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Pouty lips that look kissable and luscious? Yes please!
We’re all about enhancing our puckers without having to resort to the needle, because really, with so many effective products that require just a swipe, who wants to resort to painful, and multiple jabs all over your puckers?
Here are our favourite lip plumpers that actually work, tried and tested by beauty enthusiasts. Mimic the effect of lips straight out of a lip gloss commercial with these lip plumping products that’ll give you an all-natural, perfect pout. No pain, all the gains.
With frequent use of this lip plumper, you can expect to see a fuller and more voluptuous pout as the formula was created to increase collagen production over time. This treatment also works to moisturise and protect your lips, and we highly recommend using it as base for your lipstick or gloss.
Our verdict: I got this lip serum in a subscription box and was super excited to try it because my lips are on the thin side and I'm all about lip plumping products! I use it alone or on top of lipstick and it definitely enhances and increase volume. My lips definitely have gotten a bit fuller over time.
This conditioning gloss helps to plump and restore the lip contours while preventing visible signs of aging. The formula is packed with hyaluronic acid particles to boost volume, and anti-aging peptides like copper to tighten and reduce age-lines around your lips.
Our verdict: A little goes a long way with this lip balm. It lasted for about two years, even with frequent year round use. I love the cooling, tingly effect upon application, which is how I know it’s working.
This serum reportedly uses the latest scientific technology to help you achieve your dream lips. Filled with vitamin E, collagen and marine extract to promote blood flow, lips achieve an instant boost in just under 10 minutes, where you’ll feel a tingling sensation. We love that the serum also contains moisturising jojoba and avocado oil, making it perfect to go under your favourite matte formulas.
Our verdict: I’ve always wanted to make my lips look bigger and fuller, and with this gloss I actually achieved it! It’s worth the price and if I were you, I’d get this gloss because it really is the bomb.
Containing collagen-boosting peptides, this promises that lips are instantly plumped and and hydrated upon application. What's more, hyaluronic spheres and Strivectin’s proprietary NIA-114 technology work together to fortify and strengthen delicate skin against damage, and over time, it even helps to improve the definition of your lip contours.
Our verdict: I have been using this for more than 1 month, and it really works! My lips are plumper and I’ve received a ton of compliments. Some of my girlfriends even asked which dermatologist I went to for fillers.
Perfect for those looking for a subtle plump as opposed to bee stung puckers, this treatment is formulated with ‘triple plumping’ action ingredients for instantly enhanced kissers. The treatment also doubles as a lip primer, ensuring smooth application of your lip colour and long-lasting wear throughout the day.
Our verdict: Amazing!! It really makes my lips look as though I have lip injections – they get so plump! It is long lasting too – over an hour later and I’m still feeling the sting and my lips are still big and glossy.
This unique balm-to-oil formula is ultra lightweight and hydrating, containing a duo of highly nourishing oils that help to restore and protect damaged lips. The treatment also includes a peptide collagen booster that helps to boost plumpness and redefines the lip contours. Bonus: it also contains a cocktail of active ingredients that react with your individual pH level to give your lips its own unique colour.
Our verdict: I really didn’t expect it to do much, but to my surprise, my lips were super hydrated and were instantly plumped! It wasn’t a dramatic effect like you would get with lip injections (duh), but it was a nice, subtle boost that was perfect for a night out. It lasts for a few hours and honestly, it’s so easy to apply you can simply top it up when you feel the effect is wearing off.
Formulated with capsicum extracts to give your lips a boost, this nourishing lip serum also helps to protect and repair your lips for visibly fuller results. Think antioxidants like vitamin E, turmeric oil and omega 5 that work together to fight free radicals and improve elasticity. Over time, lips are significantly plumper and oh-so kissable.
Our verdict: It is the best lip treatment that I own and I love that my lips do actually appear plumper, which was a pleasant surprise. Tip: use the cream slightly past the perimeter of the lips, it has slight highlighting effects which makes the lips look even fuller.
Packed with the gold standard in lip fillers, hyaluronic acid, this lip plumping treatment utilises not 1 but 6 different molecular weights of hyaluronic acid spheres to help your lips achieve maximum natural fullness. We love the convenient rollerball applicator, meaning you can swipe basically anytime and anywhere for an instant boost.
Our verdict: This is hands down the best lip treatment I have ever used. It is pricey but it makes my lips look much fuller, but most of all they look natural. I love my smooth, pouty lips whenever I use this. I'm hooked.