Fallen Australian lipstick queen Poppy King’s rise from the ashes. Supplied by Channel 9/60 Minutes
AS her cosmetics empire and reputation crumbled around her, it wasnt one of her cult-followed matt lip colours Poppy King used to help her put on a brave face.
The Australian lipstick queens pick-me up of choice became the humble lemonade icy pole.
As the lipstick empire shed launched at just 19 and nurtured into a business with annual profits of $6.5 million went down the tubes, King would fight for it by day, then mourn its loss at night.
Behind closed doors, shed sometimes succumb to the tears.
I had these lemonade icy poles in the freeze…