13 Color-Changing Products That Shift Like Magic

by Summer Arlexis

While some cosmetics companies are working on the latest skincare breakthroughs or a game-changing makeup line, others are having a little fun whipping up the color-changing beauty products our inner mood ring loving child would swoon over. With self-adjusting pigments that shift in sunlight or in response to your body chemistry, customizable beauty products can't get any more stellar.

Having your very own custom lip tint or blush color can sound too good to be true. Thanks to transformative cosmetics, however, finding shades that perfectly compliment your complexion can be a reality. As some of the most innovative beauty products, color-changing formulas adjust right before your eyes. If a lipstick transforming from deep green into a beautiful shade of pink sounds like magic, that's because it's practically the same thing. Part of the allure comes from watching the product complete its metamorphosis from one hue to the next, but the color match made in heaven end result is what will really impress beauty lovers.

Whether your lips, cheeks, or nails could use a gorgeous flush, there's an adjustable product just waiting to call your collection home. These 13 color-changing beauty buys are just as fun to use as they are worth the splurge.

1. Lipstick Queen Frog Prince Lipstick

Frog Prince Lipstick, $25, Nordstrom

It's hard to believe this deep green hue changes into a rosebud pink, but it does as soon as it hits your pout. The warmth of your lips causes the shift, as Vitamin E and shea butter work to keep them hydrated.

2. The Body Shop Velvet Lip & Cheek Stick

Velvet Lip & Cheek Stick, $8, The Body Shop

Don't be fooled by this vampy looking black lip and cheek stick. Adapting to the pH of your skin, the formula turns into a universal poppy shade that's unique to your complexion Offering medium coverage with a matte finish, this multipurpose stick has a faint floral scent you'll be sure to adore too.

3. Physicians Formula Matchmaker pH Powdered Bronzer

Physicians Formula Matchmaker pH Powdered Bronzer, $14.95, Walgreens

This Matchmaker Bronzer truly lives up to its "Makeup Powdered by You" motto. Within 60 seconds of swiping it across your cheeks, you'll have a personalized bronze glow courtesy of your own pH. It even features an LED-powered compact that lights up with a mirror for on-the-go touch-ups.

4. MAC Tendertalk Lip Balm

Tendertalk Lip Balm, $20, MAC

Think of MAC's Tendertalk lip balm as a smart lippie. Reacting to your body chemistry, it creates a tint that's sure to accent your pout to perfection. With added moisturizing agents, it'll even keep your lips soft and supple so your pout is always kissable.

5. LeChat Perfect Mood Match Polish

Perfect Mood Match "Dark Rose" Gel Polish, $12, Amazon

The equivalent of a mood ring for your nails, LeChat gel polish shifts based on temperature. Let your nails reveal whether you're feeling hot or cold as it changes throughout the day.

6. Smashbox O-GLOW Intuitive Cheek Color

Smashbox O-GLOW Intuitive Cheek Color With Goji Berry-C Complex, $29, Sephora

It goes on clear, but it won't stay that way for long. Smashbox's Intuitive Cheek Color shifts into a complimenting blush hue for you, and only you, based on your body chemistry. Packed with Goji Berry-C Complex and revitalizing botanicals, it offers skin benefits as well as a natural glow.

7. Urban Decay Moondust Eyeshadow

Urban Decay "Solstice" Moondust Eyeshadow, $21, Sephora

Although it doesn't react to your pH like most transformative cosmetics, Urban Decay's "Solstice" eyeshadow has a self-adjusting feature that's just as mesmerizing. Micro bits of iridescent sparkle give it the ability to shift from a reddish-pink into a gorgeous mermaid green as it accents your lid. Talk about impressive!

8. Winky Lux Flower Balm

Winky Lux Flower Balm, $14, Nordstrom

Not sure what's more impressive: the real chrysanthemum contained inside each Winky Luxe Flower Balm or its color-changing formula. It applies clear, but transitions into the perfect shade of pink as your pH levels work wonders.

9. Moodmatcher Split Stick Lip Color

Split Stick Lip Color, $6, Mood Matcher

With the Moodmatcher Split Stick Lip Colors, you'll get three hues in one. Its duo tone construction makes it customizable by you for unique shades loaded with aloe and vitamin E for hydration.

10. Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigment

"Chameleon" Duochrome Pigment, $12, Makeup Geek

Calling the mermaid obsessed! Makeup Geek's "Chameleon" Duochrome Pigment shifts with your every move. Its deep teal base features gold reflects that alters the appearance of the color every time you bat your lashes.

11. OCC Cosmetics Glitter

OCC "Scarab" Cosmetic Glitter, $15, Nordstrom

Accurately describing OCC's "Scarab" Cosmetic Glitter is a bit of a challenge, considering its sparkly duochrome formula makes it a rainbow lover's dream. You'll have a hard time deciding if it's a shimmery chocolate bronze, a deep copper, a brilliant gold, or an iridescent green. Either way, it's truly a stunner.

12. Lipstick Queen Hello Sailor Lip Gloss

Hello Sailor Lip Gloss, $25, Nordstrom

Don't be turned off but this bold blue hue, because Lipstick Queen's Hello Sailor Lip Gloss activates in conjunction with your pH to become a gorgeous mauve. The addition of topaz shimmer even makes your teeth appear whiter, so there's no way you won't fall in love with this transforming lippie.

13. Ruby Wing Color Changing Polish

"I Conch Wait" Color Changing Polish, $10, Ruby Wing

Go from daytime fab to nighttime glam with Ruby Wing's Color Changing Polish. Made with SolarActive technology, it undergoes a dramatic change when you move from indoor lighting to outdoor sunlight. Here's to having two polishes in one!

Pick up a few metamorphic cosmetics and you'll have the ultimate beauty stash, made for you and altered only by you. There's no better way to do custom beauty justice.

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