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Lipstick Diary: What I Wore That Day

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Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils in Chase and Crime $20 USd each

Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencils in Chase (sheer bright watermelon) and Crime (sheer hot pink), $20 USd. So creamy and comfortable that one day when I'd forgotten my favourite balm, these subbed-in to temper dry-lip desperation -- within a few marvelling minutes, I forgot I wasn't wearing a balm. A non-sticky cross between lip liner and gloss, Chinatown Glossy Pencils are better than anything not balm I've worn to keep lips soft. Consider me addicted.

Poppy King is the Lipstick Queen. Unfortunately, her line, which includes another fave Oxymoron Matte Gloss, is not easily accessible in Canada. Some items are available at Mills Brothers in Halifax, NS, and Saltridges in Burlington, ON, but I suspect you'll have to place a special order for these gorgeous pencils.


An enterprising and accessible beauty boutique in Canada needs to carry the full Lipstick Queen line -- you know anyone?

UPDATE: Below, behold a second image of yours truly in Chase and Crime (yes applied in that order). Perhaps the application is a tad more generous or the camera, different from the one I used for the top image, captures things differently, but either way this is more the shade of which Lesa speaks in the comments below. Yes?

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Update: it's a chunky-lip-pencil lovefest! FASHION Magazine Beauty Editor Lesa Hannah shares her favourites here.

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