Today I am going to review a product that makes your pout sexy and gives you the oh-soo-kissable lips!
Last weekend I was looking for nail-artsy things in a store and instead I ended up buying “sally hansen lip inflation extreme” (dont ask me how: they know just how to place products in wrong section to tempt nail-art-people into buying lip glosses)
Polybutene, Triisostearyl Citrate, Octyldodecanol, Flavor, Silica Silylate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Chondroitin Sulfate, Atelocollagen, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Hexylene Glycol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tocopheryl Nicotinate, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Tribehenin, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Capsicum Frutescens Resin, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben. May Also Contain: Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica. May Contain: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Red 27 Lake, Red 30 Lake, Red 33 Lake, Blue 1 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Yellow 6 Lake, Carmine.
Apply a generous amount over the entire lip area. You may experience a slight tingle. Can be worn alone, under or over your favorite lip product. Apply as needed. Do not use on irritated lips.
How it Works: Spicy gloss plumps and shines lips to the extreme. Breakthrough plumping hydro-collagen complex with micro-spheres of marine collagen & hyaluronic acid capture and retain moisture, contributing to Lip Inflation Extreme’s immediate visible effects. Cinnamon extract & other ingredients enhance lip’s natural color so they appear pinker, healthy, fuller. You’ll Get: The plump, voluptuous lips you’ve always dreamed of. Guaranteed visible results.
I bought this on my anniversary and were headed out to dinner at the time. As soon as I bought it, I applied it and kept asking my hubby at each signal if my lips had suddenly pouted!!
I put it on and got this tingly feeling all over and a strong cinnamony smell (makes me crave cinnabon)…. The tingle initially is a bit stronger…then what I expected and was worried what if I got some allergy to this??
However after 5 mins the tingle settles down to the feeling you get when eat polo..like minty cool.
And after about 10-15 mins you’ll notice that most of your tiny lip lines have faded. So by the time we reached the restaurant I did have slightly fuller lips. No I did not become Angelina Jolie or Urmila Matondkar by any means.
Shade: The shade is sheer pink, but it is literally very sheer, and contains tiny bit of iridescent golden shimmer.
I have swatched it for you on my bare lips (pls ignore the pigmentation) and you can see there is no colour at all. Other colours available were: Sheer Bare, Clear, and Sheer Cherry.
Price 725; bought it for 616 (discounted); 0.22 OZ
Texture: It feels slightly sticky but decently moisturizing. The shimmer is very fine, doesnt feel gritty at all. Infact I had a hard time capturing the shimmer on camera
(above pic is immediately after applying gloss)
Effects: Due to ingredients like cinnamon, ginger and capsicum which tingle the upper layer of your skin and causes it to slightly inflate. Though you wont feel your lips getting significantly bigger or swollen. There is some claim to the visible plumping effects as the company states. However it didnt last long for me..Stayed for little more than an hour at most. So you probably need to re-apply.
You can apply it over a lippy or wear it nude..to show you guys the effect I left my lips alone. I think it will look much better with a lippy under it.
These are my before and after swatches.
What I like:Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme Gloss
- Immediate Visible effects: plumps instantly
- Light Shimmer
- Not drying
- Strong Cinnamon smell (but I like that)
What I dont like:Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme Gloss
- Effects dont last long (need to re apply)
- Tingling might feel too strong
- Availability in India is an issue
- Really sheer colour..I would have bought “Clear” shade if I wanted absolutely sheer, no?
- Not sure if it is pricey since I dont know any other lip plumpers in India
Will I repurchase: I think this will last me a long time and if I need to I’d like to try some other brand.
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