If you’ve been around in the beauty community, you may remember the green frog lipstick from Lipstick Queen that really put the brand into the headlines. Lipstick Queen is relatively difficult to find in Canada but it is available at Murale. Today I have two shades from the Lipstick Queen Nothing But the Nudes Lipstick Collection.
About Lipstick Queen
For the adventurous and daring, Lipstick Queen produces shades from all corners of the rainbow. My first impression of the brand is the Frog Prince green lipstick that turns to a rosy pink based on your pH! Currently, you can find fiery oranges, metallic lavenders, and true blues. But within all the crazy colors is their Nothing But the Nudes collection which contains 9 different interpretations on what makes a perfect nude.
I avoided nude lipsticks for the longest time as it tended to make me look sick and my teeth yellow. Then I realized that a deeper brown toned nude is the best fit for me! In my lipstick declutter in 2018, I kept 10 nude lipsticks and got rid of 13!
The Whole Truth
The Whole Truth is described as the perfect peachy nude by Lipstick Queen. When swatched on my hand, I can definitely see a bit of the peach poking through. However, depending on the pigmentation of your lips, the peachyness might not show up when worn.
I love the beautiful shiny finish from this shade. There is no shimmer or glitter at all just a gorgeous sheen. The formula is quite gorgeous! It feels moisturizing and yet the pigmentation is full swipe. However, I find this shade a bit too light on my face. It looks better in this photo than in real life.
The second shade I have is Blooming Blush which is described as a muted peachy pink. This shade looks a lot deeper on my lips and gives off more of a pink color. Again, I’m very impressed by the formula of these lipsticks. I like that it grips to your lips when applied but has such a pretty sheen.
However, I find that the makeup market is so saturated and this type of color is a dime a dozen. If you like this type of a finish, I really like my Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipsticks, MAC Creamsheens, Pixi Mattelustre, and also the Essence Longlasting Lipstick.
Swatched from left to right: The Whole Truth, Blooming Blush. As you can see, they swatch very similarily. The Whole Truth just has a hint more orange but the difference would be minimized on the lips.
Total 40/50 B
I gave the packaging a 7 because although the tube in a pretty pale pink color that goes well with the theme, I thought it was a bit boring and simple. Also, there is something inside the container that makes scratches on the side of the lipstick tube.
These are beautiful lipsticks in terms of formula. I love how the color swipes on in one coat and gives off a healthy sheen. However, the shade and packaging is just not interesting enough to justify the cost. Also, it takes time to find the perfect nude lipstick and for me, it has to be something with a deeper tone. Unfortunately, both of these shades are a touch light for me and washes out my features.
For this collection, I think it would have been interesting for them to show what the 9 different interpretations of nude lipsticks are rather a description of the shade of the lipsticks.