Max Factor recently released a rather interesting take on the lipstick called the Flipstick, which is basically 2 different, complimentary lipsticks in one. The idea is that you can play around, create all sorts of inspiring designs and generally spruce up your approach to lipstick application.
The one I chose to try is Boreal Mauve, which has a frosty pale pink at one end and a vivid violet pink at the other. I’m suffering from horrifically dry lips at the moment that not even Lanolips can fix, hence the flakies in the pictures.
Here’s the paler pink on it’s own:
And here’s the violet on it’s own:
I decided to try and go for a look that incorporated the two but was still wearable, so I went for the oh-so obvious approach of using the stronger colour all over the lips and using the paler shade to accent the middle, creating the illusion of fuller lips.
Both pictures, top to bottom: Paler shade, darker shade, both shades blended together.
All in all, I’m a fan. I like the concept, I enjoy the contrast of the two shades and appreciate the fact that they both give different finishes too; the paler shade is frosted and the violet is demi-matte. They’re available in six shades and are currently on special at Boots, down from £8.49 to £6.49 here.