I got a surprise, late birthday gift this week that turned out to be surprising in more ways than one! Have you ever heard of Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince lipstick?! I hadn’t but was certainly surprised when I opened the pack…
The lipstick is green!
Now I must admit, I had seen the green lipstick that Barry M produce, Genie, but had never tried it out on my skin and had no idea how it actually worked. I have also never heard of Lipstick Queen before! So an excellent present to get stuck into.
The clever idea behind the lipstick is that it adapts to the pH levels in your skin to create a pinky red colour that perfectly suits you. As the Space NK website says, ‘Frog Prince is a remarkable emerald green lipstick that transforms into a magical rosebud pink as soon as it touches your lips. By reacting and adapting to the natural pH of your lips, Frog Prince becomes your own custom shade of rosebud pink, working perfectly in harmony with your complexion.’
I could tell just by looking at the bullet that it was not going to be a creamy lipstick. But it does glide on really easily, feeling much more like a lip balm than a lip stick. The texture is soft, silky and moisturising. The product is made with Vitamin E and shea butter and you can really feel how smooth this makes it as you apply.
The colour is pretty extraordinary – on my lips, it became a deep, almost raspberry shade. It was like my natural, uncoloured lips, but much much better – and had a gorgeous glossy sheen.
Here are some awkward selfies so you can see the colour on me…
As an aside – how do you gorgeous Beauty Bloggers take such lovely photographs of the product on yourself? I can’t see anything but my flaws!
In terms of wear, as soon as I put the lipstick on I had a feeling that it wouldn’t wear very well. Because it felt like a lip balm, I thought it would only last for the same amount of time. And I wasn’t that wrong. It is not, unlike Space NK claims, a long-lasting lipstick. I would expect it to last a couple of hours but as soon as you eat or drink it is gone.
That said, it is a gorgeous colour, a definite talking point and a wonderfully exciting product. On the other hand, I’m not sure whether I’d happily pay £22 for what is essentially a tinted lip balm! (Albeit a very clever one).
Have you ever tried a magical lipstick like Frog Prince? If so, I want to hear what colour it went for you!