A bit of a late post from me today, I've had a lush evening relaxing and eating melon :)
Today is the last of my week of daily product reviews and I've saved one of my favourites until last. Max Factor Flipsticks have been seen everywhere recently and have a fair bit of hype surrounding them and as a bit of a lipstick junkie who likes two toned lips I simply had to pick one up.
My first impression was that for £8.49 this was a good value purchase as you get two lipsticks for the price. However, after closer inspection, the bullets are both fairly small so I was a little disappointed. On the up side, the colours have an incredibly good pay off so you need very little with each application to create a very bold effect.
The one thing that disappointed me about the Gispy Red flipstick is that whilst the red shade is very heavy and pigmented, the gold shade just isn't quite heavy enough to apply over the top and still give a really bright pay off. However, I've also spent some time playing around with the Bloomy Pink flipstick which my mum picked up a while back and with those colours this isn't a problem so I think its just a fault with the formula of the gold shade.
Possibly my favourite thing about flipsticks is that they are so versatile. From each one you can create four different looks (much like MUA's so called unique lip booms only much better quality...but my hatred of MUA is a whole different story) which means you can create a look for every occasion.
Over all, whilst I think they are a little steep in cost, maybe if they even just knocked 50p off the price making them £7.99 then it would seem better value. But in all honesty, for the quality of the product and the versatility I think that flipsticks are a good investment, especially if you want a lipstick for your handbag instead of carrying around several at once.
What do you think? Over priced or a must have? Have you tried the flipstick collection?