Medieval by Lipstick Queen is more of a tinted balm than a lipstick, despite the glorious bright red color you see in the tube. It's basically a moisturizing product that pampers the lips and feels smooth and soft , with the extra benefit of staining the lips in a pretty red shade that can be built and enhanced a little. Don't let the ultra sheer and pale swatch discourage you: it shows better on darker lips, and two coats of Medieval are definitely noticeable.
Poppy King created Medieval as a sensual yet sort of natural look, inspired by the days when artificial makeup was frowned upon. I'm not sure I really want to celebrate Medieval times and their idea of femininity, but I do like this lip product, both for its color and for the formula (unscented, by the way).
Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Vegetable Oil (Olus/Huile Vegetale), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax (Candelilla Cera/Cire De Candelilla), Beeswax (Cera Alba / Cire D¿Abeille), Ethylhexyl Methoxycinnamate, Ozokerite, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Benzophenone-3, Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Butylparaben, Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Red 33 Lake (CI 17200), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).
Lipstick Queen-Medieval ($22) is available at Barneys, Nordstrom, and Ulta.