I love all the new releases from Lipstick Queen – it looks like the brand is really exploring different textures and formats. Personally, I find Lipstick Queen lippies drying and I’m pretty sure that it’s a particular ingredient because it’s the same for most lipsticks. I’ve never yet managed to drill down what particular ingredient it is. However, these balms are truly balmy and aren’t in the least bit drying. They’re kind of a pot-gloss-balm hybrid – super glossy, but lots of nourishing ingredients in them such as Omega 3, 6 and 9, shea butter, algae extracts, rice lipids and vitamin E.
You can see in the swatch that they’re very sheer, but have just enough pigment to amplify a natural lip look. The only thing I don’t like about them is that they’re highly scented – it’s vanilla, but not a soft, gentle vanilla – if I’m honest, it makes the product smell cheap, when the formula is anything but. Shades from bottom to top are: Belle Nude, Belle Pink and Belle Wine. They’re more slippy than sticky and actually do feel quite soothing.
The Lipstick Queen Belle Epoque Lip Balm collection is launching into SpaceNK in August for £18 each.
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