Product Review: Colourpop Ultra Glossy Lip in Stain (KaePop Collaboration)

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I’m really more a lipstick-lover than a gloss-lover, but this lip gloss caught my attention.

It’s called Stain and it’s part of Colourpop’s second “KaePop” collection, a collaboration with model-actress Karrueche Tran. Unlike some other Colourpop “collabs,” this one includes shades and textures that work for everyday life, not just for Instagram preening.

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Lipstick Queen Seven Deadly Sins, Redux (with Some Very Familiar-Looking Images…)

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Lipstick Queen has just launched a collection of seven lip glosses named for the Seven Deadly Sins (Lust, Anger, Avarice, et al.). I’m old enough to remember Poppy King’s original Seven Deadly Sins, a series of matte lipsticks in shades that were very daring indeed for the mid-1990s. I tried a few of them at Barneys (the Short Hills location! long since gone!) back in the day.

Anyway, once again I’m compelled to note that Lipstick Queen has apparently asked its graphic designers to seek inspiration from art history or, in this case, from classic fashion illustration. The latest victim is Georges Barbier, a French illustrator best known for his work for Gazette du Bon Ton in the 1910s and 1920s.

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Preview: Lipstick Queen Belle Epoque Nourishing Lip Balms, with an Art History Reference

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Lipstick Queen has just released a new product: a tinted lip balm named Belle Epoque, in a reference to the “beautiful era” of arts, fashion, and culture in fin de siècle France. Yes, a lip product named Belle Epoque; I can not resist. (As a girl, I went with my mother to see an exhibition titled “La Belle Epoque” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, and this era has never lost its fascination for me.)

I’m hoping to have an opportunity to try these balms soon, but in the meantime, let’s look closer that image and do a little art history “detective work”…

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Product Review: Nonie Creme/Colour Prevails Classic Lip Duo Lipstick/Gloss in Vintage Rose (01), with Swatch

colour prevails vintage roseHere’s another review from my drugstore mini-binge on Nonie Creme/Colour Prevails products! This is Colour Prevails’ Classic Lip Duo, including lipstick and lip gloss, in the wonderfully named shade Vintage Rose (01). I know — how could I resist?

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