Like a lot of women, I’ve always wanted plumper, fuller lips. And although I’d love to go full-on Kylie Jenner status, I would never consider lip injections (needles in my lips? No, thank you!). While it may be hard to find natural ways to make your lips look fuller, they do exist. Case in point: the JuvaLips Natural Lip Plumper.
I first found out about the handheld sucking device after watching a video of comedian Heather McDonald try it out. Not gonna lie, I was very hesitant to use it myself. But ladies, it actually works! Here’s how: According to plastic surgeon Dr. Andrew Ordon in speaking to TheDoctorsTv.com, the device creates negative pressure to change the blood flow and circulation of your lips. The result? A noticeably fuller pout that can last anywhere from four to 10 hours. See the results for yourself:
To get the desired effect, all you have to do is follow a few simple steps:
- Step 1 – Moisten your lips and keep them in a resting position.
- Step 2 – Place one of the replaceable felt liners into the device.
- Step 3 – Press it gently against your lips, then turn it on. Apply the device for up to two minutes in 60 second intervals.
One note of caution: I went a little overboard when I first got it and used it more than the suggested two times in one day, so I ended up bruising my upper lip. If you are especially prone to bruising, make sure to follow the directions (unlike I did) and see if any discomfort results. The pressure is actually not all that intense – Dr. Gordon compared the sensation to a “hickey machine” – and a person will typically become accustomed to the process after about the first treatment.
Once you adapt to the feeling, you can use your JuvaLips every day. In fact, the more consistently you use your JuvaLips, the longer the look tends to last.
If you weren’t already convinced to get one of these beauties for yourself, it’s also important to note that the upkeep is just as low-maintenance as the application. To clean your device, simply remove the mouth piece and wash it with a mild soap and warm water. Change the replaceable pads once a week (or more often if they become sticky with product) and you’re good to go.
JuvaLips Original Lip Plumper ($149.95)
And speaking of product, you’ll want to find the perfect gloss or lipstick to really take your pout to the next level. Below, we’ve uncovered our favorite products to help you do just that!
This sweet pink gloss not only provides volume but long-lasting moisture to revive cracked lips. Expect to see instant definition after just one application and noticeably fuller lips after 15 days of use. Word of warning: Resist the urge to lick off your flawless look every five minutes. We know the product’s cool spearmint flavor tastes amazing, but your incessant swiping will only make your lips more dry in the long run!
Promising review: “I’ve tried many lip plumpers out there, and they are either uncomfortable (though I put up with it for the effect), dry out my lips, or last about 10 seconds. This one does it all! Very hydrating, very pretty on the lips, really swells without discomfort and produces a great glossy shine.”
Another minty option, Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Lip Volumizer hydrates, smooths and plumps for supremely curvaceous lips. The muted color is guaranteed to look great with any skin tone, and pairs nicely with a bold lip or simply worn alone.
Promising review: “It keeps my lips from drying out and feels good when on. It also doesn’t hurt when you put it on, unlike other lip plumpers, and fills up my lips enough so that lipstick doesn’t get in my lip lines.”
With over 80,000 loves on Sephora’s website, Too Faced’s lip plumper is undoubtedly a crowd favorite. Fortified with Vitamin E and dehydrated marine sponge, the formula supports blood flow to your lips to give you an undeniably enviable pucker.
Promising review: “I absolutely love this product. I already have decent sized lips but it gave me the little boost I wanted without looking as dramatic as fillers would. Definitely expect a burning sensation upon application, but it completely disappears within minutes.”
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