Poppy King’s Lipsticks Are Deco Fabulous
Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope in Black Tie
A truly fabulous lipstick inspired by both silver screen and red carpet glamour, but Poppy King, who is probably the world’s leading lipstick expert. She created her first collection at the age of 18. So, Velvet Rope lipsticks. Think elegant, weighty, gold, Deco style tube and strong, opaque colours of which there are five. But with a hefty kick of modernity. The tube clicks shut on a magnet. Colours stay true – binding to lips with rich expensive colour pigments and plant waxes – and doesn’t cake (as long as lips aren’t dry). They have an almost cushion like texture that glides on like velvet and feels weightless and comfy on. Infused with peppermint oil there is nothing of the the powdery, parma violet scent a great grandmother’s lipstick might have had. Just minty freshness, which is unexpected. Black Tie, pictured here, is my favourite shade. Rich, rich red.
£35 BUY >