Wherever you look these days, it’s difficult to miss big lips. From the injection-fuelled pouts that grace many a celebrity’s Instagram feed to the glossy smiles that populate your own social media, it’s official: full lips are in. But what do you do if you want to avoid the fillers while still looking as glam as you can be? Luckily, there are some great products that will plump your lips to the max – here’s our pick of the best.
Power-full Plump Lip Balm by Buxom
Want to maximise your pout while still channeling this season’s fresh-faced, no makeup look? This plumping balm will make your lips look fuller, while the special pigments react with the pH level of your own skin – creating a subtle, custom shade that’s all your own.
Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss by Dior Addict
If you don’t mind splashing the cash, this plumping gloss is a favourite of celebrities such as Bella Hadid. Available in a variety of shades, it delivers a long-lasting effect alongside intense hydration and a slick of colour that will have you looking like a supermodel all day long.
Platinum Lip Plump by Dr. Devgan
Still at the higher end of the pricing scale, this incredible product was designed by a plastic surgeon – and it shows. Rather than a gloss or balm this is a clear serum, so you’ll need to apply colour on top, but its effect on lips is instantaneous – and the next best thing to injections.
Lip Injection by Too Faced
Beauty addicts use all sorts of things to achieve a lip-plumping effect, but this gloss must be one of the most unusual. Formulated with capsicum extracted from peppers, it stimulates blood flow to your lips and helps to create a fuller pout. Available in a range of colours, it appears on many beauty editors’ must-have lists.
Just Kissed Lip Plumper by Jane Iredale
This formula is packed full of active ingredients, including tangerine and lemon to exfoliate, shea butter and aloe vera to moisturise and mint and ginger root to boost blood flow. Moreover, each shade glitters with iridescent pigments that reflect light, creating the illusion of fuller lips.