Reader Question: Do lip plumpers really work?


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!


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:




One thought on “Reader Question: Do lip plumpers really work?

  1. Pingback: Tuesday Web Candy - Honestly Jamie

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *