Product Type: Too Faced makeup
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Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme
Member Name: clara29
Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme
Advantages: Definitely made my lips fuller for longer than other products
Disadvantages: You don't want to get this on your skin..also might sting a little harshly for some
A while ago I bought Too Faced Lip Injection (original) and wrote a rather favourable review on dooyoo. I had wanted to try the range and noticed that there were three strengths being Original, Extreme and the scary sounding Super Size (although I have not seen the latter in the UK at all so I suspect it might be available in the US only)
To start off I went in at the bottom trying the original which to summarise my review, stings quite a bit but did the trick plumping up my lips very nicely.
At Christmas, I decided to be a bit braver and stepped it up a notch with the Lip Injection Extreme.
My reasons for this were the promise of long term results...I wanted to believe it's claims because I could never go down the surgery route, but common sense told me to remain sceptical - I mean if all the products on the market worked as they claimed to then surely we would all be walking about with zero cellulite, no fine lines and a noticeable reduction in wrinkles!!
** THE PRODUCT **
This will set you back £16.64 in Boots and comes in a 6g tube. The top twists off and has a thin brush attached, the actual product is iridescent white. However when it is applied it is clear on your lips. It also smells very sweet a bit like tropical fruit and not at all chemically.
The brush is very thin which makes application easy, and the bristles seem to stay in one place which makes me think it's fairly decent quality.
** HOW TO USE **
You are advised to incorporate this into your daily routine like skin care in order to obtain long term plumping results. Whereas the original is a temporary lip plumping gloss, this is a serum which is designed to be used as a morning and night as a treatment rather than a gloss over lipstick.
As instructed, in the morning I apply a layer to clean dry lips and leave it on for 10 minutes whilst I do the rest of my make up. It warns you to expect a tingle (tingle??!! sting more like!!). And sting it does, there is no getting around it! If you find that sensation too uncomfortable then this is definitely not for you. However I quite like it, it makes you feel like the product is working it's magic.
After 10 minutes, you can either blot it off and apply your usual products as normal or you can let your lips absorb it for longer.
At night I apply before going to bed and leave it on overnight.
** MY OPINION - DOES IT WORK? **
After the first application you see instant results. My lips definitely looked fuller and it seemed to last a couple of hours or so. If you want to top up the look during the day, you are told you use the lip injection original to maintain it rather than the extreme serum.
So does it work for long term results? I would say I am 90% convinced that it works. The other 10% is for the sceptic in me which is waiting for me to become immune to the serum and for it to stop working - not happened as yet but I'm keeping back that 10% just in case heh!
But for now, the facts are since Christmas day, there is no doubt that my lips have definitely stayed fuller even on the odd days that I forget to use this or just don't bother. I have loads of the stuff left and I think this is going to last me at least 6 months by the looks of it.
The other thing I like about it is that it doesn't seem to leave my lips dry which is something that would put me off using any lip product.
** IS THERE ANYTHING I DONT LIKE ABOUT THE PRODUCT **
A word of caution, you are only supposed to use this on the lip area - don't allow it to smear anywhere onto the skin at all, it will leave it red and really quite dry and sensitive. The serum escaped a bit onto the cupid's brow of my lip and it definitely caused a slight reaction which although temporary, I don't want to repeat. But that's pretty much all I don't like. I know it might seem a little pricey but I think considering the fact that firstly, it seems to work and secondly, a little goes a long long way, I think it's value for money for this type of product.
** ACTIVE NATURAL INGREDIENTS LISTED ON THE WEBSITE **
The science bit, if you like:
Marine Sponge - clinically proven collagen penetrates the lip with a dehydrated form of collagen that re-hydrates itself with the bodies own moisture cells. Up to 20% more volume due to increased moisture.
Collagen Booster - maxi lip is proven to stimulate and increase collagen. Boosts lip volume up to 40% and decreases lines by up to 40%. Lips are full and moisture levels increase overall 60%.
Instant Blood Vessel Dilators - natural Vitamin E derivative stimulates blood flow and oxygen for fuller, plumper lips.
Botanical Cocktail of Avocado Oil and Jojoba - hydrates, moisturizes and soothes lips. Use for one month morning and evening with skincare routine and see the long term results
** SUMMARY **
If I could only have one lip plumping product, this would be it. Very happy so far and I would definitely recommend if you are reading this because you are wondering whether to buy or not!
It just might save you from the surgeon.....x
__crossposted on ciao as Ciaomiaow__
Summary: The best plumping product I have used so far, Posh would be proud :)