Now, if you haven't seen the movie Chinatown, I suggest you do. Yes, now it may be a tad hipster, with everyone thinking Film Noir is awesome (because it always has been)...but I think beauty bloggers can really appreciate this film, because let's face it, we just get aesthetics.
Anyway, watch it when you can, and I promise it will make the packaging of these Glossy Pencils that much cooler.
This is the back of the packaging. I'm in love.
The actual packaging of the chubby Glossy Pencil is shiny and black, with the Lipstick Queen logo. The sharpener is similar. The fact that you have to sharpen these may be annoying to some people, but I don't mind, especially because now I have a designated sharpener for the purpose.
These are definitely glossy, and they feel like a slightly thicker balm on the lips. They are really comfortable to wear and can be built up in opacity, although I find a normal application is enough for stunning color. These last about 3.5 hours on me and leave my lips feeling good--not chapped at all.
This is one swipe of the Glossy Pencil on bare lips. Such a pretty color. Fades evenly as well. Smells like...well, lipstick, so nothing special there.
Overall, I think there is a reason Lipstick Queen is sometimes labeled the best at making these chubby Glossy Pencils. They really are awesome! Some may find they don't like the sharpening aspect, but if you can get over that, give these a try!