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How To Use Your Lip Plumper: Top Tips & Tricks
So you've just bought your lip plumper, and you're wondering how to get the absolute best results possible? We've got you, babe 💁♀️
Follow our handy tips & tricks below and you'll be left with bigger, fuller, smoother lips in no time!
It's all in the prep
Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. We cannot stress this part enough! Use a lip scrub, such as our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub to get rid of any dead, chapped skin. It will also get the blood flowing to your lips, naturally plumping them up.
Hydration is key
Our 24k Gold Collagen Lip Masks combine together essential ingredients to leave your lips full, luscious and plumped. Each mask is infused with collagen, hyaluronic acid, vitamin C, vitamin E and 24k gold... all of this goodness directly absorbing into your lips. 👄
Time to moisturise
Before using Plump It!, make sure your lips are clean, dry and moisturised. You can use a lip balm, such as our Ultimate Moisturising Lip Balm, or a lipstick before applying the Lip Plumper. This will not stop the product from working, but it will act as a barrier and lessen the tingling effect.
Build it up, click by click
As Plump It! contains active ingredients to open your pores, you may feel a warm tingling sensation after application. We suggest you use one click to begin with to get used to the sensation and the build it up from there.
Plump It! Up, baby
Time to Plump It!... A great trick is to massage the product into your lips with the tip as you apply it. This will encourage even *more* blood flow to the lips. 👏
Apply your fav lip combo
Want to get even more dramatic? Use your fav lip liner and lipstick to create an even more intense plumped up look!
Plump It! dries completely matte, making it the perfect primer for lipsticks, lip liners, and lip gloss. It will take the fine lines out of your lips leaving them smooth and helping to keep your lip products on for a lot longer (and easier to apply - no more lipstick bleeding). 🙌
Don't forget to take a before and after photo! It's always great to see your lip transformation, and we love seeing your results! Make sure you tag us on Instagram @plumpit & #PlumpIt so we can see your results 😙Plus, you may even get featured on our Insta 💁♀️
Until next time, babes xx
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How To: Lip Ombre
Who else is loving the lip ombre look? 😍Follow this super simple step-by-step guide below, and you'll be rockin' this latest Instagram trend in no time 🙌
1. Prep the lips
Use a scrub, such as our Volcanic Ash and Charcoal Lip Scrub, to buff away any dead skin and leave those lips feeling baby smoooooth. 👶
2. Hydrate & Moisturise
Start by using a lip mask to leave your lips feeling plump, hydrated and super healthy. Afterwards, use a lip balm to lock in all of that goodness from the mask, and to create a smooth base for your ombre lip. Tip: make sure you don't use a super glossy lip balm or your lipstick will slide all over the place.
3. Plump It!
Of course, to get the full maximum effects from an Ombre lip, you want to make sure your pout is poppin' first. Use our Volumising Lip Plumper to vamp up your lip plumpness 👄
4. Lipstick Time!
Choose your fav lip combo - one lip liner, one darker lipstick and one lighter lipstick and follow the steps below!
Tip: You can also add a dot of liquid highlighter in the middle of the lips to make the ombre look even *MORE* dramatic 🙌
Enjoy creating your ombre lips! You could also experiment with different colours... the wackier, the better! Make sure you remember to send us your looks! 💖@Plumpit #PlumpIt
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2020 Spring/Summer Beauty Trends
Move over contouring, Au Naturel is back! 💁♀️
Spring/Summer 2020 is going to be *all* about baby soft, dewy skin, full & natural brows, and of course, plump juicy lips.
Here’s a list of the top lip trends for S/S 2020 with a few tips & tricks to up your makeup game this season.
‘Bitten’, plump & juicy lips are going to be all the rage for this Spring and Summer. Add a colour stain to make your pout look uber inviting!
Use a lip stain or gently pat your lipstick colour in the centre of your lips and blend gently to the edges to create a natural looking flushed lip! (Pinks & reds work best for this look)
Be sure to use a scrub beforehand to make sure any dryness has vanished!
Why not try our Volcanic ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub to make sure your lips look as smooth as silk & our 24K Gold Lip Mask to nourish dry, parched lips!
Matte. Is. Out. Glossy, fresh lips are what we are going to be drooling over in Spring and Summer.
Use a natural shade of lipstick & top with a clear gloss or lip balm to create a fresh twist on a classic lip look!
Try our Moisturising Lip Balm on top of your favourite nude lipstick shade to create a soft, glossy finish!
Classic Red & Pink Ombré
Who are we kidding? The classic red lip will *never* go out of fashion... Why not take the traditional red lip to the next level by recreating this pinky-red ombré look.
Use your favourite pink lipstick on the centre part of your lips and then add your classic red lipliner around the edges of your lips and use your fingers to blend to create this gorgeous ombré effect.
Don’t forget - your pout will look its best if it is plump and juicy!
Use the Plump It! Lip Plumper before applying your lipstick - it acts not only as a primer - but its plumping properties will keep your lips looking full and healthy!
