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.