Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Lipsticks – Swatches, Photos & Review

While in London I had the good fortune of discovering the newly launched Lipstick Queen Silver Screen lipsticks. The glossy counterpart of the ultra luxe Velvet Rope lipsticks that were released previously.

Of the seven released, I picked up two. You Kid, a warm medium brown nude and Play It, a medium hot pink. (I am nothing if not predictable! haha)

Lipstick queen silver screen lipsticks

The packaging alone is a complete 180 compared to the initial lipstick packaging that the Sinner and Saint ranges sport which is a rubbery plastic type. These Silver Screens are housed in a weighty silver casing with a magnetised cap, similar to the Velvet Rope lipstick except those are gold. Personally I prefer the silver and I believe this is by far one of the most elegant lipstick designs that have hit the market, yes, even better than the Tom Ford in my opinion. Which is a good thing as it justifies the whopping £35 price tag they carry.

Moving on to application & formula.

These lipsticks are creamy, but not to the point where you’d have to worry about it sliding around. In fact they seem to hug the lips and stay put. I also noticed that this glossier formula is more forgiving and applied smoothly without catching on to dry flakes and the refreshing minty flavour (naturally scented by Peppermint oil) leaves lips tingly as it glides on.

Pigmentation wise, they’re almost opaque in two swipes with a tiny bit of transparency still peeking through, specially so in the lighter shades.

Below are You Kid and Play It worn

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen You Kid
You Kid
Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Play It
Play It

According to the online description the ‘mouth watering’ texture of these are said to be achieved with the high percentage of natural Pomegranate Sterols in these lipsticks. Also fortified with Vitamin A and E overall I found these to be one of the most comfortable lipsticks i’ve owned and were surprisingly weightless and hydrating given how pigmented they are.

These wore well into 3 hours, though they transfered quite easily while sipping water and snacking. Although it must be noted they wore much longer than my other creamy/moist lipsticks and faded minimally and evenly.

Here are swatches of the entire range.

Lipstick Queen Silver Screen Swatches

From the 7 I found that there were slight variations in pigmentation. Come Up being the most pigmented as it felt thicker, with Made It & Stella on the lower end of the spectrum swatching almost balmy.

Bottom line, I believe this is a fabulous lipstick to own, the quality was there without a doubt. And I would most certainly buy more and I feel they were worth the price.

If your budget allows you, try one, you won’t be disappointed. And I highly recommend Come Up, Play It, You Kid and Have Paris to start with.

Product Info-

Net Wt 0.12 oz / 3.5 g

Retails at Space NK for £35

Packing a travel makeup bag

What better time to do a post on how to pack a travel makeup bag other than when I am about to travel right? So here I am transiting in SL, waiting for some last minute documentation to come through and head on a nice little summer vacation to an undisclosed place 😉
In the mean time let me show you what I’ve packed.

Travel packing makeup

This looks like a lot. And yeah maybe it is. But other than those few extra eye palettes, everything else is my day to day makeup. Plus it’s for a slightly longish trip so I needed a few extras to avoid regret!

To make sure you don’t miss anything, I suggest you follow a check list or pack things in the sequence you apply your makeup, so you go step by step and don’t forget anything. I have a nasty habit of leaving mascaras and eye primers behind, so I have finally, FINALLY got a checklist ready to make sure I don’t leave things behind in future!

So here’s a list of what would essentially be in my travel makeup bag.

1) Foundation (Or BB cream, tinted moisturizer depending on preference)

2) Primer* (Essential if you want to keep your foundation in place. No time for touch ups when you are busy relaxing or just having fun right?)

3) Concealer

4) Setting Powder (I use the Chanel Les Beiges in 02 and I also packed a little sample of my La Mer powder in a Sephora jar as well!)

5) Finishing Powder (Optional)

6) Bronzer (Optional)

7) Blush (One pink and one coral toned is ideal so that there’s something that matches your lipstick choices, if you wear deeper shades of lipstick, a nude or a beige blush will be good to have as well)

8) Highlighter (I didn’t pack a separate highlighter as I plan on using the lightest shade of my Edward Bess Quad Royale! Love a good multitasker)

9) Eye Primer

10) Eyeshadow palettes (Easier to travel with than packing a load of singles. I usually pick one neutral quad for daytime and a smokey quad for night, I also pack a peachy shade too cos I am obsessed with peach and can’t live without a peach fix even while I’m on vacay!)

11) Eye liner (Liquid or khol liner depending on preference. And if you are heading somewhere beachy, some colourful waterproof eyeliners are a great addition since they are a fun, easy way to update a neutral day time look with minimal effort, and the best part is, they take up very little space and I love throwing a few of those in)

12) Mascara

13) Lash curler (Optional)

14) Brow products (Pencil or powder or BOTH if you are brow obsessed like me)

15) Lip products (I usually pack reds and nudes as they are easy to pair up with my daily looks)

So here’s more close ups of what I packed. I used my Laura Mercier Artists portfolio to pack a majority of these.

Travel makeup collection


makeup collection


Artist Portfolio Laura Mercier


Artist Protfolio right


The foundation + Kevyn Aucoin SSE + primer ( I packed in a zip lock bag), lash curlers (in their original box) and the massive It Palette, they all went in my cabin bag safe and sound, tucked between my clothes for extra cushioning. The Guerlain travel Meteorites though I packed in their original box and put it in my hand luggage as it’s packaging is fragile. I don’t want to have to deal with a cracked jar while on vacay! Instant fun spoiler  >.< .

Travel makeup


As you can see I went to town with lip products and eyeshadows, of course this is totally unnecessary and you don’t have to pack that much! In this case the eyeshadows were packed mainly cos I want to test them out for upcoming blog posts, and the extra lipsticks though are simply cos I like having tonnes of choice in the lip department as it’s usually an easy way to tie an outfit together and look well groomed without much effort.  Normally I transfer all of these into a little pouch when I arrive at my destination so that they are in one place for easy access when I put my makeup on.

So there you have it. Packing made simple. Of course many things I included are luxuries to have while on vacay. But if you are like me and consider your daily makeup routine more of a relaxing ritual, then all of these are essentials 😉

Finally, thank you for dropping by today, I wish you all a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to enter the Benefit Giveaway thats open to Singapore residents (P.S- make sure you read the giveaway instructions well so that your entry qualifies for the giveaway).