So, there it is! Your S/S 2020 trend line up! - Thank us later ;)
Until next time Babes! xx
P.s. You can browse our full range here.
Winter Make Up Look - Round Up Of Our Fav Looks
Winter is one of our *fav* seasons for make up... red lips, glitter, dark smokey eyes! We are here for it 👏
We have done a round up of some of the make up looks we are drooling over this month... Let us know which is your favourite.
1. Natural, warm smokey eye
2. All Red Err'thang
3. Winter Blue's
4. Pretty in Pink
One thing these looks all have in common... a perfect pout 💋You can recreate these makeup looks at home using our Volumising Lip Plumper.
For a chance to be featured in our future blog posts, make sure you tag us @plumpit and #PlumpIt in your insta pics 😍
We can't wait to see the looks you come up with!
P.s. You can browse our full range by clicking here.
Winter Beauty Tips - How to Get Rid of Chapped Lips and Dry Skin
Cold air, strong winds & exposure to the outdoors, all contribute to the condition of our skin & hair. So let’s face it - looking after your skin & hair is *so* important during these freezing, cold Winter days!
Here’s some tips on how you can stay gorgeous & slay all season!
Protect Your Skin!
Firstly, SPF will always be on trend. We would always recommend that you put SPF on underneath your makeup - even in the colder months. Sun damage = wrinkles. And we would like to prolong our youthful skin, thank you 💁♀️
It’s also *super* important that you keep your lips moisturised in the cooler months - our Moisturising Lip Balm is the perfect staple for your beauty regime.
Hydrate your body (& your skin)!
Drinking plenty of water during the Winter season not only ensures you stay hydrated and alert - it also helps to keep your skin and hair looking its best! Yes pls. 👏 Drink around 2 Litres of water per day to keep dehydration at bay - Gotta love a bit of h2o!
Lips dry? Fear not. Our 24K Gold Lip Masks will be your saviour in these cold months 🙌
Get that ‘Radiance from Within’ Look!
Sweat, oil and dirt (ew!) can linger on the skin for long periods all year round which can create bacteria - so make sure you are fully removing your makeup & other products from your skin, nightly.
Use gentle cleansing products such as cleanser, exfoliator & toner to remove your makeup before you go to bed.
Make sure your face is completely clean, then apply a serum & night cream to your face before heading to bed - this will help to prevent pimples & breakouts while treating your skin overnight (like a mini facial)!
AND don’t forget your lips in your night time routine… our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub is the perfect scrub to remove any dead skin and keep those lips lookin’ super plump and healthy.
So there you have it… Plump It! Tips to keep you looking & feeling the freshest.
Until next time Babes! xx
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Do Lip Plumpers Actually work?
Do lip plumpers *actually* work? Will it work on my naturally thin lips? Does it work with lip fillers? Will I even notice any difference? 🤔
These are a few questions we get asked frequently... So today we wanted to share with you some of our amazing customer's before & after shots! That way, you can see how Plump It! works on all types of lips - thin, big, with filler, without filler!
Remember to tag us on Instagram in your before & after shots, we love seeing them @plumpit #PlumpIt 🙌💕
For loads more before & after results, check out our Instagram @plumpit 💕
P.s. you can shop our full range here.
7 Stunning Rainbow Makeup Looks To Celebrate Pride
Ready to celebrate #PRIDE2019? 🏳️🌈
This year's Jubilee Pride month honours an incredible 50 years of activism for the LGBTQIA community.
If you're hitting the streets and joining the celebrations, you'll wanna make sure your rainbow look is ON POINT.
We asked our Insta tribe of MUAs to send us their fave Pride makeup looks - and boy, did they deliver 🌈
Look no further for your ultimate pro makeup inspo!
To give your look that extra oomph, plump up your pout with our bestselling Volumising Lip Plumper.
1. The Cracked Rainbow Mask
2. The Ultimate Rainbow Duo
3. The Winged Rainbow Eyeshadow
4. The Heavy Metal Glitter Rainbow
5. The Rainbow Face Flag
6. The Dripping Rainbow
7. The Rainbow Carnival Queen
This Spring Self Care Ritual Will Have You Glowing Like A Goddess
“Spring is nature’s way of saying let’s party” – Robin Williams
Summer’s just around the corner! Time to bring a little sunshine into your life with a spring self care ritual, perfect for those cold AF days that are still knockin’ about 🙈
Get ready to glow like a goddess ✨
Spring self care ritual
- Turn off your phone or put it on airplane mode. This is your time. Run yourself a bath, and use all your favourite products to get it bubbling to the brim.
- Create a super relaxing space by lighting some candles, burning some incense, or putting your aromatherapy diffuser on full blast.
- Slip into the bath, grab a book or magazine, and get ready to R-E-L-A-X.
- Scrub yourself to perfection with your favourite exfoliator (and don’t forget to scrub your lips with our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub!). Then wash away all your worries.
