Posted by missz on 29 Nov, 2007
They sting, they tingle, and they make us look even more fabulous than we already are (assuredly difficult) – lip plumpers, what would we do without you? Our taste for luxury everything has led us many a time to beauty meccas like Sephora and suburban outpost Ulta, and it seems each time we come out with yet another tasty lip treat designed to make us look like Angelina Jolie after a makeout session. We’ve even been stung a few times by allergic reactions (Urban Decay, why must you turn on us?!), but after an exhaustive search through the racks, we’ve finally nailed down the best of the best, and we even have a bonus bribe for bargain-hunting readers looking to score a deal at Sephora. Come with us, Bridezillas, and let’s get glossy!
True confessions time: that lip print up there in the Bridezilla logo belongs to none other than yours truly, Miss Z, and it was achieved through healthy application of the stickily delicious Venom Gloss in Berry Chill. It’s not quite first kiss at the altar-worthy (god forbid your veil get caught in it), but DuWop has plenty of other options for kissable Bridezillas. Our current favorite is the saucily-monikered 2nd Sin Lip Venom, seen above in the purse-friendly Mini Venom Trio 2 which just earned real estate in our Balenciaga bag. For clear plumping gloss it simply can’t be beat – and what ‘zilla couldn’t benefit from a little extra venom?
If you’d rather plump your lips with a frosty treat that won’t sting, we recommend Bare Escentuals Buxom Lips. Instead of heating your lips up, you’ll have an icy pout for hours in sheer, gorgeous shades that will take you from work to play with no trouble at all. We’re fond of the mauve-y golden shimmer of Dolly, which looks great on warmer-complexioned girls. It’s not sticky, and there are vitamins A and E in it, which means you can probably justify this one as a medical expense and spring for the set of four. Hey, whatever helps us sleep at night, okay?
Ladies who prefer a pointedly tasty pout will love the luscious selection offered by Plump Your Pucker. The least tingly of the lot, these will nonetheless leave your lips fuller, shinier, and tastier for hours after you apply. Delicious! We favor the relentless shimmer of Passion My Fruit and the sheerly mod Cocoa My Nut, along with the perfect reddish-gold of Strawberry My Daiquiri. Yum!
Tempted beyond all measure? Hit Sephora.com and enter discount code FF2007 when you check out for 20% off. And whatever you do, don’t tell the future Mr. before your next smooch – it’s so much more fun to just let him think you’ve gone Poison Ivy on him with a killer kiss.