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

Credit: @makeup_bymay

2. The Ultimate Rainbow Duo

Credit: @ling.kt

3. The Winged Rainbow Eyeshadow

Credit: @barva.beauty

 

4. The Heavy Metal Glitter Rainbow

Credit: @gotymakeup3

5. The Rainbow Face Flag

Credit: @yayamonroy

 

6. The Dripping Rainbow 

Credit: @rubenosscar

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

self care

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

  1. 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.
  2. Create a super relaxing space by lighting some candles, burning some incense, or putting your aromatherapy diffuser on full blast.
  3. Slip into the bath, grab a book or magazine, and get ready to R-E-L-A-X.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

May 17, 2019 by Becki Sams

5 Pro Selfie Tips For A Flawless Instagram Feed

Perfect selfie for instagram

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 

Perfect selfie for instagram

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

Perfect selfie for Instagram

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.

Go natural 

Perfect selfie for instagram

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.

Lighting

Perfect selfie for instagram

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

perfect selfie for instagram

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

May 10, 2019 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.

1. Exfoliate

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

2. Contour

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.

3. Shade

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.

4. Plump

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

Image: @gianalaurenmua 

May 03, 2019 by Becki Sams

The Secret To Saving Your Dry, Chapped Lips In Cold Weather

dry chapped lips

Cold air, strong winds, and exposure to the outdoors all contribute to the condition of our skin, hair, and lips.

Here are our top tips for saving your dry, chapped lips during cold, wintery weather ❄️

Bring on the moisture

A nourishing lip balm is vital to keep your lips healthy in colder weather, and helps to prevent dryness and irritation. 

Make our Ultimate Moisturising Lip Balm part of your daily beauty regime, and reapply throughout the day for a super soft pout. 👄

Hydrate your body (& your lips)

Drinking plenty of water not only ensures you stay alert and hydrated, but also helps to keep your skin, hair, and lips looking their best! Beauty starts on the inside, so watch that water intake. 💧

Drink 8 glasses of water per day to keep dehydration at bay, and try using our luxurious Volumising 24K Gold Collagen Lip Masks to give your lips the gold-star treatment.

Combat chapped lips

There's nothing peskier (or more painful) than dry, chapped lips. Sometimes, no matter how much lip balm we slap on, we just can't seem to combat the chap.

Our Volcanic Ash & Charcoal Lip Scrub is specifically designed to exfoliate your lips and remove the dry, dead skin - leaving you with totally smooth lips. 

Written by Becki Sams

April 26, 2019 by Becki Sams

Do Lip Plumpers Really Work?

By Aiman Khalid, @aimzfolio on Instagram & blogger at aimzfolio.com

Ahh, to get those Angelina Jolie bee-stung lips! With Insta gurus flaunting those fuller lips using fillers, people who aren’t blessed with plumped lips are running to lip surgeons. But fillers always come with side effects.

Thanks to lip plumping products, we can all get the feel of bigger lips without undergoing the needle!

But do these products really work?

Do lip plumpers really work?

Yes, they do! Lol that seems like a simple answer, but I tested a bunch of lip plumpers like Plump It!, and the results were instantly plumped and beautiful lips.

Click here to see for yourself.

How do lip plumpers work?

Remember the last time you had spicy food, how your lips tingled? Well, that is what these lip plumping products contain; ingredients like cinnamon, ginger mint, wintergreen, menthol or capsicum.

These fiery ingredients that are actually found in our kitchens creates a reaction enhancing micro – circulation and boost the blood flow to the lips making your pout a lot sexier. Now you know what causes that tingle!

How do you use lip plumpers effectively?

Now you know lip plumpers work and completely safe to use with no side effects, there are still a few things to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure to prep and prime your lips before using any lip plumper. Use a lip collagen mask to moisturize and hydrate your beautiful natural lips.
  2. Since lip plumpers work by creating a sensation/reaction inside the lips, according to scientists once our bodies get used to these sensations the ingredients become less effective, so you may have to gradually increase the amount you use.
  3. These lip plumpers are not a permanent solution, but are still good for a few hours. Luckily you can reapply as often as you like!
  4. Using too much of these lip plumpers may lead to dryness, so after care with a good lip balm is a must.

How do you get the perfect pout?

There is a very simple method to use a lip plumper in order to get a perfect pout:

  1. Use a lip collagen mask to prep, and exfoliate to prevent your lips from scaling.
  2. When using Plump It!, click once for a more natural plump. Click twice for a more pucker pout. Click thrice for those Kylie Jenner fuller lips.
  3. Apply a lip balm to moisturize.
  4. Use any lipstick or a gloss (if you’re craving more pout ;) )

And there you have it! Now you can flaunt those plumped up lips with your squad in no time.  

October 26, 2018 by Becki Sams