It’s not a new trend, we’ve all been chasing that plump sexy pout since the 1900s. New life was breathed into the trend when Kylie Jenner started parading around her super plump lips. Did you know that the fashion industry actually doesn’t approve of plump lips?
The beauty industry knows that there are those who wants the plump lips but would rather not go through the pain. So to cater to these people the beauty industry milked the world for that perfect alternative to lip fillers. Scientists were put to work at R&D to find that miracle ingredient. While the more adventurous people scoured the world for a natural remedy.
As a result, ingredients such as bee venom and niacin were incorporated into lip gloss to make the lips swell. While irritants like peppermint oil, cinnamon, and wintergreen were used to give the lips a mild irritation to bring the blood to the surface. Yes, this explains that tingling and stinging sensation every time you apply on a layer!
But the world has moved forward from these risky ingredients to start focussing on other ingredients instead. Hyaluronic acid and collagen producing peptides are now the focus in lip plumping products. No, these ingredients don’t give your lips the same pout as products with irritants and inflammatory ingredients. But these ingredients will ensure that your lips remain moisturise every time you smooth on a layer of it.
Take a look at our choice of lip plumpers from 2018!
Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss
Dior Backstage Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
Pretty Vulgar Poisonous Pout Plumping Lipgloss
Pixi Lip Lift Max Lip Treatment