Lip gloss is a unique makeup product that comes in many different shades that can suit any fashionista’s style. Unlike lipstick, lip gloss reflects and absorbs light which naturally enhances your lips. Lip gloss has evolved since the 90s. Modern lip glosses add moisture without being sticky. Most lip glosses can be worn all day without rubbing off during eating and drinking. The new formulas also add texture options for your lips. Current finish options include, sheer, creme, ultra-gloss, and metallic.
Choosing from all myriad types and brands of lip gloss can seem overwhelming. Before making a purchase consider the following:
- Your Complexion
- The Desired Finish
- The Type of Applicator
- The Ingredients
Start by finding the right shade of gloss. You want a color that compliments your skin tone and complexion. Following that, you should consider what you want your lip gloss to accomplish. Decide what look you want and choose a lip gloss that can accomplish it without leaving you dry and cracked.
You should also consider what type of applicator you prefer. Lip glosses come in various containers, including a tube with a brush applicator, a hard rub-on stick, a squeeze tube, or a small disc pot. It’s also worth checking the ingredients, as some glosses contain non-vegetarian/vegan ingredients and some allergens, like dyes and beeswax.
Now that you know the basics, check out 5 of the best lip glosses to plump up your pout:
Too Faced Lip Injection Glossy
This best-selling lip gloss combines moisturizing natural botanicals and collagen boosters to provide instant plump. Too Faced promises a 20% increase in fullness for up to four hours but warns uses that they could experience a short-term yet intense tingling sensation when applied. This gloss also has a warm, flowery aroma and a glossy sheen. It comes in six shades to flatter any complexion. The gloss also comes in an Extreme version that gives you a larger, longer-lasting plump at a slightly higher price tag. Be warned, the Extreme version comes with an extreme tingling sensation that some users may not find comfortable.
This gloss is available in a 4ML bottle for $22 on the Too Faced website. This product uses a wand tip applicator for a precise and smooth application.
DuWop Original Lip Venom
This budget friendly lip gloss really is an OG in the lip gloss world. It was the very first lip plumper to hit the market back in the 2000s. Its serum formula includes delicious ingredients like cinnamon, ginger, and wintergreen to increase the circulation to your lips. The extra blood flow provides a natural pump. The ingredients include avocado oils for moisture and conditioning. The gloss does come in different shades but most tend to be underwhelming. The clear version of the gloss is ultra-shiny and adds a subtle, flushed hue to your lips on its own. Users love this product because it is not sticky. And no, it does not contain any venom! In fact, the product is made without any animal testing.
This gloss is available in a 3.5ML container for $16 through DuWop or in Sephora stores. This product uses a roll-on tip for fast and convenient application.
Buxom Full-On Lip Polish
This plumping gloss is whole package. It comes in four finishes, from glitter to shimmer, and in more shades than you could count. For the fullest of full lips, try the Brandi or Gabby shades. The brush-tip applicator ensures a soft, smooth look. This gloss is great for eco-friendly babes because it ditches the sulfates and parabens found in some products for vitamins A and E. The lip gloss does produce that tingling feeling familiar to plumpers, but it is understated and enjoyable.
This gloss is available in a 4.4ML bottle for $20 on the Sephora and Ulta websites or at Macy’s.
Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Pillow Plump XXL
The name of this gloss is as much a mouthful as its effect. This lip gloss features a trademarked flower oil infusion called Lipswell that smooths, hydrates, and shines. The volume formula is also packed with a 3XL-peptide plump complex that encourages collagen and elastin production for supple, younger-looking lips. As soon as you squeeze on the gloss, your lips will look fuller and softer. The tingling sensation is minimal despite the ultra-plump formula. This gloss comes in clear and three basic tints so it is perfect for regular, daytime use. It comes in a convenient squeeze, tube container.
You can purchase this lip gloss in a 8.8ML container for $19 directly from Soap & Glory or in Ulta stores.
Sephora Beauty Amplifier Lip Plumper
Brought to you by the makeup giant, this lip gloss is made with hyaluronic acid. Despite the scary name, the compound does wonders for your skin. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding ingredient that hydrates, plumps, and fills in fine lines for youthful lips. This lip gloss also uses Vitamins A, C, and E to nurture and condition your lips while you wear it. The wand-tip applicator allows for a smooth, even application. The plumping formula in this gloss provides a cooling sensation so it is great alternative if you find the tingling sensation common in plumpers to be uncomfortable. This is a clear gloss, but you can apply a lip color on top. For best results, Sephora recommends letting the gloss set for ten minutes before you add a color.
This gloss is available at Sephora – of course – in a 3.25ML bottle for $7.
Gloss is a great way to enhance your lip’s natural color and shape while providing moisture and nourishment throughout your day or night. Remember, today’s lip glosses do not resemble the gloppy, sticky mess from days gone by. Skincare and makeup professionals have developed smooth, long-lasting lip-plumping topicals for a new generation.
You, too, can have a sexy, plump pout without opting for lip injections. Plastic surgery is expensive, scary, and replete with horror stories. If you want a convenient and affordable way to obtain full, plump lips like Angelina or Kylie but do not want to visit a doctor’s office, try one of these plumping lip glosses. These five products offer ample options for any complexion, finish preference, and style.