I love Lipstick Queen lipsticks. And as you know I adore purple lipstick so when I caught a glimpse of the new Silver Screen lipstick collection featuring a purplicious colour called Stella, I was giddy with excitement and it went straight on to my lipstick lust list.
There are seven colours in the Silver Screen collection, promising intense, ultra-moisturising, long-wearing colour in one swipe. Lipstick Queen’s last luxury lipstick collection, Velvet Rope, is exquisite. The stunning art deco packaging aside, the pigmentation, texture and lip comfort are out of this world. At the price of £35 they should be. I prefer bold colours in a matte finish so for me, Stella in the Velvet Rope formula would be lipstick perfection but had high hopes for the Silver Screen collection.
“This intensely rich but wet formula, inspired by the slinky ladies of the silver screen, is a ground-breaking, industry-first. Silver Screen is a homage to Hollywood sassiness, if this lipstick could walk it would sashay. My most vixen lipstick to date!” – Poppy King, Lipstick Queen Founder
Come to mama…….
I saw the purple bullet and my heart skipped a beat. I stroked the silver suede effect box. Oh la la. Be still my beating heart. Lipstick porn and packaging porn collide. Then I swiped on the hand……. To be completely honest I felt a little underwhelmed. I had to swipe several times for any colour impact and it pulls more pink than purple on my skin, the pigment wasn’t as rich as I would have hoped for based on the bullet and the blue iridescence is a teeny bit 80s for my taste. I do know however that my hand is not my mouth so knew I had to try it on.
Stella contains peppermint oil which you’ll smell when you first apply it. It made my lips tingle a tiny bit but nothing uncomfortable and the smell dissipates quickly. The texture is quite buttery and feels very hydrating on the lips. The formula contains the new wonder ingredient of pomegranate sterols, which are a natural moisturising alternative to lanolin and petroleum jelly. The colour didn’t last very long on my lips and it’s one that you need to use a lip liner with.
Within minutes of wearing Stella, I had two women come up to me to compliment me on the colour and ask what I was wearing. One women said that I’d made her want to wear purple lipstick again. Maybe it doesn’t have the impact on me because I already have an extensive collection of purple lipsticks so have other purples to compare it to. For example, Illamasqua ESP takes my breath away. One swipe and i think “wow wow wow”. I didn’t get that same feeling with Lipstick Queen. The drop-dead gorgeous packaging aside, Lipstick Queen’s Stella does not make me swoon. Don’t get me wrong, Stella is a nice lipstick but from Lipstick Queen I expect so much more than nice and especially for such an uberluxe price tag. I expect heart stopping. Take my breath away. Stella did not steal my heart.
Lipstick Queen, Silver Screen Stella, 3.5g, £35 http://www.lipstickqueen.com
LIPSTICK QUEEN SILVER SCREEN STELLA INGREDIENTS: PUNICA GRANATUM (POMEGRANATE) STEROLS, RICINUS COMMUNIS (CASTOR) SEED OIL, VEGETABLE OIL (OLUS / HUILE VEGETALE), POLYBUTENE, C12-15 ALKYL LACTATE, ISOSTEARYL HYDROXYSTEARATE, TRIMETHYLOLPROPANE TRIISOSTEARATE, EUPHORBIA CERIFERA (CANDELILLA) WAX (CANDELILLA CERA / CIRE DE CANDELILLA), DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, BEESWAX (CERA ALBA / CIRE D´ABEILLE), POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, HYDROGENATED VEGETABLE OIL, PHENOXYETHANOL, MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL, TOCOPHEROL, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, RETINYL PALMITATE, SYNTHETIC FLUORPHLOGOPITE, TIN OXIDE, LIMONENE, LINALOOL, BLUE 1 LAKE (CI 42090), RED 28 LAKE (CI 45410), CARMINE (CI 75470), MICA (CI 77019), IRON OXIDES (CI 77499), MANGANESE VIOLET (CI 77742), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891)