Teens of the ’70s and ’90s will remember lipsticks that magically changed colour when applied, kind of like the cosmetic equivalent of a mood ring. Like all ’90s trends (many of these ripped from the ’70s, anyway), colour changing lipstick is back. And you know what? It’s fun.
You can’t help but get a kick out of putting on green lipstick and having it turn fuchsia on your face. For a bold lip look, try Mood Matcher lipstick. It comes in 10 fun shades, including green, dark blue, yellow and black – and they all transform to a more wearable shade for you, based on your body chemistry.
But proceed with caution: they last 12 hours. Long-wearing lipstick can be a big bonus, but not if you don’t love the colour. And especially if you’re not quite sure what that colour will be before you apply it.
For a more subtle transformation, try Lise Watier’s Magic Lip Colour Enhancer. It’s a clear gloss that changes colour the moment it touches your lips – thanks to your skin’s pH – and it gives your lips a better-than-natural pink glow.
It’s the perfect addition to your no-makeup routine, and you’ll also get the benefits of hydration and protection for dry lips. Plus, of course, the colour-changing effect is a fun extra.