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..
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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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