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Jul 21, 2009

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss Review and Swatches

Oxymoron: A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.

Lipstick Queen scores again with her incredible Oxymoron Matte Gloss!

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Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss contradicts itself with a smooth, sheer formula that wears like a gloss but has the finish of a matte lipstick. With incredible vintage Gorey-like illustrations on the packaging this matte gloss is chic and multitasking for cheeks and lips.

I know I'm one of those that falls into the category of being deadly scared of matte lipstick...well ok..I admit it...matte anything scares the hell out of me. Matte colors be it shadow, lipstick, or other proves a difficult medium to work with as it's particularly a daunting task to blend and apply correctly. No worries Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Gloss is creamy, moisturizing, blends flawless onto cheeks or lips, and leaves behind pigmented color that's flattering, healthy, natural, and very pretty. Possibly one of the best matte formulas I've had the pleasure of working with.

Not unlike that of Stila Convertible Color compact these glosses are long wearing on your face for a fresh burst of color. The formula is slightly tacky and holds a certain stickiness to it but applies like a dream to cheeks leaving behind just the right amount of color. That tack in the formula allows the product to remain on cheeks for a nice, long wear especially in humid, hot weather!

As for lips, the gloss comes with a decent enough lip brush (if you have your own you might like to use that) for application. Shhh I tend to apply with a finger tip, gives me more control, just be sure you use nice clean finger tips before dipping it into the compact! The gloss smooths onto lips easily leaving behind very pigmented color with a tiny hint of subtle glossiness that contradicts that of the very matte finish. I noticed the formula was a bit drying on my lips but not over much however those with VERY dry lips should probably prep well prior to use and perhaps add a bit of gloss on top to prevent the gloss from feathering or drying lips out further.

The shades I tried are quite similar in color with very slight differences. Free Ride is a nude peach where as Honest Politician brown rose shade. On my lips and cheeks I didn't notice much difference between the two shades but regardless both were flattering.

In the photos below I am wearing the gloss on my lips and cheeks!

Overall, with it's ability to act as a blusher and a lip gloss (or lipstick if you please), Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss is worthy of a check out. As with many of her products I've tried I find I'm not disappointed and quite impressed. Very good stuff and worthy of my Muse Approval.

Anyone a lover?

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Lipstick Queen Oxymoron Matte Gloss is available via Lipstick Queen's website for $20 each.

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Blogger Annika said...

I cannot remember if I posted this already? Sorry if I did, I remember thinking of it but can't remember if I did or not haha... So at some Rite-Aids, they sell cheek tints that are a dupe of Tarte's. (The only review I can find is here in the whooole wide internet. They're rare? But seriously amazing).

July 21, 2009 at 8:13 PM  
Anonymous Aretha said...

omg you went and grabbed the oxymoron glosses finally! glad you like them ;) my fav shade is minor crisis

July 22, 2009 at 12:20 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey annika

i hauled some of these recently! Was planning a post :-D
You didn't comment about it hehe no worries :-D but yes GREAT stuff. did you get some!?

July 22, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey aretha

hehe had 'em for a while but didn't get around to reviewing until now eep! :-D

good stuff right?!

July 22, 2009 at 10:52 AM  
Anonymous Janet said...

Woooowwww! Those swatches are beautiful. And the colors both look wonderful on you. I had never been interested enough in this line to try but now you've got my attention. Wish there was a store nearby but I will check them out online. Thanks for the review.

July 22, 2009 at 2:21 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

aw thanks janet!!! :-D

July 30, 2009 at 4:49 PM  

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