Ahh plumping gloss.
Ask me several years ago if DuWop Lip Venom plumped my lips, I’d totes say YES! Today, I’d probably say maybe…mostly it works at irritating my lips so they look bigger.
Hey, whatever works right?
But actually some plumpers have a thicker formula which give the illusion of a fuller Angie Jolie look, I’ll take an illusion any day since I’m not blessed with the real deal.
NYX Pump It Up Lip Plumper are new glosses from the brand that promise bigger, badder, plumper looking lips.
Take a look!
A plumping gloss formula.
Each of these glosses is named after a celeb with fabulously full lips. Cute marketing eh?
The formula here is a bit weak as the gloss is a thinner consistency. They have a glossy, shiny finish but the thinner, runny texture means the gloss tends to fade away rather quickly and has a super short wear time. All the shades I tried didn’t have too much in the ways of pigmentation either and for the most part applied with little to no color. Not to worry though the plumping formula will actually cause the blood in your lips to circulate enough that they will turn reddish pink naturally.
I tried out Pamela (clear, transparent pink), Scarlett (subtle touch of clear red), and Kim (nude, beige peach which had the best color pay off).
Verdict? Did they really plump?
It’s a painful sensation. Don’t bother if you’re sensitive as just like Lip Venom they have a super tingling sensation that could be a bit too much for some. I’m actually used to Lip Venom as I use it regularly so these were a cake walk for me but some folks are super sensitive and in that case I don’t recommend these.
The gloss formula isn’t thick so this isn’t an illusion….the formula will actually cause a very slight swell so lips look a little plumper.
Personally I thought they could have added in some peppermint or some flavor here as these taste like…pepper? They have a rather nasty taste which didn’t endear me to them!
The wear time wasn’t great here…they can stay on for an hour tops before they fade and disappear completely due to the thinner consistency of the gloss.
- Anyone seeking a subtle plumping effect (if you have thinner lips you’ll see nice results).
- Those sensitive to plumping lipglosses.
- Those who want a long wearing, plumping gloss.
Yes, they do work….without a doubt you will notice some small amount of plumping action going on here. Chalk it up as an irritating formula that kinda forces your lips to plump out. I actually liked the formula overall…it has a lightweight, glossy finish but the wear time and nasty taste killed the deal. These aren’t for everyone though particularly if you hate the feel of DuWop Lip Venom as the sting on these is along the same lines. If you like plumping glosses and don’t mind a shorter wear time and a nasty taste these are actually worth getting involved with as you will see some decent results!
This review contains a sample product sent for consideration by PR.
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