Conspiracy is one of the new Vice lipsticks in the “metallized” formula. It looked very dark in the sample pod, almost brown, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. Having not read any reviews previously, the color certainly surprised me when I put it on! Instead of being brown, it’s more of a deep shimmering plum that is easy to sheer out or build up. I think it’s still leaning a little brown in these photos due to poor lighting (natural light, no sun), but in person it is definitely more plum.
I really liked the formula of Conspiracy. It is sheer but if your lips are dry, it’s pigmented enough to show on dry patches. I definitely need to exfoliate before wearing this lipstick for that reason. Another perk is that it looks glossy instead of satin or matte. I personally liked the finish of Conspiracy, but if you don’t want a glossy, metallic look, you may not like this.
Overall, I think Conspiracy is a beautiful color and a lovely formula! I don’t think I would wear it enough to purchase the full-size lipstick; however, if you like reddish plum colors it is worth checking out.