The following feature appears in the October 2017 issue of NYLON.
We talked to Poppy King, founder of Lipstick Queen, on how she got her starts in the beauty world, building her beloved beauty brand, and bringing Black Lace Rabbit to life. Read on for what she had to say and see the black blush in action, below.
What inspired you to start Lipstick Queen back in 2008?
From the moment I played dress-up with my mom’s lipstick when I was seven years old, the inner power of lipstick has had me mesmerized. What it did to me on the outside was secondary. I suddenly felt like a superhero version of myself, and still feel that way when I apply lipstick every morning. I could never find a brand that I thought did true justice to its powers with magical formulas and ultra-nuanced shades and textures, so I decided to make lipsticks myself. Lipstick Queen was born out of my desire to return lipstick to center stage and give it the respect it deserves as an iconic product.