Friday, October 9, 2009
Lipstick Queen Oxymoron
I've tried a number of Lipstick Queen products before with mixed results. I love the concept behind many of the items, but the shades don't always work for me. Oxymoron ($20) is described as a "matte gloss for lips and cheeks." It is designed to have the smooth, sheer feel of a gloss but be matte on the lips. It comes in 4 shades and I purchased Honest Politician (get it? Supposedly an oxymoron), a pinky brown shade. The shade is pretty, and the product goes on nicely with your fingers or the itsy bitsy included brush. To me, the texture feels just like a potted lipstick. It's not particularly sheer but is not as densely pigmented as, say Lipstick Queen's Sinner Lipsticks. It has good lasting power and does not dry out my lips. I've found that this also works on cheeks just fine, but is drier and harder to blend than your average cream blush. In my opinion, buy Oxymoron if a particular shade stands out to you, but not because you're expecting a never-before-seen product or texture. Overall, this is perfectly lovely but not as revolutionary as it's made out to be.