January 31, 2018

Lipstick Queen Launches First Ever Lipstick Primer

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Lipstick Queen Girls Will Be Boys Lipstick & Primer ($25) is the brands first ever lipstick primer and considering we live in a world of mattes this is the perfect way to prep lips prior to color application. But wait there’s more! It’s also acts to give lips a kissable look.

According to the brand it’s not so much a shade but a tone that changes the appearance of your lips makes them look like you’ve been using them all night. Kissing I suppose? Ahem…!

It’s actually matte in finish but has a suede-like texture that provides hydration while filling finer lines and giving a smooth, even finish on lips. Apparently the finish is photoshop-like in appearance. It contains vitamin E, shea, and mango butters to give it a soft, cushy texture that hydrates as it preps for lipstick or of course, it can be worn alone.

It looks lilac in the swatch that Lipstick Queen provided and gray or translucent in the promo photos. But I suspect it’ll likely turn pink like most pH lip balms do.

We shall see though! I like the way they describe the texture. I mean, I don’t like matte by any means but I suede sounds positively lovely! And I can always use a prep for my lipsticks.

Lipstick Queen Girls Will Be Boys Lipstick & Primer is available now at ulta.com and should be launching soon at nordstrom.com.


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  • Gillie

    If you spend $35 on LQ at ulta.com today (1/31) you can also get a free makeup bag and full-size Mornin’ Sunshine!

  • Alix

    Never heard this described as primer before. It’s meant to be a subtle, unisex, matte lip tint. Turns lips a very sheer pink, feels nice on the lips. Love it!

    • Isabella Muse

      the site says:
      “Girls Will Be Boys quite literally blurs the lines, as the suede-like texture, with just enough grit, produces a camouflage effect to mask any imperfections for seriously seductive, fuller-looking lips that appear photoshopped to unisex and universal perfection.”

      So somewhat of a primer 🙂

  • Tracy

    I am still trying to find my holy grail lip primer so I am all over this. Right now the best one I have is the Kiko one so I’m feeling optimistic about this.