Tuesday, 16 July 2013
SALLY HANSEN // Lip Inflation Plumping Treatment
I have quite small lips so if I can find any products that'll make them look bigger I'll usually give it a go, which is why I ended up leaving with this! I own a few Sally Hansen nail varnishes which are brill, so I was hoping their make up wouldn't disappoint.
On the packaging it claims to give you instantly plumped lips which is not something I would agree with. After applying the product, I have to wait around five minutes or so for my lips to plump up a bit and even then its not a huge difference. You get a very gentle tingling sensation on the lips, thankfully not like other lip plumpers I've tried which stung my lips so much I had to wipe them off a couple of minutes later!
Lip Inflation contains ginger and cinnamon which are both used to irritate the sensitive skin of your lips so that they swell slightly.. lovely! It also contains peppermint which counteracts this and works to soothe and cool the lips. You can smell a slight minty scent if you really sniff it but it's not overpowering.
The consistency of the gloss is quite thick, it reminds me a lot of ELF's Liquid Lipsticks which are my favourite lip glosses ever. I personally prefer thicker lip glosses and like how this one's not too sticky. It comes with a brush applicator instead of the doe foot applicators I'm used to, which is actually really easy to use.
I chose to get this in the colour Sheer Blush because I really wanted the extra shine and like a touch of colour. It's a peachy nude colour which contains ultra fine gold glitter. There was also a clear one which I think would be great to use over lipsticks :)
I especially love how moisturising this lip gloss is, even after a full day of wear my lips don't feel at all dry! This could be due to the fact that it contains Vitamins A and E which nourish the lips and leave them feeling soft.
All in all, pretty good for a pound don't you think?