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Who doesn’t yearn for a plumper pucker? Angelina Jolie lips are finally attainable with City Lips plumping glosses (Brad Pitt sold separately).

City Lips will swell those luscious lips while visibly filling in your mouth lines and keeping that pout hydrated and glossy.

City Lips offers a Clear lipgloss which gives incredible shine and works fab layered over your favorite colored lippy or they have a variety of very wearable shades that combine the plumping effect with a hint of hue.

What City Lips Does:

• Instantly delivers dramatic plumping effects with Hyaluronic Acid Plumping Spheres
• Stimulates new collagen development with 2X the Collagen Peptides,
• for long-term plumping
• Provides instant fullness, definition, & hydration with long-lasting
• plumping benefits
• Diminishes & fades the appearance of fine line & wrinkles
• Works safely, painlessly & without irritation or numbness

How To Use:

Apply a generous amount to clean dry lips. For best results wait 2-3 minutes before applying lip color. For increased plumping, apply clear formula every night before bedtime. Safe to use as often as desired. Continued use maintains and increases plumping benefits.


We are giving away ONE City Lips Urban Essentials Set (those are the exact colors pictured above) valued at $70.00. The set includes a clear gloss and a soft universal nude shine, aptly called NUDE York.

How To Enter:
Leave your email address and twitter handle in the comment section of this post. THEN tweet to Beauty Banter (@beautybanter) why you want a plumper pout. You MUST be following us on twitter to redeem your prize (as we will DIRECT MESSAGE the winner). You must also be a member of Beauty Banter (become a member by entering your email address into the “become a member” box at the right, then follow instructions). We DO check to make sure that you are a member – contest is only open to Beauty Banter members!

Giveaway is for U.S. residents only. Contest will end Monday, September 26, 2011 at 9pm PST.

Good Luck!


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This holiday season, let your pout do the talking. And by pout, I don’t mean that depressed frown from lack of love or too much pie, I’m talking about those luscious lips.

Skincare line, Repechage, makes a fabulous kit for the perfect pucker. Lip Rescue Kit has all of the essentials: a lip exfoliator, moisturizer with pout plumping peptides, volume enhancing massager and plumping gloss.

This 4 step regimine is simple to accomplish and feels oh-so-good. You start by applying the Bare Luscious Lips Exfoliating Cream, “a non-abrasive lip treatment” which gently exfoliates dead skn and flakiness. Next, rub a dab of the Lip Perfecting Moisturizer with Pout Plumping Peptides onto lips and surrounding area. Massage into the skin with the Volume Enhancing Massager (this is my favorite part). It looks a little like a dental contraption but rolls around your lips to help distribute the cream and activate the ingredients. And yes, it feels awesome! Finally, apply your facorite lippy or just use the Lip Plumping Gloss with Peptides to stimulate collagen giving you a plumper pout!

This handy kit can be used on the daily or just for that special night out — your choice. But one things for certain, you must own the Repechage Lip Rescue Kit this holiday season. Your lips are burning for a kiss….

PRICE TAG: $39.99


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This week’s weekly-must have comes thanks to friend and Dior Ambassador, Tinsley Mortimer.

At a recent wedding, Tinsley was rocking a highly shiny and plump pout. Naturally, I asked what lippy she was using. “DiorKiss,” she replied before handing me the tube. With one stroke of the applicator, I was hooked.

The Dior DiorKiss glosses plump the pucker, add brilliant shine (never gooey), smell (and taste) delicious – although, as Tinsley points out, the smell isn’t cheesey or overindulgent – and come in 8 wearable shades. From Lime Glace, a natural shimmering pearl, to Hawaii Coco (the hue that Tinsley was sporting and I just purchased), a medium shimmering plum rose, to Chocolate Shake, a sheer red brown, DiorKiss are reminiscent of the MAC lipglasses (but with more sparkle). The new and improved packaging – a curved applicator – allows for easy and precise application, sans the finger mess.

A lip plumper with loads of shine and exceptional color — what more can a girl ask for?

PRICE TAG: $19.50


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My very chic and savvy friend Tessa Benson knows a lot about products! Besides being a fellow beauty whore, Tessa is also the Senior Editor at the newly relaunched LA Times Magazine and the West Coast Bureau Chief of Self Magazine. She’s kind of a big deal in the publishing world… so when Tessa swears by a product, I listen (or I at least give it a try and then assess).

