As someone with dry lips, I can't leave the house without a trusty lip gloss. I like to keep things streamlined and easy, so I've been loving lip glosses that are as moisturizing as a lip balm and provide a natural flush of color — just like a "bloss." I was reading through our roundup of the best beauty launches of July, and an editor raved about the Lawless Forget The Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss ($25) in the new Cherry Vanilla shade. I was convinced and had to try it out for myself. Because my lips are on the drier end, I feel like the fine lines are more pronounced and noticeable. I wanted to put this lip gloss to the test and see if it was actually line smoothing.
What I Like About the Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss
My first impression of using the Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss in Cherry Vanilla is that it smells exactly like the old-school cherry-flavored Carmax lip balms. It's such a nostalgic vibe, but with sleeker packaging. Other than the yummy scent, the oversize doe-foot applicator has a unique curved design that fits onto the contours of my lips like a puzzle piece. It hugs the lips perfectly to coat each and every crevice and curve and even traces along my cupid's bow for precise application.
With only one swipe, this lip gloss delivered deep hydration and conditioning. It's no surprise since the formula contains hyaluronic acid, shea butter, and rosehip oil. The gloss also has a plumping agent called Maxi-Lip that is supposed to increase lip volume by 40 percent. I have decently sized lips already, so I didn't notice a filler-like effect in terms of a size change. However, I immediately noticed a subtle plumper appearance that made my lips look fuller and hydrated.
My lips are pretty dry to begin with, and because of that, I have visible fine lines. This gloss definitely has that line-smoothing effect, as you can see from the before-and-after pictures. Whether it is the wash of color, the high-shine finish, the effects of the Maxi-Lip plumping agent, or a combination of all three, this lip gloss gave my lips the effortless "my lips but better" look that I've wanted to achieve for so long.
The versatility of this gloss makes it a must have for your handbag. Wear it alone for a hydrated flush of color or on top of lipstick for a glossy look. Its thick formula makes it pretty long lasting as well. I don't have to reapply as much throughout the day, only as a touch-up post dining.
What's Worth Noting About the Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss
The Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss has a slight cooling tingly feeling from the Maxi-Lip plumping agent, but I don't find it uncomfortable or irritating. In fact, I actually like the tingly sensation. It does not feel like your lips are burning like you ate something spicy. It feels refreshing, like chewing minty gum or applying the Lip Medex lip balm from Blistex. The formula is also on the thicker side but does not feel overly sticky or messy.
Who Is the Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss Best For?
The Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss is a great lip gloss for anyone who needs a boost of hydration on their lips and appreciates a high-shine finish. The plumping effect is quite subtle, but it fills in those fine lines and crevices that give your lips a plump and youthful appearance. Whether you have pronounced fine lines or dry and dehydrated lips, the lip gloss has a long-lasting effect when it comes to hydration and a smooth, plump appearance. As someone who has dry lips and reapplies lip balm frequently throughout the day, this gloss has been my go-to whenever I leave the house.
The Lawless Forget the Filler Lip Plumper Line Smoothing Gloss comes in seven shades:
- Cherry Vanilla, a sheer cherry-red shade
- Daisy Pink, a creamy pink shade
- George, a medium taupe-brown shade
- Glazed, a champagne shade with a shimmery pearl finish
- Velvet, a rosy-mauve shade
- Rosy, a clear, barely there baby pink
- Annie, a peachy-golden neutral shade with a shimmery pearl finish
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