I’ve always wondered how those marbled lipsticks actually worked. Do you get a weird smear of three colours on your lips? Is it wearable? Does it all melt into one beautiful colour?
Well, wonder no more because I tried swirly surprise and I have thoughts!
This is the Lipstick Queen Method in the Madness collection. The line includes six lipsticks ($25 CAD each), which combine two shades in the bullet to create a mystery shade (although the shade name on the bottom of the tube certainly gives a good hint).
The lipsticks come in a stylish mod tube, featuring pops of colour that you would find in the lipstick collection.
With the hypnotizing swirls in the bullet, each lipstick is sure to have a unique design (just like a snowflake!).
Manic Mauve is a beige cream swirled with a grey-purple, that mixes to create a very wearable taupe-y grey. All you need to do is run the lipstick over your lips a few times to even out the little purple streaks and be left with a pretty neutral.
Berserk Berry is definitely one of those shades that won’t be everyone’s favourite. The amethyst purple can be an intimidating colour, so it might take a certain type of eye look to even it out. The formula had a lot more streakiness from the pink and purple swirls, so instead of running the bullet over my lips a few times, I had to smooth it out by rubbing my lips together for about 10 seconds (so, this shade might take a bit of extra work).
The collection also includes a red, a brown, a pink and a pale nude, so I’d be interested to see how those shades look on the lips.
If I were to recommend only of the two shades I reviewed, I’d easily pick Manic Mauve because of the creamy formula and wearable it is.
The Lipstick Queen Method in the Madness collection will be available September 2018 at Murale.
I’d never would have guessed that that purple would come out so dark, but I actually like it! I’ve only tried swirled lipsticks from Avon, and I like them but it is so hard for me to use them and destroy the beautiful pattern, haha.
It’s always a catch 22 when you get a pretty product. It’s so aesthetically pleasing, but you don’t want to use it and ruin it.