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Sally Hansen Gentle Plumping Lip Treatment Review

Doing Drugstore: Sally Hansen Gentle Plumping Lip Treatment

There are so many lip plumpers on the market, but I'm always game to try a new one. Sally Hansen recently introduced its Gentle Plumping Lip Treatment ($8.99) in six shades. With fun-spirited names like Happy, Playful, Serene, Tease, and Tickle, I just had to try them out.

Is it a "gloss" or is it a "treatment"? Hmm . . . although the formulation includes a special peptide complex to coerce lips to pump up collagen production, I consider this product to be more of a gloss — and a rather heavy one, at that. I did love the wand applicator, which has a brush on the tip, allowing me to apply the product with ease. The built-in mirror on the side also assisted me in knowing that my lips were wearing the treatment, and not my face.

  • Plumping action: When Sally Hansen says gentle plumper, they mean it — no burning sensation here. "Time Released Hydrospheres" promise to increase your pout over time, but I only noticed a slight tingle with minor plump action throughout its wear.
  • Aroma: A slightly too sweet, almost cake-like scent.
  • Overall: Although the different shades I tried were beautiful, the texture seemed a bit heavy and the plumping was minimal.


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JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
I love Sally Hansen Lip Inflation and Lip Inflation Extreme. Both of them work really well and the colors are so natural on me. I'd consider trying this one too. Why not?
Glittersniffer Glittersniffer 8 years
I'd be tempted to give this a go if it wasn't reviewed as being sticky. I live in a very windy area, so any gloss that grabs hair is a big honking nuh-uh for me!
emalove emalove 8 years
I love the Sally Hansen Lip Inflation Extreme...those aren't even too painful and they work pretty well. I imagine this one is probably super-gentle, if the "extreme" formula isn't that bad...
xoxoxx xoxoxx 8 years
I reviewed these last month - I quite like them. And yes BrittanyK, that gloss IS a very pretty shade [I wore it yesterday!].
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
I think I'll stick to my LipFusion, but thanks for the review!
brittanyk brittanyk 8 years
I love the color of the gloss in the picture. It's really pretty. I generally don't use plumping glosses because I don't like them or I just don't see results.
Rose-Cullen Rose-Cullen 8 years
I have never been a fan of Sally Henson lip plumpers myself.
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