I got a small bottle of Lip Plump in my Benefit Realness of Concealness kit, although it is available to buy separately for £14.50. Benefit state that "This neutral toned primer helps to smooth & fill in lines while building the lip contour".
Benefit was founded in San Francisco in 1976 by Jean and Jane Ford. Over thirty years later, it is a famous global brand and mixes quality makeup with whimsical retro branding.
Benefit cosmetics can be bought in the UK from Boots, Debenhams, ASOS, individual boutiques and the website, www.benefitcosmetics.co.uk. They are quite pricey, with a mascara priced at around £15 and the well-known product Benetint priced at £24.50, but most of their products are great quality and last ages, or so I've found.
To use Lip Plump, you are meant to dot the product on your lips and blend well. Allow to dry before applying lipstick. It's best to prepare your lips first by exfoliating and moisturising. I followed the instructions by dabbing on the product and blending it in before applying lipstick. I don't have many lines on my lips generally but I do find this product makes my lips smoother and it gives a nice finish. It dries quickly. I do find that it helps my lipstick last longer, around an hour I'd say, and gives it a more even finish.
The best thing about this product is that it helps to neutralise the colour of my lips. Sometimes my lips can look quite red especially after I've exfoliated them and applied lip balm. This product tones down the redness meaning that if I'm wearing a nude or pink lipstick or gloss, the colour shows up much better.
The name Lip Plump seems a bit of a misnomer, as it doesn't seem to increase the size of my lips at all, though by toning down the colour it does make them look slightly fuller.
I wasn't sure about this product to begin with, and I certainly wouldn't consider it a makeup bag essential, unlike, say, concealer and mascara. However, it does do a good job and it seems to last forever as you only need a tiny amount. I would consider purchasing it in the full size.
Ive been giving my Benefit reviews a bit of a break lately as I thought people might get bored of reading so many reviews on the same brand but Im afraid they are back with a vengence! I only have a few left to write and I thought Id try and get a few done while I have a few days off work, starting with this 'Benefit Lip Plump' which I got as part of the Realness of Concealness set by Benefit. Lip plumpers are usually something I love using but Ive found them to be a little hit and miss. Some work really well but others dont have any effects on my lips at all so Ive sort of given up trying new ones when I found the Sexy Mother Pucker gloss that worked really well but as I got this as part of a larger set I thought Id give it a go. And to my surprise it actually works - not as good as my usual brand but I get decent results all the same.
Price: £14.81 - Based on the Boots website.
Stockists: Boots, the Benefit website, Debenhams, Amazon etc ...
Other Info: This promises to give you a fuller pout in seconds while also filling in fine lines and wrinkles around your lips to make your pout not only fuller but also makes your mouth and the area around your mouth appear younger.
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As I mentioned at the start of this review I got this product as part of a set - however I think the small tube I have is the same design just much smaller than the proper gloss you would get if you bought this alone. So the design SHOULD be the same - do let me know if Im wrong here! This gloss comes in a small transparent tube through which you can clearly see the beige, creamy gloss inside. The only information I have on the tube is the product & brand name - an application guide and list of ingredients also came as part of the set - but if you do buy the full sized version I assume all the information will be printed on the box & tube - in case you do have allergies to certain ingredients. At the top of the tube is a silver top which is screwed off to reveal the applicator and wand attached to it which sits inside the tube and cant be seen until you remove the lid. At the bottom of the wand is a small, angled brush which is how you apply this to your lips and for me its the perfect shape to fit my lips so I havent any complaints about the packaging design. Its cute and small anough to carry around and apply on the go - simple and effective.
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Application is a piece of cake as you apply this the same as you would a normal gloss. Simply get a small amount on the applicator - normally just enough comes out on the brush straight away - and then apply evenly onto your bottom and top lip and wait for it to start working. The brush being slightly angled means it fits my lips perfectly and is very easy to apply and thankfully just enough gloss comes out on the wand each time so you wont have to keep pumping it in and out of the tube - less chance of getting an infection that way! The gloss appears funny coloured an creamy in the tube however when this goes on my lips it doesnt have any colour to it at all and is totally clear on my lips - best thing for me as I wanted something that looked natural. The creamy texture is there but it doesnt LOOK creamy which is brilliant for me.
