Kellie76 here! The Brothers Grimm exquisitely described Snow White as having, “skin white as snow, lips red as blood, and hair black as ebony”. I don’t know about you, but I have longed to recreate this look of ethereal beauty for some time now. But I have never felt like I was able to truly find the perfect red to achieve this look. I know that I am not alone in this crimson quest, as there has been some chatter on the message board lately on this very subject. I am very pleased to say that the very generous Cheryl at Lipstick Queen sent me a tube of Lipstick Queen Medieval-Tinted Treatment to try and help me find my inner Snow White.
According to the company, “Lipstick Queen is going back to Medieval Times. When full coverage lipstick was considered a sin. Instead, women used lemons to stimulate the lips and stain them a see through blood red.”
Poppy King, the genius behind the Lipstick Queen line, created Medieval-Tinted Treatment, in order to recreate the classic look of these Medieval beauties without all of the hassle. Medieval is a lip tint made with vitamin E. It feels so silky and smooth when it’s applied. I find it to be very comfortable. The color is amazing. If you have ever feared to wear red, then this product is for you. I have a feeling that this color would be flattering on all skin tones. I also imagine that it would morph ever so slightly based on your natural lip color. This is not an “in your face” red. It is very subtle and classic. With my fair coloring, it comes across as a very pretty cherry or berry shade. This product is very appropriate for daily wear. But if you want to achieve a more dramatic evening look, you can easily build the coverage with layers. As for staying power, you must realize this this is not a traditional lipstick. It is more like a lip balm. But I will say that even after the moisture faded, I was left with a pretty tint. The packaging for this product is also amazing. The tube is a beautiful crimson color, with classy gold lettering. It also comes uniquely packaged with a fun and gorgeously designed tarot card. I swear that I can’t bring myself to throw it out. The bottom line is that Medieval is an outstanding product. It is both beautiful and easy to wear. I highly recommend it, whether you are a red lip expert or simply a novice. Watch out, Snow White! Medieval has certainly made my fairy tale come true.
Would you like to win Medieval? Thanks to Cheryl at Lipstick Queen, one lucky reader can win a tube of Medieval.
Just tell us your favorite fairy tale heroine and what beauty trait of hers you would love to achieve.
You can buy Medieval here!