“ Brand: Urban Decay / Suitable for: Lip „
It was my birthday in late September and my Dad sent me an Amazon voucher so that I could treat myself to a few bits and bobs. I came across this lip plumper the other day and decided to use the last of my voucher on it as it seemed pretty good. I paid £9.99 which is a total rip off - I can not believe I spent that much on a product that is so rubbish! It's way below average and to be quite honest, tacky and nasty. The product description of this lipgloss states that it can give upto 20% fuller pout, with the plumping effect lasting for up to 3 hours and it makes lips appear noticeably pinker. This is why I was so keen on getting this - the product description is full of claims - maybe i'm a bit too gullable, lol.
Even the packaging is quite cheesy and ugly, it looked ok on the Amazon stock picture but it is actually pretty hideous. It has a sort of 80's design on it with the product name in pink bubble writing. The lipgloss comes in a 2.5 gram tube which considering I paid almost £10 is not much product at all. The tube has a purple lid which screws off. The applicator is attatched to the lid and it's the average foam tip applicator which seems to do a good job in spreading the lipgloss evenly. The tube is an okay size, quite slim and it looks no different to any other lipgloss apart from the bizzare, ugly design.
The lipgloss itself is horrible, I hate it. It is basically a clear lipgloss with visible golden shimmers. The texture is horrible, it's really gloopy, but very wattery at the same time and it feels quite greasy and sticky. Because of how wattery and thin it is, it makes it hard for it to stay on my lips for more than 10 minutes and it provides very little shine. The shine, once i've actually gotten the lipgloss to stay on my lips, looks okay but not very natural and actually it does look quite tacky, it definetly doesn't give a 3D effect like most plumping lipglosses do. Does the lipgloss actually plump my lips up? Not at all. I thought at first that it was working, as I got a strange tingling, almost burning sensation. I checked my lips in the mirror 20 minutes application and they looked quite greasy and overlly moist (to the point of looking quite gross), but no bigger. I decided to wait a bit longer, apply more, I even tried applying it as I would a highlighter but no look.. it simply made my lips feel unpleasantly tingly.
After a while my lips felt extremely oily and I decided to take it off. I have tried several more times to use this but it always has the same effect - a burning sensation and no lip plumping in the slightest. Yes, it does make my lips slightly pinker but the golden sheen disguises this anyway and the redness is just from the irritation of the horrible formula. It also has an almost plasticy smell which isn't pleasant at all. Overall not reccomended.
I purchased this lip gloss because I was quite attracted by the sale price of it which was £4 a few months ago. However, I am now not surprised that it cost this price because I definitely did not enjoy it! I don't have tiny lips anyway but I thought it would just add a bit of volume and colour to my lips, but I don't like it - my lips were tingling like mad after a while!
The product --> This comes in a lovely looking professional purple box - and I must admit that is what I really enjoy about buying products like this, they do ooze quality and it feels good to buy them. It comes in a clear plastic bottle with a soft sponge applicator and the colour I got was a peachy type. There is 8.5ml and I think it would last a long time, I just didn't like the feeling.
After I applied it and my lips felt tingly, it then made them feel a bit numb (as suggested on the box!). They did look very shiny and glossy, but I won't be using it again.
The cost --> I have seen this fr £4.99 on different websites, but I think it still retails for about £15 in boots. If you can try the tester first, because even though my lips felt a bit fuller, it might work really well for somebody who really wants to use it for the sole purpose. It did taste nice however!
Even though I dont have a pout like Posh or Angelina Im pretty happy with the lips Ive got. They arent ridiculously HUGE and arent painfully tiny either so most of the time I forget to even bother with them as in my opinion they are alright as they are. But on a night out I like to draw attention with my make-up and because I do wear quite dark, dramatic colours on my eyes I prefer to wear something more neutral yet still nice on my lips which is why I ended up buying this 'Urban Decay Big Fatty Lip Plumper' a few weeks ago. I needed some new lipglosses anyway and I thought this one in particular would be brilliant for a night out yet still subtle enough to wear in the day when my make-up is a lot more natural. I have to admit I was slightly hesitant because I tried out the Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara a few months back and was less than impressed by itbut I hoped this one wouldnt be as bad and wouldnt make my lips explode or something. Thankfully I was right and this lipgloss has been pretty good for me so far - its just not a patch on Sexy Mother Pucker!
Stockists: Boots, Amazon & Debenhams.
Other Info: Said to give you 20% more lip volume for up to 3 hours. 48 boots points when purchased from Boots stores.
The packaging for this gloss I personally love but I reckon it's kind of like Marmite and some people will find it a bit OTT and tacky. I however think it is so funky! The pattern around the tube is all orange and yellow with the product name in pink bubble writing - very 70's and very kitsch and retro which I really love. Soap & Glory's lip plumper still wins for me on style/design but this one is very nice all the same and looks great in my make-up bag. The applicator brush comes on a very long wand with a chunky purple handle at the top - good enough for me because the handle is fat enough to hold and apply easily and the wand is a really good length for me personally as Ive never had any trouble using this anytime.
