Lip enhancers for the lipstick lover

Lip enhancers for the lipstick lover

Lip smacking fun

Text: Renée Batchelor

Want a lip product that does more than your regular balm? Get a kick out of these enhancing and transformative lipsticks

Lipsticks have a certain effect on women. There's a reason sales of lipsticks rise even during periods of recession. Few items are (relatively) low cost while still being able to make a big impact. But what if you're already filled your lip wardrobe and want something easy to wear that still enhances your lips? We've already written about multi-purpose lip balms that nourish and protect the lips. Now we present the cool products that change the texture, base colour of your lips and even the finish of your lipstick. Weird science? No, just clever innovations.

Clé de Peau Beauté Lip Glorifier, $65
A balm, tint and primer in one, this revives your lips' natural colour so it can even be worn on its own. Super luxe, but worth every penny.

Lip Glorifier CPB

Lipstick Queen Blue By You, $42
Inject some fun into your life with this brilliant blue, shade shifting lipstick that transforms into a flattering raspberry shade on the lips.

Lipstick Queen Blue By You

Lipstick Queen Girls Will Be Boys, $42
What looks like a grey lipstick (love that the tube matches the balm) is actually a shade-shifter with a suede-matte finish. Enriched with vitamin E, shea and mango butter, this is a cushiony balm can be worn all day and changes the texture of your lips by blurring imperfections and adding fullness to your pout.

lipstick Queen Girls will be boys

Crayola Beauty Colour Change Lip Crayon£9
While we haven't gotten our hands on this range yet, the colour changing crayon has gotten the thumbs up from some sites. Supposedly a swipe of this crayon — that reacts to your skin's pH level — will deepen your natural colour with a hint of balmy shine.