Forget about fillers, our beauty editor Tracey Kroukamp finds the lip products that prime and plump.
Gosh Velvet Touch Lip Primer, R145
A lip primer that can be worn on its own or under a lipstick. It makes the lips appear fuller, softer as well as adds a bit of volume!
Clinique Lip colour in Pop Wow, R275
A lipstick balm with incredible colour, that isn’t at all drying.
With a rich formula, the lipstick has an intense staying power of 8 hours, while fine lines and wrinkles are ‘filled’ to look less noticeable.
Stay away from the sharp outlines of the lips when applying lipstick. This can look harsh and overdone. Use your finger to create a beautiful blended appearance.
Woolworths Plump & Pout Lip Gloss, R99,95
A shimmery gloss with natural plumping agents to help lips appear fuller. I tend to like the tingly feeling, too.
Clarins Gloss Prodige Intense Shine & Colour, R250
A little gloss never fails to make lips appear fuller. Its blackcurrant and liquorice notes make it pretty tasty, too
NYX Pump It Up Lip Plumper Scarlett, R99.95
A luscious liquid lipstick with special peptide ingredients to boost collagen production in the lips. The end result? Fuller lips with a burst of colour.
Yardley Beyond Juicy Lip Treatment Gloss Crystal Clear, R79.95
My go to lip primer. With vitamin E and Jojoba oils I can vouch that my lips were softer, and moisturised after the first use! It’s always in my bag.
Smashbox O-Plump Lip Plumper with Goji Berry-C Complex, R290
A lip plumper that glides on clear, but works with your natural lip colour, changing into a unique shade of pink in minutes. Its plumping properties are also incredible! You’ll have kissable, fuller lips from the word go.
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