Lippistix is a patent pending sampling product created to help consumers test lip colour in-store before buying.
Designed to be convenient and sanitary, Lippistix testers are made from a single piece of clear, injection-moulded acrylic plastic in the shape of a pair of lips. The lipstick colour is applied by pad printing, by lowering an ink loaded silicone pad, which fits the shape of the design, onto the surface of the plastic. The shade name in gold font is printed on the reverse. An acrylic stick allows the tester to be held up to the face and positioned over the lips for colour testing.
The testers are designed to be displayed alongside the corresponding lipsticks in a purpose built point of sale stand. The tester sticks slot into holes in the middle of the stand, behind a slot for the shade identification label, with the product displayed on either side. Consumers are able to take away the free tester stick.