10 Transforming Makeup Products You Need Now

by Miki Hayes

Well the leaves are finally starting to change, so what better way to celebrate than with some transforming beauty products? I'm talking colors that shift in the light, clear formulas that adjust to your own personal shade when applied, and even colors that change completely in the sun. Because as beautiful as the leaves are when they shift from green to shades of the sunset, it's just as beautiful (in my humble, makeup-obsessed opinion) when eyeshadow can make the same color transformation. And, I mean, who doesn't want to wear fall on their eyelids?!

But regardless of what color transformation you're after, or where you want to wear it (shifting lipstick, anyone?) there are a bunch of ways to celebrate the changing leaves through your beauty routine. Eyes, lips, cheeks, and even nails can be painted with color shifting and changing formulas. And there are some products that can even transform other products simply by layering one over the other. You know, in case you've ever wanted to vampify all of your lipsticks (uh, yes please). Interested? Here are 10 transforming beauty products to rock this autumn (and beyond). Oh yeah, your makeup routine is about to become so much more fun.


Makeup Geek DuoChrome Eyeshadow, $65, Makeup Geek

If you like your eyeshadow to be two colors like green and brown at the same time, try a duochrome shadow like these. It will provide some extra dimension to any eye look.

Naturally Pretty Vol.2 The Romantics, $42, It Cosmetics

The Transforming Pearl shade in this eyeshadow palette can turn any of the matte shadows into a shimmer finish simply by sweeping it on top. The possibilities of this palette are pretty endless.


Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in My Pink, $26, Clarins USA

Not only is this balm hydrating, but it also transforms to your ideal shade of pink once applied.

Bite Beauty Opal Creme Lipstick, $24, Sephora

This unique, iridescent lipstick can be worn alone or over any other lipstick for some added dimension.

Lipstick Queen Frog Prince, $25, Lipstick Queen

Don't be afraid of this green lipstick. It actually turns into a flattering, flushed shade on the lips.

NYX V'Amped Up! Lip Top Coat, $6, NYX Cosmetics

For those of us who can't get enough of dark lipsticks, this top coat can be applied over any lipstick to make it appear as a deeper, vampier version of itself.


Smashbox O-Glow Intuituve Cheek Color, $29, Smashbox

This clear gel reacts with skin's chemistry to produce a unique, pink blush.

The Body Shop Lip & Cheek Velvet Stick Universal Shade, $16, The Body Shop USA

Although it's black in the tube, this stick will transform into a flattering, poppy shade that can be used on lips and cheeks.


Color Changing Polish in Doux, $10, Ruby Wing

A nail polish that reacts and changes color in the sunlight? So cool.

Le Chat Perfect Match Mood Gel Nail Polish, $12, Beyond Polish

Instead of reacting to UV light, how about a polish that reacts to temperature? Every time you shower or wash your hands, you'll basically have a new manicure.

I'm totally only wearing "green" and "black" lipstick from now on.

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