Medieval: an easygoing red

My first Lipstick Queen purchase is, well, not really a lipstick. It's more of a tinted balm.

Lipstick Queen's Medieval, Php1,100 from Stuff In Style.

During medieval times, when lipstick was considered a sin, women used the natural acidity of lemons to bring forth a natural blood-red stain on their lips. This flattering look has been recreated by Poppy in this best-selling tint. Medieval is purely Vitamin E and pigment, making it silky to wear and divinely transparent. And best of all it makes your skin look flawless.
— http://www.lipstickqueen.com/medieval.html

I've always been into that look women in medieval shows have, they always had natural-looking red lips and just some hint of color on their lids and cheeks.

Packaging is on point, at least, according to my aesthetics.  I love the feel of the tube, sleek with good weight on it.

From the bullet it looks pretty intense, but here it is swatched below:

One swipe.  This stuff is buildable though, so continuous swiping gives off a bit more intensity.

The reason I got this, instead of the numerous (and stunning) colors available from Lipstick Queen, is because I needed a simple, fuss-free "mom" lip product. I needed something that wouldn't necessarily stain my baby's face (because to be honest, I can't resist not kissing him all the time hehe) but something that has an appropriate amount of tint, something that wears out evenly, and something moisturizing. I JUST WANTED AND NEEDED SOMETHING EASY.  This doesn't last on your lips a great deal, as with most sheer lip balms and lip butters, but the beauty in this is in the ease of reapplication--that is, there isn't much need for a mirror to do so. (Note to self: I could've gotten one of those Fresh lip balms, too. But Lipstick Queen presented itself unto me.)

Despite Poppy King's declaration that this is a "red anyone can wear", I wouldn't necessarily recommend this to everyone. I would, however, recommend this to anyone who is looking for something easy to wear, or those not quite ready for vivid reds on their lips just yet.  This is an easygoing red; one that you don't need to worry about. 

My fuss-free "mom" look--all it takes is 5 minutes or less.