Color changing lipsticks are truly nothing new, but seem every couple of years to make a little comeback. While the starting color can look as crazy as deep green or blue- you will always end up with a soft pink color on your lips. Today I show you the best cruelty free color changing lipsticks, and explain also, how they actually work! Do they really change with your mood?

Imagine your husband can see you are in a bad mood, because your lips are just a bit too red! LOL! That would be probably very helpful! ;-)

But first my best picks:

Don't be fooled by the deep green hue of this semi-sheer lipstick. The green reacts with the warmth of your lips turning them an intense, fairy tale rose while vitamin E and shea butter keep lips soft, hydrated and deliciously kissable.

This is a lipstick, stain, gloss, and Anti-Aging balm all in one!
Delivers a gorgeous flush of color to lips that wears all day and is 
ultra hydrating and conditioning.

This Lip Tint reacts with the chemistry of your lips to deliver a personalized, perfect shade of pink. The gel-based formula glides on smoothly and is infused with Shea butter to moisturize and nourish. 

A gloss that reacts to your pH for your perfect lip color and this one even contains
LED-powered lights and a full-size mirror for touch-ups anywhere and everywhere!

This balm stain applies on clear then reacts with your skin's pH levels, uniquely creating the perfect shade of pink lips just for you. Each Flower Balm contains a real chrysanthemum in the color of your choice. Not to mention, it's coconut scented, giving it an aroma so enticing you'll want to wear it every day.

This intuitive silky gloss reacts with your personal skin chemistry to transform from clear into your own custom shade of pink and is packed with  Goji Berry, ginkgo biloba, and pomegranate seed antioxidants along with revitalizing marine botanicals and moisturizing avocado oil for lustrous shine!

This lip gloss goes on clear and then self adjusts in just five seconds to a gorgeous shade of reddish pink!

When it all started!

Like I mentioned: the whole idea is not very new. Tangee sold their first color changing lipstick in the 1930s- and you can still buy it today (for $14.95)! That one was orange and the ad claimed it "changes to your very own shade of blush-roseon your lips."

photo credit: Vintagefashionandbeauty

The Elf Gotta Glow Lip Tint in "Perfect Peach" reminded me instantly on the Tangee Lipstick.
And then there was of course the famous Avon Color Magic Lipsticks from the 60s! (side note: Avon is not a cruelty free brand!).

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These reminded me immediately on the Lipstick Queen lipsticks!

How do they work?

Now about the mood changing they really change color with your mood? Nope! What all of these color changing lippies have in common is, that they contain either the color red 21 or red 27. These lippies do not change with your mood...but they do change because they react to your skins pH...the result will look different depending on your skins tone- but the same lipstick will always be the same color on YOU!

Now, do you have to run and get one of these? 

Personally, I think they are cute, playful and fun. But at the end, they all look just like a tinted lip balm to me, and I find they are not really worth the hype. Just my 2 cents! ;-)

Read also about the history of mascara and how it changed over the years!

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