The gloss inside doesnt really look anything special at first glance. It appears to be a bit thicker than your bog standard glosses and is ever so slightly gold in colour but apart from that everything looks normal. Applying it is very easy as the consistency of this is really excellent - it spreads on evenly and doesnt feel too thick or sticky at all. BUT dont apply too much. This does slightly burn and sting your lips so the more you put on the more it will affect your lips - less is more in the case of lip plumpers girls as they work just as well if you only apply a tiny amount. It looks very nice at first, clear gloss coating the lips, looks shiny and very natural...but no bigger and wheres that stinging feeling Ive heard so much about?
That kicks in a few minutes later. If youve never used a lip plumping gloss before it may take you by surprise but dont worry it doesnt hurt - its just a light tingling/stinging sensation nothing to be screaming about anyway. This does make your lips look slightly bigger and brings out the natural redness of them which helps create that flushed kind of look - very natural yet still perfect for drawing attention to your pout while out and about - hey! that rhymed! The overall look this gives is very nice - my lips do look bigger but I highly doubt 20% bigger as I reckon Id probably look like a fish and no-one needs a trout pout! As for the effects lasting 3 hours I have to disagree with that as well it the plumping effect lasted about an hour in my opinion - and while the gloss did last longer my plumped up lips didnt so for me it didnt really deliver.
Its good while it lasts but I think theres better lip plumpers out there - Im continuing to use mine but I doubt Ill stock up on it again!
Thanks For Reading.
x0 Salz 0x
I was suprised by this product. I'm usually a big fan of Urban Decay, most of the make up I own is from thier range, however I did feel a little cheated after buying this lip plumper, especially since , like much of the Urban Decay range, it's pretty pricey.
When I applied the lip plumper there was an unpleasant sticky quality, whichalthough is generally to be expected with this type of product, was still slightly overpowering. It was as though I'd just finished a gobstopper, real lip glue.
But that's not the worst part, once I was done with the application I found that after only a few moments my lips had started to tingle, then sting, and then burn. I had to wipe it off after only a few minutes, making this a real waste of money, time and judging from the nasty red mark it left, skin cells.
I got a small tube of this in a Urban Decay giftset, and firstly felt quite intimidated by its claim to plump lips using collagen- it all sounded a bit medical and worrying. However, I gave it a go, and found that it was actually a really nifty little product, and has been a make-up bag essential ever since!
The brush is very small and soft and slightly fluffy- actually one of the best lip-applicators I've come across in lip-gloss products, and the shape of the tube opening means that just the perfect amount comes out on the brush.
The product itself is quite an intense experience if you're not used to it- expect it to sting and tingle when you first put it on, and also to feel slightly burny (but not in a BAD way, particularly! Oh dear, I didn't mean it to sound like that. Just don't worry.). After a few minutes it will make your lips swell slightly, and be generally fuller and firmer! It's not an over-the-top effect, but nonetheless works well.
The lipgloss is also slightly spangly, with a subtle gold glittery sheen, which goes surprisingly well with whatever other make-up you've got on.
It lasts for about a few hours, after which time I'd recommend putting some lip-balm on, because it does have a tendency to dry your lips out slightly.
A word of warning- make sure you only get it on your lips, and not around the edges, because it causes redness and slight swelling, which isn't particularly attractive around the edge of your mouth....
My little mini-tube (2.6ml!) has lasted me about a year of infrequent use, I'm not sure if you can buy them seperately in minature format, but it's worth it if you can pick it up like that, as the full-size one is quite expensive! (about £10)
I have loved using Urban Decay products for the past few years, mainly this came out of my search for make up that definatly didnt test on animals, and after trying a few brands out I have settled upon Decay as my favourite, considering the quality of products and the prices being vaguely affordable.
I decided to try this lip gloss, having not really used gloss before and have never gone back! Big Fatty Lip Plumper does exactly what it says on the tin, or tube even, leaving your lips shimmery and as far as I can tell more plumped! The packaging is also small enough to fit into your handbag, colourful enough to find in a dark club, and the applicator sponge easy to use.
I have found that the slight burning sensation that it causes (and is supposed to, but be aware of that before use to avoid an "oh my god I must be allergic" panic) is slightly offputting, but cleary indicated on the original box. This should not be used if your lips are chapped as it hurts rather a lot more! But the resulting plumpness is of course brilliant, and the best part is the slight burning I should imagine hurts a lot less than botox! (And is a lot more wallet friendly.)
Altogether I find this an integral part of my going out regime, however I wouldnt suggest it for everyday use!
