Since I wasn’t gifted with luscious lips like Angelina Jolie, I either use a good old nude lip liner which is in trend at the moment (thanks to Kylie Jenner?), or alternatively, I’ll use the Dior Lip Maximizer to create an illusion of fuller, voluptuous lips.
I was hesitant of purchasing another lip plumping product after a pretty painful experience with the Soap&Glory Sexy Mother Pucker gloss- it stung my lips so badly that it felt as if I had smeared a pepper mixture all over my lips; I’m not sure if I got the expired product, but I knew for sure that I wasn’t going to experience the burning effect ever again (thank you very much). So although I had quite an unpleasant experience with the lip plumping glosses, I thought I’d give them a second chance so I bought the Dior Lip Maximizer & I’m SO glad I did.
Firstly, I love how it creates an effect of wet, dewy lips which helps create an illusion of fuller lips. However, I didn’t quite understand the whole plumping concept-yes, it does have a tingly, cooling effect, which in my experience didn’t contribute in any way to the whole process of achieving plump pout, but it was very much appreciated on the hot summer days though (it was my makeup bag staple). Secondly, it feels light on the lips and doesn’t feel sticky at all, instead it’s a very important factor for me when choosing a lip gloss. It has a pleasant minty vanilla scent and leaves a sheer pink tint. Thirdly, and most importantly, you can use it as a lip treatment both day and night- it’s one of those unique products that help restore my lips when they’re extremely chapped since it is very hydrating, thanks to the hyaluronic and marine-based fillers. All in all, I think it works best as a lip treatment, not a lip plumper.
Also, if I remember correctly, I got this last September which means it has lasted me for about a year now; I’ve used it consistently as a lip gloss throughout the day and as a lip treatment every other night-it’ll last your for a good while. Therefore, I highly recommend this to everyone, you definitely have to try it for yourself.