This weekend, I told you about my unfortunate experience with Freeze 24/7's lip-plumping lip gloss, which made my lips burn, puff up, and turn red. Thankfully, I've just found another lip-plumping product that involves a much more pleasant experience.
Unlike most lip plumpers, which use peppery ingredients to make your lips swell up immediately, Lorac Lotsa Lip Plumping Lipstick goes for a more gradual effect by stimulating collagen production and keeping your lips moist and rich. According to Lorac, users experienced up to a 40 percent increase in lip volume and a 30 percent reduction in fine lines after about a month of treatment. I've been using this stuff for a few weeks now, and while I can't say my lips look noticeably plumper, they are definitely smoother and almost look as if they've been fluffed like a pillow. Plus, the lusciously creamy lipstick doesn't dry out my lips, so it's giving me a new appreciation for lipstick lately. I particularly like the newest shade, a pearlescent pink called Feelin, but you can buy it in eight shades here for $18.50.