! This brand is also unavailable here but I can order it at Amazon. The shade you picked has a gorgeous color. Perfect for summer! <3

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  5. So pretty! You look great in orangey shades.

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  6. I agree with Melissa, these orangey Reds really suit you.
    I was gifted "Saint Coral" a few days before I left for NZ by a lovely friend who found it at TKMaxx, but didn't like the color... Lucky me!
    Haven't worn it enough to say something about hydration or staying power yet.

    www.lindalibraloca.com

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    1. Aw, what a pity! I think it looks pretty but would have to try it! Hope you find one more suited to our liking! Also, thank you! :-)

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  7. I LOVE that colour!! Although I would probably have chosen the more pigmented one, as you can always tone it down with a clear lipbalm, then go full coverage when u want!

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    1. Glad you like it! I tried the color from the Sinner collection too but the uniqueness of the shade didn't shine through as beautifully as it did from the Saint collection!

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  8. Wat een mooie kleur, staat je weeral super goed! Volgens mij heb ik deze lippenstiften eens gezien en zo een hipster/vintage winkels in Antwerpen, ik kan helaas niet meer op de naam komen van de winkel maar de winkel ligt ergens in één van de straatjes achter de groenplaats.

    x Karen
    http://dressinginlabels.blogspot.com

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    1. Dank je wel, Karen! Ik denk dat je het over MDMflow hebt die te vinden is in the Public Image! Ook een fijne merk, daar heb ik nu twee lippenstiften van :) namelijk Von Dutch en Amaraché!

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  9. Mooi kleurtje en het staat je goed! Ik ken het merk niet maar ga het zeker onthouden.

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    1. Dank je, Nesrin! Zeker doen.. er zitten zoveel mooie en specialere producten tussen!

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  10. Wat is dit een prachtige kleur en staat je zo goed! Zelf had ik nog nooit van het merk gehoord, maar ga het zeker onthouden voor als ik ze misschien toch eens ergens tegenkom.

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    1. Dank je wel, Lies! Voor zover ik het weet is het alleen in Gent te vinden.. maar mocht je het toevallig ergens anders tegenkomen, dan zeker laten weten ^_^

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  11. Natasja! Wow! Je blog is super super knap, ook je header is een echte topper. En deze lipsticks zou ik zéker zelf durven uitproberen/kopen... De fire red spreekt mij erg aan!! X

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    1. Aww, zo lief! Dank je wel, Eline :) Oehh, goed om te lezen! Je zou me nog je foto sturen met die rode lippen.. :P Ik wacht er nog braaf op haha.

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  12. Wat ben je mooi :-) zo innocent <3

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    1. Haha, Nilou. Dank je wel ^_^ de lippenstift zegt het al, he!

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  13. Oh my god, je layout is echt gorgeous geworden dame! Een totaal andere blog, fantastisch! De verpakking is alleen al adembenemend, laat staan de kleur. Wauw, wauw en nog eens wauw! De naam ook, hoe vet. :') Lipstick Queen, ik ga eens peeken wat ze allemaal hebben. De kleuren spreken mij aan, helemaal hoe ze uitpakken op je lippen. Gorgeous!

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    1. Aw, girl. You're making me blush. Dank je wel, Cynthia! Zeker doen.. ik denk dat er genoeg moois voor je tussen zit!! Ook vrij speciale en misschien minder draagbare kleuren! Dus leuk om mee te spelen :)

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  14. Ahh this is so pretty!!! I kinda want all four shades in your comparison swatch. It is more pigmented than I imagined as well, which is good in my book :)

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    1. Oh, you should. I'm sure they'd look amazing on you! Yeah, I mean.. it says it only contains 10% pigment but it still is a whole lot of color ^^

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  15. The color gives such a fresh look to the face.Love it :D

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  16. Die kleur staat je zo goed. Jij kunt ook echt alles hebben! ;-)

    xoxo
    www.its-dash.com

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  17. I have never tried anything from Lipstick Queen although I have definitely heard about this brand! I love this color although I am not sure if it would look good on me. I will have to see if my Ulta has this shade! Definitely a perfect summer shade and it looks gorgeous on you!

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    1. Ah, let's hope it does! I'd love to know what it looks like on you! Thanks, Agata :) I am ready to start wearing this shade a lot.. haha. Bring on the sun!

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  18. omg the color is amazing and you look extremely pretty in the last pic :-)

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    1. Thank you, Swati :) that's very kind!

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  19. Deze kleur staat je echt prachtig! Ik vind het ook juist heel mooi dat hij een beetje sheer is, juist omdat het toch wel een felle kleur is, dat geeft zoals je zegt toch wel een wat zachter effect :)

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    1. Precies! Het komt zo minder hard over :) dat mag ook wel, want ik heb genoeg felle kleurtjes die wat meer "in your face" zijn! Dus het is fijn om eens wat anders te proberen en dan toch zo'n mooie resultaat te hebben!

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  20. Jean Queen! Looks cool! I have a jeans type of girl so coming up with that kinda lipstick is genius!

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  21. Sinner and Saint - what a genius concept! I only have a few lip pencils from the brand which I like enough. I was expecting Fire Red to be more... errr.. red but I suppose in natural lighting it is? Love the eye look! Man, wish I had your eyelashes. So lush and beautiful! :)

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    1. It really is smart.. like so many other great collections by Lipstick Queen! Yeah, I don't have enough white or natural lighting here unfortunately.. summer is a better time for me! This shade is waaaay more red in natural light :) Thanks for the compliment!

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  22. Nice orangey shade. It looks so good on you :)

    www.elegant365.com

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  23. That's a very hot shade! I am loving it on you! <3

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  24. Waah pretty zeg! Je staat altijd zo geweldig met van die felle kleurtjes. Jealous over here :D

    x Aurélie

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    1. Aww, zo lief! Dank je wel ^^ No need. No need. You're lovely!x

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  25. Orange lipstick looks amazing on you!

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  26. Both the shades are very pretty.... :)

    http://scribbleyourthoughts.blogspot.in/

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  27. I feel ya. They don't sell in Canada either, so I nearly peed my pants when I found two shades at a local Anthropologie ON SALE (HELLO JACKPOT/LUCKY DAY!!!). Needless to say, I snatched them right up. I really really like Lipstick Queen because as you said, the lipsticks are sheer and less harsh than the traditional ~pigmented~ lipstick, which is perfect for me since I'm terrified of opaque lipsticks. I've got five tubes of her stuff now, BY MY GOD, FIRE RED IS SO PRETTY. I'm a sucker for bright coral-y shades as well, so all those lipsticks you swatched are RIGHT UP MY ALLEY.

    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry

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    1. Aww, what a bummer. This brand should definitely grow more if it means easier access for us, huh! Which two shades were still available? Can't wait to see them on you. Oh, you got five... man I so want more.. but must wait.. for.. it! Fire Red truly is a beautiful and unique color.. I love it! You do look great in coral!

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    2. I got 'Hello Sailor' and 'Medieval'! But yeah, Canada is really behind on this whole shopping thing. I mean, we don't even have access to Charlotte Tilbury or Jouer here. GET WITH THE TIMES, CANADA.

      PACE YOURSELF!! LIPSTICK QUEEN IS A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

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