I like the idea of being a bit different and using products that not every girl would think of or dare caring in her makeup bag. On my weekly discovery trip to various makeup counters, the curiosity got the best of me and I end up with black pH reactive lipstick that changes color once in contact with your lips. This type of lipsticks claim to create the perfect custom hue of color, but what if our own body chemistry is not good enough to make us look nice?
After a little research it turn out the idea of color changing lipstick is not new and over the years it’s been exhausted by high and low makeup brands. The science behind it relies on one harmless ingredient reacting with your individual body pH’s levels. The facts gave me greater confidence in the product but most of all in the results. Turned out there are only two possible shades you can certainly rely on – light pink or sheer cover of berry color. Both options sound very wearable compared to the heated disaster I first imagined (while having an argument my lipstick color changes to hot red?!).
Guerlian La Petite Robe Noire Lipstick in Black Perfecto (007) comes in black and sleek packaging. It is part of the latest makeup collection including a range of lipsticks and nail polishes scented like the signature La Petite Robe Noire fragrance. On the lips Black Perfecto has a velvety balmy texture that feels very moisturizing and long lasting thought the day. The color quickly develops into a beautiful wash of deep berry that also comes with tiny bits of micro glitter. This product feels more of a treatment base with tinted sheer wash of color rather than a nicely pigmented lipstick like some of the other shades from the range. After testing it for about a week I still like the effect of this lipstick and certainly planning to use it more often after seeing few interesting facial reactions of people watching me apply my black lipstick without a mirror..
Guerlian La Petite Robe Noire Lipsticks retail for about £21.50 at House of Fraser and comes in twenty different shades.