4 Lip-Plumping Products That Actually Work

Want to have juicy lips without going under the knife? There are a number of drugstore and high-end products which are designed to give your lips some volume without spending half of your weekly pay. Below is a list of our top 5, tried and testing lip-plumping products (that really work!).

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Puretopia Pert & Plump Line Filling Peptide Lip Cream, $14.99

The lightweight cream applies perfectly onto lips to fill in any gaps, and create a perfect application for gloss or lipstick. You may feel a tingling feeling soon after applying, but don’t worry! Shea butter conditions your lips and leaves them feeling soft and moisturised for hours.

4 Lip-Plumping Products That Actually Work

Laura Mercier Lip Plumper, $35

Create a perfect pout after just one application, and your lips will feel cool and refreshed in no-time. The easy applicator is perfect for women who are constantly on-the-go, and the clear formula can be worn on it’s own as a gloss.

4 Lip-Plumping Products That Actually Work

Dio Addict Lip Maximizer Collagen Active Lip-Gloss, $48

A cult favourite, Dior have created one of the best lip plumpers on the market. Upon application, your lips should feel a cool sensation while the hyaluronic and marine-based fillers condition your lips like no other. Wear on top of your lipstick, or own it’s own for a sweet, glossy look.

4 Lip-Plumping Products That Actually Work

Transformulas Lip Volume – Original Ice Cool, $49

Transforms the shape and appearance of your lips when used for just 4 weeks, this is a great way to get shapely lips without resorting to needles. Apply the gel daily to clean, dry lips or apply after lipstick for extra volume and shine.

4 Lip-Plumping Products That Actually Work

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November 27, 2014

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner’s Lips

The world hasn’t stopped talking about Kylie Jenner’s new lips, and almost every beauty guru is trying to recreate this elusive look by the young star. If you want to create the illusion of bigger lips (sans) surgery, follow our how-to on how to get Kylie Jenner’s pouty look.

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1. This look is perfect if you want to accentuate your upper lip which (like Kylie’s) is thin and undefined. Exaggerate the angle of the upper lip by extending the outer sides of the cupid’s bow.

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner's Lips

2. Line the natural curve of your cupid’s bow, then slowly drag the lip liner outwards until you reach your bottom lip. This may take a while to master, so you want the look to feel nature. Use a lip liner which is the colour of your natural lips, and fill in any gaps.

Get The Look: Kylie Jenner's Lips

Bobbi Brown Lip Liner in Pink Mauve, $38

3. To make this step a little bit easier, smile and drag the lip liner down the sides of your lips. Use your finger to blend in the colour with your natural lips.

4. Take a white eyeliner pencil then carefully concentrate the product in the middle of your lips (below the cupid’s bow). Blend well with your finger, then apply a flesh-toned lipstick over the top.

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Mac Cosmetics Lipstick in Whirl, $36

5. Lightly gloss your lips, and dab dry with a tissue for a more natural look. Use a plumping lip gloss to accentuate your lips and bring them extra body and fullness.

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Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Collagen Active Lip-Gloss, $48

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November 11, 2014

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

Have you ever wanted fuller looking lips without the extra price tag, or even the short-term commitment? Rather than turning to collagen injections or even fillers, many women are using good old makeup to create the illusion of larger lips. Here are just a few ways to alter the look of your lips, without going under the knife.

Lip liner 

Purchase a lip liner which is close in colour to your natural skin shade, since this will be the best way to plump your lips. The trick is to slightly (yes, slightly) over-draw your lips on the sides and on the bottom.

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips


We want this look to be natural as possible, so lightly draw a line that extends from your natural lips outwards. Then simply blend well with your finger or even a lip-brush.


Get those lips looking juicy by dabbing a touch of cinnamon just before you apply your lip products. The cinnamon should make your lips feel warm, and just after a few minutes they will appear slightly plumper than usual.

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

Then simply remove the product with a damp cloth, and apply your usual lip products such as liner, lipstick and even gloss to complete the look.


Apply a touch of highlighting powder on your cupids bow to give the illusion of full lips. The cupids bow is located just above your lips, in the little indentation which is found in the centre. Avoid using products which are yellow-based, since this look won’t appear natural and you might resemble a disco-ball!

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips


This is where the sun should naturally hit your face, so it’s best to head outside with a compact mirror, ensuring you’ll apply the product in the correct place.


It might seem odd, but many women choose to contour their lips to make them plump and juicy. The secret is to apply a darker shade on the outer perimeters of your lips, then 1-2 shades lighter in the centre. Blend well to ensure that any harsh lines are disguised.

 Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

White lip liner 

You can also try using white lip liner at the centre of your lips if you don’t have a lighter shade on hand. Concentrate the product on the centre of your lips, and blend well before applying a gloss.

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips


Apply a light concealer or light coloured foundation on the outside of your lips, and blend well with your fingers. The heat from your fingers is better than using a brush, because it will push the product right into the skin and avoid dry spots from popping up.

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips


The light concealer or foundation will help to highlight the area, creating the illusion of larger lips.

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September 19, 2014