Lipstick Queen Frog Prince First Impressions/Review

11 July 2015

Lipstick Queen is a brand that I haven't delved too deeply in. I was so excited when my Ulta store first got it in store, bought six or seven things, and then promptly forgot about it for over a year. Which, in retrospect, is crazy because Medieval is one of my favorite casual red lippies ever. Sure, I joked about buying the $50 Velvet Rope lipsticks, but I've never bit the bullet.

However, when we got the Frog Prince display in, I was intrigued. Then my GM was telling about how, when she received it as gratis, it stained for 48 hours and didn't budge. Okay. I was sold. I am going to be typing this up in review format even though it is a first impressions post because if I continue to like it over the next couple of weeks I don't intend on editing this post. If, however, something crazy happens and I actually end up disliking this product, I will edit this post, add an ETA to the title, and update you. As of right now I really like this product.

FTC Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with this company, nor am I being sponsored nor compensated for this post. All opinions are my own and do not reflect those of my employer.



Product Rundown

Description || Get heads turning with Frog Prince, a remarkable emerald green lipstick that transforms into magical rosebud upon contact with the lips. Don't be fooled by the deep green hue of this semi-sheer lipstick - the green reacts with the warmth of your lips turning them an intense, fairy tale rose. No two pairs of lips will look the same as it adapts according to your pH and natural coloring, appearing entirely different yet beautifully flattering on everyone. Vitamin E and Shea Butter keep lips soft, hydrated and deliciously kissable. And just like true love itself, this enchanting shade was made to last. Lips remain their blissful pink all day long from just one lingering, magical Frog Prince kiss.
  • Moisturizing Shea Butter and anti-oxidant VItamin E soothe and protect

  • Glossy, wet formula wears into a gentle, flattering and long-lasting pink tint

  • Unique to you – Frog Prince adapts according to your pH and skin tone to create your most flattering shade of pink

Colors || One color option.
Price || $25.
Size || 0.07 oz.
Where to buy || Lipstick Queen, Ulta, Bloomingdale's, and any other Lipstick Queen retailer probably.
Initial thoughts || This is less of a lipstick and more highly pigmented lip balm on me. It feels comfortable and soothing on the lips. The color does change to become a rather intense yet still translucent, glossy pink on me, but since it's supposed to be "your perfect shade of pink", it's hard for me to speak for anyone else. (Honestly, I feel as though these products tend to be a bit gimmicky and would probably look similar on everyone, BUT that is not always the case, so I would have to test this on a variety of skintones to determine.)
Would I repurchase? || Yes yes yes!
Ingredients || Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Oil (Olus / Huile Vegetale), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera / Cire De Candelilla), Beeswax (Cera Alba / Cire D¿Abeille), Ozokerite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter Extract, Alaria Esculenta Extract, Phenoxyethanol, Red 21 (CI 45380), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

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The packaging is whimsical and cute. This lipstick is probably going to become my new favorite, honestly. I love the bright warm pink it turns on me and my manager was not joking when she said this product stains! The consistency is smooth and moisturizing, a bit on the thinner side but it doesn't feel straight up greasy like a chapstick or Carmex does on my lips. The glossy shine wears down in about two to three hours (depending on how much talking, eating, and drinking you do; two to three hours when my mouth is shut but I also wore this while filming and got about a solid hour before the shine wore off) and then you're left with a slightly lighter and brighter pink stain.

Sometimes when tinted balms wear off on my lips, they leave my lips feeling parched after the initial balmy glossiness is gone. This one still leaves my lips feeling soft, which is impressive considering I have the most persistently dry and peeling lips known to man.

As far as first impressions go, color me impressed! If my opinions change within the next few weeks, I will edit this post and update y'all.


Honestly, hand swatches of products like this tend to be pretty useless. The stain never develops quite as well on my hand as it tends to do on my lips. But here ya go, this is when it's first applied and still just clear.


The color after sitting for a couple of minutes.


Bare lips for color comparison.


Freshly applied.


An hour after wearing.


No flash, natural lighting.


27 hours later; the leftover staining. You can see that this lippy will definitely catch on dry patches, so be warned.

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Full face shot 27 hours later. Sorry for my face, yikes!

As far as first impressions and initial thoughts go, this product is a win in my book thus far. Have you tried it? Do you like it?

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