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Beauty Is Life Kingdom Lipstick

In our search for the perfect red lipstick, we asked our loyal Birchbox fans to vote on their favorite shade from the chic brand Beauty Is Life. The votes flew in, and this cheery crimson color won by a long shot. It’s universally flattering (we tested it on staffers of all complexions), goes on smoothly, and doesn’t budge for hours. A single swipe makes the perfect accessory to that new party dress waiting in your closet.

Beauty Is Life Kingdom Lipstick
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Not the right red for me...
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I am on the constant search for the perfect red and this was not it. It was too orange and too screaming as well.

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Pretty good
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I'm not a usual lipstick wearer and if I didn't feel ridiculous in it I would be inclined to wear this. But buying was an experiment gone wrong. This stuff is good though!

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Beautiful cherry red!
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I love how these lipsticks are so intensely pigmented; the colors are super vivid and they last and last. Great lipstick to wear for a night out since you won't need to touch up much. Kingdom is one of the most dramatic reds I've ever used. And I absolutely love the light vanilla scent! This is the second Beauty Is Life lipstick I've purchased and if there are more shades made available through the BB store, I'll probably buy more. Only drawback is it makes my lips feel a bit dry after I've been wearing it for a few hours so I do wish it was more emollient.

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Beautiful but very intense color!
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I've never been a red lipstick kind of girl, but since this shade was described as universally flattering I decided to give it a go.

The color is very lovely and long lasting, but also very intense! I literally just dab a little bit on my bottom lip and then use a clear lip balm over it to smooth it onto both lips to de-intensify it. If I applied it as I might apply any other lipstick or lipgloss I think it would be way overpowering for my taste.

If you're looking for a really intense red lipstick - you won't be disappointed with this one! If you're just getting into reds, this one might not be the best "starter" color.

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Not so perfect for me.
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As background, I am Italian/Irish - which means I have very pale skin with olive undertones, brown hair and eyes. For years, I have bought into the beauty advice that everyone can wear red if they find the right color. I have bought countless lipsticks. I have tried on every red at at the counters.... so I jumped at this one that was described to be universally flattering. I really love the smell and the feel. The color lasts all day. I think it looks hot, my husband says I look like a clown. So I don't really wear it, I think red lips may be one of those looks girls like & guys hate.

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Great bright red

This red is a nice bright, cherry red that looks pretty good with pale skin. It's not a darker red or ruby red by any means, it pops with a lot of color and is quite bright, but I think it's a fantastic casual red. It's a matte lipstick, super creamy, with just a hint of a luster to it.

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Beautiful Shade but not what Expected
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This shade is wonderful and very flattering to my complexion but not the crimson color I was expecting. Maybe it is my complexion matched with the lipstick but on me it has more of a vibrant pink shade. Still a beautiful color though and very flattering!

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Great Holiday Red
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I've been searching for the perfect red lipstick for the holidays and I believe I've found it! I have very pale skin so some reds can be a bit shocking on me but this shade is just right. The shape of the lipstick is a little odd though (its flat as compared to the angled shape of most lipsticks) and can make it harder to apply.

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huge fan of this lipstick
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I have super fair skin, cool undertones, and reddish brown hair, and I tend to shy away from a lot of dramatic lip colors. But this one is everything.

It is super saturated - which I love, because a little goes a long way, and a fair amount goes even longer! I like to mix and match other lip products with this one to add dimension, or go 100% in for a really dramatic, semi-matte look.

Whenever I wear this, I get complimented on everything. A normal outfit takes on a new life, this lipstick is like wearing a pair of heels.

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Red!
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This lipstick color is fabulous! It's not orange, it's not pink, it's not fushia, it is red! Just what I have been looking for!!!!

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