Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick is in a Class by Itself.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick.

Lipstick is the one cosmetic I never want to be without.  A beautiful bold shade can liven up the sallowest of complexions and instantly give one a boost in confidence on the dreariest of days.  So when a lipstick brand comes along promising to, “glide on the lips without dragging, coating the lips with feather-like, velvety texture,” yours truly stands and takes notice.  Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick ($50 USD/ 3.5g) has proven to be the most important, valuable and cherished piece in my collection.  The texture, the hydrating feel, the amazing pigmentation, the extraordinary packaging and phenomenal longevity makes this line the reigning Queen amongst a sea of lipstick pawns 🙂

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick.

According to Lipstick Queen, founder Poppy King,

was inspired by the golden years of Hollywood when stars and glamour was in every detail.  [She] wanted to create a lipstick that had the femme fatale factor of velvet with the intense pigment and a subtle sheen and the sensual, floating feeling of silk.  This is true luxury.  The case is pure Hollywood with all the drama of the famous actresses that had us transfixed with their strength and beauty.  With a formulation that has taken eighteen months to perfect, Velvet Rope brings together Poppy’s dream combination of exquisitely rich pigments and an ease of application that needs to be experienced to be believed.

The Pros to Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick:

  1. Beautiful bright pinky red shade.
  2. Amazing pigmentation with one swipe.
  3. Deliciously smooth lightweight formula glides on lips and feels like second skin.
  4. Matte finish imparts a velvety look on the lips.
  5. Vitamin E (Tocopheryl acetate) and Apricot Oil added.
  6. The new ingredient Silicone Elastomer is responsible for the smooth silky texture and malleability.
  7. Neutral based deep pink can be worn by both warm and cool skin tones alike.
  8. Lasted about 6 hours on its own and 8 hours when worn with a long wearing lipliner.
  9. Applying an additional layer over an existing layer will not result in lipstick feathering or caky appearance.
  10. Slight peppermint scent is a refreshing and appealing.
  11. Glamorous gold packaging is substantial, elegant and compact…reminds me of one of my mother’s old lipstick cases from the 60’s…you know, when quality packaging was produced.
  12. Strong magnetic closure ensures lipstick does not accidentally open in one’s bag.
  13. Does not bleed into fine lines without a lip liner.
  14. Pairs beautifully with MAC Trust in Red Lipliner or It Cosmetics Blushing Nude Lipliner.
  15. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil.

The Cons Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick:

  1. Ingredient list is not printed on the box.
  2. The lipstick bullet is very delicate, too much pressure during application can cause the bullet to lean against the interior of the tube…be gentle.
  3. Very expensive, but worth every penny 🙂
  4. Five colors in the line…In the timeless words of Christopher Walken from SNL, “Fellas…I need more Cowbell.”
Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope after lunch.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope after lunch.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope reapplied over existing layer after lunch.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope lipstick reapplied over existing layer after lunch.

As you may know, I am not a huge fan of keeping lipstick on my lips during a meal.  However, for the sake of this post, I can happily report, Private Party held up very well after my non-greasy lunch. What was even more impressive, was how beautifully an additional layer applied over the existing layer.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope freshly applied at 11:00 am. before the beach.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick freshly applied at 11:00 am. before the beach.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope at 2:00 pm. on the beach.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick at 3:00 pm. on the beach.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope at 6:00 pm. on the way home from the beach.

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick at 6:00 pm. I’m a bit disheveled, but Private Party held up beautifully.

Private Party was taken to the beach to see how well it would fare amid hot/drying weather conditions.  I can happily report, my lips never felt dry and the color lasted beautifully (without reapplication) during copious amounts of talking and laughter.  For this look, I applied a very light layer of It Cosmetics Blushing Nude Your Lips But Better Waterproof Lip Liner Stain (reviewed here) as a base, followed by Private Party directly over the liner and MAC Trust in Red lip liner on the upper lip line to even out the edges.

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Swatches L-R: Star System, Black Tie, Entourage, Brat Pack and Private Party.

Lipstick Queen Velvet Rope Lipstick Swatches L-R:
Star System, Black Tie, Entourage, Brat Pack and Private Party.

  • Star System:  Nude
  • Black Tie:  True Deep Red
  • Entourage:  Wine
  • Brat Pack:  Red with warm undertones.
  • Private Party:  Hot Pink with red undertones.

Ingredient List for Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick:

Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Cire De Candelilla), Silica, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Perfluorononylethyl Stearyl Dimethicone, Beeswax (Cire D’Abeille), Polyethylene, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernal Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Limonene, Linalool, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide Cl 77891

Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick can be found at Nordstrom, Beauty.com, SpaceNK, Ulta and lipstickqueen.com.

THE VERDICT:  If makeup could talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Lipstick Queen Private Party Velvet Rope Lipstick is like a good game of chess, it has “the power to make  people happy.”  This Golden Goddess has won my heart and my eternal devotion.  Do you need this formula in your life?  Undeniably, unequivocally, indisputably, irrefutably and indubitably…YES!!! This is the one Queen that can do no wrong.  Be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. Oh my! You have all five of them. I’m still thinking what color I should get next. I’m not so sure if Private Party will fit me 🙁

    Is it a cool-toned pink? It doesn’t look ‘hot pink’ to me.

    • Hello Rae,
      Private Party is a blue based pinky red that can appear rather vibrant against certain skin tones and under certain lighting conditions (florescent lighting or under LED white lights). However, if you pair it with a nude lipliner/base the vibrancy is reduced. If you really want to get creative, you can also pair it with another Velvet Rope or any other lipstick to create a unique shade. BTW, what other Velvet Rope color do you have?
      -Maria

  2. I remember years back when Poppy debuted her Poppy lipsticks in Australia at David Jones. I was blown away at how pigmented they were.

    I have bought some of her past incarnations of various colors but haven’t bought any of her Lipstick Queen brand.

    Seeing that its $50 surprises me a bit. The color looks absolutely gorgeous on you.

    • Hello Olivia,
      I used to wear her Sinner Lipsticks all the time. I agree the pigmentation is amazing. Her Velvet Rope line has more pigmentation in one swipe, paired with a lightweight feel. I have Tom Ford Lipsticks and IMHO, Velvet Rope are superior. Thank you for the lovely compliment.
      -Maria

  3. Sounds heavenly. I must check this out next time I’m at SpaceNK. I just wish it was a little cheaper.

    • Hello CeCe,
      Private Party really is lovely. Beauty.com has a coupon code on the bottom of my post, ten dollars off a fifty dollar purchase. I hope that will help.
      -Maria

  4. Gorgeous, simply gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful lip color and pictures. Slightly over my budget, but I may have to save up to get one of these guys.

    • Hello Izzie,
      So gald you liked the color and pictures. I know this line is expensive, but I must admit, it is worth the money. You will not be disappointed.
      -Maria

  6. I love this lipstick line. I have Brat Pack and it is also my favorite lipstick formula. Now I’m thinking I need Private Party 🙂

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