Makeup Wars and lipstick = perfect combinations

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Makeup Wars is always a fun time because you get to see what many bloggers enjoy in one topic. When you mention lipstick or liquid lipstick or lip gloss to a blogger you get some happy women. I’m sharing some of my recent acquisitions to see if there are colors or brands that will make your lips and heart go pitter patter.

Models Own, PUR Cosmetics, Jane Iredale

Not to play favorites but it’s typical to like some colors and formulas better than others and one that really has my attention is Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot. I love easy and to me lip crayons are easy personified.

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayons are available in 7 shades. They are so creamy and just glide on. There’s no fragrance or scent to these and they are cruelty free, paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, and oil-free. I don’t normally choose a red lip but Hot can be applied with different intensities to make it look more of a pinky red.

Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon in Hot

These are moisturizing, nourished with Vitamin E, and make my lips feel comfortable. I can add a gloss over it for more fun. I may be showcasing this in summer but it’s going to be an all year round lippie for me.

Next up PUR Cosmetics has two formulas I’ve worn this summer: Velvet Matte and Chrome Glaze. They are as different as night and day but each has its special attributes.

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick and Chrome Glaze Lip Gloss

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte has a mousse like texture so it’s not as drying as I find many matte lipsticks to be. While it’s definitely a matte on my lips it feels very pliable and my lips don’t shrivel up. I have this in Obsessed which is considered a soft pink, it’s not a pastel though. Any time I wear a liquid matte I have to take my time to apply my lips since it’s not slapdash. A liner helps keep it in place so I don’t make mistakes.

PUR Cosmetics Velvet Matte in Obsessed

PUR Cosmetics also has Chrome Glaze High Shine Lip Glosses and this is more my style. I have this in Heartbreaker and it’s an amazing shade for me. I can wear this gel formula alone or even better apply it over my Velvet Matte lip for shiny beauty.

PUR Cosmetics Chrome Glaze in Heartbreaker

PUR describes Heartbreaker as “perfect pink” and it is the perfect pink for me. Not too bright, not too pale, just right! It’s a longer lasting gloss formula but like all glosses it’s going to have to be reapplied.

PUR Cosmetics Obsessed Velvet Matte and Heartbreaker Chrome Glaze

I don’t know how long PUR’s special lasts but using the code LIPSTICK can get you 3 lip products for $20 so that’s a deal you want to hop on.

As you may know ULTA has enhanced their stores and website with some amazing new brands. One of those brands is Model’s Own. This British brand has stormed the US with some innovative products. The prices are great so it’s a fun brand to explore.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

Model’s Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick comes in 6 shades for only $7.99 each. If you love matte you’ll love Model’s Own. It’s the mattest of any matte I’ve ever tried. It has a minty fragrance to it that I find refreshing but there is a tingle with it that you’ll notice for a few minutes. Make sure your lips are exfoliated before wearing LIX since something this matte is going to show everything. The smoother your lips are, the better Models Own LIX will apply.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

I love the packaging of these. It surely attracts attention. They also have some heft to them. Strawberry Mojito is a bright red on me with orange undertones, I mostly see the red once on. Raspberry Mojito is a dark berry on my lips though it swatches with more purple. LIX are very intense on me. You have to really like a bold matte lip to appreciate these two shades.

Models Own LIX Matte Liquid Lipstick in Strawberry Mojito and Raspberry Mojito

I’m going to put a plug in for Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lipsticks that I just reviewed since these are the lipsticks I’m getting a lot of use out of this summer. Plus I have a giveaway going on so you could win some!

Eddie Funkhouser Hyperreal Nourishing Lip Colors

What do you think of this very long lipstick post? Have you discovered any products that will make up your own lipstick wardrobe? If mine don’t enchant, then be sure to click on my friend’s posts to see how we can all spend money!  —  Marcia


  1. I absolutely love the colors that you selected, Marcia! PUR Heartbreaker is the perfect pink for me too! I need to pick that one up!

  2. You chose some beautiful summer shades. I agree that you can’t go wrong with a great pink or coral!

  3. Love the Pur chrome glazes, I forgot to put them on my list! Of course, I also adore ALL the EF Chromographic lipsticks too! great choices

  4. I love the Models Own lippies – they’re wonderful! Great picks!

  5. This is the first time I’ve recall seeing you model shades other than pinks! I love the pinks but you were sporting some very pretty reds/corals too! The PUR glosses are so nice!

  6. I’ve heard lovely things about the Models Own liquid lippies. Both those shades are very pretty.

  7. The Pur Cosmetics lippies look really nice!

  8. Pink lip colours are my weakness!!!

  9. Too bad I missed this roundup. I love your picks because they are bright yet wearable!

  10. I have a weak spot for good lipsticks 🙂 Loving your choices! Eddie’s Model Citizen is one of my favorite everyday shades.

  11. Tracy Robertson says

    I think I would love the Models Own Raspberry Mojito myself. Gorgeous color!

  12. I’ve been wanting to try Model’s Own and you’ve really sold me on those matte liquid lipsticks.

  13. That matte Obsessed is beautiful!

  14. I love the velvet matte by PUR

  15. I need that lip crayon. It looks ridiculously convenient.

  16. I love the look of the Pur shades. So pretty!

  17. Such gorgeous pink shades! I’ve been enjoying the PUR and Models Own also!

  18. I love the colour of Strawberry Mojito!

  19. I really want to get my hands on some of those Model’s Own mattes!

  20. I love the look of mattes, just can’t wear them myself – I’m more of a gloss gal. The packaging on the Model’s Own look amazing! Great post Marcia!

  21. Lacquerexpression says

    Fun post. I prefer matte lipstick and I’m loving several of these.

  22. My Nail Polish Obsession says

    I love the Model’s Own and the Funkhouser lippies!

  23. Christy Peeples DuBois says

    Lipsticks, lip liners, crayons, etc have been my favorite beauty product forever I think. I will have to try some of these. I especially like the Eddie Funkhouser Inuendo. I can’t wait to try it.

  24. Fairytalesnails says

    I love the look of the models Own lipsticks, must give these a try next time I order x