At recent beauty events, I’ve been canvassing other people on their views of Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince Lipstick. I know that it’s the old pH colour change thing going on, so everyone is going to be slightly different I guess, but nobody seems to have had the dramatic result shown in the promo poster (below).
On my lips, it just turned them a little bit pinker – not at all unpleasant but very natural looking coverage – none of the lively pink as above. Of course the novelty of a green lipstick is fun, but if it doesn’t actually do anything, then it’s not really served its ‘magical’ purpose. Instyle.com did a feature with three pictures of women with different skintones wearing it; to my eye, it looks pretty much the same on all of them! So, skin tone isn’t relevant at all. pH balance colour change products in beauty aren’t new but at £22 a pop, I wanted to know bit more.
pH actually stands for Potential Hydrogen and it’s the measurement of acid and alkaline in the body. Thanks to a little bit of Googling, I discovered that the pH range can go from 1 to 14 (1 being the acidic extreme and 14 the alkaline extreme) with neutral pH being 7.0. There are various health conditions that can be affected by being too far either way – anything from liver function, chronic fatigue and muscle soreness (and so many other things actually), but it’s occurred to me that a lipstick like Frog Prince that’s purely for cosmetic purposes, in a more sophisticated form, might actually be able flag pH flucutations for anyone prone to pH related health conditions. Hmmm..
Ultimately, I’d have to say if you’re hoping for some drama from Frog Prince, it’s unlikely that you’d get it – and looking at the promo picture in comparison to what occurred on my lips (and the Instyle.com team) that model is at the extreme end of a pH happening!
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This is sooo expensive for what it is – especially considering it’s pretty much the same as the Barry M TMLP or Lip Paint Genie. I love the Barry M one, it’s so long lasting and I get such a bright shade from it!
I tried it in store, sheer weird pink which I would never wear. Unfortunately they all do that on me.
It turns exactly the shade of the promo picture on my lips. I love it!!!
I have fair skin but some natural pigment in my lips. On my sister it has more of a beige muted tone to the pink which is really pretty.
It’s nothing like the garish colour of Barry M which does seem to look the same on everyone.
I’ve not had much success with colour changing lipsticks and avoid them now. I liked reading about the science behind them.
I actually love this. It turns a really natural shade of pink on me and lasts for ages, slightly staining. Feels plumping and hydrating too. I know it’s very gimmicky but I still love the outcome!
Wow, at £22 a go, that is quite pricey. I would be so mad spending that and not getting the colour I wanted! Having said that though, I love the concept!
Love Lucy x
What is old will be new again and again for every generation! Only in my generation this type of lipstick didn’t cost that much!