The Buro team's tried & tested: lip plumpers
Lip plumpers. Some girls swear by them; others are more cynical - can a topical product really make your lips look bigger? Enter Kylie Jenner and her famously enhanced pout - equally ridiculed and admired - and suddenly, lip plumpers (not to mention fillers) are in demand again. Jenner's own notoriously hard-to-get-your-hands-on lip kits sell out in seconds - and don't even get us started on that lip cupping trend she inspired.
In the interests of a more pillowy pout, we each trialled one of the more legendary lip plumpers out there - read on for our honest impressions, sans the PR spin (and if you want more, make sure you check out our reviews of concealers, sheet masques, bronzers and salt sprays).
Rebecca Caratti, editor
Product: Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme, $44, mecca.com.au.
Why you love it: For the first 20 minutes I felt my lips tingle and they appeared to be fuller.
Why you don't: The smell was sickly sweet and very artificial - not to my taste.
Would you use it again? No. This one's not for me.
Yeong Sassall, commercial editor
Product: YSL Vernis A Levres Gloss Stain Lip Plumper, $52, davidjones.com.au.
Why you love it: Tingly without being irritating, I love the subtle sheen and stay-put consistency of this gloss.
Why you don't: It's a tad on the sticky side, so it's hard to layer any colour on top.
Would you use it again? Yes - it's gives a subtle plump and doesn't dry out my lips.
Anna McClelland, producer
Product: Dior Addict Lip Maximiser Collagen Active Lip Plumper, $49, myer.com.au.
Why you love it: I really like the glossy (but not sticky) finish and subtle, soft pink colour it imparts.
Why you don't: The cold, tingling sensation takes some getting used to, but thankfully doesn't last long. Try as I might, I couldn't detect any real plumping effect.
Would you use it again: Yes, as a daily lip gloss.
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