Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lipstick Queen Saint Lipstick

Lipstick Queen might be the last lipstick company that you ever try.  And this is coming from a lady who loves all of her MAC Lipsticks...  Lipstick Queen is a line that is very obviously devoted to all things lip.  You will not find any other type of product in this line and it is one of the smallest beauty product line on the market today.  However, evern though there isn't a ton of choices in products and shades in this line, you can argue that all of the offered products are top-notch since extra time was spent perfecting them instead of creating full makeup collections. 

Lipstick Queen has two full lipstick collections that are complements of each other.  Or some might say that they are opposites of each other, I find that both descriptions actually fit the collections equally well.  This is the only beauty company that I have ever seen pull collections like this off and they actually were the first reasons that I became interested in this company.  The collection is divided into two separate parts, one is the Sinner line and the other is the Saint line.  The Sinner line is full pigment, the Saint line is minimal pigment.  Today we are going to look at the Saint line and then see the Sinner line closer to the fall season.

"The sheerest, moistest, most serene lipsticks you have ever tried.  Just a hint of beauiful color but enough depth to make an impact whether it be a pink nude or a deep blackberry.  Absolutely no glitter (Saints are far too humble for such audacity.  Soul and style in one little stick."  The Saint formula contains only 10% pigment, and the then Sinner formula contains 90% pigment.  There are ten shades in total, one version in the Saint formula and the Sinner formula. 

The shades in the Saint formulation...

- Saint Berry - Sheer chocolate berry shade that delights the lips without adding to the hips.
- Saint Coral - As easy as it is breezy.  Who knew sheer coral could be this hip and savvy?
- Saint Natural - Being good may not come naturally but this light pinky shade looks so natural...  You would never know it.
- Saint Nude - Even Saints like to get naked and so will you with this sheer nude beige.
- Saint Pink - A suggestion of ballet pink to kiss the lips and lift the spirit.
- Saint Rouge - This color should be given sainthood.  It is that good.  A sheer divine touch of pinkish red that gets along with everyone.
- Saint Rose - Be touched by a rose with this soft sensual shade.
- Saint Wine - We will never tell!  Just a little wine on the lips never hurt anyone.
- Saint Red - Bee-stung and sexy...  This is the red for those who don't think they can wear red.  It is see-through and suggestive.  What a tease!
- Saint Rust - No harsh scorching here just a hint of sun kissed rusty red.

I started with this collection originally when I picked out the Sinner version of the Wine shade.  I was trying to match a black cocktail dress and that shade was recommened to me at the C. O. Bigelow store.  I bought that shade and then the Saint Wine shade to complement it.  The Saint Wine shade is a hint of deep berry on my lips, it is more of a stain than a lipstick.  It is much more hydrating than a traditional lip stain making it a better choice for me since my lips tend to dry out very easily.  However, it is not a long-lasting formula and it will need to be reapplied any time after drinking or eating.  Even without doing either of these activites, I do need to reapply it after three to four hours. 

Saint Wine is very wearable during the day and then I can easily switch to the Sinner version at night.  This version can be worn easily to work or against a stronger eye.  I wish that I had bought more than the just the Wine shade in these two formulas, this company's products are harder to find and I ended up really liking these formulations.  I also love the Saint Natural, the Saint Pink, the Saint Rouge, the Saint Rose, and the Saint Red shades.  I recommend any of the Saint shades for the daytime, they are easy to wear and anyone can pull them off even if you rarely wear lipstick.

photo courtesy of Lipstick Queen

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