Want the look of filler lips, minus the needles? You need a lip plumper in your life. Praised for their ability to visibly plump the lips, for a juicy (and noticeable) finished look, no beauty-lover’s makeup bag should ever be without a lip plumping gloss tucked inside.
Pair with your favourite lip liner, stain, lipstick, balm, or wear alone for a your-lips-but-fuller look, that is going to last (temporarily) and have people wondering if you took a trip to the aesthetics clinic.
Ready to find out more and discover our top ten faves, that will leave your ‘do lip plumpers actually work’ worries firmly in the past? Just keep reading.
How long does it take for a lip plumping gloss to work?
Lip plumping glosses usually have noticeable volumising effects within 10-15 minutes after application and can stay plump for hours afterwards. Obviously, it depends on the formula how quick and how long lasting the gloss is, some may have a quicker or longer lasting effect than others. Patience is key, and it is so worth the wait.
How do lip plumpers work?
Lip plumpers typically contains ingredients that cause a slight tingling or cooling sensation on the lips, which can make blood vessels expand and create a temporary swelling effect. This surge in circulation results in a temporary plumping of the lips. We know it sounds scary, but don’t worry, it’s totally harmless.
How do you use a lip plumping gloss?
Simply apply as you would your regular gloss, but be wary of not overdoing it. Only apply on the lips, not the skin surrounding them. Applying the gloss around the lips may cause irritation, so keep application to a less-is-more level for this one.
OUR TOP PICKS:
TOO FACED LIP INJECTION EXTREME DOLL-SIZE PLUMPING LIP GLOSS
The OG of all lip plumping glosses, the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Plumping Lip Gloss is a classic for a reason. Boasting both instant and long-term plumping effects, this glossy formula is giving all the dramatic results we’re after.
MAC COSMETICS SQUIRT PLUMPING GLOSS STICK
Combining everything we love about a sheer lip tint and a plumping gloss, the MAC Cosmetics Squirt Plumping Gloss Stick belongs in your next haul. Nourishing shea butter, coconut and avocado oil are combined with instantly volumising ginger root extract and capsicum for a best-of-both-worlds kinda lip.
FLORENCE BY MILLS WORK IT OUT POUT PLUMPING LIP GLOSS
Looking for a shimmery lip plumper? Look no further than the florence by mills Work It Out Pout Plumping Lip Gloss. Formulated with natural plumping ingredients (hello, capsicum), this gloss delivers perfect shimmery shine and a visibly plumped effect.
NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP FILLER INSTINCT PLUMPING LIP GLOSS
Plump your pout with the NYX Professional Makeup Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Gloss. Ultra shiny, sheer and plumping, this gloss is the perfect addition to your makeup routine.