Beauty, Makeup, ObsessionsMedieval Times

You know a product is a rave at TDO when two writers are fighting to write about it! In this case,  the product hit is Lipstick Queen’s new Medieval and the 2 writers in question are me and Carolyn.

Here’s the story:  Carolyn (perfumed) received this lipstick before I did, tried it and waxed poetic about its charms to me.  I received it a few days ago, tried mine, and started gushing about it to my roommate, who is not a red lipstick girl at all (unlike me.) I begged her to try it too and now, you have three smitten girls over one product.

What makes this lipstick so rave worthy for us admittedly sometimes jaded beauty writers, is its magical blend of smoothness and color.  Poppy King designed this lipstick with a Vitamin E base, which makes it literally glide on to your lips, smooth as butter.  Carolyn likens its gliding effect to Chapstick and I agree.  If I had this lipstick when I was 7 , I would have been in heaven—I was always fervently hoping that the cherry Chapstick would actually lend some color to my lips. One application of this lipstick makes your lips as moisturized and flake free as they would be after using your favorite Chapstick.

Secondly, the color is a beautiful transparent ruby blood red.  The lipstick color and namesake was inspired by the medieval tradition of squeezing lemon on lips to stain them red.  The color is supremely wearable thanks to the neutralness of the red—there isn’t too much orange or yellow or brown in the lipstick, and its sheerness makes it practical for both day and night. This lipstick has been upped to MVP status in both mine and Carolyn’s bags, so check it out and let me know what you think.

You can find this beauty of this lipstick yourself at Space NK, Barneys New York, or online at Lipstick Queen.


  1. Emily  |  23 October 2008 at 8:10 AM

    I love the texture of Medieval.
    And it looks sooo good too!
    It’s the lipstick I’ve dreamed of.
    I love what you wrote about if you had this as a kid you’d be in heaven!
    I’m super excited to try out Black Tie Optional.
    I read online that it works great if you use it with a saint or sinner~!

  2. joie  |  23 October 2008 at 10:01 AM

    i tried black tie optional (the gloss) and loved it! be on the lookout for my writeup on it soon : )

  3. perfumed  |  24 October 2008 at 12:02 AM

    I love this product so much I haven’t been able to stop talking about it or stop using it!!

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