We all know that a pop of colour on your lips can enhance your outfit, update your look and make you feel glamorous with very little effort. And if you’re an ELLE beauty regular you will have seen our trend report in the September issue, and following the ELLE TV channel with our Beauty School tutorials too. Still want more? Read on for must-do make-up tips from the ultimate Lipstick guru. The brilliant Poppy King, aka The Lipstick Queen.
Poppy King decided when she was only seven years old that lipstick was her passion; little did she know that lipstick would lead to her very successful future too. At 18, straight out of school in her native Australia, Poppy launched her first Lipstick brand and by the time she was 21 she was the founder of a million-dollar business. After working on Poppy Cosmetics for 12 years Poppy moved to New York to work for Estee Lauder companies and later became vice president of creative marketing for Presciptives. But in 2006 Poppy decided that the corporate ladder was no longer for her, and decided to conquer her childhood dreams, launching Lipstick Queen Cosmetics. Her reason? Lipstick ‘makes you feel able to take on anything’ and she craved for the perfect lipstick that was ‘rich, opaque