After creating her own cosmetics company (called Poppy) at age 19 in her native Australia, Poppy King went on to launch her now internationally recognized line, Lipstick Queen, which is beloved for its Invisible Lip Liner, Jean Queen lipstick and lip gloss, and gorgeous selection of lipstick colors. The young entrepreneur has partnered with companies such as J.Crew and Kate Spade to create lipstick lines or one-off special colors, and is known for her signature red lip. We spoke with the lipstick maven to find out which essentials she carries in her makeup bag, and discovered that this fall, she’s rocking navy-blue eye liner with a little cat's-eye flick at the outer corner…think ’50s-inspired flight attendant, just like on the new TV show Pan Am.
“I'm always wearing lipstick, but anytime I need to feel like a superhero I put on my favorite red and can cope with anything.”
“Even when I'm lazy and can't be bothered to wear mascara, this instantly wakens the eyes and makes them appear larger.”
“When you are as pale as I am, this is your best friend against premature aging. And being from Australia, I was taught from a young age to apply SPF every day!”
“This is an instant hide-and-no-seek for blemishes. You can use it to cover up any redness around your nose and lips before applying your lippy!”
“Want instant va-va-voom lashes? This is like a pair of falsies in a tube. Combined with a Shu Uemura eyelash curler, you've got perfect, night-ready eyes.”