Her latest discovery has become my newest obsession: Lip Toxyl, a plumping, smoothing and hydrating lip gloss! I’m going crazy for the clear (although they also have 4 sheer colors too). It’s the perfect last-step to your favorite lippy. A little Lip Toxyl and your lips are shining like a brand new red Corvete!

Besides plumping my pucker better then any product on the market, Lip Toxyl also fills in fine lines and wrinkles AND boosts hydration. In a study conducted over a 29 day period, applying Lip Toxyl 3 times a day, 60% of users noticed improvement in lip hydration, 40% had fuller lips and 29% saw a reduction in lines! It stings slightly post application, but that makes me think it’s really working. And it has a cinnamon aroma, so if nothing else, at least you’ll smell spicey! I also adore that the wand is bristled, allowing for a smooth and easy application.

Tessa and I literally fist-fought over who got to hold the tube while out at the MTV VMA After Party! We couldn’t stop applying the plumper and pursing our pout in that “come kiss me” way (it was completely targeted to a certain 8 time gold medalist – Michael Phelps. Of course, we fist fought over who was going home with him too… kidding… slightly!!!)

Here’s Tessa’s sexxxy pout:

**hair styled by Chris McMillan**

Work it, girl!

PRICE TAG: $14.00 for the tube (click HERE to buy)

Very Voluptuous

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Victoria’s Secret has grown enormously since the days of padded bras and nude undies. In fact, their beauty section is so impressive, it boasts some of the largest names in the industry to date… Frederic Fekkai, Patricia Wexler M.D. skin, and Joey New York, just to name a few. To put it mildly, Victoria’s Secret Beauty has become a one-stop beauty destination.

January 2008 marks another milestone for the beauty giant… the launch of Very Voluptuous, Victoria’s Secrets personal products (on the heels of the Very Sexy Collection). After all, who doesn’t want a bit of curves in the right spots???

What it is:

Our best-selling lip plumpers that started it all… For full, incredibly sexy lips with a luscious hint of color. Innovative Marine Collagen Microspheres instantly plump and smooth, visibly
diminishing lines and wrinkles. Choose from original Bare, with self-adjusting pigments for a personalized rosy tint, or Hot Pink and Baby Pink, for tinted plumping. $18

VERY VOLUPTUOUS™ Lip Plumper Extreme
For beyond-basic, totally extreme lip plumping. A dangerously hot combination of Marine Collagen Microspheres and natural GABA instantly delivers mega volume and hydration while reducing the look of lines and wrinkles for a super-plump, sexy pout.The intensely warm, tingly sensation lets you know it’s plumping. $26

NEW! VERY VOLUPTUOUS™ Extreme Volume Mascara
For lush, unbelievably thick, eye-opening lashes. This ultimate volumizing mascara combines an extreme volume brush and conditioning formula to define and lengthen while creating ultra-voluminous, clump-free lashes in just one sweep. In Very Black. $18

NEW! VERY VOLUPTUOUS™ Ultimate Bust Plumper
For eye-popping, extreme cleavage and a smooth, dangerously voluptuous bust. Groundbreaking formula with Hyaluronic Spheres, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein and Lipids plumps and hydrates, creating beyond-sexy curves. Creamy, fast-absorbing formula tingles on contact, delivering moisture for wow-worthy, visibly sexy results. $26

We had the opportunity to test the Lip Plumper in Baby Pink (a barely-there lippie with a hint of iridescent), the Extreme Volume Mascara (plump without clumps… it delivers!) and the Ultimate Bust Plumper. The latter of the three is of most interest… the box says, “In just 2 weeks, bust and decollete feel plumped and look voluptuous, and cleavage looks sexier.” Although we’re not quite sure how a cream can offer such claims, we’re definitely trying it for the full 2 weeks.

Say good-bye to breast growing mantras (“I must, I must, I must increase my bust…”) and hello to the Ultimate Bust Plumper! If only this product were available when I was still in the throes of puberty….


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OBSESSED! The one word that explains my current excitement and happiness over my new lip gloss. OBSESSED!

Physicians Formula New Plump Potion Needle-Free Lip Plumping Cocktail is exactly the type of lippy I like. The casing is cool, the wand is bristled instead of foam, the gloss is shiny without being sticky and it plumps my plucker without the “bee sting” pain!

