Max Factor Flipstick - Gipsy Red

Wednesday, 1 August 2012




As I was flicking through the pages of InStyle magazine, I noticed the advert for Max Factor's Flipstick. The model was wearing shade Gipsy Red and that's when I decided to go and buy one for myself. It looked really interesting, the whole lip was in the red shade but in the centre of the lips was a gold shimmer.

Price is £8.49 from Boots and there is also a 3-for-2 offer currently. I didn't buy anything else as there was nothing else I really needed. I think price wise, it is incredibly pricy for a drugstore product. The packaging is not fancy at all. I have never owned any Max Factor products before so I guess you can say I was slightly disappointed in terms of the packaging aspect.

Moving on to the product, it is double ended so you are paying for two colours instead of one. To get the colour, you twist the lipstick up. The lipstick bullets are quite thin so you must be gentle with application. One flaw I've found with this lipstick is that it sits in the cracks of your lips quite obviously, so make sure you have a thin layer of lip balm (my personal choice is Vaseline) before applying the red/orange colour. 

I loved the colour though, it's quite bold but a pretty shade. The red colour is highly pigmented and one swipe on your lips are enough. However, the gold colour isn't heavy enough so you do need to apply a few more coats before colour shows over the red. Both the colours have specks of glitter and are sheer. Compared to other high street drugstore make up brands I've bought lipsticks from (17, Rimmel, Maybelline, Revlon) I can tell you that Max Factor wins for lip scent. It has a pleasant, light scent. 17 is unscented whereas Rimmel and Maybelline smell the same, sort of like plastic cherries (is it just me?!) which I'm not particularly fond of. Lasting power of this lipstick is long, lasts for 4+ hours if you don't drink or eat anything.

Overall, I'm quite satisfied with the product. If this colour combination didn't exist, I wouldn't have purchased this product as I think you can achieve the same look with lipsticks you already own! Do you own one?

8 comments:

  1. Great colors :) I'm following you now :)

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  2. I've had my eye on these and this colour in particular. I like the look of two lipsticks together but that is quite pricey. You're right, you could achieve the look with two lipsticks you own! Great review!

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    1. They are £6.49 in Superdrug right now!! Thanks for reading! :)

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  3. Love this type of lipstick so much!
    You can both apply two tone of color of you lip at the same time!
    And blend them together gradually! I'm sure it will look very nice!
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    Amy x

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  4. I also buy it !
    this lipstick is amazing !

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    1. Glad you think so too! I love the colour.

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