Why a Plumper
One of the biggest complaints that women have about the look of their lips
is a lack of fullness. Some women feel as if their upper or lower lips are too thin or that they are just not that noticeable, even when they wear a vibrant lip color like red, brown or a deep berry. Lip plumpers are cosmetics used to enhance the fullness of the lips. While the results from a lip plumper are only temporary, they can augment the look of the lips, making them appear lusher and fuller. By reapplying lip plumper throughout the day, you can maintain that thicker look to your lips without anyone knowing that it came from a tube and not from nature.
How Plumpers Work
Each lip plumper has its own unique formula and active ingredients, but the underlying way in which they work is largely the same. Most plumpers contain ingredients that stimulate the lips. They may do this by creating a tingling sensation, a slight stinging sensation or a feeling of heat. In response to the stimulation, more blood rushes into the lip area. As the lip tissue becomes fuller with blood, it swells slightly. While the effects are noticeable, they are not unnatural. After the sensation wears off, the lips will remain plumped for a while, but then blood flow will gradually return to normal, and the results will fade. Other plumpers draw moisture into the lip tissues, causing them to swell temporarily.
Types of Lip Plumpers
There are many different types of lip plumpers available to meet your needs. The most traditional type is a simple clear cream or gel that is applied before or after lip color. You can also find plumpers that have a wet or glossy look that allows them to double as lip gloss
. Some lip plumpers are even pigmented in colors like pink, peach or red and leave behind subtle color like a lip stain along with the lip plumping ingredients. Lip plumpers may come in traditional tubes like lipsticks, in bottles that are outfitted with sponge-tipped applicators or squeeze tubes that you can rub over your lips or dispense and then apply with your finger or a lip brush.
Completing Your Lip Look
By using other lip cosmetics with lip plumpers, you can create an array of stunning lip looks. Lip liner can be used to accentuate the curves of your mouth and enhance the illusion that your lips are fuller when you trace the top edges and the curve of the bottom lip with a color slightly darker than your lip color. You can layer lip plumper with gloss, lipstick or lip stain to enhance the shine and hue of your lips as well as their fullness. drugstore.com has all of the lip cosmetics you need to get a pretty pout, so shop the collection today. back to top »
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