Let me say first off that the plumping effect I experience with LipFusion glosses, in terms of actual lip swellage, is subtle but noticeable for me. I have naturally full lips which are just beginning to show signs of thinning due to my age--they are still wide, but not as "puffy" and 3D any more--and the LipFusion tends to bring some of the pillowiness back.
I find this works best when I apply a fairly thick layer over lips which have been freshly washed and gently exfoliated. Something about the extra moisture provided by the water seems to help the product do what it does.
Aesthetically, I really love the product. It does make my lips feel wonderfully moisturized; this effect lasts for hours and I no longer need to constantly apply balm or salve throughout the day. I like the smell--fresh and kind of "tasty" but doesn't make me crave anything, which goodness knows I do not need--and I think the colored glosses in particular are quite beautiful. They have the most subtle shimmer that is perfectly appropriate for day yet catches the light and helps intensify whatever plumpness is there.
I tend to use the colored ones a lot more often now than I do the original clear, which I typically use more around the house as it has that sort of whitish pasty thing going on when the aforementioned thick coat is applied. I have it in Bare, which really looks nice and bare on my pigmented lips, just the right amount of color, and Fresh, which has a bit more coral/salmon to it and is just as natural-looking, but a little jazzier.
The price kills me. I don't even want to talk about that. Heinous. *shudder* continued >>
Crap! I was so disappointed with this product. I really wanted to like it. I have naturally "pouty" lips, but hey - they can never be too pouty! I love plumping lip glosses, so I gave this one a try. I have also tried DuWop Lip Venom and Jessica Simpson's Dessert Beauty lip glosses. The only advantage to this one (the reason I gave it 2 lippies) is that it doesn't irritate your lips like the other glosses. Although, I kind of like that feeling, masochist that I am... LOL! Anyway, I do not like the fact that the tube is hard, and you can't "squeeze" out the last drops of product. The gloss also "crumbs" on my lips (no matter how well moisturized and no matter what type of moisturizer I use under it), and I end up with this white stuff on my mouth. Eww! At $38 a pop, I was sorely disappointed and will stick to my DuWop, or perhaps try another line.
UPDATE: Okay. I like this lip plumper a little better now. This is what I have done to get it to really "work": I brushed my lips with my electric toothbrush. Then I applied LipFusion immediately afterwards. Then I put on a moisturizing balm over that. Now my lips feel very "plumped" and full - or is that feeling from having brushed them??? I upped the Lippies to 3, instead of 2.
This is my favorite lipgloss of all time. My limps are naturally full, but I still thought it was fun to make them plumper. I was afraid my lips would get huge but they just looked poutier. True, the effect doesn't last more than about an hour, but I think it's worth it because after the plumping is gone the most beautiful gloss is left. It's really shiny and not heavy or sticky at all. It's a TAD too expensive so only buy it if you like to "play" with cosmetics.
I think these are great! Although the colors are too sheer. I wish it had more color payoff. These make my lips look plump and youthful. More then any other plumping product out these. I tried them all!! They are expensive, but suspect will last me a long time, as the tube is very large. I WISH THEY HAD A BRUSH instead of a sponge for application. And I hope when I get to the bottom I can get the gloss out.This is my favorite plumper, dispite price and application tip.
Unless you've got money to waste on useless beauty products, stay away from LipFusion. The colors were pretty and my lips plumped up instantly, but the results don't last for more than an hour. Any plumping is only temporary. At these prices, I'd rather save my money and get collagen if I wanted fat lips that desperately. Good thing I don't.
I have hesitated buying this product because of the high price tag. Since I have been very good ;) this year, Santa left me the set of 6 colored mini's from Sephora in my stocking. I particularly like the color "SEXY" which looks bright red in the tube but is a subtle glossy natural pink when worn. I wouldn't bother in the future with any color other than SEXY or CLEAR (non color) as the other colors seemed "clear" on my skin tone (I wear B.E. fairly light or medium beige - so yellow undertoned fair/medium skin depending on time of year). That being said, they make great bases for lip color anyway, so that's neither here nor there as a trial goes.
My lips have always been my best facial feature, and they are naturally fairly full. As I have aged, they have thinned out and lost some of their oomph. I do notice some plumping in the middle of my lips, upper and lower, and there is that novacaine like numb-y sensation which is kinda cool. I think at the very least, this returns them to my 20 year old lip fullness and fills in the lines/cracking. The gloss is non tacky and low sheen - but looks equally nice OVER other lip products (at 42, I don't want lips like glass) for a subtle sheen as well as alone or under another lip product.
I have found the key to this product is A) start with buffed lips (wash cloth, toothbrush or some lip buffing product in the shower) B) Apply a GENEROUS amount. Due to the price of the product, you might be inclined to skimp. I put it UNDER and OVER when wearing lip color. I usually get about 4 - 6 hours out of the plump (maybe some get a little more???). Marketing as a 48 hour plumper is sheer folly IMHO.
I will use every drop out of all 6 tubes before breaking down and repurchasing. I would repurchase if nothing else better comes along. It does a great job moisturizing and the orange scent is yummy. It's not obnoxious and returns my aging but naturally full lips to their youthful look. This is NOT going to make someone with pencil thin lips look like Angelina Jolie, but if you already have medium to full lips, I do believe you will see some noticable plumping, or if you have full but aging lips, it might subtly take 10 years off.
Just my experience. Hope the review helps.
LipFusion Lip Plumping Gloss in Sexy (looks red in the tube). This is quite an invention! Did plump my lips and made me feel so good and flimzy like during a kiss. The color is amazing and shimmery although very sheer. My hubby noticed something different immediately but couldn't figure it out!
I really like this lip plumper, its better than Too Faced Lipinjection b/c it doesn't make the lips red! It feels really strange on the first minutes though, like the lips are numb!! The smell is nice - orangy. It does moisturize the lips well and lips are smoothend out and a wee bit plumper. Perhaps not sooo much plumping effect in this (no Angelina Jolie lips exactly...) but I still like it. I feel my lips are more beautiful with this. The price is too high, thats only why I took off one lippie.
I have to agree with the last review. I found this to be alright as a moisturizing lip product, but did not notice any plumping. For what it does, (or doesn't do, as the case may be), it's a bit over-priced. Too bad - I really had my hopes up.
LipFusion is marketed as a moisturizing treatment gloss with "revolutionary technology" to produce fuller, smoother, perfectly plumped lips in seconds with results promised to last for up to 48 hours. I have this in clear, which is actually a sheer white. It doesn't produce a glossy finish. It is more of a soft sheen. It feels balmy going on and has a soft citrusy scent. My lips are not naturally full, nor are they very thin - they're just "regular" size. So, an increase in fullness would be instantly noticeable. I have been using this product everyday as directed for three weeks. No plumping. I have also tried various methods of application - some from MUA & some I made up on my own. Still, no plumping. LipFusion is a lovely moisturizing lip balm that stays on quite well, but it has no effect of lip fullness. If it were marketed strictly as a lip moisturizer and were priced appropriately, I would give it a much higher rating. (The product and the results remind me very much of Victoria's Secret Balmy Nights, which is a comparative steal at $5.50.)
LipFusion in clear: .29 oz / 8.22 g for $36.00 at Sephora.