She says she felt she was being pigeonholed by the marketers into being either a shy, retiring woman, or a nightclubbing model. "Where was the lipstick that has a cerebral element that recongises we're not just putting on lipstick to greet the hubby at the door in our apron?" she asks. "That's not the function of my lipstick. Neither is the fucntion of it to go out and be a girl behaving badly, I don't have to put it on, go out and have sex with 10 men. I didn't want to have to make the choice between whether I was the intelligent girl or whether I was the attractive girl. Why can't I be both?"Australian Poppy King, the woman who launched two lipstick ranges, first Poppy which went belly up in the 1990s, and now Lipstick Queen.
What say you dear readers - is lippy only for the matron or the madam?