Lipstick Queen's Oxymoron Matte Lip Gloss in Honest Politician
Oxymoron: A rhetorical device in which two seemingly contradictory words are used together for effect.
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.
One of my favorite counters to visit in Barneys is Lipstick Queen. I love everything from the Aubrey Beardsley packaging to the satisfying snap of her lipstick tube. This company founded by the ultra glam Poppy King focuses on lippies. This year she launched one of the coolest lip products ever.
The Oxymoron line is her first step into the wonderful world of gloss. It applies like a standard lipgloss but leaves the lips with a matte finish. Matte finishes can often be drying and messy. Oxymoron manages to be creamy and moisturizing. It feels and looks amazing. The lasting power is also impressive. I did not have to do a touch up until the end of the day. That is remarkable for any kind of lippie.
The shade I caved on was Honest Politician.
This shade is like MAC's Spice liner and Nars Foul Play. It is the perfect fusion of brown and pink.
The other shades are Minor Crisis(a subtle pink), Deafening Silence(a beige nude), and Free Ride(a peach). Each gloss comes with a handy purse sized lip brush.
It is available at Barneys.com and retails for $20.
Disclosure: I purchased this product at Barneys in NYC.