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The Beauty Bite: No7 & Poppy King: History Lipstick and Gloss

Sunday, 20 March 2011

No7 & Poppy King: History Lipstick and Gloss

Be patient my's now just 3 days to go until the official launch of the highly anticipated collaboration between Boots No7 and the Lipstick Queen herself, Ms Poppy King. One of the boldest, most vivid shades on offer is History, a show stopping red fit for a hollywood siren...

Slightly chameleon in it's appearance, when swatched both the tones of the lipstick and gloss pull visibly more pink against the skin. However, when applied onto the lips, the pigments transform to produce a very accessible, very wearable, very flirty red - ideal for teaming with a classic neutral eye.

History Lipstick/ Gloss Swatched

Much the same as Intrigue, this formula really is a breeze to wear. Comfortable, non drying, reasonably long lasting - fans of Lipstick Queen definitely won't be dismayed at the quality of this partnership. Whilst it's not completely 100% on par with Poppy's personal line, I find these lipsticks - and glosses in particular - to be notably superior to the standard No7 mix.

History Lipstick applied to heavily pigmented lips

Worn alone, both products are toned down enough to be suitable for a day time lip. This red appears more playful than overtly sexy, which makes for a generally less self conscious make up experience. When layered up, History is outstanding for a evening face, not to mention bright enough to play into the bold summer lips trend as seen on the catwalks.

Free from shimmer, the non-sticky gloss is a gorgeous, semi sheer texture that instantly adds the appearance of fuller, thicker lips. I'm completely smitten with this shade.

History Gloss applied to heavily pigmented lips

For those of you who usually shy away from a bolder lip, History really is a fool proof way of easing yourself into unknown cosmetic territory. Whilst lipstick lovers may have several dupes of this shade already floating about in their collection, those with a more modest stash should definitely make way for this scarlet beauty.

History Lipstick and Gloss launch in Boots' stores nationwide on March 23rd, priced at £12 and £11 respectively.

*this product was a free sample obtained by the Beauty Bite*

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At Sunday, March 20, 2011 , Blogger Tiffany said...

You're so right - they both look much more pink in the swatch than they do on your lips but the color is absolutely gorgeous! I especially love the gloss. It looks so bright and juicy...perfect for summer I think! x

At Monday, March 21, 2011 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not a huge fan of the packaging (or the price point for that matter), but I'm glad to hear the formula is better than No 7 range. History looks beautiful on your lips!

At Tuesday, March 22, 2011 , Blogger Simone G said...

I have to agree with Cecilia, not too keen on the packaging. I thought No.7 might do something a little funkier than this. Still, I'll probably end up buying History.. x

At Sunday, March 27, 2011 , Blogger Sarah said...

This is off topic but do you know where has gone?? Has she deleted her blog? :(

At Sunday, March 27, 2011 , Blogger The Beauty Bite said...

@ Sarah - fear not! She's moved to a new web address


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