After my last venture into the world of lip plumping treatments I decided to save my money and stick to the old chilli and lip gloss trick. However, one day I found a review on DuWop lip venom which sounded really good. I decided (again) to give these products one more chance and went trawling through the internet to find the cheapest alternative. Now, if youre anything like me youll find that one link leads to another which leads to another and eventually youre nowhere near where you expected to be! This is essentially how I ended up with completely different product to the one I set out to buy
I must have been seduced by the bright colours, the name and big promises as Im not normally a big fan of Urban Decay products. The Urban Decay website promises that this is the ultimate lip plumper which not only plumps your pout but also has a subtle gold sheen which enhances the your new look. Promises, promises I thought to myself as I read it but what do you do? I simply couldnt resist the idea that maybe, this time, it might actually work.
I bought my Big Fatty Lip Plumper (gotta love the name!) from Boots.com as that was the cheapest alternative that I could find in a hurry (it was getting a bit late and I, of course, wanted to buy my new toy before Id have time to think about it and regret it, you know what its like). The price for the 2.5 g tube was £10 and this does seem to be the going rate, at least on the sites that I visited. There was also a £2.95 delivery charge which did seem a bit hefty but would become clear to me in due course.
A couple of days later I got a card to tell me that I had a package to pick up from my local delivery office so I trotted down as quickly as I could, thinking about the completely new look that Id be able to achieve with this little tube of magic. I was a bit surprised when the package turned out to be bigger than the Amazon packages filled with books and DVDs that I normally received could that really contain my 2.5 gram lip gloss tube? Turns out it could. When I opened it the tube was right in the middle wrapped in layer after layer after layer of tissue. Im obviously glad that they are so careful with my order but this did seem a bit excessive as there just was no need for it whatsoever. Had I been a bit less eager and maybe a tad smarter I would have gone down to Boots myself and picked up the lip plumper thus saved myself some money on the delivery charge and quite possibly saved a tree from being chopped down too Rant over this obviously did not affect my idea of the product although Boots.com will not be a regular shopping site for me.
The Big Fatty Lip Plumper tube had looked really funky on the pictures with a psychedelic orange, pink, yellow and purple print all over very 70s. Its not quite as funky in reality as it looks a bit cheap I think. The print is not actually a print on the tube but a paper label you know one of them that you cant help but pick at and peel off. Well, doesnt matter a great deal anyway, that wasnt why I had bought it after all. When I applied it I waited for the tingle that you always seem to get from this kind of product. And I waited. And I waited. And waited! Nothing! Nothing whatsoever! Surely if theres no pain there cant be any gain? After a while my lips did start to feel a little funny, it felt as if I couldnt close them properly. When I had a look in the mirror I noticed that they looked a lot redder and actually slightly fuller! Eureka finally a product that has some effect!
The next time I tried it on I put on a lot more than Id had the first time and did feel a slight tingle. Again, my lips looked slightly fuller, the little wrinkles were smoother and it looked as if Id had a nice red lipstick on. The effect is not the up to 20% fuller that is suggested on the website, but Im happy anyway as it is certainly more than I have experienced from any of the other lip plumpers I have tried. The gloss is pretty but unremarkable; I do in fact sometimes put one of my normal lip glosses on on top of it and this does not seem to take away from the plumping effect. Luckily its not sticky so you can walk outside without ending up with all your hair plastered to your mouth definitely a good thing!
The lip plumping effect lasts for about an hour although the Urban Decay website suggest that it should last for more than 3 hours well not on me! There are no warnings saying that you cannot reapply as soon as you feel the effect wearing off and I tend to do that. So far I have had no problems or adverse reactions at all (well, as it is in essence an irritant I guess the swelling is an adverse reaction but since thats what I bought into I cant really complain). I do find that the more I apply it the less effect it seems to have, as if my lips are getting used to the product.
I do think it is unusual to be genuinely allergic to these products but do be careful to use it only on your lips and not the skin around it as this causes irritation in some people. Unusually Urban Decay lists all the ingredients in the product the ones I have used before have refused to do so as they claim what makes their product work is a super secret ingredient. In reality I think they all work (or dont work in some cases) in the same way, by irritating the lips thus drawing blood to them causing a small swelling. If you would still like to have a look at the ingredients just follow this link: http://www.urbandecay.com/products/GoldenSheenLipPlumper.cfm.
Compared to the other lip plumping products I have tried this is by far the best and a product that I would recommend to anybody. It does seem as if different brands of lip plumpers do not have the same effect on different people. I found that with the previous product I had tried which were heartily recommended by others but had no effect at all on my asbestos lips. The best thing would of course be if you could give it a try before you decide to buy it as its not super cheap and may not have the desired effect on you.
Enjoy your new, Big Fatty Lips!
Watch your lips swell with this incredible plumping lip gloss / With a subtle gold sheen that reflects light, it enhances your new lush lips / So take a hit, light up a smile, feel the burn, and experience psychedelic results / Lips look fuller and fine lines disappear / The wand features the perfect flocked applicator for plumping evenly /