I’ve tried a couple lip plumpers out here and there- but I stayed far away from the ones that were like pepper spray disguised in a gorgeous tube (you know which ones I’m talking about)… I don’t like pain. So why would I voluntarily put it on my lips? I also had a horrible reaction to one that I put on my lips in passing at a salon… I walked out looking like I had a rash all over my lips. Not pretty! So I was pretty hesitant to give this one a go…but it’s Soap & Glory! How could I refuse!?
Soap & Glory’s packaging reminds me a lot of Benefit- the retro-inspired theme and cute names (although my mom is probably shaking her head at the name “Mother Pucker”)… this lip plumper comes in a tube that looks just like a regular lipgloss. The product has a doe-foot applicator, pretty standard!
The plumper goes on just like a regular lipgloss would. This one is in the shade Baby Doll- which is weird because I didn’t find it anywhere on the internet. The only shade I could find that was similar was Yummy Plum, described as a deep coral with a chocolate raspberry scent (which is pretty much exactly how I would describe this shade…so I think its the same). The problem? There’s nothing “Super-Color” about this gloss. It’s totally sheer. The other shades don’t look very promising either in the pigment department, so that’s something to keep in mind.
As for the plumping effect, I can definitely feel a tingly sensation. It’s more noticeable then the slight tingle of a Buxom Lip Polish, but not nearly as extreme as Lip Venom- it’s somewhere in between. It isn’t painful (except if you have chapped lips- just trust me), but it does produce a “pins-and-needles” effect- which is the best I can describe the feeling. As for the visual result? Well, you can tell by the photograph that my lips may look a little more plump and juicy, but to me- that’s nothing out of the ordinary for a regular clear lipgloss.
This gloss does give a neat tingly sensation, which many simply enjoy on its own… but don’t expect to turn into Angelina Jolie, this gloss didn’t plump up my lips anymore than a standard gloss would. The scent is addictive and delicious, but its really down to the $15 USD price tag to decide if its worth it or not!
- Price: $15 USD
- Availability: Sephora
- Overall: An interesting pins-and-needles tingle that isn’t painful, yet doesn’t spark any significant results (plain lipgloss would have the same effect for myself). Smells good and looks great (even though I wouldn’t say it has any color payoff), but probably won’t give you the big, luscious lips you’re looking for.
- Rating: B-