Another birthday haul review! Again a product from my friend Cat who also gave me the False Lash Effect Mascara. MaxFactor Flipsticks have been available here in the UK for a few months, and have got quite a lot of interest around them as they allow you a quirkier lipstick look, with a metallic iridescent finish.
Above: MaxFactor Flipstick Advert
I have shade 5 - Bloomy Pink. There are six shades to choose from, each with a darker more matt colour, and a lighter iridescent one. Though for this shade, each of the colours have a shimmer through them. It's really up to you how you apply the product - I tend to either fill in my lips with the darker pink and highlight over the top in the centre of my lips with the lighter one, or line my lips with the darker pink and fill with the light pink.
The lipsticks are wind up - at each end of the bullet, and have a very creamy consistency. Unfortunately for me this resulted in an almost beheading of the dark pink whilst on holiday - however although slightly bent now I can still use it, just only wound out a little!
As I mentioned before, your colour application possibilities are endless - particularly if you have several shades of Flipstick. Taking these photos I actually found it very difficult to get across the light shimmer in the centre of my lips - but if you have used a Flipstick before you will know that the colour partnership is both subtle and bright at the same time.
I really love this product! I will definitely invest in more Flipstick shades in the near future - Perhaps starting with Gipsy Red.