I can’t honestly say that I think I even need Lip Plumper. My lips are not much to brag about, but they are not pencil thin or in any horribly urgent need of collagen. I decided to go ahead and pick up both the Goldie Lip Plumper and the Patricia Wexler No Injection Lip Plumper, both from Bath & Body Works anyway. Big lips seem to be getting more popular by the day and I hate feeling left out.
I am not really sure if Goldie Lip Plumper is supposed to be moisturizing or not. I assume that since it supposed to make your lips softer that it is supposed to moisturize also. What little bit of moisture it does give to your lips, you stop noticing after about five minutes once your lips start to get hot and tingly. My lips did not feel softer or more moisturized. If anything, my lips feel more like I have just hiked Mt. Everest every time I apply.
Goldie Lip Plumper comes with a felt tipped wand for application and leaves a glossy finish. When you first apply this stuff it smells a lot like cake batter and tastes almost as sweet. When applying I noticed that this stuff is really thick and sticky and I have to say that is not something I really want on my lips.
Goldie Lip Plumper didn’t leave me with much larger lips at all. The burning I was feeling in my lips upon the first usage was horrible. I expected to go to the mirror after about 10 minutes to find my lips swollen up to at least twice their normal size, but as it turns out, every time I have used this stuff I have hardly had a noticeable difference at all.
Packaging & Price
The packaging on this stuff is adorable. If I have ever dared to say that any lip product has actual attractive packaging, this would be the one. I would be much more ashamed to pull out my regular old lip balm in front of other people than the Lip Plumper. The original price (which is the price that I paid) was $22 which was certainly not worth the money. However, it is now available in the original clear version and other Alice in Wonderland inspired colors (White Rabbit, Tea Cake, Mad Hatter, and Alice) that only cost $10 each now. Sure it is cheaper and less painful than collagen, but still, I suggest going for the Wexler kind. I think it works a lot better and is only $16.
I have only tried the original version of the Lip Plumper, but I would assume that the new colored versions are not much different. I have three words for if you are thinking about buying this Lip Plumper: avoid this stuff. It is way overpriced, it made my lips hurt, and did not even turn out to make them look much bigger. I would recommend the Wexler brand; it costs almost twice as much, but it is available at the same place, and it actually works.