Lip plumpers are one of those beauty products that you either love or don’t know much about. We stand firmly in the former category and are positively obsessed (and we think you should be too). Lip plumpers are great for offering temporary volume and can add a little something extra to your makeup look. You can’t expect these to have lasting or dramatic results, but they’re perfect for amping up your look. With that in mind we’re breaking down the best lip plumpers around — the ones that make lips look fire without feeling like they’re on fire.
Available in nine sheer shades including a few shimmery, holographic hues, these are a great way to plump up your lips without adding lots of color. They look bomb layered over lipsticks and are a great way to finish off your look.
A lipstick and plumper duo, this product is perfect for amplifying your natural lips. Every shade in the collection can be worn every day (think classic shades like pink, purple, and beige), and the glossy finish is totally on trend.
If the goal is ultra shiny, smooth, hydrated lips, you need to add the XXL Lip Plumping Gloss to your stash. This editor fave will give you extreme shine and volume and has that signature, lip plumping tingle.
Plumping effect? Check. Holographic pearls? Check. Non-sticky gloss? Check. This plumping gloss is one of our faves, and we’re not ashamed to admit we’ve been steadily collecting one in every shade. We’re particularly obsessed with Effervescent, a classic holo shade that gives lips a little extra something.
The OG lip plumper, DuWop Lip Venom needs no introduction. This classic lip plumper enhances the look and feel of lips and has a signature minty tingle. Rock this one alone or over a lipstick — it’s really up to you.
If you’re looking for a subtle plumping effect and lots of pretty, wearable shades (think your fave Vice Lipsticks in gloss form), the Hi-Fi gloss is definitely worth a try. We’re big fans of Beso, a deep pink mauve shade you’ll reach for every day.
About the Author:Tembe Denton-Hurst hails from Brooklyn, NY, but if you ask her, the answer will be much more complicated. She's passionate about YouTube, storytelling and swatching everything she can get her hands on. When the assistant beauty editor isn't brainstorming crazy ideas for makeup.com, she's lurking on Reddit, spending time with her cats Stella and Dakota or asking obvious questions.