(Closed) Lip Plumping glosses? Do they work?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I hope someone replys to this because I want to know too!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’ve purchased gloss before without realizing it was lip plumping and it be honest, and it might just be the brand I purchased, it stings my lips.  I’ve tried two before, this one and another and they always sting my lips.  I’m not a fan. 

I think one was by Urban Decay…can’t remember the other one. 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

My friend had some and I tried it, I think it does work ever so slightly, bc my lips did look a little “plumper.” BUT it STINGS! And my lips went numb and felt like they fell asleep. So not for me!

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have used Victoria’s Secrets lip plumping gloss, I am unsure of the name but if you go there I am sure one of the ladies can help you out. Last time I purchased it they had 3 different colors (clear, light pink, and bright pink.) It plumped them a little but, it stings a little but but it is totally bearable. I believe this is $18 but I’m not sure

Too Faced makes one called Lip Venom. I have used the original clear one. This one stings more than vicky’s but it does the trick. They sell this at Ulta and Sephora. This should be around $20

They sell a few of them at Walmart, Walgreens, CVS if you want to just try it out without spending the $20. Sally Hansen makes one, I liked it but I have a friend who said it stung too much.

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Actually, they only work if they do sting. The reason your lips get ‘plumper’ is that they’re irritatted by one of the ingredients in the gloss, usually some kind of pepper. It’s kind of a screwed up concept in my opinion, so I don’t really use them. I bought one accidentally too from Urban Decay and theirs doesn’t sting too badly, so I’ll use it sometimes.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The stinging is what “plumps” your lips (if the plumping agent is an irritant). I’ve only tried a couple, and the one that I thought worked the best was “Lip Fusion XL”. They come in colors and clear. It doesn’t sting – when you put it on, it feels cool on your lips for a couple of minutes, but it doesn’t sting. It’s also expensive though – I got it at Sephora if you want to test it out.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@coffeekitty: I didn’t really notice a difference to be honest. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Buxom by Bare Escentuals works a bit on me and Lip Venom.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@coffeekitty: but that’s me.  You might notice a difference of some sort. 

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@stephinPA: They don’t really seem to work for me, either :P.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper

One of my friends had one that she bought on accident and we thought it was hilarious, because it made your lips go numb. The girls would put it on really thick and then kiss their husbands/boyfriends and see how long it took before the guys were like “Why are my lips going numb?”

I can say, when your face goes numb, you certainly FEEL plumper, but the visible difference was negligible.

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