I hauled this item way back for the VIB Rouge Spring Sale (see haul here) and have been testing it out all summer. This is the first plumping lip gloss I’ve seen from the Sephora Collection and I wanted to see if it really works. I’ve tried the Too Faced Lip Injection Gloss but found it to be completely unbearable on my lips to wear. It burned so bad and I didn’t even notice much of a change so I had to return it! I have no desire for lip injections so plumping products are the next best thing.
What drew me to this product was the pretty packaging and the attractive price (it’s only $15CAD). Many of the higher end plumping glosses are $30 and above so this is definitely a steal, plus you get 5ml vs only 4ml from Too Faced’s Lip Injection. This product comes in just four sheer shades ranging from clear to more pink. I purchased 01 “Universal Volume” as it looked like a nice pale pink that could be worn alone or as a lip topper.
-Nice packaging and compact size
-The applicator really bends and hugs the lips
-Tingling sensation without painful burning
-Does plump lips!
-Isn’t too sticky
-The colour looks light in the tube but worn alone makes my lips more of a pinky red
-Doesn’t last long and needs to be reapplied often
I love this product! It’s so affordable and adorable and it does a great job at plumping my lips without any awful burning. I do wish this shade didn’t turn my lips a bit darker then their natural colour. I find this works best if you layer it with another nude gloss to get your desired shade. If you’re hoping for a more pale colour, I would recommend ordering shade 2 “XXL Nude” (I’ve got one on the way!). I do wish this lasted longer on my lips- I usually get about 1.5-2 hours wear, but the plumping effect is usually gone after an hour so you have to reapply frequently. Not a big deal as most glosses you have to reapply often anyway.
Overall this is a great product that I highly recommend 🙂