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MOLTON BROWN Pep-Rich Lip Booster – Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Brand: Molton Brown
Range: Pep-Rich Lip Booster
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Molton Brown Pep-Rich Lip Booster features a collagen-boosting peptide that gives the appearance of fuller lips, papaya extract (exfoliates & smoothes) and african mango (softens and protects).
  • Texture is balmy with a clear shimmery appearance.
  • To use, wind up the applicator to extract a small amount on the lip brush & smooth onto lips.
  • On immediate application, my lips appeared fuller, lines softened and moisturised.  I repeat – results are IMMEDIATE.
  • Verdict: The pictures speak for themselves – I am AMAZED at the results & am hooked on this like crack.  The sad part is that for $59 AUD it only contains 3.5ml of product and has an expiry of 6 months!! That makes this lip balm more expensive than high end eye creams.  I’m pacing myself for the remaining 6 months of use, reserving it only for special occasions and lip tutorials.

RRP: $59 AUD (3.5ml) available at Molton Brown at & David Jones (Australia)

This product was provided for consideration.

THEBALM Plump Your Pucker – Pink My Lemonade, Passion My Fruit – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


LIP PLUMPERS, Lips, NC20, THEBALM, Yishan | by — May 22, 2013

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Brand: theBalm
Range: Plump Your Pucker Tinted Gloss
Shades: Pink My Lemonade, Passion My Fruit
Swatched by yours truly: Yishan

  • Plump Your Pucker Tinted Gloss is formulated with Maxi-Lip which works cumulatively over time to create lasting fullness, especially if worn consecutively for 30 days.  Also contains folic acid, menthol and Vitamin C to boost circulation and reduce the look of fine lines.
  • Available in 11 shades – Pink My Lemonade is a natural pink with fine gold shimmers, Passion My Fruit is a rosewood with dense shimmers
  • Sculpts lips with a moderate volume boost and smoothes lip lines, and has a slight cooling tingle from the menthol.
  • theBalm products are free of parabens, sulphates, synthetic fragrances, synthetic dyes, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, triclosan and preservatives.
  • Verdict: I especially liked Pink My Lemonade, the perfect natural “my lips but better” tint that gives perks up my lips.  Passion My Fruit on the other hand was a lovely rosewood shade but the shimmers were too large & unrefined for my liking.   If you’re looking for a serious volume boost this gloss may not be enough, however I’m happy with how it sculpts my lips.




RRP: $19.95 AUD – available at David Jones, selected pharmacies and online at www.thebalm.com

These products were provided for consideration.



FUSION BEAUTY, LIP PLUMPERS, Lips, NC20, Yishan | by — May 28, 2012


Brand: Fusion Beauty
Range: LipFusion XL
Shade: Clear
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Unlike other lip plumpers out there, LipFusion XL is meant to be applied as an overnight to plump your lips gently while your sleep.
  • LipFusion XL combines twice the pure active collagen of LipFusion’s original plumpers with hyaluronic acid, and is designed to work with the body’s natural water and swells the marine collagen-filling spheres 50 times larger.
  • Once applied, lips will swell continually for hours to visibly “fill” lines, boost volume, and keep lips moist.
  • Moderate tingling sensation.
  • Verdict: The plumping effect brought back the natural volume of my lips, which lasted throughout the evening.  By the morning, I have to admit it was hard to tell whether my lips were the same size as the night before, as my lip volume is enhanced naturally when I massage my lips as part of my face washing routine.  Having said that, I believe it does work due to the fact that the plumping effect lasts throughout the day even through meals.  If this is still around 10 years later, I think I will revisit this product again in my 40’s as an alternative to injectables.


This swatch is based on a sample satchet.

TOO FACED Lip Injection Extreme – Reviews, Photos, Swatches


LIP PLUMPERS, Lips, NC20, TOO FACED, Yishan | by — May 21, 2012

Brand: Too Faced
Range: Lip Injection Extreme
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Lip Injection Extreme is for those that don’t mind a fair bit of tingle in exchange for long lasting plumping effects
  • Scientifically proven to increase lip volume and plumpness permanently with continued use, this serum is to be used both morning and night together with your skincare routine.
  • After applying onto clean dry lips, wait one minute before applying lip colour to allow it to absorb into lips.
  • This lip plumper is not for the faint hearted & I recommend it only if you’re really serious about plumping lips.
  • It doesn’t just tingle, it actually hurts for around 1-2 minutes before it reduces to a tingle.  It’s so strong that if you accidentally smear this on your face it’ll leave red  patches that disappear after a while.
  • Verdict: Pain aside, this is strong stuff. 6 hours later (after meals and wiping off several lip swatches) my lips are still fuller than they were before application.  Recommended for those that prefer to enhance their lips naturally instead of  injectables.

Would you be willing to put up with more than just a tingle for a plump pout?

RRP: $51.95 AUD

This product was provided for consideration.

SOAP & GLORY Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme Plump


LIP PLUMPERS, Lips, NC20, SOAP + GLORY, Yishan | by — August 9, 2011


Brand: Soap & Glory
Range: Sexy Mother Pucker XL Extreme Plump
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Extra strength lip plumper, dubbed the “SMP-XL” that achieves “ridiculips”.
  • These claim to be stronger than the Sexy Mother Pucker Lipglosses, but I’m not so sure.  I did experience a thousand more butterflies fluttering on my lips, but the plumping effect was similar on my lips.
  • However I think this achieves a different purpose to the lipglosses, as the semi-clear formula makes it perfect for layering above matte lipstick, or chapped lips that need to be brought back to life – ASAP.
  • Although it comes with a slanted applicator, I still like using a lip brush so I don’t accidentally over apply & faint from a plumping overdose.
  • The tingling takes a few minutes to take effect, so be patient… and trust me you won’t MISS IT!
  • Verdict: If you don’t mind the butterfly-effect of this lip plumper, this is a MUST-HAVE in my opinion.  My lips are always dry and lifeless at the end of a work day & I always struggle to spruce it up before an evening function.  But one layer of these and my lips were back in business!!
Illamasqua lipsticks are known for being ultra matte & drying without lip balm.
However lip balm under lipstick can make it slide & create creasing.
 Applying the SMP-XL over it however achieves a far better result that doesn’t move the lipstick layer.
RRP: $27.96 AUD
Available in Australia at Kit Cosmetics.
This product was sent for consideration.