A word (or several…) from the company:

“Get fuller, plumper looking lips, needle-free in 60 seconds!
Lip plumping lacquer formulated with a high-tech cocktail of non-irritating ingredients to transform lip’s appearance, contour, size and color so they look and feel fuller, smoother, sexier.
3x Plumping Effect: 1) Instant Plumping Effect 2) Instant Hydrating & Smoothing Effect 3) Younger, Smoother & Fuller Looking Lips with continued use.”

The lippies come in 5 brilliant shades and a clear gloss (6 all together) and retails for a nice $8.95.

I have 3 of them: Nude, Pink and Rose and I alternate between the three.


A Fabulous Pout, Part Deux

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From the fabulous lips of Di Gaeta… artist, actress, fellow beauty whore…

“Okay, so now that Miss Howard’s already clued you in about TOO FACED LIP INJEECTION MASK, I’m here to give you the secret combination I use it with, that makes it twice as effective.

First, I apply onto clean lips THE LIP SCRUB by Sara Happ in brown sugar. This scrub is amazing because it uses real sugar (which tastes good in case any scrub goes astray) and the consistency is thick enough to do its job. Put a pea size amount onto your ring finger and exfoliate away in gentle, circular motions. After you’ve done this for about two minutes, use a warm washcloth to wipe it off.
Next, apply a generous amount of the lip mask, and wait five minutes till…Voila! Beautiful surgery free lips that will definitely have the boys lining up to kiss you!!!!”

The Plumper, The Better

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Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Plumping Collection ($62.50 Value)

The all-inclusive, one-stop-shop for the plumped inept. Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Plumping Collection contains everything (and I mean EVERYTHING) that you could ever possibly want for bigger, badder, fuller lips. The lip injection lip plumping mask is so amazing, it’s either the best gimmick ever created or the most fabulous plumping product ever developed. I haven’t quite decided.

The fuller, plumper lip pack includes, Lip Injection, Lip Injection Extreme, Lip Injection Mask, and Lip Injection in Technocolor.

And to think that you can purchase all of these injections without ever once having to step foot into a plastic surgeon’s office.

Go figure!

A Beauty Whore’s New Year’s Resolutions

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Resolutions for 2007:

1. I will ALWAYS wash my face prior to falling asleep (regardless of how lazy, tired and/or drunk I may be).
2. I will spend more time moisturizing and less time obsessing over minescule skin flaws.
3. I will take more baths and load the bath with my new favorite bubbly, Booty Parlor Naughty Bubbles Bubble Bath because, after all, I deserve to feel sexy even at bath time. (Plus, the tuberose scented, irridescent bubbles leave my skin smelling and feeling like a sex goddess!)
4. I will exfoliate lips at least once a week with Smashbox’s Emulsion Lip Exfoliant because I vow to kiss more in 2007!!! (and smooth lips just feel better!)
5. I will deep condition my hair at least once a week for twenty minutes using the old secret recipe of grocery store olive oil (Cindy Crawford swears by this!)
6. I will try new color combinations on eyes and lips (like the new pink lippy that is Spring’s must-have… (I’m liking Vincent Longo’s Gel-X Lipsticks Enhanced with Lip Plumping Moisturizers in COAST because it’s color, plump and shine all in one!)
7. I will finish my hair care line, LUCID, and finally launch the most fabulous organic hair products since Loreal made Kerastase!!!

Happy New Year to all of my fellow beauty whores… may this year be filled with beautiful skin, hair and make-up!!!

Santa’s List… Part 1

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Dear Santa,
All I want this year for Christmas is plumper, fuller lips. I’m scared of needles and don’t want to fall into the “plastic surgery” category and, unfortunately, I was not blessed by the genetic pool of perfect pouts. It looks like I need a miracle.
Can you please help me, Santa?
Momentarily Mute

Dear Momentarily Mute,
Although I can’t grant you a miracle, nor can I change your genetic make-up, and I can’t force you to go under the needle if you’re unwilling, I can, however, offer you a fabulous product that will leave you with fuller, fiercer lips. Lip Fusion XL! And exclusively at Sephora, as a Holiday gesture of sorts, you can purchase the “two double ended lip fusion duos,” a.k.a. perfect pout, (a combination of color and gloss) for a mere $39.00! Your lips may sting like a pack of bees, but rest assured, your pucker will be very pleased!
The Beauty Whore for Santa Clause

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