Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Paint me like one of your French girls
Like other reviewers, I was intrigued by this lipstick ever since I first saw Poppy on a TV shopping program. I had been dying to try Medieval since that time, and was itching for Ulta to start carrying it. Once I finally got my hands on it, I was afraid it wouldn't live up to the hype I had built up in my mind, but boy was I wrong!
This is lipstick for the girl who doesn't wear lipstick. But it's also lipstick for the girl who is addicted to lipstick. How is that possible? Well, it is truly the perfect shade that works for everyone. You can wear it on days when you are wearing makeup, but it also works great in a light application for days when you didn't really have time to put on makeup and just want something to make you look less washed out. On those days, I put a tiny touch of a creamy cheek stain (more natural looking than blush) and this lipstick and viola! Perfect Medieval blush of color to my face.
As others have mentioned, it does tend to wear off. However, I have noticed that when allowed to wear off naturally, it leaves a gorgeous stain to my lips that makes me look fresh and healthy. So sometimes if will feel as though it has worn off (because it is such a moisturizing product that when it is no longer there you can feel it) but the look of it is still beautiful. Also, since it is so light, it doesn't leave that awful, low-class lipstick ring on straws and coffee mugs, etc.
This color is not only buildable, but by the addition of one of Poppy's Butterfly Ball colors, you can deepen the red. (The Butterfly Ball colors add a hint of blue or purple, which works with any lipstick, but with this already applied, it just deepens the color enough to transition into evening for a dinner out with friends, etc.)
I absolutely recommend this for anyone who loves red lipsticks and wants to try them all, for someone who has been scared to try red lipstick, basically for all women. You will absolutely feel like the price was worth it.
Most Helpful Critical Review Extremely sheer color
The medieval thing had me wanting this for a long time before I went for it, because it is more money than I would normally spend on a lipstick. It was quite disappointing though because the color/tint is SO SHEER that it's like a glossy barely tinted chapstick. It's beautiful in the tube. It feels great on my lips and if you work at applying then blotting then applying then blotting, eventually you can build up to a sheer rouge-y flush of color, but that hard-earned color will attach to the first glass you drink from. It's too expensive for this. If you use it as a chapstick or to gloss and sheer down a more pigmented lipstick, that's probably what it's best for.
Reviewed by 232 customers The Only Lipstick I've Ever Used Up
RB from Ohio
This is the only lipstick I've ever used the entire bullet of—and then gone on to repurchase several times. This is the perfect product to throw on when you want to look slightly more presentable in public (I wear it when I go to class) or are going for a no-makeup-makeup look. I really appreciate that this lipstick basically feels like a lip balm, so you can reapply it over and over and layer it without it getting clumpy or dry. Simply the best! I recommend everyone try this at least once!
Great color, no staying power
Ess from midwest
Lovely color, but I can't get it to stay on longer than a few minutes. It's very frustrating.
This is the second time buying this.
Sandra from NC
Love this lipstick.
Love this perfect shade of red!
Cyn from Iowa
I received this as a mini in a gift bag. Loved it so much I have now purchased my Second tube.
Gorgeous, one of my faves!
Isabella H from United States
Gives such a perfect, sheer wash of color that works on all lips. Really buildable, from a nice sheer tint to a gorgeous velvet semi-opaque/opaque lip.
great sheer color
kt from Florida
I have a few colors of this formula and I really love the balmy comfortable feel on the lips. This color is a really flattering sheer red that I think would work on tons of skin tones. It doesn't pull too blue or orange and is sheer enough that your lip color balances it out from being too intense. It's a great everyday sort of red and perfect for conservative office makeup without being "nude". The color doesn't last super long and doesn't stain. I reapply a few times a day. It feels super moisturizing on but it doesn't seem to impart any extra treatment or long-lasting sort of moisture like a chapstick might. I only buy these on sale. The product is nice but the price is justified by the luxury of the brand and packaging.
Medieval Lipstick delivers!
Betsy the jewelry maker from McKinney, TX
This red delivers. I've never found a red that I could wear before. However, Lipstick Queen has done it again for me. LOVE IT!!!
Chelsy from Ohio
Cute color. Moisturizing
I will not purchase again
Franky from Oklahoma City, OK
Beautiful color ... Horribly drying.
Vanessa from Nashville
I'm a light medium skin tone and this adds a beautiful natural-ish flush to the lips. It's also super moisturizing and makes my lips feel super soft. Bought this half off for 21 days of beauty and would repurchase.
