January 18, 2022News
Can we send our credit card bill to TikTok? The viral video sharing app is our go-to source of inspiration for our makeup routine. We find ourselves hitting ‘add to cart’ on products that are constantly appearing on our FYP. The latest product to come onto our radar is an oldie but a goodie – colour changing lipsticks.
No, it’s not the colour changing lipstick you had as a kid. These lipsticks actually work. We came across this video by TikTok user @darceyangell who shared the Ciate x Christine Quinn heat transforming lip cream in ‘Ca$h Fetish’. These colour changing lipsticks are currently on sale, making them the perfect last-minute addition to your NYE makeup look.
We’re looking at colour changing lipsticks, how they work, and why they’re a good addition to your makeup bag.
You can think of colour changing lipsticks as being the beauty industry’s answer to mood rings. Just like this ‘70s accessory, colour changing lipsticks are always popping back up in the beauty world. What we love about colour changing lipsticks is that they have something to offer everyone – from subtle changes to more OTT colours.
So, how do colour changing lipsticks work? It’s simple science. The colour changing lipstick contains ingredients that react with your lips’ pH level. As our lips all have different pH levels, colours will look different from person to person. The beauty of colour changing lipsticks is that you’re guaranteed to get a colour that will flatter your natural skin tone and lips.
If you want a colour changing lipstick that will give you a high-impact colour, look for liquid lipsticks. Colour changing lipsticks are a better choice for those who prefer a more natural or subtle look. While you’ll find a few crazy colours, most colour changing lipsticks offer different hues of pink and red.
Are you thinking of experimenting with colour changing lipsticks? Just like your favourite ‘90s accessories, you’ll find a colour changing lipstick at every price point. We’ve rounded up a few of the most popular options on the market, including the OG colour changing lipstick that looks nothing like it does in the tube.
Meet what most of us consider to be the grown-up version of colour changing lipsticks. The shade ‘frog prince’ by Lipstick Queen proves that kissing a few frogs does come with its benefits. It’s one of the best-selling products by Lipstick Queen and had a cult-following for several years.
When you open the lipstick, you’re met with a deep emerald bullet that can be a little overwhelming. It’s a guaranteed conversation starter when you pull it out in public. After you apply this colour changing lipstick, the colour develops to a universally flattering fuchsia shade.
Are you looking for a more affordable dupe of Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince. Essence has a budget-friendly option that is a total steal. You can enjoy the long-lasting stain that gives your lips a natural sheen. Like the other Essence lipsticks, this colour changing shade has a pleasant green apples scent.
Another budget friendly option is Barry M’s colour changing lip paint. Their ‘Genie’ shade is similar to the two options above, while there is also a blue and yellow formulation available. This lipstick reacts with the alkaline in your lips to create a custom flattering pink shade.
You’ll get a smooth and even coverage with this lip paint that offers up to eight hours of wear. Along with being affordable, this colour changing lipstick is also cruelty free.
Looking for a luxury version of a colour changing lipstick? Charlotte Tilbury has two shades in their glowgasm lips range – ‘jewelgasm’ and ‘glittergasm’. These two shades add warmth to the natural colour of your lips by reacting to your lips pH levels and giving them an extra boost of moisture.
As a limited-edition product, the Glowgasm Lips are a splurge-worthy purchase for fans of Charlotte Tilbury. It gives you a natural-looking stain that is perfect for ‘no makeup’ days or for dewy, glowing makeup looks. These colour changing lipsticks come in a limited-edition holographic case that is guaranteed to stand out amongst your other Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks.
What do you think of colour changing lipsticks? Are they a ‘yay’ or a ‘nay’? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!
Are you looking for inspiration on which nude lipsticks are worth the money? There are some shades that are as famous as the brands that have made them. MAC Cosmetics’ ‘Velvet Teddy’ lipstick was the one that every Youtuber and influencer was wearing in the early days of social media. It’s popularity means its still one of the most famous nude lipstick shades of all time.
Red lipstick is one makeup item that will never go out of style. While pink is feminine and flirty, nude is a subtle elegance, and coral orange is a quirky twist. Red lipstick is the only colour that works for every occasion. Whether you’re going to a coffee shop, attending a wedding, or going on a date, red lipstick is a must-have for every woman’s makeup bag.
Lipstick is a girl’s best friend. With just one coat, you can change your makeup in the blink of an eye. Whether you’re a fan of liquid lipstick or like to keep it natural with a pale pink shade, it’s usually the last part of your daily makeup routine. Your lipstick will only look as good as your application. If you’re wearing a darker or bolder shade, you want to be careful to make sure you don’t end up making your lips look lopsided. If you overline your lips too much, you could end up making them appear too superficial.
Do you notice how many different types of lipsticks there are in department stores? There are hundreds of different lipstick shades for you to choose from with different hues and finishes. There’s a signature lipstick shade out there for every woman. Although most lipstick shades are universally flattering, there will always be certain shades that flatter your skin tone best. The secret is to work with your skin’s undertones to help you determine which bright lipstick colour is right for you. Read on to find out more about how to choose the right bright lipstick colour for your skin tone.