The latest lip product from Lipstick Queen is the Chinatown Glossy Pencils, inspired by New York City's Chinatown where Lipstick Queen's offices are located and Poppy King's favourite film by film director-producer Roman Polanski. Likely due to the shea-butter in their formulas, the lip pencils are moisturizing on application and very glossy. They are also "jumbo"-sized, well-pigmented and have good lasting power. Each pencil comes with a cap and sharpener.
I ordered the Mystery Glossy Pencil through the Barneys online store. (Lipstick Queen is still not available in Japan but I hope they will make an appearance in Tokyo soon!) Mystery is a brilliant plum purple that comes in a lovely film noir-print box. Unfortunately, my lips are already quite pigmented and turn the gloss into a bold, vampy brown-red that is not very appropriate for a day-look. This is a shame as Mystery is a beautiful shade on its own but perhaps others will have more luck with this color. The pencil product also dries out the lips after a while, so I recommend either wearing a lip balm or liquid gloss over it.
I do like the idea of the Glossy Pencils and am still interested in some of the other shades (Thriller and Crime). But I have yet to try out one of Lipstick Queen's Big Bang glosses, which are exploding in popularity right now, and may try one of those first. One Lipstick Queen Chinatown Glossy Pencil costs 20 dollars (USD).