Whether you’re looking for subtle enhancement or serious volume, your pucker has plenty of options amongst beauty retailer shelves. More and more brands are launching lip-plumping liners, glosses, lipsticks, and serums with ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen to help fill out and smooth lips for a voluptuous effect. If you’ve never tried one of these formulas before, there’s no better time to start than the holiday season. With all the parties and other opportunities to socialize, you have the perfect opportunity to play up (or shall we say pump up?) your features for a little extra flair.
From Buxom® to Josie Maran®, read on for seven brands that are making it easier than ever to experiment with fuller lips. The following next-level formulas, limited-edition shades, and gift sets will ensure that you and your lips make an impression under the mistletoe.
Buxom is one of the most popular lip-plumping brands in the game, so the Buxom Gold MineTM; Plumping Lip Set ($29) is definitely worthy of your attention. The set features three best-selling, pout-amplifying products — including a full-size lip liner, lip polish, and lip cream — for creating different effects and finishes from buttery to shimmery. The pink-neutral shades are also universally flattering, so they play well with a range of lip and skin tones.
This Too Faced® Plump Lips That LastTM; Lip Gloss Duo ($30) contains two versions of the cult-favorite Lip Injection — one for the “power” user who’s looking for a plump pout all day, and another (“Extreme”) for the lady who wants a dramatically fuller pucker instantly. Wear them solo or over your favorite liner or lipstick for a boost in volume.
The holiday-exclusive Josie Maran Naturally PumpedTM; Trio ($39) relies on nourishing argan oil and other naturally-derived ingredients to hydrate, nourish, and enhance. Bonus: the formulas are also lightweight, meaning they won’t feel heavy and you can slather on layer after layer for even more volume. Scoop it up for yourself or another natural beauty in your life.
The buzzy, pout-pumping formulas in Soap & Glory’s® Sexy Mother Pucker range have their chance to shine in the Soap & Glory Under the Kiss-LetoeTM; Set ($15), where they ring in at less than $4 a pop. We’re currently loving The Berry Thing — a deep plum shade — for holiday parties and other excuses to rock a vampy lip.
Rosé aficionados will adore the BeautyBioTM; The PoutTM; Sparkling RoseTM; Volumizing Lip Serum and Sparkle Lip Ornament Set ($35). The serum is formulated with hyaluronic acid and collagen to deliver locked-in moisture and improved elasticity, which creates a fuller effect and minimizes the appearance of lines along the way. There’s also a hint of gold shimmer for added glamour, as well as an equally-sparkly lip-shaped ornament for festive keeping (and gifting!).
Grande Cosmetics® has made a name for itself by offering a range of lip plumpers that not only provide instant amplification, but help boost the look of your pout over time. The Grande Cosmetics GrandeLips® Limited Edition Lip Plumper Trio ($27) in particular is on our wishlist this year: it offers a clear gloss, along with two rosy shades, for a next-level natural look.
Milani’s® lip plumpers are adored for their light finishes and easy, non-sticky application. Like some of the others on this list, the hero ingredient in their formulas is hyaluronic acid, which seals in moisture as it smooths. Snag three of them in the Milani Keep It FullTM; Nourishing Lip Plumper Trio ($19) in one of two shade combinations, like Candy Rose seen here.
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