Stacy B here! I’ve had a lot of time to myself lately. Well, me and my newborn, but as much as I talk to him throughout the day, he doesn’t talk back much. Being home with a very good but demanding little baby who much prefers to be held while walking around the house offers me a lot of time to play around with new make up and make up styles.
I know, it’s pretty funny to think about me walking around the house with my handsome little man who probably spit up down my back, in yoga pants and a t-shirt, most likely un-showered and hair in a 2-day old ponytail with full glam, red-carpet-ready make up. But it’s happened a few times! Sometimes I have time to wash it off before my hubby gets home but not always. He’s gotten used to seeing me in various states of made up and just calmly takes the baby and lets me shower.
This certainly isn’t the first time I’ve admitted to something slightly embarrassing in the name of make up reviews! And I bet it won’t be the last.
Being home alone is a good time to try things you wouldn’t normally try. I’ve been trying various shades of NYX’s Pump it up Lip Plumper because I have always been afraid to try this before something important. What if I react badly to it and it makes me look like I got punched in the lips and then doesn’t go down? I’m sure that’s unrealistic, but when you are home all day with a baby, your mind goes to weird places…
The good news is that this did NOT make me look like a crazy balloon lipped lady. The bad news is that I’m not sure it did anything. It is a gloss so it can stand on its own which is nice. I didn’t need to layer a lipstick under it to get color. Although there is a clear one which I could have used to layer if I wanted to. It’s mildly sticky but not too annoying, and went on fairly smoothly. It’s definitely not a high quality gloss, but it’s not bad. It’s usually sold for under $6, so keep that in mind.
At first, nothing happened. Then, after a few minutes, my lips started to tingle. It was a very weird feeling, like I ate too many of those little cinnamon red hot candies and licked my lips about a dozen times. I was afraid to talk too much or eat anything. I had an odd fear that it was like when you go to the dentist and get novacaine and if you talk or move too much you drool everywhere. Again, not realistic but come on, I am still up twice a night to feed my little man!
I kept checking the mirror to see if I could notice a difference. I couldn’t so I asked the Mister. He very quickly said he could tell that my lips were a little more swollen than normal. Too quickly. I am not sure I believe him. And yes, he used ‘swollen’ which I guess isn’t the worst thing he could have said.
I did like the color selection and the sticky factor was not so bad. And the shades are named after plump-lipped celebs which is cute. This was a decent gloss that didn’t dry out or wear off too fast, but I can’t stand behind it as a plumper. I still don’t have proof that it actually worked. And the tube has a picture of a syringe on it, which I found a bit creepy…. But, I’d love to hear from anyone else who might have tried this and seen a difference!
Who swears they see a difference from their lip plumper? Which one?