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Favorite Lip Plumping Gloss

26 Apr

Favorite Lip Plumping Glosses

I like the idea of aging gracefully, but a little boost from lip plumping gloss doesn’t hurt.

Lip plumpers won’t augment your lips like injections, but they do add subtle volume without making your lips look like you just filmed a Real Housewives episode.

NYX Pump It Up Lip Plumper

This lip plumping gloss has the typical tingly sensation, but a little milder than most lip plumpers. The shimmery formula, which contains a special peptide called Maxi-Lip, is on the sticky side which may be a turn off for some people.

Each of the shades of lip plumper is named after a celebrity with fuller lips (the shade I picked up is called Pamela).

I found a slight plumping action with this lip plumping gloss. It also makes my lips look smoother when I wear this gloss over lipstick.

Too Faced Lip Injection

This lip plumper, which is one of the first plumpers on the lip plumping gloss scene, is the mother of all lip plumpers.

The subtle pink gloss with a fruity scent creates volume that lasts up to four hours.

The ingredients in this plumper, like Avocado oil, treat your lips and make them appear 20% plumper (I’ll take it). The tingling sensation only lasts for around 10 minutes and then you get decent plumping action (with more color to your lips).

Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss

With its hydrating formula, this Dior lip plumper lets you gloss, moisturize, and plump your lips. The formula contains hyaluronic acid spheres that help retain moisture so lips have a slightly more plump look. If you don’t like tingling lips, this gloss may work for you.

The wand features a brush applicator, which helps to deposit just the right dose for an even and smooth application. The formula isn’t overly thick or sticky. It’s on the fine side and is quite comfortable to wear.

I picked up the gloss in Fantasie (257), a neutral iridescent shade that I can wear alone or over just about any lip color.

Buxom Full-On Lip Cream

I’ve been using this lip plumping gloss for years, especially the nude White Russian shade which is one of my favorites.

This creamy gloss creates a tingling, plumping effect that doesn’t burn. It also contains encapsulated hyaluronic spheres that infuse lips with moisture and vitamins A and E to help keep them supple.

If you don’t mind scented lip gloss, this Buxom lip cream also has a subtle vanilla scent.

Do you have a favorite lip plumping gloss? I’d love to know. 💕

High-Impact Color and Shine: New Maybelline Lip Launches

18 Jul

MaybellineNYLips

Good morning, beauties. How is your summer going so far?

This is a great time of year for new makeup releases. If you want to step up your lip game, Maybelline has introduced some new lip lines:

  • Maybelline New York Lip Studio Color Jolt
  • Maybelline Lip Studio Shine Shot
  • Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds

I was lucky enough to have a sneak peek at these new lip launches. Overall, it looks like deep, bold colors are in so you may have to do some soul-searching to find your inner goth :).

No worries, though, if you’re a fan of nude shades. The latest twist on nude is a modern brown shade (à la K. Jenner).

Maybelline New York Lip Studio Color Jolt

The Lip Studio Color Jolt is a shiny lip paint that packs a powerful pop of color with eight times more pigment than a traditional gloss in every drop. The applicator is a flocked tip which helps for precise application.

You can build the creamy, long-lasting color for more vibrancy or customize your own look by layering a couple of shades.

Lip Color Jolt is available in eight shades:

  • Stripped Down (my fave)
  • Never Bare
  • Fight Me Fuschia
  • Orange Outburst
  • Talk Back Red
  • Red-dy Or Not
  • Berry Naughty
  • Violet Rebel

Maybelline New York Lip Studio Shine Shot

If glossy lips are your thing, Lip Studio Shine Shots create a mirror-like effect in a wax-free formula. Think of this gloss like a top coat for your nails: it adds a bit of shine to a matte finish and helps the color last.

The Lip Studio Shine Shots come in two shades: Glassy Shine Lip Topcoat (clear) and Prismatic Lip Topcoat (rose gold with a metallic sheen) which shines like a diamond 💎.

TIP: For a plumping effect, dot the Lip Topcoat in the middle of your lips as a 3D highlight.

Maybelline New York Color Sensational The Loaded Bolds

The Loaded Bolds is Maybelline’s boldest lipstick collection yet. The lipstick features a hyper-pigmented, runway-inspired formula that provides depth with a single stroke courtesy of non-drying Kaolin clay base.

The 12 shades in this line cover the entire color spectrum from vibrant pinks to bright berries to modern nudes (there’s even a color-popping blue):

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New Colour Boosting Technology: MAC Vamplify

28 Aug

MAC Cosmetics Vamplify

So Much Pigment, So Little Time💄

Just when we’re all getting used to wearing lipstick, lip gloss is back . . . but with a twist

MAC Vamplify lip glosses are not the traditional sticky stuff that starts to wear off before you know it.

Their most dramatic lipgloss yet, MAC Cosmetics Vamplify features a new colour-boosting technology loaded with high-powered pigments. In one swipe, you get a lot of attitude plus a combination of natural oils polish with gorgeous colour.

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