Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Review & Swatches

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme gets a make over for Spring 2013. As a self confessed lover of lip plumpers I can’t recall trying or owning the original Lip Injection or Lip Injection Extreme so I can’t say how this compares to the old formula.

Hmmm…sadness that I never tried it.

If you’re sensitive be careful with this one as it comes across rather pleasant at first but it has a nice little bite that will give the illusion of fuller lips!

Unlike Lip Injections from the past Too Faced created this one with a sponge applicator versus a brush. I actually prefer the brush for application but actually the sponge is a smart move overall. I’ve noticed when I apply lip plumpers with a brush my lips get ticklish or super sensitive as the product begins to warm up so I can’t complete application with the brush….the sponge actually is more of a bearable way to apply as it doesn’t tickle nor does it tingle or pinch as I apply.

This a clear gloss with a faint pink iridescence. Unlike many plumpers it doesn’t have a cinnamon or peppermint taste. This has more of a fruitiness which is very pleasant.

The starting line is very mild here. I apply, wait for a few seconds, wait for some more and feel absolutely nothing. Surprise! Typically I start to feel the tingle right away when I apply lip plumpers. This has a slow build up….within a minute it’ll start to tingle and perhaps it might feel like a burn for those with sensitive skin. Personally for me it feels like a sharp tingle but it isn’t unpleasant (perhaps I’m a masochist).

It contains marine sponge which gives the appearance of fuller lips and collagen booster which not only plumps but increases moisture. It’s actually super mild compared to other plumpers I’ve tried. The tingle is there for a few seconds but disappears quickly and leaves lips very slightly reddened. Now I actually just got new news on the product…the original Lip Injection formula gives instant plumping results and Extreme’s formula is supposed to give you a plumped effect over time. So might have to try this a few weeks and let you know if my lips appear any luscious after I’ve used it for a longer duration eh?

Unlike other plumpers which depend on a thick, glossy finish to create the illusion of fullness it seems like Too Faced relies on ingredients like the marine sponge to give the appearance of pouty lips.

I see some volume but not a lot in all honesty. I was hoping for a super glossy lip look with a good deal of volume due to a thicker gloss. But in this case I got more of a thinner, drier gloss with a little redness, a little pout, but nothing extreme.

Overall, Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme isn’t as extreme as I thought it would be. If you can’t stand lip plumpers or are sensitive you MIGHT want to check this out as it is very mild compared to other formulas and a good starting point to trying out such a product.

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  • 1/17/13 18:45 GK:

    I felt this was meh! I liked the fruitiness of the aroma, and the thinness of the texture was nice, but had to keep reapplying because of it. There was no plumping effect, so this is just an over priced clear gloss for me. The old formula was the same.


    • 1/17/13 18:56 the Muse:

      just got word this is actually the old formula new clothes. I never tried the old so this is my first try. It appears you have to use it over time for the best results. I didn’t experience plumping either but according to the release you have to use it for a longer time to see the puffiness ;-D go figure, I didn’t even realize that and based my review off of instant plumping ;D


      • 1/17/13 20:03 GK:

        I tried two tubes because of the same advice from them that it works over time. Nothing got plumper other than their bank account! 😉


  • 1/17/13 18:55 Megan:

    This is the only plumper I have tried that I liked since Lip Fusion XL. Sorry to hear that it didn’t offer much plumping power for you :( I have to say, the first time I used this, after five minutes I was worried it might not stop plumping. I think a key to this one is “rubbing it in” a bit by rubbing your lips together. I have had great results with it but the make over is a super improvement to the older packaging!


    • 1/17/13 18:57 the Muse:

      didn’t quite work megan…but seems I have to give it a few weeks as it acts more as a treatment than an actual instant plumper or at least that’s how it is marketed…..def going to try for a longer duration see what happens ;D


  • 1/17/13 20:16 Debster:

    How does this compare to the physician formula clear lip plumper?


    • 1/18/13 10:10 the Muse:

      not sure never tried that deb


  • 1/18/13 9:46 Ruth:

    From my TF order a year + ago, they included a sample size of their plumper and I tried it and couldn’t get it off fast enough. I must have sensitive skin because it burned and my eyes started watering. It’s possible an item has never made it to the rubbish bin faster, but my thoughts are no.


  • 1/18/13 9:50 Celine:

    The redness lips totally turns me off from even trying this.


  • 1/18/13 10:28 Marisa:

    I tried the original version of this and it literally burned my lippies. It took me about 3 weeks of extreme chap-stick using and no lipstick to heal my lips. I’ll pass on this one, even though I’m a huge fan of Tarte and LOVE most of their products (specially their mascaras).


    • 1/20/13 17:50 Danii:

      Um, this is Too Faced. Not Tarte. Completely different brand.


  • 1/18/13 11:10 Monica:

    I still have the original version but I never use it cuz it scares the bejesus out of me! I dislike the sting feeling and the product does plump my lips BUT if I apply too much I end with red blotchy skin around my mouth, not remotely atractive.
    Soooo….an extreme version of the Lip Injection?? hell no!


  • 1/22/13 22:44 Melissa:

    Is it weird that I love the burning bite? Remember the urban decay one fatty lips or something? loved that! I guess ill stick to duwop for now.


    • 1/23/13 11:03 the Muse:

      not at all! I do too lol! ;-D


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