05.15.2015
Reader Question: Do lip plumpers really work?

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Hi Jamie,

So, what’s the deal with lip plumping lipsticks and lip gloss? Do they actually work or is it just a whole lot of bullsh*t?

Thanks in advance!

“K”

Hi K!

Great question. The truth is this: lip plumpers work temporarily to swell the skin of your lips but the “tingling” feeling that you might be feeling is actually caused by menthol (or a similar ingredient) and has nothing to do with the swelling effect.

One thing you should know before you start going crazy using these though: It’s not really such a fab idea to use them too often because the constant stretching and swelling of your lips can actually cause some damage to your skin.

That said, here are a few of my favorites that I recommend you use occasionally:

Xo,

Jamie

 

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