The beauty world was shook when Kailijumei came out with the Flower Jelly Lipstick, deemed as the world’s most beautiful (and Instagram-able) lippy, and inevitably initiated the colour changing lippie trend in 2016. Needless to say, we’re still addicted. Whether you choose to believe its promising colour transformation properties are pure fairy tale magic, or owe it to the scientific marvel of pH lip chemistry, it’s hard not to be whisked into this beauty craze.
So if you’re nostalgic about 90s mood rings (#only90skidswouldknow), on a mission to find the perfect shade, or if you just love a good plot twist, you’d be ecstatic to know that the colour transforming lippie trend is here to stay.
Read on to discover 10 ultra-cool colour changing lippies for that picture perfect pout.
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Lipstick Queen gained a cult following after the launch of its real life fairy-tale lipstick: the Frog Prince— a swampy neon green that magically transforms into the perfect princess pink shade. So meet the newest addition to their crazy cool line of colour changing lippies— Morning Sunshine, your new go-to spring lip colour.
Yes, I know it’s yellow, and no we’re not kidding. Just like a little sunshine can warm and brighten your complexion, Morning Sunshine transforms into a peachy pink as it reacts to the pH levels on your lips, which creates a customized colour that complements your skin tone.
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Take floral spring fashion to a whole new level with Sassy Lip’s colour changing floral lipsticks. These oh-so pretty translucent and technicolored lippies are a definite wishlist must-have! Each lippy enclose tiny little flowers (that are 100% real and you can keep once you finish the tube) as well as beautiful gold flakes. It looks so stunning you’d want to whip it out at the dinner table for your fifth reapply.
Apart from its colour changing properties, the Make the Moment collection is also long wearing so you can leave these lippies safe and sound at home while you boogie the night away without worrying about losing these precious pieces of artworks.
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We can’t help but oogle Dior’s exquisitie packagaing and line of colours. It’s just too pretty! Formulated with color reviver technology, this sheer balm that enhances your natural lip colour while moisturizing and protecting lips.
Watch South Korean beauty vlogger Min Garden’s try-on first impression of Dior’s exquisite lipsticks above or check out Sabrina from The Beauty Look Book‘s swatches and review.
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Like a swipe of a magic wand, you can bibbidi-bobbidi-boo your lips to the perfect shade that’s specifically matches your complexion with this lip crayon. We also love it’s lip smackingly wonderful vanilla scent.
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If you want to be an absolute baddie and mind blow on lookers while you apply lipstick, this one’s for you. This cult Givenchy lippie gives off a subtle berry stain, that reacts based on the pH level on your skin, for that unique just-bitten lip look. Made with black-rose oil, Black Magic has an extremely hydrating formula that can be worn by itself or layered on top of other lip colours.
Fun fact: It was originally created for the luscious lips of Liv Tyler, who inherited lip royalty status from her father and rock and roll legend, Steven Tyler.
Who says Givenchy and e.l.f. can’t co-exist in the same list? e.l.f. Gotta Glow Lip Tint is a handy little gem that transforms according to your body’s pH, leaving you with positively pretty in pink. The gel-based formula glides on smoothly and is infused with Shea Butter to moisturize and nourish.
Beauty vlogger and Youtuber Bailey B puts this penny-pinching charmer to the test against a higher end brand. Watch the video above to find out if it’s a dupe or a dud.
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A crowd favourite drugstore brand, NYX Cosmetics hopped on the colour changing trend wagon with an affordable and easy to apply lip-gloss for a sweet and simple natural look. Starting off as a clear gloss, the formula works with individual lip chemistry to create flattering custom tones.
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We love Fran Wilson’s Moodmatcher lippies because its simple, straight to the point, and doesn’t break the bank. Much like most of these colour changing lipsticks, it reacts to the pH level on your lips to create a one-of-a-kind shade that perfectly suits your mood. To top it off, it’s also smudge, bleed, and transfer-proof, lasting for up to 12 hours. A definite must for busy working gals who don’t have the time to keep reapplying.
Beauty Youtuber Megha from the US gives us a lippy rundown, complete with try-ons and swatches.
Much like the NYX Mood Lip Gloss, Smashbox’s version uses the sorcery of pH to create your very own shade of pink. Smashbox steps it up a notch with two über cool shades, gold and black, striking a perfect balance between playful and practical.
O-gloss is made with lots of goodies we love like Goji Berry-C Complex, ginkgo biloba, pomegranate seed antioxidants and moisturizing avocado oil. The results? A hydrating yet non-sticky formula for easy application.
This 10-hour wear lippie automatically matches your skin tone, eliminating the hassle of finding the perfect shade of pink for everyday wear. The reason behind this sorcery? You guessed it: pH lip chemistry. Bonus points for its packaging as it comes up with a light up applicator and a small mirror.
If you don’t want to take our word for it, check out lifestyle blogger Anna‘s expert review and demo above.
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- Lipstick Queen Morning Sunshine, Lipstick Queen, USD25, +Add to Wishlist
- Dior Addict Lip Glow, Dior, USD33, +Add to Wishlist
- Givenchy Rouge Interdit Temptation Black Magic Lipstick, Givenchy, USD33, +Add to Wishlist
- e.l.f. Gotta Glow Lip Tint, e.l.f., USD6, +Add to Wishlist
- Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss, Physicians Formula, USD9.95, +Add to Wishlist
- Kiko PH Lip enhancer, Kiko, USD5.5, +Add to Wishlist
- Sassy Lips Make the Moment, Sassy Lips, USD25, +Add to Wishlist
- Smashbox O-Gloss, Smashbox, USD24, +Add to Wishlist
- NYX Mood Lip Gloss, NYX Cosmetics, USD5.95, +Add to Wishlist
- Fran Wilson MOODmatcher Lipsticks, Fran Wilson, USD4, +Add to Wishlist
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