Every once in awhile, a product comes along that manages to change my entire perspective on that particular type of cosmetic product. Lip plumpers. I’ve tried so many in the past several years, from the extremely tingly to the ones that don’t work at all. I’ve even used ones before that managed to put a massive red rim around my entire lip line, making it look like I got punched in the mouth! CITY Lips Advanced Formula Lip Plumper has managed to change my entire view on lip plumping products, because not only do they actually plump my lips up like crazy, but they have made my lips look fuller and more attractive over time. These glosses are like magic in a tube and call me obsessed, but there is rarely a day I don’t use these. I have SUNdiego and NUDEyork for you today, and just wait until you see the before and after shots…
CITY Lips starts working right away to enhance natural collagen, hyaluronic acid, and elastin production in your lips. Over time, peptides activate skin’s natural repair system to dramatically restore collagen and elastin, increasing moisture and adding volume to improve the contour of the lips and increase their fullness. Basically, this product is completely different than other lip plumpers on the market that only add tingling ingredients to increase blood circulation for a temporarily plump pout. This product actually builds all of the good stuff that keeps your lips looking youthful and plump.
Each Advanced Formula Lip Plumper comes with a regular doe-foot applicator. You will notice and feel results when you apply this product almost immediately. Within ten minutes, my lips looked crazy plump, and even my husband noticed how much larger they looked. But over time, you will also notice that your lips feel smoother and bigger. The more you use it, the better.
NUDEyork (top), SUNdiego (bottom). Both shades are shimmery and layer-able, so you can apply them with a few coats to really give off more color.
Here are my lips before putting on CITY Lips. Let’s check out swatches…
NUDEyork is a gorgeous shimmering nude shade that glows pink and gold. This is great for those of you who just want a sheer wash of color but nothing too colorful. The shade is gorgeous but the product itself works wonders on the shape of your lips. Here is a before and after:
The contours and lines of my lips are much more defined and larger. You can see how much more plump my lips look.
SUNdiego is beyond gorgeous. I l-o-v-e this one so much and it’s really a very comparable dupe for NARS “Orgasm” Lipgloss and MAC’s “Nymphette” Lipglass. It’s a gorgeous pink with loads of gold shimmer in it that reflects beautifully against the light. I love NUDEyork as well, but this one is definitely my favorite. It’s so universally flattering! Here are before and after shots:
As far as any tingling goes, this has only a slight tingle to it. I’m not even entirely sure I would call it a “tingling,” but more of a plumping feeling. You can actually feel your lips getting larger. It also has a great smell to it that I love. It almost smells fruity, but not synthetic or overpowering in any way. I’m a huge fan of these and I use them all the time. I’ve definitely noticed my lips looking fuller and smoother over the weeks of testing these out, so I do believe in the long-term effects of the product.
CITY Lips Advanced Formula Lip Plumper is available online at CITY Lip’s website. Each plumper retails for $40.00 USD, and there are 5 other shades besides these 2 for you to choose from. There is also a clear version that retails for $35.00 USD. They also have mini’s you can purchase which are adorable and great for traveling. You can test out shades this way without splurging on a full-sized version!
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