Hello everyone! I hope you've had a lovely week thus far! Today I have another product review for you, this time focusing on the 'Perfect Pout Volume and Shape Definition Lip Plumper'* by Cougar Beauty Products. Since Kylie Jenner came on the scene I feel as though it's become almost 'trendy' to plump up your lips at least a little. I have to admit, I am definitely not one for lip plumping as it's all too much fuss for me, and I haven't had much success in the past. I always used to hate liquid/gloss methods of lip plumping as I could never deal with the way that type of product would make my lips feel - y'know, all tingly and like they're on fire? Nevertheless, when Cougar Beauty Products contacted me to see how I'd like their lip plumper, I thought I'd give it a try - and oh am I so glad that I did!
The 'Perfect Pout Volume and Shape Definition Lip Plumper' comes in a small tube packaging which means it's brilliant for carrying around when you're on the go. What I also like about the packaging is the applicator isn't the typical 'smear your lips all over this' type which usually makes this type of product disgusting after only a few of uses. Rather, this lip plumper possesses quite a precise applicator. I put a few dots of the clear liquid formula along my lips and just rubbed my lips together to disperse it evenly - no sticky packaging or fingers necessary thank you!
Firstly, the best thing about this product for me is that the blood vessels in my lips don't feel as though they're exploding like a million suns as other products of a similar type have done in the past. It's soothing, and tastes a little like peppermint which is just lovely and actually feels quite refreshing when applied to the lips. I find that my lips did enlarge slightly, only slightly though, but to be honest I like that. My lips are already big enough for my liking, and I only really wanted a bit of omphh to the sides of my top lip which I feel this lip plumper achieved beautifully. I was left with plumper, fuller lips - but the effects were subtle. I like a natural look, which is why this worked for me so well. However, if you're wanting something that makes your lips ten times bigger then this isn't the one for you.
Not only did it add subtle volume to my lips, my lips were left feeling soft and 'plump', as in the healthy kind of hydrated 'plump' which made it a pleasure to use. I felt as though I was wearing a gloss that just made my lips look simply better. On the product description, Cougar Beauty Products states that the Volume and Shape Definition Lip Plumper contains: "Vitamin E for antioxidant and moisturising properties, Corum and Pepper mint for heating and cooling sensation – creates a tingling effect." Whilst my lips did indeed feel moisturised, and I did experience a unique, soothing sensation, I didn't experience much tingling - which, as stated above is why I liked this product so much.
After a few minutes, it's glossy texture sinks into your lips ridding the lips of any shine, however, what I don't like about this product is the residue it leaves is a little too sticky for my matte lipsticks. I could still apply creamier lipsticks perfectly, but the mattes were just a big no no. That's my only tiff, and the price. I wouldn't pay £25.00 for this product. As mentioned earlier, it isn't really in my direct interests to try and plump up my lips because I do have prominent-enough lips for my liking anyway. In saying that though, this is the only lip plumper I've ever tried and liked, and it comes in efficient packaging which means that it will last a long time. You only need the tiniest blob and there's 10ml of product there so if you're in the market to try a new lip plumper that's both volumising and moisturising, I would say that this is worth the money when considering the amount you get. However, if lip plumpers are something that you're new to, and/or something you're just wanting to experiment with, I'd opt for a cheaper one!
Overall, I really enjoyed using this product. I love that it didn't make my lips go all crazy and feel weird, and I love that the results were very natural looking, yet, there was a noticeable difference to the shape of my lips.
What do you use to achieve that 'plumper' shaped lip?