I like to think of Lipstick Queen’s Jean Queen as a grown up version of the Lip Smackers Dr. Pepper lip balm. They both give off a “my lips but better” (MLBB) sheer pinkish red hue but Jean Queen is more pigmented, feels a lot smoother and more moisturizing, and doesn’t have any sort of artificial fragrance added to the formula. I purchased mine for $20 off of beauty.com.
What they say:
The ultimate shade to wear with denim as it perfectly offsets the blue in the fabric and lights up your whole face. Over the last 20 years of designing lipsticks and glosses, Poppy was often asked, “What is the perfect shade to wear with jeans?” so she decided to create it.
- Suits all skin tones, ethnicities, ages and jean styles
- It is a gentle step up from nude, restoring natural youthful beauty to the lips without being overbearing
- Available in two formulas – a lipstick and a lip gloss. The lip gloss is creamy with absolutely no stickiness. The lipstick is sheer and moisturizing
- Contains moisturizing vitamin E and shea butter plus emollient aloe vera gel
Compared to some of the other MLBB lipsticks I’ve recently purchased (e.g. It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush Love Story, Revlon Lip Butter Pink Truffle, Too Faced La Creme), Jean Queen has the most slip and lightest/thinnest formula.
I’d classify all four lipsticks as moisturizing lip products but if I had to rank them from lightest/thinnest to driest/thickest in formula the list would go like this:
Lipstick Queen Jean Queen < It Cosmetics Love Story < Too Faced Spice Spice Baby < Revlon Pink Truffle
All of these lipsticks qualify as MLBB shades but among the four, Revlon Pink Truffle is the brownest, It Cosmetics Love Story is the peachiest, and Lipstick Queen Jean Queen is the reddest. Too Faced Spice Spice Baby is sort of like a mix of all three.