I first discovered this from Violet who talked about a lip gloss that could change colour according to the pH levels of her lips.. That definitely intrigued the geek in me 😉
Soon after I rushed out to my local Priceline to get it. I don’t think this gloss has officially hit the shelves yet since since I’ve never actually seen it sitting not he shelves. The only reason I managed to get it was because I sadly, visit my local Priceline a bit too much and the girls know me there by name now and retrieved it from the back for me <3
Some quick points about the product as a stand alone gloss.
- Gloss applies clear and gradually turns into a pink shade, takes a few minutes.
- Smells delicious! Just like cotton candy (great for sugar addicts like me)
- Wand is a brush, making for easier application
- Does not hydrate lips, formula is sticky
- Gloss goes for about $21-23AU
The gloss claims to change to a unique pink shade according to the pH levels of your lips, I wanted to test this! I took a piece of paper and washed three sections with three different bases, toothpaste (high pH level), water (neutral) and lemon juice (low pH level). After the paper dried, I applied the lip gloss with three separate applicators so each patch would not be contaminated.
And here is the result!
Can you see the difference? Besides possible lighting issues, they pretty much look exactly the same to me! So in conclusion, the whole “lip colour dependant on pH levels” is probably just a gimmick. Marketing it just as a clear gloss that changes colour would have been perfectly fine with me.
This lip gloss doesn’t live up to it’s claims, but as a general lip gloss it’s pretty good and I’d recommend it as a gift to others, even if only for the cool colour changing effect.