If you haven’t already explored the realm of lip primers, or even if you’re already a big fan — whether under gloss or stick or stain — but still wish for a little extra oomph in your pucker, prepare to meet your new BFF: lip-plumping primers! These pre-makeup lip preppers help make sure your lip color is in tip-top shape for application — smoothing fine lines to prevent creasing, moisturizing for longer hold, and defining contours of your lips — while also giving your lips a little extra lusciousness to boot! For example, DuWop Prime Venom Balm infuses a blend of cinnamon, ginger, and wintergreen to naturally stimulate blood flow to the lips and flushes your pout with natural color, while Too Faced Lip Injection is part primer, part treatment that makes your lips 20% fuller within just 4 hours! For more sensitive skin, Guerlain Kiss Kiss Liplift and Benefit Lip Plump goes easier on the tingle and opts to help build up the contour of your lips for a fuller look!
- Alex Gambardella