Lip Plumpers — to Buy or DIY
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Lip Plumpers — to Buy or DIY

From Angelina Jolie to Kerry Washington to seemingly all the Kardashian/Jenner sisters, our fave celebs are sporting gorgeous full lips these days. Short of seeing a plastic surgeon for lip filler injections, as Kylie Jenner recently admitted doing, how can we get that full-lip look we love?

Most lip plumpers sold without a prescription work in one of two ways — they either contain ingredients that increase collagen production in the lips or they use a topical irritant that dilates blood vessels and causes mild inflammation. These 16 Lip Plumpers do either, or both.

But you can get the same effect without the yucky parabens and other chemicals by making your own lip plumper. Any food-safe irritant, such as chili peppers, peppermint, menthol, camphor, cinnamon, and caffeine will do the trick. The key is to control the heat and mask the flavor. Our DIY Lip Plumper combines fiery cayenne pepper with Kool-Aid for a yummy retro taste.

If you don’t like the idea of irritating your lips for beauty, this makeup hack will absolutely make your lips seem plumper. It works by contouring and highlighting your lips — adding light in just the right places. Here are 12 more beauty hacks to achieve a fuller lip.

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