March 23, 2014

Fran Wilson Moodmatcher Lipsticks

Time Tested Lipstick~

This post is about my all time favorite lipstick! When I read that Fran Wilson is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the original Moodmatcher lipstick it reminded me of when I first tried them.  I was sixteen and they were fun and affordable.  I wanted to do this review in honor of what I believe to be the perfect lipstick. Although I did receive products for review, please know that the opinions I share are my own and I sincerely wanted to share them with you.

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. 

For review I was sent a beautiful pink box filled with six of the Luxe Twist Sticks and a gift set that includes six of the original lipsticks!  I was really surprised by both the beautiful packaging and the amount of products I received. I don't think I will need to buy another lipstick ever again!  I tried out each of the Twist Sticks, but only opened two of the regular lipsticks for ahem, my personal use.  I am saving the remaining four lipsticks that are unopened for a possible giveaway.  I'm just not sure if now is a good time for one.  I may save them and do a giveaway with them later.

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) 
Next I have a picture of the six Luxe Twist Stick shades swatched on my arm.  It gives a different perspective of the colors.  They really are very different shades as you will be able to tell in the pic below.
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.

I hope I have convinced someone to give these a try or maybe try them again.  These Moodmatcher lipsticks have come a long way since I was a teenager.  I don't think that there were as many color choices back then. I also know that there are other mood changing lipsticks out there, but don't be fooled.  The Fran Wilson Moodmatcher line is the best.  I think that maybe these lipsticks have matured like I have, but also like me are still very much young at heart!


  1. Thanks for this wonderful post, I am going to order some of these lipsticks on hautelook website, they are on sale there now.

  2. Thank you! I'm glad you liked it and that you decided to give them a try. If you see this reply let me know if you did order them and what you thought! I'm sorry I did not get back to you quicker. xx

  3. Hey CoCoJo, thank you for your review. Imma order it in blue color, I was quite confused in determining the color though. They are all so pretty.

    1. Hope you like it as much as I do! I love all of the colors. I've been wearing the blue a lot lately! Thanks for commenting. I've been MIA for a bit. Sorry for not replying back quicker.

  4. I am the Social Media Coordinator for Fran Wilson’s Moodmatcher. I came across your review on our lipsticks and we are so happy that you like the products and wrote such a nice review! I just wanted to let you know that we just launched our Instagram account @Moodmatcher. We would love for you to follow us and receive great deals and information on our products!

    All the best,
    Ann Francese
    Social Media Coordinator
    Beauty Solutions, Ltd.