Lip-plumping products are big news these days. Thanks almost entirely to Kylie Jenner, plump lips are very much du jour—so much so that after Kylie confessed to her enhancement, one clinic saw a 70% increase in lip-filler inquiries in 24 hours. Crazy. But there is a way to do it without injecting your lips. While it's no longer taboo to have a little volume injected into your pout, the research-and-development teams at skincare companies have been hard at work to find viable alternatives to the needle with some success. The new generation of lip-plumping topicals offers an impressively pillowy effect without the sting.
From our favourite quick-fix lip gloss that's perfect for a night out to the overnight solution, there are many different iterations of lip-plumping products that are set to give you a bigger pout. Keep scrolling for the lip-plumping products that actually work.
This one is known as one of the best-selling plumping lip glosses in the U.S. Buxom has also recently launched in the UK. The lip polish offers a comfortable tingle, a subtle plumping effect and comes in a range of 18 different colours.
Want those fine lines around your lips sorted out while you get some lip-plumping action? These gel patches are enriched with vitamins and will leave you with soft, pillowy lips.
Lancer's offering is a real lip gloss formula with a high-shine finish, which is fine if it's not windy (we all know hair and lip gloss leads to havoc). However, we found it's best applied before bed. Sichuan pepper stimulates blood flow to give you that instant plumping, but when worn overnight while your skin is rejuvenating, the ingredients work really effectively. Super-moisturising coconut-derived fatty acids ensure you'll definitely wake up with impressively bigger and smoother lips.
This is a cult favourite for a reason. The moment you put this on your lips, you can practically feel them plumping up. Of course, your lips aren't actually doing that, but you do feel a pleasant tingling sensation that definitely gives your lips a more defined look. The lip gloss is also jam-packed with glycerin, which helps them hold more moisture.
This does exactly what it says on the tin, so it's no wonder that it has more than 30,000 likes on the Sephora website. The serum is best used on clean, dry lips during your morning and evening skincare regimens.
This is one of the original lip plumpers on the market. It works pretty much instantly and also smells incredible, thanks to ingredients like cinnamon and ginger.
Want fuller-looking lips but also want your dry lips to have some moisture, too? Look no further than this winning formula.
This oil-based serum works immediately to boost blood circulation in the lip area for instant plumping and a just-bitten pink tone. It's miraculous how much the fast-acting ingredients make your lips look like they have been injected, making this ideal to apply before a night out. An impressive cocktail of lipids, hyaluronic acid and peptides (it all gets very scientific) work overtime to offer both instant plumpness and long-lasting volume. All you need to know is that with regular use you can expect a 25% increase in lip size in four weeks. Jaw-dropping.
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