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DIY: Cayenne + Lip Gloss = Hotness

Or does it? Call it the poor man's lip plumper, or just simply call it an easy way to be frugal and spicy this holiday season — well, that is if you're not too sensitive, like me.

Recently, I received an email tip with an idea from Andrea Claire, senior makeup artist from FACE atelier. She explained that adding a little cayenne pepper to your lip gloss creates a natural plump. Knowing that cayenne can do a number on my stomach, I was a little leery, but doing a little experiment in the kitchen sounded a lot more fun than any amount of pain.

The outcome? I definitely felt tingling lips, and my pout was plumper. Unfortunately, I also had chapped lips. I think this little trick is great in a pinch (it did work, after all), be careful if you're prone to irritation — or your pout may be more peeved than plumped.

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007-Vogue 007-Vogue 8 years
Seeing as how I cannot handle spicy food and I have a tendency to lick my lips, I do not see this turning out very well for me :)! I just bought organic formulas: lip potion and I love it. It tingles, shines, and plumps in more than five different colors!
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I love Cayenne but I could care less if my lips were plumper. If I didn't have any plumping gloss on hand I'd just use something really glossy to give the appearance of fuller lips.
infraredflower infraredflower 8 years
Don't ruin your Nars lip gloss eeekkk!!!!!
austerity austerity 8 years
That's silly. It's much better to just brush your lips with a soft toothbrush before applying lipgloss. And, your kisses won't taste like you just had Mexican food :)
fifthdaughter fifthdaughter 8 years
That sounds really funny! I didn't think about cayenne pepper, I guess it would plump the lips. I think I'll pass on this one, seeing as my lips are plump enough.
heatherhas heatherhas 8 years
I did this last night before going out (a teeny tiny bit of pepper), and it did make my lips more tingly. But then all I wanted to do was down the beer faster to cool off my lips. Not sure if it really made them plumper or not. Also, I avoided kissing my boy so as not to pass the pepper onto him. Probably wasn't worth while, but I felt poutier because my lips were burning!
sugar_me_sweet sugar_me_sweet 8 years
I have to pass on this too because my lips are sensitive.
DIYSkinCare DIYSkinCare 8 years
This is similar to this recipe: All I can say is ouch! I'll pass, thanks :)
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
how much cayenne pepper do you add? I like plump lips.
misskacie misskacie 8 years
To each her own, but this amuses me.
356UIK 356UIK 8 years
Sounds fun.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 8 years
Cayenne pepper is for food. Eating spicy things is enough of a lip plumper, should I want one - I wouldn't pay for the privilege!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
I have friends in Mexico that do something similar - they chop up jalapeño peppers and mix them with vaseline.
Swen Swen 8 years
Lol I kind of like this idea. Why pay extra money for a gloss to irritate your lips when you can do it yourself?
brandi07 brandi07 8 years
Ha..I never thought of that, but I don't think I will try it since I don't really like lip plumpers anyway
emalove emalove 8 years
Sounds horrible. I don't understand why people want their lips to burn and sting. So bizarre to me.
Kyley Kyley 8 years
even commerically prepared lip plumpers make me want to cry when applied, so I'm going to stand down on this idea
bacon1 bacon1 8 years
Ewww--- definitely not for me.
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
I think I'll pass on this one...
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
Ha. I don't think I'll be trying this.
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