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It’s no surprise that lip injections are one of the most commonly requested non-surgical procedures women (and men) ask for at the plastic surgeon’s office. A pouty lip is not only sexy, but it can also make your face look more symmetrical and striking. Yes, injections sound great in theory, but for whatever reason—price, fear, allergies—they might not be in the cards for you this month (or year, or ever). But just because you don’t want to make the full-blown commitment, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself a perfectly plumped up pout a la Kylie Jenner. Thankfully, there are a bunch of needle-free options to make your lips big and juicy without subjecting you to a high price tag or pain. Whether you have thin lips or just want to add some oomph, check out our picks for the top lip plumpers.
Best Drugstore Option: Soap & Glory Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Gloss
The major plumping sensation you get from this affordable option is way more intense than you’d expect given the price. Unlike most glosses, this one doesn’t leave you with that sticky feel, but does give you a ton of shine. It has a sweet, chocolate cake-like scent that will keep you wanting more. With just one swipe, it delivers full, plump lips with a wash of gorgeous color. It comes in seven wearable shades that are safe enough for everyday wear and can also help spruce up your night time look. Plus, each shade contains subtle specks of glitter, which add dimension, making lips look even fuller. Don’t feel it at first? Reviewers commented that licking your lips amps up the tingle. We dare you to try it.
Best Gloss: Buxom Full-On Lip Polish
Sephora’s best-selling lip plumping gloss is available in over 100 shades and we just can’t get enough. The shimmer-sheer finish gives lips the perfect flush, while the unique peptide and hyaluronic acid booster helps support natural collagen production. With a pop of color and a hint of shimmer, volumized lips will be plump to perfection. The minty, tingly sensation is made for those who really like to feel the tingle. Plus, the long-lasting formula won’t separate throughout the day.
Best for Thin Lips: Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme
This fast and dramatic super plumper instantly inflates even the skimpiest lips on the spot. You can rock the high-shine gloss on its own, or layer it with your lipstick. When worn solo, the clear gloss creates a naturally flushed look and the formula is thick and sticky, but in a good way. The more you apply, the more it burns.
This plumper contains marine sponge, which simultaneously adds volume while moisturizing lips. Meanwhile, its proprietary “collagen booster” helps increase collagen, which also helps plump up lips. With all of its goodness, this mega booster is the closest thing you can get to lip filler without actually getting lip filler. Sold.
Best Overnight: Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment
Help erase lip lines, reverse free radical damage, and moisturize dehydrated, chapped lips by swiping on this treatment before hitting the sheets. It’s truly skin care for the lips. Everything from its potent ingredients to its luxurious massaging applicator makes the creamy and effective product soak right into your lips, instantly adding volume and filling out lines. Whether you have virgin lips (aka no filler) or lip injections, this enhancing, anti-aging treatment will leave you with a plumped-up pout. In a clinical study almost 90% of participants noticed their lip volume increased and over 90% noticed a decrease in fine lines and wrinkles. Beyond the science, reviewers love that you don’t have to worry about a crazy tingle irritating your lips. Instead, it gently works overnight (when skin repairs itself) to smooth the appearance of lines and make lips look more defined.
Best with Collagen: Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips
This lip plumper is chock full of collagen and other good-for-you ingredients to help keep lips smooth and voluptuous. While collagen works to erase vertical lines, hyaluronic acid and shea butter add moisture without weighing down lips and mustard sprout stimulates circulation to make lips appear voluminous and plump. Just a little bit of this treatment will keep lips feeling big, but not tight. Like a serum for the lips, this lightweight option can be applied at night before going to sleep, or before applying lipstick, gloss, or balm.