Remember when plumping glosses used to mean “burning” glosses? Times and technology have changed, and fortunately, if you’re looking for a fuller pout, it’s nice to know it can be achieved without losing any feeling in your lips. They key is hydration and we’ve found four great plumping and hydrating glosses that leave your lips kissed with colors and fuller in appearance. And although you probably haven’t heard of most of these, they get our vote for must-try!
Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss from Vapour Organic Beauty – this was actually named People Style Watch’s #1 Lip Gloss! Because the gloss is enhanced with hydrating botanicals and organic plumping liposomes, lips are left moisturized and voluptuous looking. The rich yet non-sticky formula also uses pure plant ingredients which are vacuum processed, sans chemicals, so you can feel good about what you’re slathering on. With 12 colors, there’s sure to be one that suits you, although I am partial to Tease, a splash of tangerine laced with gold that can be layered for intensity (or worn of your fave lipstick to add even more dimension). $22 at VapourBeauty.com
Whitening Lightning Color Your Smile Lighted Lip Gloss – Full of collagen peptides to increase lip volume and reduce the dreaded lip wrinkle you’re sure to love how much this moisturizes as well. Natural and luscious looking, Color Your Smile is available in four shades, each leaving a sheer wash of color wearable in the day or evening. Speaking of evening, the built in mirror and light provide easy application in the darkest of locations! $38 at WhiteningLightning.com.
Hydropeptide Lip (Plumper, Fuller, Smoother) – A peachy-pink color that is actually pretty neutral on, you’ll likely feel a little tingling when applied, but I assure you, it’s not a burning sensation, or at least not on me. More like a minty feeling, which I know, sounds a bit strange, but, the only way I can describe it. Hydropeptide provides immediate improvement in hydration but overtime long-term help as well. It also makes a great overnight treatment (spoken by someone who slathers it across her lips each night before bed)! $38 Hydropeptide.com.
Announce Pout Poppers from Inspiration Cosmetics – This long lasting, paraben free formula is also enriched with Vitamins A and E to maintain moisture and protect from free radicals. I did notice a slight tingle creep across my lips after I applied, but it was a barely-there feeling (again, speaking for myself only) and the color is fantastic! Available in five shades, I love Intimacy, which is kind of the perfect beachy-nude. $13.95 at InspirationCosmetics.com
**Samples provided for review purposes but no worries, opinions are mine alone as not all samples made the cut!