Got a date, canâ€™t be late, hay! The girlieâ€™s gonna do me.
As much as I wish I could re-allocate the part of my brain currently storing the lyrics to Bell Biv Devoeâ€™s Do Me! to something more … practical, like, I dunno, how to fix a running toilet or perform an emergency tooth extraction without anesthetics in the least painful way possible (could come in handy in the zombie apocalypse), I can’t. Those lyrics are tattooed on my brain.
And every time one of my friends tells me that she’s going on a date, I say the same thing every time…
“Got a date, canâ€™t be late, hay!”
LOL! I’ve been doin’ it for years, but it feels like time for a change. The next time someone texts/calls/emails to share their date plans, instead of quoting BBD, I’m gonna say, “Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss, hay!”
Okay, so maybe that doesnâ€™t roll off the tongue, but whatev. It’s still a great date gloss.
Released for spring, pH Matchmaker gloss ($9.95; available in two shades, Light Pink and Pink) is moody, and by that I mean it works like a mood ring, except in this case the product reacts to light and your natural pH level to create a color customized for you.
Now, that by itself isn’t revolutionary. Mood ring-like glosses have been around forever, but I can’t remember the last time I saw one as kissable and totally date-worthy as this.
It starts out clear on my lips but transforms within a minute or two into a vibrant fuchsia.
Cool! It even has cute bits of silver glitter, but not so much that it feels gritty in the least. Just enough for a little sparkle.
pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss in Light Pink, $9.95; also available in Pink
And that’s not even the best part. Two or three hours in, after the gloss has mostly faded away, it leaves behind a beautiful semi-matte pink stain, perfect for kisses. SO pretty, and when you or your crush lean in, you won’t have to worry about any goopy leftover gloss on your lips — just a kissable flush of gorgeous pink.
- Packaging: Super cute! I think the tube looks stylish and girly, and I like the touches Physicians Formula added to ease application, like the mirror on the side and the short, stubby brush (very easy to control). Thereâ€™s even one of those LED lights in the cap, which I guess could be kind of useful if you’re ever applying your gloss in the dark, or looking for your car keys. Just donâ€™t forget to turn it off (I’ve left mine on overnight a few times).
- Texture: Thick, and a little bit sticky. I probably wouldnâ€™t wear it out on a windy day, because it would definitely catch my hair.
- Flavor and scent: No scent to speak of, but it does have a barely-there vanilla flavor I like.
- Wear time: I get about two hours, which is significantly less than the 10 hours promised in the marketing. Kind of a bummer, but the stain it leaves behind on my lips, which lasts an extra hour or two, more than makes up for it.
- Finish: Super shiny and glossy at first, it then fades to a semi-matte pink stain.
AVAILABILITY: Available now at drugstores
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A-
Last-minute Sephora run?
It’s the last few hours of the 15% off sale for Sephora Beauty Insiders. I’m pretty stocked up on my essentials, but part of me feels like I should go check just in case, LOL!
I don’t know… We’ll see how my resolve holds up. My beauty willpower is at its lowest around this time on Fridays.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Fro-yo, anyone? There’s a Tuttimelon next to the Sephora.