If you want to give your lips a boost without resorting to the needle, lip plumping products could well be your answer. But with so many glosses and balms on the market claiming to transform your pout, it's tricky to know which will actually work. So, to save you the trouble of sore lips from testing every product, team ELLE have gone and done the hard work for you...
The immediate effect: Glossy and subtly plumped lips. For those who have the patience and use the product consistently: A fuller and voluptuous pout. You may feel a slight tingle from the Sichuan pepper ingredient (that's the alkaline pH working), but you needn't worry as the nifty tip applicator pumps out the little serum needed per application.
A longtime favourite for many beauty addicts, Dior's Lip Maximzer is formulated with colour reviver technology, meaning the product reacts with the unique chemistry of your lips before releasing its 'colour ingredient' and creating a shade as natural as possible for you. It's as good as magic.
You've probably already heard about his genius Soap & Glory product – and there's a good reason for it. Created with lip-plumping technology containing microcirculation-boosting extracts, your lips will look and feel fuller within seconds of application.
Great for those who prefer a subtle plump over voluptuous lips, this product is formulated with 'triple plumping' action ingredients for immediate affects. Wear alone for a non-sticky, glossy and natural look – or on top of your favourite lip colour. Apply generously.
Combining collagen-friendly MaxiLip and Dehydrated Marine Sponge to support your lips' blood flow, and moisutring jojoba and avocado oil, this product is as serious as it sounds – if you fancy non-sticky and non-drying plumped lips for the night only, that is. Expect a tingling sensation to last for up to ten minutes – and be careful to not go above your lips' natural lines (...in which case, it may sting a little more than it should!)
Made from a clinically proven ingredient Maxi-Lip™ to reduce fine lines while plumping your lips, Jouer's lip enhancer is mixed with botanical ingredients Vitamin E, Shea Butter and Jojoba oil to protect your lips from environmentally damaging elements. For maximal results, it's recommended to apply the product up to three times a day for up to a month.
Non-sticky and non-drying, all while adding a wonderful shine to the lips. This YSL product is a great pick-me-up for when your lips begin to crack midday, and doubles up as a great primer too – smoothing any lines out before you apply a bold lipstick.