Sunday, October 6, 2013

Medieval Beauty by Lipstick Queen

I know I show a lot of red lipstick here at Pretty Panda, but it is something I wear everyday. Although I love the bright, bold reds, I know some people are shier when it comes to this tricky shade. I found the perfect my lips but better red shade that wears like a balm and will make you feel like a medieval beauty.
 
 
If you like sheer reds, or just really want to be the star of you own medieval story where you overcome all odds to be with that prince or princess, or maybe just slay dragons, whatever you like...wear Lipstick Queen Medieval while doing so!
 
 
This shade was based off of the idea that since lipstick in the medieval period was a sin, women sucked on lemons to bring out their natural lip color. This does that for you, but without the pain. Only Vitamin E and pigment, Medieval wears on the lips like a second skin. The packaging is gorgeous, and it can transport you back in time (even if only in your head).
 
 
There are a lot of products out there that can give you this color...and many of them are much cheaper. At $22, this is pricey, but the formula is easy to wear. This certainly isn't the only red MLBB sheer tint around, but it is a fun one.
 
 
The lipstick itself looks much more vibrant, but it has this almost jelly-like quality that smooths out lip lines and makes you look like you aren't even trying. Natural beauty is the best anyway!
 
 
If you know me at all, you know this is very low on the pigment scale for me. Above is one swipe on my lips, but it creates this slightly glossy, almost juicy finish that I am in love with.
 
I'm taking a break from my high power pigments to look like a medieval princess for a while. Will you?
 
 
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19 comments:

  1. Very pretty, I was just looking at this brand at ULTA the other day!

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    1. I know, it is always so fun when new brands come to Ulta!

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  2. Yup I agree w/ you that this looks nice even though it looks sheer, subtle, and natural. Even though I love lipsticks, sometimes I take a moment to appreciate my own natural lip colors w/ just a red-tinted lip balm on and it looks nice. :)

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    1. I totally agree Meesha, we need to appreciate our natural lips more often!

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  3. That's a really pretty red! And I love anything medieval!

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    1. Me too Ashley! I don't know what it is about that time period but I love it!

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    2. Me too! There's a renaissance festival where I live and I go and dress up and everything hahaha

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  4. That packaging is totally awesome! Ps I just realized you have a panda section on your page and I died. Too adorable!

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    1. Thanks...I am so sad the Panda cam went down on the internet :(

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  5. I like sheer reds best and this one is so pretty. The other packaging is a little weird though

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    1. Thanks Krystle. Yeah its a little jarring

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  6. One of my faves! Just wore it the other day!

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  7. Well, you've done it again, I need this in my life. I know I can always count on you to give me another red lippy lemming :)

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    1. Oh, and I love that it's just vit. E and pigment, I think that's lovely. And I'm always happy to spend a little more for beautiful packaging. Good grief, wearing lipstick was once a sin?! The history of makeup truly is fascinating.

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    2. Yeah...you could have probably had some bad stuff to you for wearing a bit of pigment. Poor women, they couldn't have all the fun we had today! And yes, you totally feel the Vitamin E. It's lovely! Glad I can fuel your addiction

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  8. I'm not the biggest fan of sheer lip colors... a happy medium for me would be the revlon lip butter in candy apple. very wearable but offers a good POP of color!

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    1. I need to check out Candy Apple then! Thanks Miranda!

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  9. I adoooooore it! I love how it's present but not too overwhelming.

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