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Test Drive: Freeze 24/7 Lip Plumpers

In theory, I like the idea of lip-plumping lip glosses, but in reality, they always seem to disappoint me: They either burn like hell or have little to no effect. But because I'm usually a big fan of the Freeze 24/7 brand, I recently got around to trying the pricey Freeze 24/7 PlumpLips IceSticks Lip Plumper, which I wrote about here. Freeze 24/7 has built a business on providing needle-free anti-aging treatments in the form of makeup and other cosmetics, and it claims that its lip plumper provides a pain-free alternative to collagen. But while the stuff may be less painful than injections, the experience was anything but pleasant.

When I first applied the sweet-smelling, super-shiny gloss, it lent my lips a cinnamony tingle not unlike DuWop Lip Venom, available here. But unlike DuWop, which reddens lips with very little discomfort, the Freeze 24/7 PlumpLips made my mouth feel like it was on fire. When I finally reached for a mirror, the border around my lips was red and splotchy like I'd just eaten a jar of jalapenos. I finally just washed it off with a damp cloth to get the ugliness to go away. Not exactly the look I was going for. Plus, for a product priced so high—it's available for $42.50 here—that just doesn't seem right. But I'm wondering if anyone else has tried this lip gloss and, if so, what you thought of it. Tell me below!

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Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt Shiloh-Jolie-Pitt 10 years
I love lip venom too, but I'm not too fond of gloss because my long hair gets stuck on my lips ughhh I have found that if I swipe my lips with my toothbrush after brushing my teeth, they also get redder and plump, then I just put on some strawberry chapstick on them and they look like little girl's lips all moist and smooth. ______________________ ~~ in puris naturalibus ~~
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
Do these things really work??? I have full jagger lips so I don't need it
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
I tried this and thought my lips were going to fall off. I usually have no use for lip plumpers, but lip venom is OK and Tarte makes an OK one.
LaLaLola LaLaLola 10 years
I like Lip Venom! I'm one of those people that get's addicted to the tingly feeling, I love it's texture and reddening effect as well. But I won't be trying this lip plumper anytime soon!
stone_soup stone_soup 10 years
I don't believe in lip plumping. It's definitely "no pain, no gain". Besides, it is rather artificial, so of course it would hurt! ____________________________________ Don't tick me off. Or you'll get it.
JessNess JessNess 10 years
ive used the lip plumping lipstick from covergirl...I liked tingled a little but didnt hurt
la_clique la_clique 10 years
I think its just extract from peppers, DesignR. It hurt my mouth, too, I don't like the way it feels, either.
DesignRchic DesignRchic 10 years
I've tried DuWop Lip Venom and didn't like it. I didn't like the tingly feeling my lips had. It was as if I visited the dentist and got injected with numbing liquid. I don't know why I bought it cause my lips aren't thin. Makes you wonder though, about how many girls developed rashes and such. There could be harsh chemicals in lip-glosses like this.
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