Full lips have been a symbol of beauty since before our grandmothers knew the word “lipstick.”
While many aspire to enhance our lips, not all are willing to undergo more expensive, invasive and longer-lasting procedures to achieve results. They are a cheap and quick way to get fuller, pouty lips à la Angelina Jolie without bruising or swelling.
The best lip plumpers can subtly add definition and volume to your lips without looking like you’ve attempted the Kylie Jenner challenge back in 2015. Though significantly cheaper than fillers, a decent plumper can cost you a pretty penny, but which produce results?
If you’re in the market for bee-stung lips without the cost and commitment of fillers, here are a few products to check out.
Infused with 100% Pure Argan Oil, this plumping lip butter nourishes, conditions, soothes and volumizes lips. The subtle sting and immediate lip-plumping complex visibly enhance lips and increases circulation for a voluptuous, juicy pout. You can even layer it under your favorite lipstick to provide a plumping base to keep your color vibrant longer.
It’s also worth mentioning that all of these shades smell incredible!
Many people believe that bee venom has holistic benefits, but can make your lips look fuller? Yes!
This venom-based glossy balm will make you feel the burn in the best way. It goes on clear but almost instantly makes your lips appear more pigmented, feel a little sun-kissed, and seem poutier. The Patented Purified Bee Venom also aids to increase skins elasticity, instantly diminishing fine lines and creases on and around your lips.
Fillerina is much, much stronger than your average hyaluronic acid (HA) serum. Yet, despite giving similar results to HA-based injections, no needles are necessary. You could say it’s the best of both worlds! The solution consists of six diverse types of hyaluronic acid (most serums only contain one to three). These different types contain varying sized molecules—some of which penetrate the top layers of lips while others are small enough to reach the inner layers.
Though Fillerina products don’t run cheap (they start at about $90), the results are worth the splurge!
Dior products are the epitome of luxury, from the packaging to the ingredients. Even the care is taken to assure the signature fragrance is present in every item. This plumper is non-sticky, ultra shiny and stimulates blood flow to the lips to temporarily increase volume without too painful a stinging sensation.
Not only does this plumping product make your lips appear fuller right after applying it, after two weeks days of continued use you’ll REALLY start to see the plumping effects thanks to its collagen and marine-based fillers. It also smells like a yummy combo of vanilla and mint, which is a bonus.
Soap and Glory’s affordable Sexy Mother Pucker XL Lip Plumping gloss is blended with natural lip plumping ingredients to achieve the ultimate sexy fullness.
These babies have a thick, glossy consistency with a subtle hint of color, which make them perfect to smooth over your favorite lipstick. About five minutes after applying, you’ll feel the zing of the plumper, creating the fuller appearance. The gloss features microspheres that expand up to 10X in volume when they absorb moisture, while a natural plant oil infusion increases blood flow. The end result is almost instantly lusher and fuller lips!
The secret behind Lip Venom is a combination of essential oils, such as cinnamon, wintergreen, and ginger. These cause blood to rush to the surface of the lips, flushing and swelling them slightly. The gloss also includes jojoba and avocado oil to nourish and give lips an intense shine.
The end result? A noticeably fuller, rosy pout that cannot be achieved by an ordinary lip gloss. To really plump up your pout, use an exfoliating scrub on your lips before applying!
A winner of multiple beauty awards, Japanese beauty company Shiseido’s lip treatment hydrates, soothes and helps prevent dry skin and reduce fine lines on and around lips. The kickass combo of marine collagen moisturizes and plumps while retinol prevents and reduces fine lines.
The product heals dry, cracked lips as a serum would and gives lips the kind of subtle sheen you’d expect from a luxurious balm. It also happens to be a wrinkle fighter with vitamin A. Apply over the natural lip line for a plumping effect that makes your pout look instantly younger.
Smashbox has created a lip gloss that enhances your natural lips by reacting with your unique chemistry! The gloss transforms from a clear gel into a perfect pink tint with a naturally plump look.
O-PLUMP self-adjusts based on your skin’s pH to create your own ideal shade of flattering pink lip gloss. It helps lips look naturally plumped—no fillers required! It’s formulated with conditioning avocado oil to soothe lips and applies smoothly without feeling heavy, sticky, or dry.