IT just so happens that I have been doing alot of research on the lip plumpers myself after reading a thread on this very site! I also went to youtube and checked out the videos on individual tests of various brands. It looks to me that the most popular is the lip fusion XL and the OPlump by smashbox. I did some price comparisons also and it looks like your best bargain will be from amazon.com. You could also try the lip venom, but from what I have learned, it actually hurts! At the moment I've been using the Sally Hansen lip inflation with pretty good results and one of the cheapest on the market. It contains cinnamon (I think) as its "irritant" and doesn't burn or taste bad. It just has a slight tingle to it which I find refreshing. It also comes in a few nice colors along with the clear version. The last time I purchased this product, I bought the clear and got the blush color for free, that was a real deal! I would, however, like to try the ones that use collagen that plump your lips with their own moisture rather than the "irritant" effect. So, my plan is to buy the lipfusion XL and continue my use of Sally Hansen during the day as a touch up. Hope you find one that works for you!Has anyone tried one that works well?
Fawnie, will you read me that article from Dermatology Times. The print is too darn small for these poor eyes-It seems odd that they want us to believe that collagen (a large molecule) can somehow be transported into the skin of the lips!..at least the peppermint and cinnamon are irritants and make us FEEL like our lips are bigger! Has anyone really found a topical product that markedly increased the size of the lips for any period of time??
There has been research done on transdermal hyaluronic acid (like Juvederm) using iontophoresis, but only for plumping up lines, not enlarging the lips.
Ur a funny one-Yeah but the reward....besides going blind....is LEGEND STATUS!!!!!
CN U READ THIS GYMRAT????
I agree with you. All the lip glosses are a waste. Unless you like the tingling feeling. I read an article on wasabi paste too. I CAN'T STAND wasabi so I knew that wasn't an option for me.I don't know if it helps, but many lip brands now make a lip gloss which gives a tingling/slight heated feeling after about 30 seconds of applying. They taste rough and...they do not work to make lips any bigger!
They make you feel like your lips are bigger- we associate something that feels like its being mildly irritated as being swollen and so larger in size. But these glosses do not actually make your lips any larger -you'd have exactly the same result with pepper, ginger or wasabi paste. I read an article- really sorry, I cannot remember the exact site! But it was a professional skin care site and it had done proper measurement tests and found the glosses to fail.
Think the best way to get lips to appear to be plumer is with make-up artist type shading, a good strong lip liner and matte foundation around your jawline and lip line. Keep everything else subtle or muted, make your lips a feature and they will stand out and seem bigger and pull more attention in.
Beauty and the Budget: Plump LipsI agree with you. All the lip glosses are a waste. Unless you like the tingling feeling. I read an article on wasabi paste too. I CAN'T STAND wasabi so I knew that wasn't an option for me.
I will have to do some research and see if I can come up with that article.