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Well what can I say about this..... It's actually awesome. I'm so glad I found it. My friend and I were out in Boots one day having a wee browse at the expensive side of things... Jemma Kidd, Ruby & Millie, Too Faced and Urban Decay.
Deciding most things were hideously expensive, we played around with testers.
My friend then said "ooh there's the lip injection stuff! Check this out" and she dabbed a tiny bit across her lips... they were big and red in seconds.
I don't have thin lips. But I wanted this.
So at a ten pound price I'm thinking yeah, I can manage that. So out came the advantage card, and I got a few points for my troubles.
I must say, this stuff is great.
It smells lovely, like proper expensive cosmetics do. I have my doubts about these lip things, I never ever think they'll be all that hot. This one's different though, you have to test it to believe it.
The bottle's disappointingly small, but then again it shouldn't be overused, because of a few things....
1. It's expensive so you might want to economise on your applications. The meaner you are the longer the tube will last. 2. It'll look hideous if you use too much and it smears onto your surrounding skin. (I'll come back to this) 3. It's stupidly sticky if you put it on thick.
Okay number 2 there says about surrounding skin... Watch where it goes. It contains an active formula which I can only liken to pepper spray or a wasps sting happening over and over again for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. It's not comfortable. That's why it's called "injection". On your lips this is fine because it just increases the bloodflow and turns them a rosebud red colour and makes them swell up, within the boundaries of lipskin. If it gets onto the face flesh around the lips, you're going to end up with a scabby look about you. some people don't, right enough, but most folk do. Particularly the soft fleshy bit above your top lip, cupids bow bit. It will go away, but just watch you don't do it and then regret it for the ten or twenty minutes until your shiny red moustache disappears.
Again I'll say apply it sparingly. It doesn't make your lips any more fat if you coat them in an inch of the stuff. It has the same effect, but it's just far messier. If you have long hair and intend on going outside, a tiny breeze is going to ruin your day.
the brush this comes with is a bit tricky if you like to poke at your lips and drag the wand over the place... Well my words to you are don't do that. The brush is like a nail brush, designed to cover as much area as possible applying an even thin layer of the product - let it do it's job. Your job is to get the stick from the bottle to your mouth, and once it's there you just need to make sure it doesn't go outside the lines, and we can all colour in. Just lightly glaze your lips.
Basically I think this stuff is top notch. My lips were huge after wearing it for a few minutes. I looked like I'd had a collagen injection! If you want big lips, get out and purchase this baby. If you don't want a scaby moustache look to you, be careful where you apply. I know people are used to lining around their top lip rather than on it, I don't know if this is to make it look bigger or whatever, but this can't work in the same way. It just looks dire, so just stick to your lips and you can't go wrong! Easy!
Warning - it doesn't taste as good as it smells, and it might nip your tongue if you try to lick at it. It won't nip forever.
It does last a wee while by the way - you'll see results after the first minute and your lips will be glossed for about half an hour. The gloss will have all been absorbed and your lips will be fat for a few hours... maybe 4 hours. I recommend using this, letting it set for 5 minutes and then putting a colour on top.
This product feels horrible! And if your lips are relatively normal to begin with then I wouldnt suggest using it as you end up looking like you've been doing something rather rude for a few hours before hand!
But if you have small thin lips this could be good!
Good review! :)