Kylie Jenner lips are all the rage these days. But let me just put this out there: There’s a fine line between plump, healthy-looking lips and channeling Daisy Duck. There, I said it. Hit me, Kardashian/Jenner fans. 😛
I’m a fan of healthy-looking lips with just the right amount of plump. 😉 And speaking of plump lips, I was given a tube of ISKIN NewYork’s LipAddict Lip Addict Voluptuous Lip Plumper a while back to try and review.
It did take me a while to actually give it a whirl as normally, I’m more of a lipstick than a gloss kind of girl. In fact, I need the proper mood and hairstyle (all braided up or tied so it won’t stick to my lips when KL decides to be windy) for trying glosses. 😛
So on a bright, windy, and busy day in KL, I decided to braid my hair and see whether this gloss will live up to its promise of ‘plumping’ my lips. The info sheet it came with even discouraged women from getting lip injections since you can get the same effect with the product. Wow. That’s a pretty big promise and I was actually curious whether the gloss can live up to it.
I was given the shade ‘Sexy Seductress‘. Hmm. Sounds rather flirty, doesn’t it? *side glance* And the colour is actually rather seductive – a cross between a sexy pink and a bright red.
ISKIN New York is quite known in the skin care department so I was quite surprised when I was given this product to review. I was told, however, that this gloss is also good for my lips as it has anti-ageing properties and even hyaluronic acid and marine collagen to keep my lips hydrated throughout the day.
The LipAddict also contains peptide which penetrates the top layer of your lips to create new collagen. Continued use of the gloss promises to make your lips smoother and look fuller.
With that said, here’s a quickie review on ISKIN NewYork’s LipAddict Lip Addict Voluptuous Lip Plumper:
First of all, I love the colour. It’s a wearable, vibrant pink-red shade that can be quite opaque without any lipstick underneath. It’s also got enough shine without looking like you just ate lechon (roasted pig similar to babi guling that leaves your lips looking like it just went through an oil slick).
It’s also not that sticky compared to most glosses.
As for it’s plumping power, I’m gonna give it a 5 out of 10. There’s a bit of plumping but don’t expect to look like Angelina Jolie after applying this gloss. I think DuWop’s Lip Venom leaves your lips a bit more plump. However, Lip Venom does sting quite a bit. The LipAddict, meanwhile, doesn’t sting at all but does leave a minty feel on your lips that lasts for about an hour.
What I hate about this product though is that the applicator sucks donkey balls. It’s flat on both sides and is super bendy, making it hard for you to apply it and swipe the product evenly on your lips.
The colour pay off is quite good – I’d say 7 out of 10. You can wear this without a lipstick and it also lasts quite long – about 4 hours without eating. However, after a meal or having a couple of drinks, you will definitely need a touch up.
Overall, I give this gloss a 6 out of 10. 😉 Of course my favourite glosses still come from YSL and they set the standard pretty high for me. 😦 But I would definitely reach for this instead of DuWop’s Lip Venom just because it stings less. I love the minty feel LipAddict leaves on my lips, actually. 😉
So there. A quick review of ISKIN New York’s LipAddict Voluptuous Lip Plumper. Have you tried this product before? Let me know your thoughts about it in the comments below!