14 Lip Plumpers That Give You a Fuller Look Without the Needles
Over the last few years, pouty lips have become a feature many people strive for, and the beauty industry has answered with a variety of different solutions. There are more long-term options, like lip injections and "tweakments" such as "butterfly" lips, but there are also temporary fixes, like overlining your lips with lip liner and other makeup hacks that go viral on TikTok. Whatever the method, the end goal is always to accentuate the mouth.
"Lip plumpers aim to give a temporary bee-stung look to the lips without the discomfort of [injections] and the risks and side effects that go along with that," Shari Marchbein, MD, clinical dermatologist, previously told POPSUGAR. "Many traditional lip plumpers use various ingredients that irritate the delicate skin of the lips to produce a noticeable increase in lip volume."
Countless beauty brands have created glosses and balms filled with hydrating ingredients to boost suppleness, as well as plumping agents, like cinnamon and peppermint oil, to give you that fullness you crave. While the results don't last long, you can reapply them any time you want.
Still, not all plumpers are created equal. So if you're looking for the best of the best, keep reading to find the best lip plumpers on the market to help you get that full lip look.
Best Lip-Plumping Balm
The Tarte Maracuja Juicy Lip Plump is a POPSUGAR Beauty Award winner, and for good reason. It comes in a variety of fun shades, and it's one of the only lip-plumping balms out there. It will keep your lips hydrated and juicy, just like its name implies.
Best Luxury Lip Plumper
The collagen and marine-based fillers in this Christian Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss will make your lips voluminous, and there are a multitude of shades to choose from. It's pricey, but the formula is so luxurious, and it's editor vetted, so we think it's worth every penny.
Best Hydrating Lip Plumper
The R.e.m. beauty Utmost Importance Plumping Lip Gloss is our pick for when you want an accentuated look without skimping on hydration. It also has the most perfect sheen that makes lips look absolutely kissable. However, be warned: this one is spicy.
Best Drugstore Lip Plumper
You'll feel a cooling sensation as soon as you swipe the E.l.f. Cosmetics Mint Melt Lip Gloss across your lips. You can use the gloss alone or layer it on top of your favorite lipstick to boost shine and increase fullness.
Best Vegan Lip Plumper
Sichuan pepper in the Milk Makeup Electric Glossy Lip Plumper is responsible for the invigorating tingly sensation you feel when you put it on. The gloss comes in six sheer shades, including clear, so you can use it in all of your makeup looks.
Best Celebrity-Loved Lip Plumper
Not only is the Fenty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper loved by celebrities like Hailey Bieber, but it also recently went viral on TikTok for being the It lip plumper of 2023. It comes in six different shades, from chocolate brown to clear, perfect for layering over your favorite lipstick.
Best Nonsticky Lip Plumper
The Lawless Forget The Filler Lip Plumping Line Smoothing Gloss wears like an oil mixed with a gloss, and it's not the least bit sticky. The clear formula makes your lips look pillow-soft and bouncy.
Best Lip-Plumping Mask
If you're looking for a product that will plump up your lips while hydrating them and locking in moisture at the same time, look no further than the Lawless Forget the Filler Overnight Lip Plumping Mask. Although it has "overnight" in its name, it can be worn at any time of day for a perfectly glossy look.
Best High-Shine Lip Plumper
The Hourglass Unreal High Shine Volumizing Lip Gloss gives you a full look with hyaluronic acid and none of the irritation sometimes associated with lip plumpers.