By Alison McGill
Lip fillers continue to trend as the most requested ‘tweakment.’ A full, pillowy pout à la Hailey Bieber and Kylie Jenner is a coveted thing, and the great news today is you don’t that have to endure the pain, swelling and price tag of injectables to achieve the look thanks to the newest gen of lip plumping products.
Remember back in the day (like around 2017) when lip plumpers felt like applying chili oil to your lips? I vividly recall testing a new lip plumping gloss one day at the office, and the thing I was first struck by was the pain (my fiery lips felt like they had been violently stung 10 times) and the fact there was very little plump.
Today, we’re in the era of nourishing and hydrating lip plumpers which are pumped full of ingredients like hyaluronic acid and collagen which help to boost lip volume and give the appearance of a gorgeous, naturally inflated pout.
Here are six lip plumpers we’re currently crushing on to try now.
The Ultra-Luxe Lip Plumper
This started as a colourless lip treatment and has now grown into a full lip colour product range featuring 11 stunning shades. Packed with peptides, ceramides and shea butter, this product instantly imbues lips with a softness, shine, improved texture, and an amazing 3D contour effect. Four fresh new hues have just been released for autumn and we’re obsessed!
BUY: U Beauty The Plasma Lip Compound in Orchid, Poppy, Sable, and Fig, $68 each, ubeuaty.ca
The Celebrity Makeup Artist Endorsed Lip Plumper
Think of this gloss as skincare for your lips. Not only does it hydrate, smooth, and soothe, it pumps up your natural volume thanks to a cocktail of amplifying ingredients including mustard sprout extract and marine collagen. This product also delivers a gorgeous glow which is of course celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s signature glam factor. Available in six shades including the iconic Pillow Talk and Walk of No Shame.
BUY: Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath in Walk of No Shame, $44, charlottetilbury.com
The It Girl Lip Plumper
The hero product of Hailey Bieber’s skincare line, this peptide-packed treatment instantly reached cult status. It feels like butter on the lips and restores and replenishes moisture to create fuller, more fabulous pout. Bieber singlehandedly sparked summer’s ‘Strawberry Girl’ makeup trend with Rhode’s Strawberry Glaze flavour; for autumn it’s all about the latte look with the just dropped Salted Carmel flavoured treatment.
BUY: Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment, $24, rhodeskin.com
The Couture Lip Plumper
This best-selling lip plumping gloss has recently been reformulated into a new 90 percent natural-origin formula which means its vegan, cruelty-free and comes in recyclable packaging. These are just a few more things to love about this lippy which not only delivers the most glorious shine, but an incredible natural volumizing effect. The expanded, high-impact shade range is amazing—there are 12 shimmers, and 12 high shine finishes to choose from.
BUY: Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss High Shine in Berry, $54, sephora.com
The TikTok Sensation Lip Plumper
Slick on this high-shine formula and you’ll notice a very slight tingly, pleasantly cooling sensation upon application. Packed with Vitamin E and coconut oil, this formula nourishes and plumps, and is available in 10 fashionable shades. At such an amazing price point, you can afford to stock more than a few of these.
BUY: e.l.f. Lip Plumping Gloss in Sparkling Rose, $8, elfcosmetics.com
The Multitasking Lip Plumper
This is a lip plumper, lip gloss and lip treatment all in one. The star ingredient is maracuja oil which is rich in fatty acids and vitamin C which help lips look and feel smoother and deeply nourished. There are eight shades to shop, but for autumn our favourite is the rich black cherry shade Honeysuckle. It’s perfectly on trend with the season’s low-key goth beauty vibe.
BUY: Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump in Honeysuckle, $33, sephora.com