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on 11/4/2018 2:25:00 PM
More reviews by katedogg
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
Let's get this out of the way first: Medieval is not a red lipstick. A beautiful sheer nude, yes. My lips but better, absolutely. But "universally flattering red"? That's poppycock, pun intended.Medieval IS an extremely sheer wash of color that can look pinkish, berryish or reddish depending on your undertones. I have a lot of yellow in my skin and on me it's a pinky-red that perfectly matches my post-inflammatory erythema. It's effectively a tinted balm that makes my lips look like they just so happen to be naturally pigmented, flushed and juicy. Add in the fact that it's unscented and I'm sold. I will happily pay $25 for a holy grail nude lip like this one.Of course, a side effect of the sheer, buttery texture is that it doesn't last very long. 1-2 hours of wear is typical for me. I would not buy this if you have very pigmented lips because it's just not going to show up all that well on you.If you like the formula but want something that's more of a tomato red, I can vouch for Revlon Rich Girl Red as being very similar in texture and finish.
3 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 4/1/2017 8:20:00 PM
More reviews by goodcelt
Age: 56 & Over
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I bought this because it sounded really great but as others have said, it isn't red. It's berry. And I knew it wasn't lipstick. Wanna get that out of the way first. It is nice on your lips but my Ocean Potion lipstick is just as nice if not better as it contains an SPF and I can add any color I want to it. The other thing that made me give it a not so great rating is that is does not last long and by that, I mean, before you know it, you are at the end of your tube. I am so thankful that I didn't pay full price for this lipstick. Pretty packaging, pretty tube color but other than that, it's hype.
4 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 3/2/2017 1:55:00 AM
More reviews by pencilgirl
Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool
I love this! I'm on my second tube and will continue to buy it as a staple unless LQ reformulates it!If you buy it expecting a "lipstick," you'll be disappointed. I'd really call it more of a tinted balm--it's VERY sheer on me. It's so sheer that I don't need a mirror to apply it; I just use it like a chapstick. I love it for no-makeup days when I want to look like I didn't just roll out of bed, and I love it with full eyes also.It has what I consider the perfect balance of sheerness and moist texture. Some sheers are too slippery/oily, but this stays on my lips without sliding around or collecting in weird globs like some glosses can. It is also very moisturizing on me. Many lip products make my often-chapped lips worse. It's on the expensive side, but I've never found anything like it. My most recently bought tube says "Made in Canada," which I like. (I won't pay premium prices for makeup that's made in China.)The packaging could be sexier, I guess. It's a basic lipstick tube. The box it comes in is gorgeous, though!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 6/23/2016 4:11:00 PM
More reviews by SaraAnnWright
Skin: Very Oily, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine
If you're reading this to influence your choice to take the plunge and purchase this lipstick, my goal is to make you feel great about spending a little more than most of us are comfortable with for such an item. I own more lipstick than I care to admit, and I think that's likely because I'm always in search of that ONE that I can't live without. I think this is the one! Obtaining natural-looking lips is always a challenge, one that seems should not be so hard. Lipstick Queen has done it. This is a beautiful, natural, sheer red tinted lipstick with a medium degree of shine. For me, one coat was hardly noticeable. But with two more swipes I was in love! The ability to easily control the degree of pigment during initial application is a treat. Also, I think it would be an excellent top coat for a darker pigmented lipstick if desired! Not for those wanting a traditional lipstick look. But if you're a natural looking kind of person, buy it asap! For a little longer last, use with Sealed with a Kiss Lipstick Fixator. I'm having great results!
on 4/24/2016 7:46:00 PM
More reviews by EvangelineG
Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse
I was reluctant to spend the $$$ on this because I was afraid I would like it too much...and I do. Now I am going to have to hunt it down and repurchase when I run out, and I am going to HAVE TO try some other Lipstick Queen lippies too. Sigh. Poor wallet.This is a wonderful sheer, but moderately buildable, subtle red. It feels soft and luxe on the lips. It doesn't have a lot of staying power, but leaves behind a lovely, even, reddish flush as it fades. For me it is the absolutely perfect daytime red, but sheer and subtle are the key words here.
on 4/9/2016 2:52:00 AM
More reviews by tobermory12
Medieval is marketed as being the perfect sheer red for all skin tones. I found it to be kind of an unflattering bright orangey-red on me. For a sheer lipstick I found the formula to be surprisingly drying and not at all long-lasting. I bought it mainly because I believed the advertising. There are similar colours and better formulas out there without the price tag that comes with a heavily marketed indie hipness factor. I like the metal tube and the visual design of the packaging, though.
6 of 7 people found this helpful.
on 10/21/2015 3:03:00 PM
More reviews by Moonstonepagan
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium
This color is just gorgeous! I am always looking for a MLBB balm or stain, and having put off buying this for 6 years due to price, I finally caved. My lips naturally don't have any color, and I have to wear something to look lively. I have been using Lipsmackers for the tint. I would describe this as a grown up Dr. Pepper Lipsmackers+, because it actually shows up more, and is just as moisturizing with vitamin E. This is a new Holy Grail for me! Makes my lips look juicy and "just bitten".
5 of 6 people found this helpful.
on 4/26/2015 8:19:00 PM
More reviews by Heidness
Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Some readers here have called this a glorified lip balm, and I would tend to agree. But wow, what a lip balm it is. It does apply so smoothly and feels so luxurious I can't help but love it. A quick swipe and you really don't notice much color, but you do get a nice hit of sheer red as you build it up. I don't think the staying time is very long, but again, with the feel, the beautiful color and the lovely packaging, I love it and happily reapply. And if you apply a few swipes, you do get a more noticeable red, albeit still natural.
on 4/2/2015 5:10:00 PM
More reviews by acneandfreckles
Skin: Very Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine
This lipstick is very moisturizing and is packed with pigment. It's a fun color to wear day-to-day.
2 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 11/15/2014 1:02:00 AM
More reviews by spykitty
Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse
a fantastic, easily applicable berry-ish red-stain-slash-lip-balm. it's a step up from my beloved cherry chapstick in color, but a stepdown from a full red lip. good, soft red that builds easily and has just enough staying power.doesn't sink into lines in the lips or anything gross. when it does wear off, it barely leaves a trace (but it does so in an even way that makes it look like you're just gorgeous and flushed.)i actually wear this stuff to mass, of all the places, and recognize the hunk of irony behind wearing this concept lipstick to mass (hah!) i feel weird wearing a "real" lipstick to my church, so this kind of does the trick and makes me look made up without looking "made up". not really my lips at all, but better!
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