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Friday 11 January 2013

Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in Minor Crisis and Honest Politician Comparison


It's not often that a product goes straight from a goody-bag into my everyday makeup bag, but Lipstick Queen Oxymoron in Minor Crisis has managed it.  A nude-mauve (I'm a bit obsessed with mauve) rather pigmented cream, you can use this as either a cheek or a lip-shade.  

I like the packaging (for the purposes of that statement, I'm ignoring the rather rubbish brush), I like that you can see the the shade even from underneath.

  Oxymoron are described as a "matte gloss", but they're essentially a pigmented cream, there's a slight satin finish, which isn't sticky, and the product is unscented.  I have both Minor Crisis, and if you were reading on Tuesday, you'll know that  I have Honest Politician too, I thought a comparison of both the shades might be helpful:

Honest Politician has a touch more brown in the formulation, but they're both very natural "nude" shades, which don't look at all concealer-like, and are perfect for that "my lips but better" look.

In slightly different lighting, which highlights the differences:
They are both actually quite pigmented, but it's easy to blend them out and get a sheerer effect:

Minor Crisis is a little brighter in use than Honest Politician, and probably makes a better lip colour as a result, whereas HP is that little but more of a skin-shade, which probably makes it better as a cheek colour.

The cream isn't so sticky that it's difficult to apply to your cheeks, but I do recommend that you use a loose-bristled synthetic brush, or your fingers, to apply.  Lasting power is about average on the lips, but I do recommend that you use a powder blush over the top to set if you want the blusher to last more than three or four hours on your cheeks.

I do love a multi-purpose product ...  

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  1. Liking the look of Honest Politician xx

  2. Very Clinique-y colours, and the texture reminds me of something just out of my minds reach. Something lovely about cream/gel products. As I get older, the thought of whacking more powders on my face just bugs me. I loved the Ruby and Millie multi purpose push up bars (for want of better words) for their ease of use. Lovely post


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