Lip plumpers for a luscious pout
Angelina Jolie, Kylie Jenner and even some of the Real Housewives of Orange County have all influenced the recent trend for bee-stung lips. While some celebrities are blessed with naturally full pouts, others resort to fillers, which are not only expensive but can look artificial. But the quest for full lips doesn’t mean you should make a beeline to the dermatologist, as thankfully, there are some less drastic solutions which add shape and volume to your lips – without a needle in sight.
If you’re up for some lip plumping, Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme is a good place to start. This serum packs a serious punch, with a tingly feeling on application, which subsides quickly. Apply the clear gloss by dabbing at the centre of the lips, blending outwards but staying within the lip line. Infused with vitamin E, avocado and jojoba oil, lips look plumper instantly, with the effect lasting for around an hour.
Heralded as one of the best new lip options on the market, GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper has a super nourishing formula and a vanilla flavour, and claims to increase overall lip hydration, volume and firmness in just 30 days when applied twice daily. Featuring the super moisturising ingredient, Hyaluronic Acid, GrandeLIPS will give you a luscious pout with ease.
If you’re a lip gloss fan, Dior Addict Lip Maximizer is one of the best rated plumping glosses available. Lips begin to tingle as soon as it is swiped on, creating a noticeable difference in lip size almost instantly and effects which last for a couple of hours. It has a lovely minty-fresh scent too!
But if you prefer the more matte look, Ciate London Magic Pout Potion Lip Plumping Primer has a slightly whitish hue, which is designed to help plump and smooth the look of lips while reducing the appearance of feathering. Its performance is especially impressive when paired with matte liquid lipsticks as it keeps the lips looking smooth and fuller.
Lip plumpers aren’t for everyone, but if you’re seeking a smooth base for your lipstick, Mary Kay’s TimeWise Age-Fighting Lip Primer is a handy option. As well as blurring fine lines and wrinkles around the lips, both inside and outside your lip line, it also primes the lips for improved, lasting lipstick wear.