I purchased this Lipstick Queen Dancing Queen set at Space.NK during their recent post-Christmas sale.
Originally retailing at £38, it was marked down to half price which made it a pretty good deal considering that their lipsticks usually retail at £20 each. On Beauty.com, Dancing Queen is still available at US$45.
The seductive burnished red metal packaging was what drew me in. It's ultra sleek and feels weightier than your average lipstick.
The brand creator Poppy King has a long illustrious career from starting her own lipstick line at the mere age of 18 (which used to be carried at Tangs Studio in Ngee Ann City in Singapore), to becoming the Vice President of Creative Marketing of Prescriptives. More recently, she has collaborated with No. 7 in the UK, in addition to having her own Lipstick Queen line.
The trio is described as "sheer matte lipstick with a touch of disco", which translates into sheer lipsticks with lots of glittery sparkles.
The pic belows shows (from left to right): The Hustle, Cha Cha and Electric Slide.
These swatches were about four layers each as it takes some layering to get the color to show up well. These slick on very smoothly, and despite the presence of glitter, they do not feel gritty or rough.
The sheer finish makes these shades easy to pull off as they are not dramatic or bright. They last about 3 to 4 hours on me absent drinking/eating, but they do come off at the slightest touch. After blowing my nose, half the lipstick on my top lip was gone.
In the pic below, I am wearing Electric Slide, which looks redder in real life. The lip swatch pic below is a more accurate representation.
Pic below shows The Hustle, a sparkling honey nude with rose shimmer that gives the understated hue an interesting twist.
Pic below shows Cha Cha. Overall, I'm pretty happy with this set as it offers a nice range of highly wearable shades in a comfortable texture. However, I don't think I would have paid full price for it as my personal preference still leans towards creamier shades with greater coverage.
List of ingredients. This is made in Canada.
Dolly Wink, produced by Tsubasa Masuwaka, will released revamped versions of their popular mascaras on 4 March in Japan. The Long Mascara Black (1575yen) contains two types of fibres for a lengthening effect. The brush has shorter bristles than the current version to provide a closer fit to the lashes. It is a film-type mascara that can be removed with warm water. The Volume Mascara Black (1575yen) is a waterproof volumising mascara with a new flat brush. Read Tsubasa's blog entry on her recent visit to Singapore here.
Pic and info from WWD Japan.
The Majolica Majorca website has been updated with the Secret Blink spring makeup collection. The collection will be released in two parts in Singapore, with the Lash Expander Edge Meister and Lash Jelly Drop out on 24 January while the limited edition Little Humming Book will be released on 28 February. Lash Jelly Drop is an eyelash treatment essence. See swatches of the Little Humming Book on Cosme.net.
The video clip for the collection is extremely bizarre though, featuring a singing caterpillar-chomping flower and butterflies with eyeballs as the body. There is a special 10th Anniversary section on the website showcasing all the previous "chapters" (as the seasonal collections are called).