Plump, full lips are trending — just take a look at any celebrity or Instagram star. I'm even getting my lips plumped up with a little filler in a few weeks (see below for why). You don't necessarily need to make a trip to the doctor's office to get your lips plumped with filler to get the full look. Sure, there are a few makeup tricks to get your lips to appear fuller, but there are some makeup products to actually plump up the lips with some fancy ingredients. My fave? GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper.
The GrandeLIPS formula is very hydrating. The combination of VolulipTM and Hyaluronic Acid starts to instantly plump up the lips within 3-5 minutes. It is clinically proven to increase overall lip hydration by 51%, volume by 15%, softness by 11% and firmness by 13% after continued use (twice a day) for 30 days. I notice that it gently plumps my lips almost immediately after I apply. The longer that I use, the more plump I have noticed that my lips are. Sure, it is subtle, but I definitely notice it.
The formula comes out of a plastic cushion applicator which makes it easy to apply. You only need a little bit. I like to line my lips and fill in with a bit of lip pencil then apply GrandeLIPS on top of that.
There are seven shades of GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper to choose from. My favorite is Barely There, which is a light nude.
GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper shades:
- Clear - clear gloss
- Barely Gloss - light pale nude
- Hot Fuchsia - hot electric pink
- Pale Rose - light pink
- Lust Red - bright deep red
- Sunset Orange - bright red-orange
- Midnight Purple - dark earthy purple
Buy GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper at Sephora for $27.
Why I am filling my lips
I am not necessarily filling my lips to get them more plump to be on trend; my lips are naturally on the fuller side. You see, my top lip is much more full than my bottom lip and it is supposed to be the other way around. To correct this, I am having a bit of filler injected into my lips to even things out, with most of the filler going into the bottom lip. Apparently, if I only got filler injected into the bottom lip, it would appear more smooth than the top lip, so I am having "just a drop or two" injected into the top to smooth out the lines as well. My doctor also believes in less is more so she is only using a very small amount. to get the job done; we both want it to look very natural.
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