5 Colour-Changing Makeup Products That Deliver An Immediate Custom Shade

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5 Colour-Changing Makeup Products That Deliver An Immediate Custom Shade

Consider these products the mood rings of beauty. The only difference? Your colour-changing lipgloss won’t expose deep-seated insecurities or jealousy, they’ll simply dictate what shade of berry best suits your lips. Call it magic or science (spoiler alert: it’s the latter), these shade-shifters have redefined the term ‘universally flattering’.

How exactly do they work? This form of customisable beauty works by using adjustable pigments which react to the pH or temperature of the skin, delivering one very gorgeous tailor-made shade. 

From tinted moisturisers to clear gels disguised as a rosy blush, here are the best colour-changing products that we recommend every skin tone tests out.

Ciaté Colour Flip Heat Transforming Lip Cream 

Selling Sunset fans, rejoice. This shade-altering lippy is part of Christine Quinn’s collaboration with Ciaté. Like Christine herself, the formula is dynamic, bold and will always impress. Using a thermo-active complex, watch as the shade transforms into a deeper colour as dictated by the heat of your body. 

$31, MECCA

espressoh Glassy Blush

Sitting in the pot, you’ll find a translucent gel. Sitting on your skin, however? You’ll experience something entirely different. In what can only be described as magic (or for the sake of science, a reaction with our pH levels) upon contact with the skin, espressoh’s Glassy Blush instantly transforms into a dewy, flush-like finish that has been formulated to suit all skin tones.

$40, Sephora

Dior Lip Glow Lip Balm

Is it not enough that Dior’s lip balm provides 24-hour hydration and uses mango butter to nourish chapped lips? It even comes equipped with their signature Colour Reviver technology which delivers a tailor-made shade of pink.

$57, Myer

Trinny London Skin Perfector SPF30

Developed to be the ultimate complexion-perfector, Trinny London’s barely-there formula can be worn underneath makeup as a blurring primer or alone as a tinted moisturiser. Don’t let the grey, speckled appearance of the cream trick you; using microencapsulated pigments the formula adapts to your skin tone upon application. Prepare to be wowed.

$67.50, Trinny London

Clinique’s Almost Lipstick in the shade ‘Black Honey’

If TikTok hasn’t already introduced you to this colour-changing lip product, allow us the honour. Crafted with transparent pigments, Clinique’s Almost Lipstick adapts to your lips and enhances their natural colour. The most surprising part of all? It’s actually in stock.

$41, Clinique

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What do you think about these colour-changing products? Have you ever tried a pH adjusting formula?

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  1. I keep always carry the Clinique Black Honey in my clutch and keep a spare. The Ciate Lip Creams are a bit gimmicky but might appeal to people who can manipulate two shades using one product. I have the higlighter in the range as well and loooooooove it.

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