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No more needles, ladies, well at least for your lips, anyway. Lipstick and lipgloss with plumping ingredients are taking the makeup counters by storm. Who doesn't want lips like Mick Jagger or Steven Tyler? Okay, how about Angelina Jolie? Do you want big luscious lips that make you look even an ounce like that classic beauty? Then go with a lipstick with plumping ingredients. You can find reviews of these magical plumping products just about anywhere. Be careful, though. You don't want to use just any plumping lipstick. You only want to use the best of the best.
Buxom by Bare Escentuals
"Celebrity High Magazine" listed Buxom by Bare Escentuals under "Lip Gloss Heaven Under $25." Available in 18 shades, this lip polish creates the look of more voluptuous lips. Buxom is formulated without parabens, sulfates and phthalates. Not only is this gloss good for your own lips, but this pouty plumper gives back to others, too. Charity Buxom is Bare Escentuals' limited-edition pout plumper. Every purchase of Charity helps support Bare Escentuals in its donations to the American Heart Association through the BE Cares philanthropy.
PlushGlass by MAC
Popular beauty blog Temptalia is a huge fan of MAC's PlushGlass, considering it a "must-have." With names such as Oversexed, Bountiful and Big Kiss, this lip color will likely give you the enticing lips you desire. PlushGlass also includes Vitamin E for added environmental protection. Joanna Chien, founder of UNT Skincare agrees that Vitamin E is an essential vitamin to use for your lips; it stated, "Apply Vitamin E to your lips, or use lip balm or glosses that feature this essential vitamin. Vitamin E helps elevate elasticity of the lips so they look naturally plumper."
Rise and Shine Lip Plumping Lip Glosses
Celebrity makeup artist, Ramy Gafni, created this lip plumping line with names such as L'il Something Something!, Shut up & Kiss Me!, Ramylicious! and Frienemy. Gafni says, "Lip plumpers are a great way to both temporarily plump your lips and also to keep your lips moist and conditioned, so that they always look their fullest." This plumper contains Maxi-Lip which increases blood flow to the lips without unpleasant side effects. Featured in publications such as "Health and Fitness" and "Aventura," this gloss is quickly becoming a favorite. No wonder celebrities such as Katherine Heigl, Naomi Watts,Halle Berry,Naomi Campbell, Joan Rivers, Cher, Faith Hill, and Renee Zellweger trust Gafni to provide them with the best products. Pucker up, Diva!
According to celebrity makeup artist Joy Randall, owner of Flawless Makeup Art, you can mix a small amount of Vaseline with a few drops of menthol, cinnamon and wintergreen essential oils. Add a tiny amount of cayenne (red pepper), but use a light touch; too much can burn. Apply this mixture lightly to your lips to get that same effect under any lipstick or gloss!