The Brief: As much as I love to experiment with makeup, green lipstick is usually where I draw the line. But Lipstick Queen’s Frog Prince isn’t actually a green lipstick; it uses some sort of cosmetics witchcraft to only show up pink on your pout! Not only that, but it actually adapts to your skin’s pH levels to create a shade that’s completely customized to each wearer — meaning everyone gets the perfect color every time.
Still, knowing all this, I was a bit hesitant to give it a try. But in the name of makeup, I swiped on a coat to see if this lippie really lives up the hype (it has 600-plus five-star reviews on Amazon alone). Drumroll please … it actually works! No green in sight. Just a rosy, natural-looking pink shade that’s anything but crazy bold.
In fact, it looked and felt more like a lip balm thanks to moisturizing ingredients like shea butter and vitamin E. I also found that the color becomes more noticeable over the course of a few hours, but in a way that’s just as lovely. I’m a self-proclaimed tinted lip balm addict, and it didn’t take long for this to replace all my previous favorites! Gone are the days of scouring the lipstick counter for a flattering pink shade, because I can keep this in my makeup bag, and know that it always works.