Think fast! What immediately comes to mind if I were to mention Angelina Jolie? I know some of us might let out a sigh and say “that hottie Brad Pitt”, but more often than not I think the answer is– her lips. Considered by many to be perfectly swollen, and the epitome of sexy lips all while making popular tabloid news, whether we want to admit it or not!
Over the years, the formulas for lip plumpers have been improving perpetually with no signs of slowing. First-generation lip plumping glosses focused solely on immediate gratification, using capillary dilating ingredients like niacin and cinnamon oil which temporarily cause a lip swelling/tingling/burning sensation. The downside, they’ve proven they aren’t for everyone. I enjoy a little lip burn myself now and then– but it’s also considered an intolerable effect by many consumers who have sworn they’d never subject their poor pouts to the torture again! With entire websites devoted to showcasing bad plastic surgery and celebrities constantly being scrutinized for going under the knife, or straight up becoming the butt of all jokes for their “trout pouts”– what’s the best way to achieve a plump pout without going too far?