12 Best Color-Changing Lipsticks Of All-Time

Change your lip color, change your life.

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It's fair to say that makeup as a rule is pretty magical. Just a few swipes of lotions and potions, and someone can look (and feel) like a new person.

Mood lipstick, or color-changing lipstick, has always looked especially magical. It's lipsticks that literally create a custom shade based on the wearer! It's more scentific than magic, though — color-changing lipstick is a combination of your natural pH and temperature that can cause the lipstick, once applied, to change into a into a peach, coral, or pink variation.


We love it, and we're sure you will too. That's why we've put together a list of the best lipstick choices that will change color once on your lips. 

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1. It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush in Je Ne Sais Quoi


This 4-in-1 Reviver Lipstick Stains take the place of four products: your lipstick, anti-aging conditioning lip balm, ultra-hydrating lip gloss, and your lip stain — all in one! This will create a naturally pretty flush of color to your lips.

(Ulta, $20)

2. Lipstick Queen Lipstick in Frog Prince

This lilypad green lipstick transforms lips into a pretty rosebud pink. The green reacts with the warmth of your lips, turning them an intense, fairy tale rose while vitamin E and shea butter keep lips soft, hydrated and deliciously kissable.


(Ulta, $25)

3. Dior Addict Lip Glow Color Reviver Balm

A sheer balm, with two brand-new finishes, that enhances your natural lip color while moisturizing and protecting lips. This lipstick reacts to the unique chemistry of each person's lips to give them a natural flush of custom color that suits each skin tone.


(Sephora, $34)

4. MOODMatcher Lipsticks

The original 12-hour longwear lipstick with clinically proven staying power and long moisturizing benefits. Enriched with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, it delivers supreme hydration that will last all day. Each color changes instantly to a shade totally unique and and personalized for you.



5. Sassy Lips When the Night Is Young Lipstick

This lipstick is jelly infused with gold flakes and a flower in the middle. Apply it to reveal a light shade of pink that’s unique to your lips and show off your special sense of style all night long.


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6. e.l.f. Cosmetics Glow Lip Tint

This specialized formula reacts to your lips for a personalized shade. Sheer color adds a subtle hint of color for a natural look. It's also infused with shea butter for healthier lips.

(Target, $2.99)

7. Shy Girl Color Changing Lipstick Trio


Formulated to deliver a personalized color that changes according to your body chemistry, this moisturizing formula has natural ingredients like aloe Vera and vitamin E, with a color that last 24 hours.


8. Winky Lux Glimmer Balm

This balm applies clear and reacts with the skin’s pH levels to create a perfect hint of glimmer. Silver Glimmer Balm creates just a hint of glitter, leaving lips a subtle shimmering pink.


(Sephora, $16)

9. Tarte LipSurgence Lip Tint

The buildable, full-coverage formula features a luscious, lip-loving blend of mango seed, cupuacu, and murumuru butters to help firm, hydrate, and protect lips as the twist-up tint glides on like a velvety balm.

(Sephora, $24)

10. Physicians Formula PH Matchmaker PH Powered Lip Gloss

This color-changing lipstick reacts to light and your pH for your perfect color. LED-powered compact lights up and feature a full-size mirror for touch-ups anywhere and everywhere.



11. M.A.C. TenderTalk Lip Balm


This smart lip conditioner by M.A.C. creates your own personalized tint based on your body chemistry. The balm comes packaged in an iridescent metal lipstick case and is scented with a hint of uplifting vanilla.

(Nordstrom, $21)

12. 3Lab Healthy Glow Lip Balm

This multi-functional tinted lip balm, infused with Maxi-lip, increases the appearance of lip volume and definition, provides intense hydration with a build-able pink color, while treating the look of fine lines and wrinkles.



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Aly Walansky is a NY-based lifestyles writer. Her work appears in dozens of digital and print publications regularly. Visit her on Twitter or email her at alywalansky@gmail.com.

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