- Top it all off with a mask treatment for her hair, eyes, face and lips. Top tip: use our Volumising 24k Gold Collagen Lip Masks on your lips AND under your eyes for a double collagen boost 😉
Just like that, you’re summer ready 🙏
Written by: Becki Sams
5 Pro Selfie Tips For A Flawless Instagram Feed
Here at Plump It!, we get tons of photos of your beautiful faces showing off our products. There’s nothing we love more than a good selfie, but we know the frustration of trying to get the perfect photo for Instagram, only to end up with a photo gallery full of ‘meh’ selfies.
Here's how to take the perfect selfie (for a totally flawless Instagram feed).
The perfect angle
Before taking your selfie, test out a few positions with your front-facing camera, to find one that best suits you. Everyone has a ‘best side’, so experiment with tilting and rotating your head to find your angle. Try tilting your head upwards, downwards or sideways. You may look a little silly while you’re trying it out - but once you find your perfect angle it’ll be so worth it.
Pro tip: the secret to avoiding the dreaded double-chin fiasco is to aim the camera high.
The right background
There’s nothing more annoying than finally getting the perfect selfie, then noticing the clothes strewn all over the floor in the background. Before taking your selfie, make sure you tidy everything away and put up chic decorations in the background. Better yet, find yourself a blank coloured background (a brightly coloured feature wall for example) so that all the focus is on your gorgeous self.
We all remember the dreaded duck face era, where almost every selfie taken involved pushed-out lips. While you should definitely show off your Plump It! pout in your selfies, try not to overdo it. The best selfies are the most natural ones, with a soft expression and subtle pout. A simple technique for a natural-looking pout is to separate your lips slightly and hold them in place by imagining you’re holding a one pence coin between them. And you’re not the pouting type, a big toothy grin goes a long way.
The ultimate make-or-break of selfies; the lighting. Lighting can affect the clarity of your photo, and can be the difference between you looking like a superstar or a vague silhouette. Natural lighting is always best, but try and avoid going directly into natural light – it can appear too harsh, and cause the photo to become unfocused. To get the perfect soft glow, try taking your selfie a little distance away from the window; not directly in the sunlight but still facing the it.
Pro tip: use a ring light to get that pro-influencer look.
The right filter
We all love a good filter – being transformed from ‘boring old me’ to an airbrushed multi-coloured cat is super fun. But for a gorgeous selfie, subtle wins out. Instead of using a snapchat filter with furry ears and enormous glasses, try taking your photo naturally so that you can emphasise your best features, then add a subtle filter on top. You can use the editing features on your phone, on Instagram, or on a variety of free photo editing apps. Whichever you choose, make sure your filter is soft, subtle and suits your style.
Written by: Emma Sams, Blogger @ The Peacock, Edited by: Becki Sams
How To Get Instantly Bigger Lips (The Natural Way)
Ever since Kylie Jenner shocked us with her enormous gorgeous pout, we've become a little obsessed with plumping our lips to get that model-worthy look.
As fillers become more popular, it’s rarer than ever to see a fashion icon or beauty blogger without a swollen mouth.
Why fillers aren't the best solution
We love the trend, but we aren't feeling lip fillers or (shudder) the lip suction technique. While most people look gorgeous with fillers, it can go a little too far. Instead of having a nice juicy pout, you end up looking more Krusty the Clown than Kim Kardashian - and once you’ve got ‘em, they’re yours for life.
Plus, there's the cost. Quality lip fillers can be very expensive, and you often need several sessions to get the end result you’re after.
If you want to know how to get bigger lips without having to go ‘under the needle’, we've got you covered.
A good exfoliator scrubs away dead, chapped skin, and gets the blood flowing to your lips to naturally plump them up. A fantastic way to exfoliate your lips is to use a scrub that's specifically designed for this sensitive area of skin, such as our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub.
Contour can do fabulous things to your face - and your lips - to alter your features without taking drastic measures. Apply a line of dark contour concealer directly underneath the middle of your bottom lip and blend in; this gives the impression of a shadow underneath your lips (meaning your lips look big enough to make shadows!). Another lip-enhancing tip is to surround the outer-area of your lips with a light concealer, before applying a lipstick; this will make your lip colour pop, and stand out from the rest of your face.
Try applying a slightly lighter version of your lipstick colour to the middle of your lips, and blend out into the main shade towards the edges. This creates a contour effect (which we’ve already established is amaze-balls), and makes them look bigger. You could even take this one step further and enhance the middle of your lips with a shiny lip gloss, creating a juicy highlighted effect.
The easiest way to get bigger lips? Find an awesome natural lip enhancer and get applying! Our Volumising Lip Plumper increases the size of your lips to give you a very plump (and very noticeable) pout. The plump effect depends on the amount you use, so you’re in complete control of how big you go. It’s a much cheaper alternative to lip fillers - and will leave you feeling, and pouting, like a model.
Written by: Emma Sams, Edited by: Becki Sams