I’m headed off for the weekend with a couple of friends, so right now I’m trying to figure out what makeup I actually need to take with me, versus the 101 things I think I need. Thankfully, Lipstick Queen has made pairing down a whole lot easier with Oxymoron.
Packaged in a neat little gold compact with a good-sized mirror, Oxymoron is a matte gloss, which can be used on both your lips and cheeks.
The formula is like absolutely nothing I’ve come across before! It feels like a light balm when first applied, but once it’s on, it dries down to a silky matte. It’s a complete dream product! The shade pictured is Open Secret, the most perfect bright coral.
To use it, I apply my foundation and concealer as normal, then I use my fingers to tap a little of the gloss onto my cheekbones and then blend in. I am absolutely obsessed with the colour, it really brightens up my complexion, and it looks healthy and natural. Once I’ve finished off the rest of my makeup, I then use a little of the gloss on my lips. I love using this as a lip stain, and I top with a little balm. The wear time is excellent, and the silky texture is hard to beat!