This takes about 2-3 minutes for it to achieve maximum results on my lips and then it does plump my lips but not making me look as if Ive had a dodgy botox jab. I dont quite look like Angelina Jolie but my lips definitely appear fuller and glossier - not quite a plumped up as when I use S.M.P but they do look naturally fuller without being ridiculously big. I wouldnt say this helps fill in fine lines or anything like that though - but maybe thats because at 19 I dont really have fine lines around my lips so I suppose I cant comment on this glosses effects on fine lines or wrinkles. This does slightly tingle on my lips but not so much that they feel sore or it is unbearable - it does transfer if you kiss someone though so maybe warn them first hehe.
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The big question is would I buy this again and even though Id have decent results from this I dont think I will be rushing out to buy the full sized tube. I much prefer my usual S.M.P gloss as I get better results from that and although this gloss does everything it promises for me it just doesnt compare to Soap & Glory's offering on my lips. 3*s from me as it works but its not the bets lip plump Ive ever used.
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I love Benefit as a brand. I have loads of Benefit products and, on the whole, I am generally very happy and pleased with what I buy. I bought the Lip Plump from the Benefit counter at Cavendish House (House of Fraser) and it cost me £14 for a 2.5g tube. Yes, it was expensive.......ALL Benefit products tend to be expensive....but I do generally find that the products last ages and therefore I do find that they are not as expensive as they may first appear.
Lip Plump comes in a transparent glass tube and so through the tube you can see the lip plump solution that looks like a really dark flesh colour, although somewhat shimmery. At one end of the tube is a screw top, attached to which is a lipstick applicator which, believe it or not, is what is used to apply the lip plump to your lips. It was easy to apply in a thin layer to my top and bottom lip - and then I sat back and waited for plump, lushious lips.....
and I waited.....
and I waited....
and NOTHING. Nothing happened. My lips did not plump and they did not look lushious - and infact they didn't look any different at all, apart from being a little more shimmery and glossy. Having said that, even the shimmer is a bit of an odd colour....like a mustardy / fleshy colour, which, to be honest, isn't a look that I'd ever be aiming for! When lipstick was applied over the top, then the colour was no longer apparent, but I'm still a bit at a loss as to what this product is supposed to do.
I have used "lip plumper's" in the past which, when I've applied them, they have made my lips tingle....and at least give the impression that it is doing something. I actually love that tingly feeling! But with this, there was nothing at all....and it seemed no more useful than placing vaseline on my lips. It did seem to act as a lip moisturizer, but then I can buy a perfectly adequate lip moisturizer for considerably less than £14.
So....in short....this product is less than rubbish. This product does not just not live up to expectations, but, as far as I can see, it actually doesn't do anything at all. If you have £14 to throw down the drain then go for it, but personally, I'd rather save my money.
I got this product as part of Benefit's "Realness of Concealness" kit; i am so glad i didn't go out and buy one separately. Not only does this product not do what it promises, i found it completely unusable. The first time i used it i was very disappointed and have not used it since.
This product promises to enhance lips and fill in fine lines while building up the contour of the lips. It is supposed to prime lips ready for lipstick to create the perfect pout, so i was excited to try this product out.
The packaging is quite nice. It is simple and the applicator works well. It is a small wand, similar to that of a lip gloss wand. But, i was not impressed with the lip plumping product itself. It is a browny grey colour and is quite thick and waxy. When i applied it to my lips it dried very quickly and it made my lips feel really tight and uncomfortable; i wouldn't mind this if the product even slightly made my lips look better, but it didn't. It seemed to settle in the lines of my lips and make them more visible and it didn't seem to help plump them at all. It left my lips a very unattractive greyish brown, it felt like i was wearing clay on my lips.
I thought that maybe this was meant to happen and that it would look better when i applied my lipstick...i was wrong. When i applied my lip stick, the colour changed due to the colour of the lip plump, it did not glide on nicely and the lines in my lips were accentuated. It looked a mess, so i had to wash it off before going out.
I was surprised at how bad this product was as benefits products are usually of quite high quality. I was thinking that maybe i was using it wrong until i saw other people's reviews and rates on here.
I wouldn't recommend investing in this product. It costs £14.50 which is quite expensive for what it is. Perhaps with the right lip colour and technique it will work as a base under lip colour, but i don't think it will ever do anything to plump or create fuller lips like it promises.