It's a beautiful moisturizing lip tint
Anon from San Jose, CA
I thought that this was a cool lipstick, but it's really more of a lip tint. It looks great on my lips (w/ a fair olive overtone and neutral undertones) , it give a subtle look to it. Not a bold red. I like that look, if you wanted something more bold, look elsewhere. You have to really apply for a stronger red. Moisturizing without the stickiness.
I am in love with Lipstick Queen!
DonnaN from Birmingham, AL
This lipstick feels great on: moisture-intense, but not sticky, gooey. Love the color!
Love! Bought 4 more
Samsula from North Carolina
Ok so if you're contemplating buying this I'll break down some of the things you see in the reviews:
1. I loved this so much I bought 4 more and sent one to a friend who loves it too.
2. It's sheer. It gives the most moisturizing feeling and a tiny bit deep red that is so flattering.
3. High quality which means it's expensive, I've already gone through 2 tubes so far and it lasts very well.
4. If you've been wanting to try "red" but are scared, this is for you. It looks so deep in the tube but goes on smooth and more like a heavy tint. But flatters the colors in your face so much. Gives that healthy lip glow look.
If you're on a super tight budget I would say you could probably find a lesser alternative. But if not, it's worth the splurge. I've never bought a shade of lipstick that I loved enough to repurchase multiple times. I hope this helps.
Arrived in less than perfect condition
Nancy from New York
Arrived with the tip of the lipstick bullet sheared off, even though I removed the cap carefully. At least the rest of the packaging is nice and the shade looks nice on me? Smooth application is going to be tricky...
Not what I thought...
Erin from Charlotte, NC
This is sheer. It is also a very cherry RED. If I had known that, I wouldn't have bothered to buy it. I thought it would be a color more like that of the tube, berry or plum-oriented. I'm disappointed. I'll pay better attention next time.
A perfect sheer red lipstick
A lipstick lurker from USA
This is a very nice moisturizing sheer read lipstick, and goes on almost like a lip balm. The color isn't too overwhelming, and the fact that it's sheer means that you don't need to spend a lot of time perfecting the coverage.It has a nice satiny finish as well, which is great because I've never been a huge fan of the matte lipstick trend. The staying power isn't fantastic, but that's the price you pay with a sheer lipstick!
Everyday Red That Looks Good on Everyone
STL in Toronto from Toronto, Canada
If you are a person that thinks they cannot pull off a red lip, you have yet to try this one. It is a nice red that looks good on everyone! The only reason it has 4 instead of 5 stars is the wear time...it is not great. I get a few hours from this but I do have to reapply after lunch...which is not a big deal for me.
OMG!! I LOVE THIS!!
Mickie from New Jersey
I got this in a sample pack with a bunch of other things from also recently and I was not even going to try it because I usually don't even bother with red lipsticks because they don't look good on me because I'm so pale but I decided on a whim to give it a try and boy am I glad I did! it is the perfect color for me it was not bold and Brash but it was very complimentary to my skin tone! I also tried a lip topper called shattered glass by Sleek makeup I believe it is? And wow did the combination really pack a punch! I recently were the two to a concert this past weekend and I only had to apply it once and I got so many compliments and it didn't transfer at all! I absolutely love this and I am going to recommend it to any of my friends who are hesitant to try a red lipstick!
Look great in tube
Bag girl from Baltimore
Lipstick look beautiful in tube but almost clear on me.
Why won't it stay on?
Dee from Pennsylvania
This color is the absolute best color I've ever had in a lipstick, bar none! The kind that you're always looking for but can't find. That's why it breaks my heart that it just does not stay on! No matter what I do, it's off within five minutes of applying and I don't have the time to reapply every five minutes. Really bums me out. I'm recommending it because maybe you can find a way to keep it on
A little too sheet
Catherine the Stiltwalker from Las vegas
I used Saint from Lipstick Queen before, and liked it better than this. I want a sheer lipstick, but this is too sheer. It's more like tinted chapstick. That being said, it still feels smooth, and if it had a little more pigment, it would be a great lipstick for the summer.
Great for everyone
kc from ATLANTA
Every day kbc
Love this lipstick
caroloc from Old Bridge, NJ
I finally found a lip color that isn't too intense. It's a hint of red which is just perfect without being too much.
Good every day red
ST from New Jersey
Really great color - goes on soft but seems to deepen and blend with natural lip color. Works well with darker skin tone and age. Lovely soft gloss
I will never need another lipstick..
Pyrewoman from Pennsylvania
I haved spent years looking for a lipstick with color that didn't look like actual lipstick..something that I wouldn't need to babysit, check, and reapply. This is the BEST one ever. Semisheer but with great color, no "lipstick" look...very light, shiny moisturizing...just fabulous.