For those who are opposed to lip injections, lip plumpers are a surefire way to create (albeit, temporarily) fuller, voluptuous lips. But since we live in a time where Kylie’s lips are such a hot topic, it’s hard not to get sucked into lip kits and impulse buys that might fail to live up to their plumping promises. Luckily for you, we’ve rounded up five of the top-rated lip plumping products from Sephora that actually work.
Buxom currently holds the title as the plumping authority of the makeup world, so it’s no surprise that the Buxom Full-On Lip Polish ($24) is one of Sephora’s best-selling and top-rated lip plumpers (11, 267 reviewers can’t be wrong!). This high-shine lip plumping gloss leaves a tingly sensation on the lips for the ultimate pout, while vitamins A and E moisturize, keeping lips looking soft and luscious. Best of all, this product is available in four different finishes and 87 shades. Reviewer rating: 4.6/5
Designed with a rich blend of marine-based fillers and collagen, this vanilla-mint-scented plumping gloss is a must-have to coax fuller-looking lips. Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss ($41) promises to leave your lips noticeably soft and fuller in just 15 days. It is available in three sheer shades: Pink, Apricot and Beige Sunrise. What’s more, the gloss has 40K “loves” and counting on Sephora.com. Reviewier rating: 4.3/5
In case you’re not a huge fan of that cooling/tingly sensation usually associated with lip plumpers, Clinique Chubby Plump & Shine Liquid Lip Plumping Gloss ($22) is said to leave a fresh mild sensation (without the sting). This light-reflecting gloss boosts moisture to give lips a more voluptuous look. Although this product is most effective on bare lips, we recommend applying a bit of gloss right above the lip line to create the illusion of the perfect pout. Reviewer rating: 4.3/5
What are sexy plumped lips without moisture? Infused with loofah oil and hyaluronic acid, Makeup Forever Ultra HD Lip Booster ($29) delivers a boost of hydration while smoothing and prepping lips for whatever lip colour you choose to put over top. This multi-purpose lip serum will repair and restore the look of healthy and plump lips with just one swipe. Wear it alone or use it as lipstick primer. Reviewer rating: 4.2/5
Smashbox O-Plump Intuitive Lip Plumper with Goji Berry ($32) remains a top-seller for its unique colour-changing formula that actually works (almost too well, in fact, as one reviewer noted: “The plumping lips part is legit — almost too much though.”) This nourishing plumper glides on clear and magically reacts with your natural lip chemistry and transforms into your own customized shade of pink. Infused with a goji berry complex, ginger mint, avocado oil and pomegranate seed antioxidants, the O-Plump works both as a plump and a lip treatment to deliver kissable plump lips. Reviewer rating: 4.0/5