Overall i was very disappointed with this product, i found it ineffective, messy and it is very expensive. So unfortunately, i have given it one star. Not because it failed to succeed in making my lips look fuller; but because it actually managed to make my lips look considerably worse.
This product is meant to prime and plump up your lips when applied before lipstick or lip gloss.
According to the Benefit website this product 'helps to smooth and fill in fine lines while building up the contour of the lips, making them appear fuller and younger.'
It comes out as a foundation colour and is meant to be patted on to your lips. I did notice it took a while before the colour dissolved.
My lips did look a bit poutier and plumper after i had applied this together with my usual lipstick but the effect wasn't that noticeable and for the price which is about £14.50, i think a cheaper product which does the same job could be found.
It does provide a good base for lipstick making it look smoother and last longer but this could probably be achieved by applying a little foundation to your lips before applying lipstick.
I have been wanting something done with my lips forever they are just far too small and I dont have the money for surgery just yet so I try alot of stuff to make them bigger I have came across a few things that help but many people will know this will not make dramatic diffrence but every little helps. The benefit lip plump is like a kind of foundation type stuff in a lip gloss tube with a brush/applicator that you would use for lipgloss easy to use put it on as you would a lipgloss and leave it to dry and then put on lipstick or normal lip gloss and thats that its not that dramatic but you can notice a diffrence but i think you could do the same with a Concealer or bit of foundation as its about £14 it may be a bit steep. I love benefit and highly rate its products but I could live without this one. I would recommend maybe going to one of the Benefit counters in the department stores and asking to try it out before you splash out on it I'am sure they will be all too happy if you are thinking of buying and it wont be a prob if you end up not buying it I have done this many times why spend a fortune on something that may not be right for you. Try before you buy.
Once again a Benefit product doesnt live up to expectations!
This is advertised as a lip plumper and primer when its really just a foundation/concelar in a lip gloss tube!
I dont have especially thin lips but like most girls i wanted a sexy pout and bought this for about £15. The sales girl went on about how much bigger it would make my lips and how there is nothing like it on the market.
When in actual fact as iv now noticed in most magazines/make up books etc its suggested to put a bit of your foundation on your lips before applying lip colour/gloss to make your lip colour stick better and as a good base to make your colour look closer to the colour it appears in the tube.
I expected it to have a lip plumping tingily effect as iv had with most lip plumpers but it didnt have anything like that. It really is just foundation, nothing more!
Benefit Lip Plump
Around £14.50 which you can buy at a Benefit counter or some Boots/Debenhams/House of Fraser.
I bought this lip plump as I love Benefit products and although I don't feel I need a lip plump I just wanted to enhance my lips to make them appear fuller. It is advertised as a 'Lip Plump' but the main aim of the products is:
"This creamy, neutral-tone primer fills in lines & builds up the contour of your lips while helping lipstick stay put longer."
With this aim I do think it fulfills. I would not recommend this as a lip plump as it doesn't really make lips appear bigger but is a good lip base to fill in lines and provide a smooth base for lip colour or gloss.
I think that this product makes lips appear plumper by filling in the lines. I do like this product as it does make lips appear softer and nicer looking. I do have a problem with chapped lips so this product does solve this. However, I would not recommend this product if you were looking for a lip plumper. I don't feel it makes lips appear significantly better so do not think it should be advisertised as a lip plumper.
I am a big fan of Benefits make up and when I decided I needed bigger lips, but was far too scared of surgery this seemed the obvious option. I paid out the £14.50 for 7g at boots and excitedly went home to try it.
The lip plump comes in a box similar to a lot of Benefits other products. It is a black box with funky Benefit writing on it. When opening lip plump appears like all other lip glosses from Benefit, a clear tube with a silver lid. When you unscrew the lid there is a little sponge applicator on the end.
The instructions that come with lip plump tell you to put three little dots on your lips, leave them a few seconds then rub them in and apply your usual lip gloss or lipstick over the top. It promises fuller lips, and less lines. I added the lipgloss and followed the instructions...and then... nothing. Literally my lips felt no different whatso ever. No drier, not moister, not bigger, no nothing. This product really did not work for me.
