|Many women would love to have the full sensuous
lips that so many movie stars and celebrities
seem to have. Unfortunately, as people grow
older, their lips tend to get thinner, and
fine lines around the mouth begin to develop.
Collagen treatments can help reduce this,
but they are painful and expensive. Cosmetic
companies have recently introduced over the
counter lip plumpers that are inexpensive
and easy to apply. These products promise
to enhance the lipsí fullness by making them
look plumper, thicker and softer. They do
this by temporarily drawing extra moisture
from the body to the lip area. Lip plumpers
also claim to help reduce the fine lines
around the mouth. Both these effects should
make the user look younger and healthier.
If you are thinking of buying
a lip plumper,
consider the following:
- Most lip plumpers require a gentle massaging
of the lips after they have been applied,
but some require more time than others. Some
brands use a lip lining pencil or base coat
of one type, followed by a top coat that
applies some color. Make sure you want to
regularly spend the time necessary to properly
apply the brand you chose.
- Lip plumpers that are creamier in texture
can add moisture to dry lips, making them
appear softer even if they donít produce
dramatically fuller lips. Some thicker, stickier
consistencies can be unpleasant to wear.
- Most lip plumper products will make the lips
tingle for some time after they have been
applied, but this sensation is neither unpleasant
Lip plumpers will only work for a short time
after they are applied -- at the most, they
will work for several hours. You may need
to experiment with various brands before
finding one that is most effective for you.