Covet: Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick (With an Art Historical Reference)

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I’m eyeing the latest product launch from Lipstick Queen, a color-changing lipstick named Frog Prince. It’s bright clover green in the tube, but when it’s applied to lips, it adjusts to a rosy pink shade.

I’m a fan of LQ’s Hello Sailor, and I’d probably enjoy Frog Prince even more. Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to nab a press sample, but I’ll check it out next time I’m near Barneys or SpaceNK.

In the meantime, I’m smiling over the illustration of a frog reclining in front of a fairytale castle, because it reminds me of something…

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Product Review: Marc Jacobs “New Nudes” Sheer Lip Gel in Eat Cake

Screen Shot 2015-03-29 at 6.41.10 PMI’ve been working such a strange schedule lately that I’m not even sure what day it is, and I’m running slightly short on sleep.  All the same, I’m really enjoying my new part-time museum job (as well as my assorted freelance jobs, which continue!), and I always like to celebrate a new project with a new lipstick. My latest pick is Marc Jacobs Sheer Lip Gel in Eat Cake, from the “New Nudes” Collection.

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Product Review: Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Pinky Groove (364)

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Well, my infatuation with Guerlain cosmetics continues, so I thought I’d post another lipstick review. Pinky Groove is a shade from the revamped KissKiss line, launched in late summer 2014. Like many shades in the KissKiss collection, it has a silly-sounding name but it’s a beautiful color. The official product shot (above) is very close to the actual product, but I took a few photos of my own nevertheless…

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Product Review and Swatch: Guerlain KissKiss Lipstick in Fall in Rose (#366)

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You might have noticed that I’ve been looking forward to Guerlain’s launch of its new-and-improved KissKiss lipsticks, officially known as KissKiss Shaping Lip Cream Colour. Maybe it’s just because I have extra time on my hands right now, but I’m fascinated by all things Guerlain (even more than usual) and I’ve been stalking photos of these lipsticks on foreign beauty blogs. They arrived at American department stores about two weeks ago, with new shades and new (black!) packaging.

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