I am a huge fan of Benefit cosmetics and always try to buy them when I can afford to do so. I was however so dissapointed this time round. I felt like my lips were no different, even when I tried again and applied loads more. I'm sorry to say I wouldn't recommend this product.
This product was highly disappointing. At 22 years old I did not buy it with the aim to fill in my lines around the lips but more to plump up my lips. It is a cream that you dot onto your lips and leave on for a couple of minutes before applying your lipstick. It is a beige colour and you do look slightly ridiculous if you put it on in front of someone as it does set in the lines of your lips and any dry skin you may have.
It is quite a pricey product from Benefit and I think there are much better products on the market. Obviously we don't expect miracles in a tube but something worthwhile for the money and some sort of effect would have been nice.
The only use I have for it really is that it does seem to keep my lipstick on for longer so now I use a lip plumping cream and then apply this afterwards before putting my lipstick on. It has also lasted a long time and I do tend to use it everytime before I go out. It does make the lips a little dry though but this is usually remedied when you apply your lipstick.
I won't be buying it again as I can get a cheaper lipstick base. From an older point of view, my mother bought this product too more for the point of filling in the lines and she noticed no difference at all. It smooths over some of the lines making your lips appear smoother after an application of lipstick but there are other products that you can buy for this use and really I would not bother wasting money on it because the description on the box is nowhere near accurate of what the product actually achieves.
Overall good if you want your lips to appear a bit smoother and want your lipstick to last longer but for the purpose of plumping them up and reducing lines its really quite useless.
This has to be the most disappointing Benefit product I have tried. Having had great experiences previously with products such as High Beam, Benetint, Bad Gal lash, I really had high hopes for this product, which unfortunately were not met.
I bought mine from Boots for £14.50 and for that you get 7grams or 0.25oz worth. It looks similar to a regular lip gloss with a silver lid/application wand. All in all, it is a good quality packaging and exterior and in my opinion doesn't look cheap. I was quite excited to give it a go. The first thing I noticed was the colour, a beige/skin colour that I would personally never choose for my lips.
Investigating further, the product says... "for full sexy lips use lip plump before lipstick. This neutral toned lip enhancer helps smooth and fill in fine lines while building up the contour of the lips, making them appear fuller and younger"
Aaaaah... it goes under your lipstick..!
The little instruction leaflet inside says "Place two small dots on each lip. Using fingertips blend for even and light coverage. Allow to absorb for five minutes before applying lipstick"
My first thought after reading this was why do they put the product in a lipgloss tube, with an ordinary lipgloss applicator when they actually suggest that you use your fingertips? I have to admit that I didn't read the leaflet inside initially and just slapped it on using the applicator - like I would any other lip product! Looking at my white lips in the mirror definitely prompted me to read whether I was doing it right, which I wasn't.
I think the instructions should be on the box rather than just inside on the leaflet, there are two blank sides to the box so there is plenty of room to do this. Otherwise people will continue to make the same mistake I did.
On my second attempt, I followed the instructions to the letter. My initially thought after applying it was, "Get it off!!" It felt terrible on my lips. It had no moisturising element and felt extremely heavy and alien to my lips. I also felt that it did not apply very well, and soaked into my lips too quickly before I could blend it properly.
Nevertheless, I persevered. I let it soak in for five minutes and then put a layer of lipstick over the top. My lipstick didn't go on any differently than if I just applied direct without the LipPlump. In my opinion, my lips feel better wearing just the lipstick, as they feel more moisturised.
I looked in the mirror to see whether the LipPlump had any visual effect. I couldn't really tell any difference and there certainly was no plumping of the lips at all!
I left it on for the full day, but didn't bother to reapply it, as I didn't like the feel.
I even asked my friend if she could see any difference - to which she politely answered no!
On a positive note, when I took my make up off at the end of the day, my lips felt really soft. I'm not sure whether this was due to the LipPlump or not but I will give it some credit!
Completely unimpressed. It had no impact upon my lips at all, didn't smooth or plump them, as is claims to do. I personally didn't like the feel at all due to the lack of moisture (although I must mention that it does not actually claim to be a moisturising lip product.)
I personally do not have many lines on my lips that need filling, but was more looking for the "plumping" element. It would be interesting to know if someone who does suffer lines on their lips has used it and benefited from it...
