Confession: we have days when we’re uninspired by our wardrobes. We need to get out the door, nothing looks right, and—short of a last-minute trip to Barneys—we’re out of ideas. What saves us every time? A swipe of bold lipstick. Even beat-up jeans and a tee have a tendency to look perfectly pulled together with a bright red lip.

Poppy King—you may know her as the Lipstick Queen—knows better than anyone the transforming effect that lipstick can have, and she’s made it her business to show women the light. From her cult-status sheer Medieval (the definition of ‘you, only better’) to the instantly sold-out Hello Sailor (yes, it’s blue, and yes, you can wear it), the lady knows lipstick. Her latest creation, the Velvet Rope collection, is the ultimate Old Hollywood accessory (that shiny gold case practically begs to peek of a gilded minaudiere) in gorgeously rich hues.

Still not a convert to the lipstick-wearing lifestyle? Let the queen herself convince you otherwise. Check out our video below…and then let us know what shade you’ll be trying next. And don’t forget to stop by the Apothecary at Barneys’ Madison Avenue flagship tomorrow from 1p.m. to 5p.m. to meet Poppy!