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How Do You Feel About Color-Changing Lip Gloss?

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Remember that mood lipstick from the '80s that changed color depending on your body chemistry? Over the past few months I've noticed that a similar-sounding technology is popping up in a lot of high-end lip glosses, all of which purport to turn the "right" shade for your skin tone. I've recently seen a bunch of readers talking about their experiences with them over on the Product Reviews pages, from Smashbox O-Gloss ($22) to Dior Addict Lip Glow ($28). I'm curious about this trend, and I'd love to hear what you all think. Do you believe that your body chemistry can really give you the right lip shade? And if you do, have you tried one of these glosses? How'd it work?

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clew001 clew001 7 years
it really does work. it's not a gimmick.i tried the o gloss and the cheek version and i really liked it
theglossarie theglossarie 7 years
all of these chemistry lippies turn my lips what i like to call nuclear pink. not at all natural! mark's glossblossom is the only one that's near-natural and it's only $6!
alwayswallis alwayswallis 7 years
The Too Faced version definitely turns the same shade of hot pink on everyone. It looks horrible on me.
jenni5 jenni5 7 years
I tried O Glow and hated it...it became a bright pink. Maybe it works better are fairer skinned girls.
MuppetsForDinner MuppetsForDinner 7 years
Personally, I really like the O-Glow. It is pink on me... but you really only need a tiny dot. Plus, since I'm so fair, I really do flush that color. I do question the science of it, but I like the look, the texture, and the durability... sold!
dootsie dootsie 7 years
Yeah, the only ones I've seen go to hot pink. Ick.
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 7 years
its definitely a just for fun thing. ive had smashbox o gloss (which was tested to just be a dye that was clear until it hit the moisture of the air/room it was in, out of the tube), too faced mood swing gloss (way too bright it was ridiculous) and dior lip glos (which was actually very flattering and i liked it a lot). i dont think they all react with the science of the body - not even ph level. i swatched the glosses on paper and skin with vinegar, baking soda, and without anything and they all turned the same freaking color. even paper. PAPER. so i like it for kicks but not because it "reacts with my body chemistry". though it was fun to think that maybe smashbox o glosss got brighter if i got mad. idk if it actually did, but its fun to think
poizenisxkandee poizenisxkandee 7 years
its definitely a just for fun thing. ive had smashbox o gloss (which was tested to just be a dye that was clear until it hit the moisture of the air/room it was in, out of the tube), too faced mood swing gloss (way too bright it was ridiculous) and dior lip glos (which was actually very flattering and i liked it a lot). i dont think they all react with the science of the body - not even ph level. i swatched the glosses on paper and skin with vinegar, baking soda, and without anything and they all turned the same freaking color. even paper. PAPER. so i like it for kicks but not because it "reacts with my body chemistry". though it was fun to think that maybe smashbox o glosss got brighter if i got mad. idk if it actually did, but its fun to think
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
Don't they go by your body temperature closest to wherever you apply? If that's the case, as with most of the 'mood' things I've had, my lips would be purple because I'm always cold.
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
Don't they go by your body temperature closest to wherever you apply?If that's the case, as with most of the 'mood' things I've had, my lips would be purple because I'm always cold.
tinka287 tinka287 7 years
I just got the Smashbox o-gloss blush and plumping lip gloss and they are GORGEOUS. I'm fair skinned and they don't get hot pink at all (I've had one that did). But the smashbox ones are perfect. They last a long time and really do give a nice shade.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 7 years
I find that it doesn't actually change to be "most flattering" for anyone's skin tone - they start out looking neutralish and inevitably become hot pink (or whatever the darkest/brightest end of the spectrum is) on almost everyone i know who's tried them. So I don't put a whole lot of stock in the "body chemistry" thing...
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