Perhaps I had bought this product a little naively. I just saw "LipPlump" grabbed it and took it to the till. In hindsight, I should have read it and realised that it was not particularly suitable for me, as it is intended as more of a line filler than a volumising lip product.
Normally I'm a great fan of Benefit cosmetics and skincare, but this one is definitely a dud.
I think some of my disappointment in this product is that the description "Lip Plump" isn't really what the product does.
It is a mascara shaped/sized tube of thick beige liquid with a sponge wand applicator. The liquid is a bit like foundation. The idea is that you apply it to the lips and as it drys it fills in fine lines thereby building up the lips.
For me, there was no plumped effect just a dried beige film over my lips. You have to wear a full lipstick over the top, a gloss doesn't really cover the beige look which makes your mouth disappear into the face!
This product should be called "Lip Foundation" or "Lip Concealer" as that is essentially what it is. It makes a good base for lippy but doesn't plump.
Not worth the £10, unfortunately Lip Plump is also included in some of Benefit's multi product palettes like "Realness of Concealness" aswell.
Twins, Jean & Jane Ford have been designing fun, fresh benefit products since 1976. Their mission was to create quick fixes that would reduce every girl's frequent makeup dilemmas (Thank-you!!!). Since 1976 there are now over 1000 Benefit counters and their products are available in more than 25 countries. I discovered this product as part of the realness of concealness mini 'fake-it' kit. I've said before I am a big fan of benefit... but well aware that the throw in the odd dodgy product now and then (and in my opinion this is one of them!).
My product is 2.5g as it was part of a set - the full size product comes in at 7g (£14.50). It has a shelf life of 12 months. The applicatior is similar to a lip gloss applicator. The product is a creamy, neutral colour (similar to foundation). The product states that it fills in the cracks and lines in your lips whilst building up your lips AND giving your lipsitck or lipgloss extra staying power.
Your don't want to use a lot of this product as it makes your lips quite white. A few dabs and then blending with your fingers works best. The product does fill the cracks in your lips and makes your lips nice and smooth however I noticed no change in the plumpness of my lips. If your have quite dry lips then the product sticks to all the dry bits leaving them quite white. I'm a lip gloss girl and have to say I also noticed no effect on the staying power of my lipgloss.
In my opnion the best way to use this prodcut is close to the edge of your lips, this way you can blend inwards to fill in cracks and to have smooth lips, but also outwards to ensure that the foundation tone blends in with your own foundation and you don't end up with a whiteish lip-liner look!
An ok product which does fill the lines in your mouth and give you smooth lips.... the product just got the wrong name! Would I buy it individually?.... no. Do I use it since I have the realness of concealness set?.... well yes... no point in it going to waste now!
Benefit's Lip Plump claims to pump up your lips and leave them looking fuller and poutier, but it is not a product I would buy again, to be honest. The thick, gloopy, beige coloured product makes it seem like you are applying foundation or concealer to your lips. It really drains your face, so you will need to put lippie or coloured gloss over the top unless you are going for the cadaverous look! You are supposed to pat this into your lips to help it work but personally I don't really have time to stand there tapping my lips! I didn't really notice any difference in lip volume but I would say that it gives a good base for lipstick as it evens out the lips and softens any lines around the edges. All in all I wouldn't buy this again, there are better products on the market if you want a temporary plumper pout than this one.
Benefit lip plump- primer for full sexy lips. I first tried my friends and decided i wanted some for myself. However once you have applied the lip plump your supposed to wait 5 mins before putting lipstick or lip gloss on but nevermind. When my friend told me the price i was really shocked £14.50 from Boots, i would never pay that. However i had a look on ebay and grabbed it for £6 a better price. Have had it about a month now and it has lasted ages you cant even tell that it has been used. It comes in a tube of 7.0g which really looks like concealer. And once applied it looks like concealer again but when the gloss is on looks lush. For full sexy lips use lip plump before lipstick. To use it you should place 2 smal dots on your lips (i just apply it like lip gloss) blend in for an even light coverage (with your fingers apparently) and then wait 5 mins for it to absorb then apply lipstick or lip gloss. I am really pleased with this product.
Aims to visibly fills in lines and builds the contour of your lips