Time Tested Lipstick~
I honestly don't think that I have ever used another lipstick that lasted the way these do. I have wasted money on so many lip products over the years. I just wanted a color that I liked to stay on my lips without making them feel uncomfortable. I was always able to find a lipstick with one quality I was looking for, but never all three. When I got my first Moodmatcher lipstick I used it here and there. I did not have a clue as to what I wanted back then. I bought it because my friends and I thought that it was cool to see what color would show up on our lips. I always wanted what was being advertised as the latest and greatest thing and would bug my mom for it whenever we went to the grocery store. When I got a little older and started going out to the clubs I started using the Moodmatcher lipstick again. Sometimes I would put a different lipstick on top to change the color. When that color wore off I still had the Moodmatcher on my lips. This became my beauty "secret!" Fast forward to me scraping the last bit out of the tube it came in and I switched back to trying different lipsticks that were always disappointing. I tried drugstore and more expensive brands with no luck.
Sometime last year I googled Moodmatcher lipstick and found the Fran Wilson website. I don't remember why I did it, but it was most likely related to frustration with the products I had been using. I ordered a total of six Moodmatcher lipsticks. Three were the original formula and the other three were the Moodpearl version that I had never tried. I ordered the pink in pearl and a blue and a green in both original and pearl. The last one I bought was the red in the original formula. It is my favorite red color. It has a blue tone to it so that it doesn't give my teeth that "scary clown" yellow look! These lipsticks are not described as lip stains, but they definitely last longer than any stain I have tried. These are not at all drying. They contain Aloe Vera and Vitamin E and feel very moisturizing to the lips.
|The beautiful box I received|
with Fran Wilson Luxe Twist Sticks
and Moodmatcher lipsticks.
The Luxe Twist Sticks come in six beautiful colors. They retail for $8 and offer a more matte look than the original Moodmatcher lipstick. I personally do not feel that these last quite as long as the regular lipsticks and are a little less moisturizing as well. Maybe this is because of the matte finish? Please don't get me wrong though because these are great lipsticks and do not dry out my lips. I find myself using a lip balm more often with these, but if you have read my previous post about my lip balm obsession you will know that I use them constantly anyway. They are easy to use and super cute. They fit right in with the "chubby stick" trend going on in makeup right now. When applied they feel light and creamy. Once they set they are almost transfer proof!
The original Moodmatcher lipsticks come in a total of ten colors and there are six Moodpearl shimmering colors that make this shimmer loving girl happy! They are all only $3 each. I am amazed that these are still so affordable! I am equally amazed that more women do not know about/or use them. My guess would be that it is because they are not sold in stores. I personally haven't found them there anyways. The best place to order these is on the Moodmatcher or the Fran Wilson website . The Moodmatcher website is devoted to the Moodmatcher line. Here you can order the 20th anniversary special edition Luxe set in three limited edition colors for $12. The Fran Wilson site offers the Moodmatcher lipsticks, but I didn't see the limited edition set. This site also carries a skin care line that I am hoping to try out soon as well as a 6 piece Lip Classics set for $30. I have never tried these and wish they were sold individually. I hope that they do so in the future.
Ok, on to the pictures! I applied one Twist Stick color a day and took a picture to show each shade. I apologize that I had to pucker my lips since my top lip likes to disappear when I smile and I look like I'm frowning if I don't smile!
|Pink~ Very pretty in person|
|Red~ This pic is bigger and I guess that is|
fitting for a red lipstick! This is my favorite
red, but the least forgiving of application
|Orange~ This is not really orange, but|
a nice coral & pink combo.
|Yellow~ The lightest color I have tried.|
This would be a safe color for anyone
worried about these lasting too long or
being too bright.
|Green~ This is a bright pink color!|
|Blue~ This is another favorite of mine!|
It is a beautiful Fuchsia color. It
looks similar to the shades I've seen
used to describe Radiant Orchid.
(2014 color of the year)
|Fran Wilson Moodmatcher Luxe Twist Sticks from|
left to right~ Pink, Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue.
|This is a swatch of the colors I purchased last year. I made the mistake of|
being in a hurry when I took these pics. From left to right~
Pink (pearl), Red, Green (pearl), Green, Blue (pearl), and Blue.
|These are the Moodmatcher lipsticks shown in the above swatch.|