Plump lips have become a feature highly coveted ever since Kylie Jenner entered our public consciousness. Everyone seems to lust after a pillowy pout, but getting one isn’t the easiest process. Most of us don’t want the commitment of lip fillers and the regular maintenance that comes with it, so a quick, non-surgical option for similar results can be achieved with lip plumping glosses.
Some of them do have a bit of a sting, but they’re not as bothersome as getting injections. Also, the borderline delicious results you get for the price makes it all the more worth it. If you haven’t given lip plumping glosses a go, perhaps it is time you do.
Don’t let the name strike fear in you — Pretty Vulgar’s plumping lip gloss is anything but poisonous. There’s no pain or sting involved with this gloss, just a light menthol sensation and a high-shine formula that does give the illusion of larger lips. It also comes in a range of neutral colours for you to ace that no-makeup makeup look that your favourite Victoria Secret model flaunts.
S$35. Available here.
If you’ve ever looked at Bella Hadid’s plush lips with envy, then just know that the Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Glossy Lip Plumper is one of her secrets. This comfortable gloss is highly moisturising and adds volume to your lips. Expect a slight tingle upon application, but nothing too bothersome. We love how versatile the shade is, which means you can wear this gloss virtually anywhere.
S$50. Available here.
One of the latest lip plumping glosses in the market comes from Tarte. While it is technically a colourless serum, the String Zing can be worn as a gloss as well, given the subtle shine it offers. What’s not so subtle about this product is how much it plumps your lips. Your pout really experiences a discernable difference once you put it on, and it doesn’t sting like a jellyfish either.
S$37. Available here.
If you want to ditch the subtle look and go for something a touch more in-your-face, then this metallic Glamglow lip plumper is right up your alley. Available in a deep rosy brown or a nude beige, the reflective gloss glides on your lips to seriously enhance them with the aid of botanical actives like spearmint oil, shea butter and coconut oil. It’s very nourishing as well.
S$28. Available here.
Too Faced’s Lip Injections have been around for a good while now, and they remain ever-popular because they mimic cosmetic injections (as the name suggests) without the long-term results. It has a bit of a spicy zip to your lips as if you had some mala hotpot prior to lathering on the gloss, but it really does plump your lips up. These really aren’t for those lower on the pain tolerance scale, unless you can convince yourself that the end results are worth it — which they are.
S$35. Available here.