Are you a sinner, saint—or somewhere in between? If you fall into the latter category, Lipstick Queen founder Poppy King has just the product for you: a medium-pigment lipstick formula that’s not as sheer as her Saint line, nor as opaque as her Sinner one. The result? A best-of-both-worlds combo that includes color and sheen.
The new lipstick finish debuts this May in the form of Soho, Central Park, and Upper East, a trio of shades packaged in a book-inspired box. Part of Liptropolis, volume one of King’s novel Lipstick Library series (get it?), they’re inspired by Manhattan neighborhoods (King, who lives in New York, swears she knows whether a subway is going uptown or downtown based on her fellow passengers’ lips.)
Each Liptropolis hue is meant to represent their respective locales, with Soho being a maroon-red, Central Park a muted tangerine, and Upper East a sophisticated nude. Look for them at Lipstick Queen retailers and on lipstickqueen.com next month.