SPELA Paint & Play is here to save the day

SPELA Paint & Play
SPELA Paint & Play

Is there anything better than a new lipstick? Makeup lovers throughout the world choose a lipstick as their most wanted product time and again. This year we’ve seen Liquid Lipsticks take over from the traditional lipstick and of those liquid lipsticks it’s the matte lip that rules. Whether you are a fan of matte lipsticks or not, you can’t avoid them so you might as well join them. One such brand is a new one, SPELA COSMETICS.                          sample

SPELA Cosmetics Girl's Girl set
SPELA Cosmetics Girl’s Girl set

SPELA Cosmetics is a small brand so far. They’ve created 8 Paint & Play Liquid Lipsticks that sell for $18 each or you can purchase one of 4 duos for $30. The philosophy of SPELA is that they wanted to create vegan, cruelty-free lipsticks that go beyond the certification of US standards and use E.U. Compliance as their guideline. In Europe there are 1300 banned ingredients for cosmetics while the US only has 11. We can be assured by SPELA that their lipsticks are E.U. Compliant while being made in the US.

SPELA Spin and Flirt Liquid Lipsticks
SPELA Spin and Flirt Liquid Lipsticks

I was sent the GIRL’S GIRL set that has the pinks of their line: Spin and Flirt. There are 3 more sets, Naughty but Nice (red and nude), Social Butterfly (classic red and plum), and Yogi (neutrals in a dark clay like shade and a pale gray-lavender.). These are all sold as singles too so you can find your own favorites.

SPELA holiday duos
SPELA holiday duos

What I like best about these SPELA lipsticks is that they are totally weightless on my lips. There is no drying out or cracking on my lips. Even when I’ve rushed and didn’t prep my lips they were always comfortable and felt like I didn’t have anything on my lips.

Top to Bottom: Asana, Flirt, Playa, Spa Day, Tinder, Happy Hour.
Top to Bottom: Asana, Flirt, Playa, Spa Day, Tinder, Happy Hour

In the GIRL’S GIRL set are two pinks that are very different from each other. SPIN is a cool bright but dark pink. These liquid lipsticks are one coat wonders though I’ve filled in with a second coat if necessary. SPIN turns slightly fuchsia on me so to wear it I have to use a light coat. I’ll go over it with a clean lipbrush to make sure it’s even. It lasts at least 5 hours if I don’t eat anything that’s oily. It leaves behind a nice stain when it wears away.

Spela Spin
Spela Spin

Closer to the colors I wear on a daily basis is FLIRT which is a pale rose shade. At first when applied it looked very nude on me but once it started to dry I saw the warm pinkness it holds.

Spela Flirt
Spela Flirt
Spela Paint & Play in Flirt
Spela Paint & Play in Flirt

Flirt will last on me a little less time than Spin does. I made chili for dinner recently and it didn’t last through that. When it fades though it is an even fade that doesn’t make my lips look bad. It’s easy to reapply after without a problem.

Spela Cosmetics Flirt (top) and Spin (bottom)
Spela Cosmetics Flirt (top) and Spin (bottom)

If you are ready to go beyond the typical brands I believe that SPELA Cosmetics Paint & Play Matte Liquid Lipsticks are a wonderful choice. They are paraben and sulfate-free, vegan and cruelty-free. They are enriched with Vitamin C and E which not only have antioxidant protection but prevent the dry lips you associate with a matte lipsticks. I hope you’ll take a chance so you can find some lipsticks that bring in the play in your day.  —  Marcia

*sent for consideration; some photos are courtesy of Spela Cosmetics.com



  1. Never Say Die Beauty | 27th Dec 16

    That’s great that SPELA follows EU standards! I wish other companies would follow suit. Both shades that you have a very pretty with your pale skin tone!

  2. CosmetopiaDigest | 27th Dec 16

    Spa Day is probably my kind of mauve. I love discovering liquid lipsticks, particularly ones that don’t crack on the lips.

  3. Lola Seicento | 27th Dec 16

    What beautiful pinks! I love that they have chosen the path to be healthier than they have to!

  4. Phyrra | 27th Dec 16

    The colors look pretty!

  5. Ehmkay Nails | 27th Dec 16

    I haven’t heard of this brand, but a matte lipstick that won’t dry or crack on my lips?! YES PLEASE!

  6. Cindy (Prime Beauty) | 27th Dec 16

    I love those two pink shades, they look so wearable!

  7. Kath Thefabzilla | 27th Dec 16

    I would love to try this because I’m into liquid lipsticks

  8. Kristi V BeginNails | 28th Dec 16

    The pigmentation in these is amazing! The neutral shades are lovely!

  9. Naked Without Polish | 28th Dec 16

    Flirt is a great nude!

  10. Nina | 28th Dec 16

    Gorgeous colors!!! Also now I want chili, thanks!!! 😛

  11. Stacie @ wacie.com | 28th Dec 16

    I love these colors!

  12. The Jedi Wife | 28th Dec 16

    I’m not one for pinks, but I am intrigued by the brand and several other shades!

  13. Lisa Heath | 28th Dec 16

    I’ve never heard of this brand, but those look AMAZING!

  14. Anastasia | 29th Dec 16

    omg, these are STUNNING! Love the colors and the formula looks so buttery and creamy! Definitely on my radar now.

  15. Katie Garvin | 30th Dec 16

    Oh, how pretty! I have never heard of this brand!

  16. Aprill | 31st Dec 16

    I need spin really bad!

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