What goes around comes around. One of the newest fashion crazes is fanny packs. Did you used to wear one? Did you think it was a wonderful fashion statement? Well they are back and Shopbop has some great looking ones from $17 to $395 so you know they are in style again. Did you ever have a mood ring? Did it work? I had one and it was a fun diversion. Those are back too!
What’s never gone away though are lipsticks that change with your chemistry. I received 3 Fran Wilson MOODmatcher Twist Sticks and they take me back to the future. These are such an interesting twist on most lip crayons as you’ll see.
There are 6 shades of the Fran Wilson MOODmatcher Twist Sticks and they are long lasting colors that are great for when you need your lip color to last and last. When applied they go on lighter than the final results you’ll end up with. I found that it took about an hour for them to fully develop. What looks dark on me though may look lighter on you because of your personal chemistry.
On the box there’s a picture of what the shade will look like but I found that that’s how it appeared upon first application. The shades all turned darker on me with time. These are called 12 Hour Lip Color and they really do last. It does fade but it didn’t leave any “ring around the rosey” lines for me. After a few hours I applied my Burt’s Bees lip balm and the color mellowed out and remained as a stain. My lips were comfortable all day.
When it came to my mood the Dark Pink changed the most. It started off pink but became more fuchsia after an hour. The Red just deepened and didn’t change as much. Light Blue was the lightest of the three and didn’t turn as much as Dark Pink but still not a light lipstick. After the freshness of applying, they all settled into a stained look that later welcomed a lip balm. MOODmatchers are hydrating and vitamin enriched. And they stick around after some smooching.
This is a fun product to carry around with you since these Twist Sticks don’t have to be sharpened, just twist them up when you want more of the color to show. And at $8 each they are priced well enough to have several.
The claims that MOODmatchers makes are real except that I found it developed more as time went on. Whatever your vibe is, I think there’s going to be a MOODmatcher Twist Stick for you. Are you thinking Christmas stockings when you look at these? Think of the fun someone will have opening a blue or yellow lip crayon? — Marcia
*sent for consideration