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Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick Swatches & Review - Bare, Candy, Coral

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lipstick queen vesuvius liquid lipstick review

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You know those brands that hold a special place in your heart? Lipstick Queen is absolutely one of those for me. As a lipstick lover, how can you not appreciate an entire brand founded by a lovely someone that knows just how imperative a good lipstick is? Poppy King is one of my cosmetic heroes *sigh*. I've reviewed many Lipstick Queen lippies throughout the years so I recommend searching in the search bar if you're interested to see other swatches. 

Lipstick Queen recently released their new Vesuvius liquid lipsticks--named after the infamous Mt. Vesuvius--and were kind enough to send a few over to me to share with you!

Price

These retail for $24 each

Where to Buy

These are available through Lipstick Queen's site


Lipstick Queen Vesuvius Liquid Lipstick Swatches & Review


Product Type

These are liquid lipsticks meant to be long-wearing, hydrating and pigmented.

Scent/Flavor

Like most products I've used that come in these types of tubes, my sensitive nose can detect the plastic of the packaging/brush. There is a slight peppermint scent and a lovely cool feel on the lips, but no real "flavor" per say. 

Applicator

These come in a pen type applicator with a built in brush on one end. The brush is a tad stiff, especially initially, so I recommend flexing the bristles a bit prior to first use. To dispense product you twist the base of the wand. I found it took a good number of turns to get the pen started, but after that it came out easily. To avoid wasting product I suggest doing a bunch of quarter turns to start. I definitely recommend waiting a second or two between turns the first time as the first bit of product comes out at a slight delay. 

Shades

These are currently available in 6 shades and I have 3 to share with you today.

lipstick queen vesuvius liquid lipstick bare swatch
Bare - light golden champagne shimmer

lipstick queen vesuvius liquid lipstick candy swatch
Candy - soft medium bubblegum pink

lipstick queen vesuvius liquid lipstick coral swatch
Coral - slightly orange-leaning vibrant red

On the Lips

These have an interesting consistency. They are slightly tacky until they dry down, but not as goopy and tacky as some glosses. I also found that the finish went from a high-gloss to a glossy-satin finish once they set. Bare was the least pigmented of the shades, which isn't surprising given it's color, followed by Candy and then Coral--which was the most pigmented. I found Bare and Candy required a little extra care to achieve even coverage with the built-in brush. Coral was the most pigmented and the easiest to apply. None were difficult to apply, but the 2 lighter shades did require a little extra smoothing out. I recommend pressing your lips together after application to achieve a super even coat. 

These have a pleasantly cool, minty feel on the lips, though no discernible taste. They are hydrating and I didn't find them at all drying. As I've mentioned in the past, I've struggled quite a bit with feathering the last few years and I did get some slight feathering with Coral after extended wear. If this is an issue for you I strongly suggest creating a barrier with a clear lip pencil (many great brands offer them) to prevent feathering. If this isn't an issue for you in general you probably won't have this problem. 


Final Re-cap


Price

These retail for $24 each

Where to Buy

These are available through Lipstick Queen's site

Final Thoughts

I am a sucker for pretty lip colors and I absolutely love that Lipstick Queen has created this line of liquid lipsticks. With the exception of Bare, these definitely distinguish themselves from glosses with their high pigmentation and unique glossy-satin finish--though I've always loved Lipstick Queen's glosses. Bare is actually very pretty, more so in person than I think it translates in picture, and I can see someone looking for this type of color/finish being drawn to it for a more unique nude lip. I think Candy is a super wearable pink. I know super light pinks and super bright pinks can be intimidating to those that don't often wear lighter colors, but I think this a perfect happy medium of vibrant, yet soft in tone. Coral is knock-your-socks-off vibrant and has such a beautiful color! While I wouldn't have categorized it as "coral" per say, it is definitely a really unique and lovely red in my opinion. I can see this one being super popular with those that prefer a bright, strong lip!

All in all I think these are a great addition to the extensive Lipstick Queen line and I look forward to eventually getting my hands on the 3 remaining colors--Fuchsia, Blush and Red.

Are you familiar with Lipstick Queen? Would you try any of these new Vesuvius liquid lipsticks?

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 

20 comments :

  1. That red looks stunning on you!

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    1. Thank you! It's a beautiful color, I highly recommend it!

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  2. I just got 3 in today and can't wait to try them out! They look great on you!

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  3. Candy isn't my usual.. but I really want it!! They all look great on you!

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    1. Thanks! I think they'd look really nice on almost anybody :)

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  4. I've never heard of this brand. I agree with Sarah...I want Candy!

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    1. Lipstick Queen is pretty much one of the best lippy companies I've ever come across. Love love!!!

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  5. I really love Coral! It's such a lovely shade on you!

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    1. Thank you! It's so stunning in person!

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  6. i really like the subtlety of bare

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  7. Very pretty! Love that coral!! :D

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  8. OK. I NEED Bare, but I LOVE coral on you!

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    1. Thank you! You could totally pull off coral as well ;)

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  9. That coral is amazing.

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  10. How long did these last on your lips? Coral looks like a must have! Would love to see the rest of these.

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    1. I actually made it a policy long ago on my blog never to remark on length of wear because the texture of my skin has a teflon-like effect unless I use additional products and techniques (which I do for daily wear, not swatches) to prolong wear and to be honest, everyone is a bit different anyway. According to Lipstick Queen these are meant for long wear. A blogger that generally gets average wear similar to you out of lip products may have more insight in this area :) Sorry I can't be of more help here!

      And I agree, I'd love to give the other colors a whirl!

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