True story: as we age, our lips thin. “Collagen in the skin above the lip relaxes,” says dermatologist Robert Anolik. “This causes the upper lip to turn down and in.” However, the needle isn’t for everyone. Try these at-home formulations for more subtle volumising.
Old-school plumping glosses used bee venom to puff. Now, pain-free peptides stimulate collagen to fill out lips, while shimmer fakes fullness instantly. We like Elizabeth Arden Beautiful Color Luminous Lip Gloss in Sweet Pink.
Like a gel sheet mask for your lips, Skyn Iceland Plumping Lip Gels douse your smackers (and the surrounding skin) with advanced plant- and marine-based actives. After 10 minutes, you’ll see more volume from the extra moisture, and your lipstick will go on smoother.
Beyond the ultra-nourishing combo of 100 per cent pure argan oil and moringa butter, Josie Maran Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter uses a lip-plumping complex that boosts circulation in your pout for that luscious, full look – both instantly and long-term.
Chelsea is BEAUTYcrew’s Contributing Editor. She has a sweet spot for anything that claims to make skin glow and won’t leave the house without a slick of mascara. Chelsea has 10 years of experience as a beauty editor and her words can be found on BEAUTYcrew, Women’s Health, Daily Addict, The Joye and Primped.