B_MLG_500Mood lip gloss (NYX)
I can’t say for sure whether my love for NYX would be of the same intensity if it wasn’t for their Mood lip gloss. Packed in a little tube, the original gloss is sweet and fruity smelling. Squirt some on, and the clear-ish pink gel goes a-changin’ to create your perfect pink hue. But since this is the United States of America and one shade is never enough (also because NYX reads my dreams and answers them), the brand has come out with new mood gloss variations: a vampy berry and a pink gold shimmer. Current Mood = pretty darn good. ($3.99, Sam’s Beauty)—Alyson

img_3502_1024x1024Color-Changing Nail Color (Pretty and Polished)
Pretty and Polished’s hue-changing collection is a true wonder. They have a mesmerizing color range which includes beautiful oranges and blues that react to temperature. So you can stick one in the fridge and get a whole different shade after just a few minutes. I love it because I’ll generally paint my nails on Sunday, and by mid-week want another color already. This range allows me to get another color with the least bit of effort. Try one double-shade, or do a rainbow-ish design that will make your pretty fingers look super rad! ($9, Pretty and Polished) —Chanel

313FUzByA9L._SY355_MoodMatcher (Fran Wilson)
Fran Wilson makes many different types of mood lipsticks, but I especially like the MoodMatcher in black. It looks like a simple Halloween black lipstick in the tube, but when you first apply it to your lips it’s like clear lip balm. Before your very eyes, it will transform into a berry hue. If you apply in layers, this will build to a rich raspberry shade. It’s made in the USA, has an SPF of six, and contains aloe vera and vitamin E which get your smoocher super moisturized! ($5.49, Amazon) —Marie

hellosailor_1__1Hello Sailor lipstick (Lipstick Queen)
Lipstick Queen has some of the best lipstick formulation around. Of all the colors on offer, I like Hello Sailor the most because I am actually five years old inside. This shade is more of a high-fashion mood changing lipstick. I initially thought it’d be a cool blue on my lips, but not so. Hello Sailor turns to a really beautiful, subtle shade of raspberry or deep mauve; one of those “your lips but better” colors. It’s also very moisturizing. This kind of technology has been around for many decades under various gimmicky trends, but it thrills me every single time, and it’s a cool party conversation piece. Watching people watch you calmly take out a blue lipstick and smear it all over your face with no concern is really fun. ($25, Lipstick Queen) —Arabelle

sweet-cream-both-500x500Nail polish (Ruby Wing)
Much like my favorite dress or pair of jelly heels, Ruby Wing’s color-changing nail polish makes me want to parade around and flaunt my new look as soon as it’s on my body. Each polish has an alter ego, which comes out under sunlight. The alternate colors are distinctly different from the original, though usually within the same family (blue to purple, peach to sunset red). You do sacrifice a bit of quality for coolness —the polish can be a little bit gloopy—but watching your nails transform all magic and science-y like is totally worth it. ($10, Ruby Wing)—Alyson

il_570xN.673526434_r07sGreen lipstick
Last Christmas, I faked a smile and said a disingenuous thank you when my aunt gifted me green lipstick. Such a waste of her money, I thought, I’ll never have reason to wear bright green lipstick. A few weeks later, I was reading beauty labels when I realized that my aunt’s gift was the magic lipstick I’d read about in Man Repeller two years ago! Stoked, I called my friend so we could try this green lipstick magic out together. At first, we were a bit disappointed: The lipstick was the same shade on us both, despite my pale skin and her bronze. The color didn’t suit either of our skin tones, but we left it on out of laziness, and after a few minutes, I noticed the color on her lips had transformed into a gorgeous deep maroon pink, while mine had faded into a light Barbie-esque pink. I feel like a magic witch goddess watching my lip color change before my eyes, if only slightly. Brands like Dior and Birchbox sell green lipstick, but I prefer the cheap versions you can find on Etsy. Try it, it’s a delight! ($5, Etsy) —Mads

a259595Rouge Interdit Black Magic Lipstick (Givenchy)
If you’re feeling especially fancy, Givenchy’s Rouge Interdit lipstick is a splurge unlike any other. While the product looks like it’d be a witchy black color on your lips, it is actually a sheer plum, that’ll look different depending on your skin tone. This isn’t a dramatic, show-stopping lipstick, it’s more of a way to enhance the natural pigmentation of your lips. The result is a casual vampire color that is super flattering. I got a tube last year as a gift, and I love wearing it on days when I’m feeling spooky but don’t want to wear a whole ton of makeup. It makes me feel like an autumn pixie! ($32, QVC) —Meagan

41CQYLByk9L._SL1000_Mood Rings
Pop Rocks, Post-It notes, video games—the ’70s produced so many truly groovy inventions. But one of the decade’s grooviest contributions—ranking right up there with the MRI machine—is the mood ring. While other jewelry just rests on your body doin’ nothin’ except looking pretty, the mood ring is dynamic and mystical, changing colors according to the wearer’s emotions. Well, technically it changes color (violet-blue, black, brown, yellow, and green) when your body temperature fluctuates, but let’s just embrace the logic of this magnificent creation, OK? I got my first mood ring when I was 10 years old and it was almost always black (apparently I was stressed). It’s definitely one of life’s most unexpected thrills to see that ring change color, especially to that gorgeous violet-blue (which is supposed to indicate calm). Although there are several different varieties of mood ring available today (some shaped like hearts or turtles), the classic, O.G., oval ’70s version is the dopest, in my opinion. It’s a really simple, pretty design, it’s the same kind that Vada from My Girl wore, and my mom tells me that back when she was a kid, you weren’t cool unless you had that oval mood ring. ($4.68, Amazon) —Amber

$_35Color-Changing T-shirts (Hypercolor)
The 1980s was the decade of Generra’s Hypercolor T-shirts. These shirts were popular between 1986 and 1992—when the company went bankrupt (alas). But here’s why they were so beloved: Their T-shirts changed color when you touched them. Their advertisements (which were often in my magazines of choice, Sassy and Seventeen) somewhat luridly showed shirts covered in handprints, which was no doubt supposed to be sexy. I agreed, since I, too, was very much hoping to be pawed. The shirts always lost their magical power after a few wearings, and nowadays I’d be too worried that they would just show huge sweat marks all the time to wear one. But, still, these they look pretty awesome and they’re available on eBay. (Prices vary, eBay) —Emma

flip-flop-butterfly-orange-inColor-Changing Flip-Flops (Calimojos)
Although I’m not usually the type to recommend a pair of flip-flops to the world, let’s be real—at some point, we all come face to face with a situation in which we need to wear a chancla. Whether you’re going to the beach, preserving a pedicure, or protecting your feet from a grimy locker room shower, flip-flops are a necessity. These Calimojos flip-flops are not only cute, comfy, and practical, they also magically change color in the sun! The ones I have are pink and covered in butterflies. Very Mariah Carey, so I love them instantly for that. The magic trick? Indoors, the shoe’s straps are transparent, but when you step outside, they instantly change to a purple hue that complements the design. If you’re gonna need some flip-flops, why not get a pair that does something cool? ($19.95, Solar Active International) —Marie ♦