Bazaar explores whether a fuller-looking pout is achievable with just a sweep of lip balm…
It’s no secret that facial fillers can offer fuller-looking lips, and if you visit the right expert the results can be discreetly transforming. For those who don’t want to go down the injectables route, there is a plethora of new lip-boosting products to sample, but can the formulas truly deliver a plumper finish?
Essentially, you won’t get the same results from a product as you would with filler, but there are a few that come pretty close. Look for those that contain topical agents, such as cinnamon oil, peppermint oil, menthol and pepper resin, which irritate the lips and cause swelling.
Dr Maryam Zamani says: “Hyaluronate, glycerol, lanolin, shea butter and petrolatum keep the lips moist and hydrated, which will make them appear fuller.”