Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker Lip Gloss

The other day I was at CVS trying to pick up a prescription, but alas, the pharmacy had closed. Of course I had to check out the makeup aisle, even though this particular CVS has an abysmal one. Lo and behold I saw these new glosses!

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker pH Powered Lip Gloss sounds all science-y doesn’t it? Normally that completely turns me off, but since it’s related to makeup I decided to give them a whirl!

As far as I can tell these glosses only come in two shades: Light Pink and Pink.

What the heck are they though? Basically they have a dye in them called Fluorescien Based Dye which senses the pH levels in your lips and adjusts the color to your perfect shade within 60 seconds. They also have Photocromic Powders which help keep the shade the same color whether indoors or outside.

But wait, there’s more!

Also included in these fancy-schmancy lip gloss tubes are a mirror on the backside (super handy) and an LED-powered light in the applicator!

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Click and you shall receive…

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Light!

Physicians Formula pH Matchmaker Lip Gloss Swatches
Light Pink, Pink

Ok so here’s the deal. This is what the colors look like on my hand after fully developing.

Light Pink is a pale pink with silver shimmer.

Pink is a deeper pink with silver shimmer.

Then I decided to re-swatch them as fast as I could snapping photos as the color develops.

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Right after applying

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A few seconds later

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A few seconds later

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Done!

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Light Pink (sloppy application, sorry!)

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Pink

As you can see these are super shiny glosses. Very wet looking, and pretty non-sticky to boot. While Light Pink was pretty sheer I really liked the way Pink looked on me.

They claim 10 hours of wear “under controlled conditions” but I have yet to wear them for that long to see. I have my doubts…

Overall:

Fun! I like that these self-adjust, I think it’s kind of cool. The colors are pretty, they are very glossy, and I love having a mirror built into the tube.

Availability: CVS, Physicians Formula, Ulta.

Pricing: $9.99.

Would you check these out for the price?

-Kelly

Written by Kelly
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