Noir cashmere for lips
The moment Velvet Rope silkily slithers across your lips, casually leaving a deep berry saturated kiss, is when you've experienced lipstick luxury. Her weighty art deco gold casing wouldn't look out of place in the hands of femme fatales, Joan Crawford, Marlene Dietrich or Barbara Stanwyck, but it is made for the modern vamp. Needing no lipliner, it can be applied straight from the bullet, bleeding a thing of the past and encouraging a future filled with darkly delicious adventure.
14 September 2014
Deep scarlet sophistication at your fingertips!
I bought Lipstick Queen 'Velvet Rope' lipstick in 'Black Tie', and it has swiftly become the most cherished red lipstick in my collection, usurping all others!
The shade is a gorgeous deep cherry, which would flatter a multitude of skintones (I myself am a mid-toned honey, being of South Asian descent). Be warned though, it is very much a vibrant, show-stopping kind of red- the kind of red you would wear to an elegant evening with friends or a partner, rather than at an office lunch!
The texture is smooth and creamy, without a hint of dryness- there's certainly no need for lip balm, but due to the creaminess, a lip balm is most definitely required, followed by careful blotting.
The packaging is perhaps a little excessive, though this may reflect my dislike for yellow gold- it is a little too easy to see fingerprints and the various marks that inevitably collect upon items constantly in contact with hands! It's easy to use, however, and simply glides on, granting you complete control.
All in all? Perfect. Well worth the price- Lipstick Queen has yet to disappoint me.
14 September 2014
Hoped it would stay on longer
I really was expecting this rather expensive lipstick to stay on longer. Luxurious packaging and gold case but it just didn't deliver. I had a Poppy lipstick decades ago when she first started in Australia and was hoping this lipstick would be as good. Colour is lovely though.
16 October 2014