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In honor of National Lipstick Day tomorrow, I'm proud to share the latest and greatest in buzzworthy lip service.
1. Custom color
"Discontinued" and "out of stock" are two of the scariest phrases in the beauty world, but a company called Finding Ferdinand aims to change that. They'll send a lipstick-mixing palette to your door so that you can blend your own custom shade from the comfort of your couch. Match a special-occasion outfit or recreate a favorite color and the company will deliver a tube of your color creation. ($6 and up, findingferdinand.com)
This tinted lip balm in Chameleon Pink goes on clear and quickly turns into a flattering, blush shade. Simply press your lips together (or apply the balm with more pressure) to get a darker pink hue. It's the easiest way to go from a subtle day look to a dramatic night look in one quick smack. ($17, bhuebeauty.com)
3. Color-changing magic
The internet loves a good "magical" makeup find and Real Rebel's color-changing lipsticks are a popular pick. The intuitive formula changes from green in the tube (yes, green!) to become your perfect shade of red. ($10, santhilealondon.com)
4. Cult favorite
When it comes to amazing lip color inventions, some cult favorite products have stood the test of time. Smashbox's O-Gloss, which debuted in 2007, goes on clear and gradually turns into the best pink for your complexion. ($24, smashbox.com)
5. One-handed wonder
The simple task of applying balm no longer requires two free hands — which if you ask me, or any other mom for that matter, is one too many! Palmer's FlipBalm lets you open the product, apply it and close it using just one hand. Great for those times when you're holding a purse, a drink, a shopping bag, a baby, a child's hand ... or really anything else. ($4, palmers.com)
6. Instant makeover
Did you know that Amazon can deliver your drugstore beauty buys within two hours? That means someone will immediately bring you as little as one tube of lipstick. Now there's no need to sit in traffic or buck crowds when you're getting ready in a rush! (Minimum order fees vary by city. Two-hour delivery is free for Prime members and one-hour delivery is $7.99, amazon.com)
7. Double trouble
The colors on most dual-ended lip products are selected beforehand, but Wander beauty lets you do the picking. All of their dual-ended components click together, so that you can create the perfect combo. Carry a subtle nude with a daring red to go from day to night and then swap the nude for a pink on weekends or vacations. There are an endless amount of combinations, which will let you blend countless playful colors in just one stick. ($30, sephora.com)
8. Built-in lip liner
Want even more convenience? NYC City Duets feature two distinctive colors poured into the same tube. Use separately, blend together or use one as a defined lip liner. ($6, overstock.com)
9. Shine on
There's a good chance that your go-to product doesn't include SPF in the formula, so consider Supergoop's Shine On Lip Screen a clear top coat that will protect you — and your color! — with powerful SPF 50. ($22, supergoop.com)
TODAY's resident style editor and author of "The Power of Style," Bobbie Thomas shares the buzz about beauty, fashion, and more on TODAY and at Bobbie.com. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
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