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Top tips for plump lips

Verity Douglas
Writer and expert7 years ago
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Treat {lips} to a seasonal M.O.T. to ensure they’re smooth, plump and consistently smoochable...

Scrub upwith a regular exfoliating treatment to eliminate unwanted scales and leave lips feeling velveteen. Add a sprinkling of brown sugar to Kopari's {Organic Coconut Melt} to slough dead cells and help replenish precious moisture, or, if that sounds too much like hard work, use fresh's {Sugar Lip Polish} to buff your pout to perfection. Its cocktail of nourishing extracts (shea butter, jojoba, meadowfoam and grape seed oils) helps to smooth and strengthen dry, flakey skin, while the massage applicator stimulates bloodflow to 'feed' chapped lips and leave them looking luscious.

Plump up the volume with the latest lip-enhancing offerings. For (near) instant inflation, KNC's {The Lip Masks} are convenient, stick-on patches which infuse skin with augmenting, lip-rescuing powerhouses in ten minutes, flat! Alternatively, Too Faced's {Lip Injection Extreme} has both quick and cumulative benefits thanks to blood vessel-dilating technology that swells cells to lessen visibility of fine lines and bestow a pouty, pillow-lipped look that endures.

Iron out the creases with a targeted treatment. Verso's incredible {Lip Serum} is brimming with the brand's signature, Retinol 8 complex to kick-start lazy fibroblasts into producing collagen - the key to a smooth, wrinkle-free kisser. It's serious age-defying skin care for your oft-neglected lips. Or alternatively, if you're in the market for prevention over cure, equip yourself with Odacité's {Aventurine Kiss Lip Serum} which is packed with free radical-fighting antioxidants to delay development of tell-tale 'cat's bum' creases.

Replenishand protect by slathering on an unctuous balm. Nuxe's bestselling {Rêve de Miel} is jam-packed with elasticity-enhancing ingredients to keep lips soft and supple, while its matte finish makes it a great base for pigment. And don't forget to slip your lips under something rich and restorative before you catch your nightly Zzzs. Charlotte Tilbury's {Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir} is like silky nightwear for your moosh - a blend of potent plant extracts, hyalronic acid, vitamins, minerals and enzymes that replenish and revitalise as your slumber.

Then pucker up with Jouer's stunning {Long-Wear Lip Crème} - a cocktail, canapé and kiss-resistant liquid lipstick that cloaks lips with velvety matte (or metallic!), conditioning pigment. We're besotted with the sumptuous array of sultry shades - try 'Frais Bonbon' (a hot strawberry red) or 'Fruit de la Passion' (a shocking magenta).



Verity Douglas
Writer and expert
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Cult Beauty’s Content Editor and a Cult Beauty OG, Verity loves nothing more than the marriage of language and lip balm. A quintessential Libran, she’s a self-professed magpie for luxury ‘must-haves' and always pursuing the new and the niche — from the boujee-est skin care to cutting-edge tech. Balancing an urge to stop the clock with her desire to embrace the ageing process (and set a positive example for her daughter), Verity's a retinol obsessive and will gladly share her thoughts about the time-defying gadgets, masks and treatments worth the splurge...