Out of all the Lipstick Queen lipsticks I have gotten, Jean Queen is one of the two (the other being Medieval)I actually reach for (mainly because they have smooth metal tubes that are not rubberized). Jean Queen has a particularly lovely formula as it feels like a watery gel and has a tad bit of opacity without milkiness. The color is also like azuki shaved ice, yum.
Well, there is a catch. They must have used a bit of that color-changing pigment found in so many color changing lip balm, because overtime Jean Queen turns more and more hot pink on me. Anyway, I have been meaning to get the matching gloss for quite a while but I kept holding it off.
Luckily, on Friday January 20th (I will always remember it as Maestro Barenboim's 60th Anniversary since he first played at Carnegie Hall, oh plus the brilliant performance of Bruckner 2nd), I found them at TJ-Maxx for 10 bucks a piece and I couldn't be any happier.
Jean Queen Gloss and Lipstick. They are both that muted sheer rose red that's neither obviously warm or cool. The gloss has hard plastic tube and only an attached brush tip to dispense the gloss, making squeezing a bit of an effort.
Jean Queen gloss is light weight, moisturizing and non sticky. It's a good formula but nothing groundbreaking. I will make an effort to use it even the applicator isn't encouraging.
Same goes with the color, wearable and healthy-looking. Good enough for 10 bucks.