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FACE OF AUSTRALIA Divine Shine Lip Lacquer & Lip Plumper

Brand: Face of Australia
Range: Divine Shine Lip Lacquer / Divine Shine Lip Plumper
Lip Lacquer Shades: Crystal Verve, Morning Mist, Cosmic Rush, Silk Fortune
Lip Plumper Shades: Sterling Blossom, Lavish Instincts
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Lip Lacquer: Lightweight, high shine with light reflecting pearl pigments.  Enriched with natural emollients to moisturise and condition lips.
  • Lip Plumper: Formulated with cinnamon, ginger & menthol (plumping) and lanolin (smoothes lines) with light reflecting pigments for  a mirror like gloss.
  • Both formulas are light, non sticky, smoothing and moisturising.
  • The only drawback is that while it tastes mildly sweet (big tick), there is a mild trace of the pigment in the taste.
  • Link love: Check out Jacie’s awesome swatch & review of the same range on NC25 skintone.
  • Verdict: A great everyday gloss for those who love a sheer wash of colour with shimmers.  My top picks are Crystal Verve and Cosmic Rush – and at only $10.95 AUD you can afford to get both!

Click on the lip swatches to view enlarged image.

RRP: $10.95 AUD
Available at Priceline, Big W, Kmart and selected pharmacies

These products were sent for consideration.

DR LEWINN’S Lip Enhancer Contour Cream

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DR LEWINNS, LIP PLUMPERS, LIP TREATMENTS, Lips, Yishan | by — December 9, 2010


Swatched by yours truly: akisa
  • A daily all-in-one lip treatment that plumps, firms, reduces wrinkles/lines, hydrates and provides antioxidant protection.
  • Causes mild tingling sensation, but settles down soon after.
  • Softens lip lines caused by the weather, stress and smoker’s lips.
  • Claims to minimise lipstick “bleeding. 
  • Creates longer term results than glosses that has temporary plumping effects.
  • Verdict: If you don’t like lipstick sliding on lip balm, a liquid treatment like this will absorb more quickly to hydrate lips. The plumping effect is natural (ie. only brings back the  fullness) and softened lip lines makes you look more youthful and healthy.

It leaves a slight milky finish on lips.
Lips are plumped back to their natural fullness.

RRP: $29.95 AUD

Click here for stockist info.

This product was sent to me for consideration.

NP SET Lip Stain & Plumper – Moon


LIP PLUMPERS, LIP TINTS, NP SET, Yishan | by — December 7, 2010


Brand: NP Set
Range: Lip Stain & Plumper
Shade: Moon

Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • A paraben-free moisturising and plumping lip tint that will give you such a full pout that people might think you had injectibles.
  • “Moon” is a sheer pink.  Also available in “Star”, a sheer peach.
  • Not your average ingredient list: Flax Seed Oil (moisturising), Acai extract & Pomegranate (antioxidant), Menthol (cooling), Capsicum (plumping) and Cinnamon (enhances natural colour and shape),  
  • Very zingy sensation as lips are being plumped, and smoothes lines really well.
  • Tastes of cinnamon, which I don’t mind.
  • Love the angled applicator for hygienic application.
  • Verdict: I couldn’t stop staring at my plumped-up pout after using this!  When I think “lip stain” I expect a flush of colour, and not a paler look, but it’s great as an everyday shade.
Don’t let the simple packaging fool you, this lip plumper is serious stuff.
Anything that smoothes my lip lines is a winner for me~
What do you think of the pale pink finish?

RRP: $22 AUD / $15 USD
Available at NP Set counters & online.

This product was sent to me for consideration.

SOAP & GLORY Sexy Mother™ Pucker Gift Set


LIP GLOSS, LIP PLUMPERS, SOAP + GLORY, Yishan | by — November 8, 2010


Brand: Soap & Glory
Range: Sexy Mother™ Pucker Gift Set
Shades: Baby Doll (Pink), Half Naked (Shimmery beige), Plum Juice (plum)
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Possibly THE BEST lip plumping gloss I’ve ever tried! Even after the gloss wore off, my lips remained in their “new” shape, incredibly plump, reduced lines and smooth.  
  • Sit back & enjoy the chocolate taste of this gloss.  Shortly after applying, you’ll experience a buzz like sherbet fizzing on your lips.  Hang in there – it only lasts for a few minutes and voila! Your lips will be swelled up, lines smoothed and resculpted. 
  • Interesting fact: The plumping technology used in this gloss is like tiny dehydrated little sponges that expand upon contact with lips.
  • Allergy information: Contains wheat protein & parabens.
  • Verdict (Lip Plumping Gloss): Forget lip injectibles, all you need is daily use of MotherPucker lip gloss!
  • Verdict (Gift Set): As a gift set, these 7ml glosses are better for sharing between sisters/friends as there was little difference between the pink & plum shade.  

On pigmented lips, “Baby Doll” and “Plum Juice” looked pretty much the same.  
Click to enlarge image.

From left: Half Naked, Baby Doll, Plum Juice.
For such a fizzy gloss, they look deceptively innocent when swatched on my arm.  
I simply had to show you the “after” pic from wearing this gloss!
 I’m seriously contemplating whether to use this gloss to prep my lips before doing future swatches, so there’s no need for lip balm which can lessen the intensity.

RRP: £17.50 GBP / $47.95 AUD

Available at Boots (UK), Harvey Nichols (UK) and Kit Cosmetics (Australia)
p.s. At time of posting, for some reason Boots is selling this higher than the RRP?!? And Kit doesn’t seem to have the gift set yet.. just individual glosses.. Oh well! (Update: This set is now available as a Christmas set in Kit stores from 8 November)

This product was sent to me for consideration.

BYS Lip Plumper – Clear


BYS, LIP GLOSS, LIP PLUMPERS, Yishan | by — November 7, 2010


Brand: BYS
Range: Lip Plumper
Shade: Clear
Swatched by yours truly: akisa

  • Read my review of the BYS Lip Plumper here.
  • ‘Clear’ has hardly any taste, and is slightly less sticky than Pink.
  • Verdict: on whether you like your gloss to brighten or enhance your lip colour,
  • Downside: Contains mineral oil, in case you’re sensitive to it.

Shade ‘Clear’ is better than ‘Pink’ for enhancing your natural lip tone.

RRP: $4.95 AUD
Available at K-Mart, selected pharmacies or online at www.fashionaddict.com.au

This product was sent to me for consideration.