19 February 2018

Product Review: GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper

One of the many joys that accompanies getting older is loss of volume in your lips. Am I right?

My lips have never been thin, but my top lip is a bit thinner than the bottom, and over the past 4-5 years, I've noticed that the difference was becoming more pronounced. Plus there was just a general loss of volume. Ugh.

So what do you do when there's nooo way you're getting a needle repeatedly jabbed into your lips? (Or risking wonky lips - you know what I'm talking about - you've seen it, too!)

I've tried a lot of lip plumpers over the years, but I've finally found one that I love! GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper!
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It pretty much leaves lip plumpers, which can temporarily plump up lips a little. I've tried a lot of lip plumpers (including DuWop Lip Venom back in the day) and to be honest. most weren't worth the money I spent on them. I'm not a fan of those with a minty flavor (although that's not a deal-breaker) and/or those that make my lips sting (I do understand that's how they work, but I don't like it) and only plump lips for a short amount of time.

There are some lip plumpers out there that also offer cumulative results rather than just a little plumping for a few minutes. That's what I was looking for in a plumper. And I've recently discovered one that I really like: GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper!

I was first introduced to this product when one of my Influenster Voxboxes included a full-sized tube in Clear. When I saw that it contained Volulip and hyaluronic acid, I was really excited to try it. If you're not familiar with Volulip™, it's a lip plumper - increasing volume, hydration, and softness by working both internally and on the surface.

GrandeLIPS claims to improve lip volume in 3-5 minutes as well as increase overall hydration, volume, softness, and firmness in 30 days when applied twice daily. Honestly, I never saw a change in 3-5 minutes, but I faithfully used it twice daily for 30 days. And you know what? I did see a change. My lips had a little more volume - meaning they didn't look so flat and full of lines. And my top lip was now the same size as my bottom lip.

My biggest regret is that I didn't do before and after photos. And I'll tell you why I didn't - I was extremely skeptical that this product would work. Happily, I was proven wrong. I like it so much that I've repurchased and will continue to do so!

I love that you can see when you need to buy more GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper!
(GrandLips Hydrating Lip Plumper in Sunbaked Sedona)

There's just so much I love about this product! It has the perfect amount of stickiness. It stays on but doesn't make my lips stick together. You click the button on the end of the tube to dispense - two clicks was the perfect amount for me. And as you can see from the photo above, you know when it's almost empty and time to repurchase!

The GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper applicator is my all-time favorite!
(GrandLips Hydrating Lip Plumper in Spicy Mauve)

The applicator is pure genius! I love that it is (what I assume) silicone, so it's always clean. It has a slanted, flexible tip that makes application soooo easy! I wish all of my lip products were in this type of applicator!

And it doesn't sting! I did read some reviews where people said they experienced a brief tingling, but if I did, it was very mild and only the first couple of times I used the product. The GrandLIPS website says that the product has a vanilla flavor, but I've never noticed a scent or taste.

Does it make my lips look like they did when I was 20? Of course not. However, not only do they look much better than they did, but I've noticed that my other lip products are easier to apply. Yes, my lips still have some creases - I'm 56, not 30 - and honestly, I don't want my lips to be so plump that they're completely smooth. (It's okay if you do, though!)

I've tried a lot of lip plumpers over the years, but I've finally found one that I love! GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper!

The full-size tube is $27, and mine lasted about 8 weeks using it twice daily. (I thought I had taken photos of it, but I can't find them anywhere, so I only have photos of the mini tubes. Oops!) I purchased a trio of minis from Sephora over the holidays, which I believe was also $27. It contained Clear, Spicy Mauve, and Sunbaked Sedona. The Sunbaked Sedona is a bit too warm for my coloring, but I do like the Spicy Mauve, which is cooler. For daily lip color, I prefer something with more staying power (like a lipstick over a liner or Lipsense), so I use this as more of a lip treatment than a lipgloss. I plan to repurchase the full-size Clear next time.

You guys, I really love this! They also make a product called GrandeLASH-MD that I'd love to try, but it's pretty pricey. I do have a sample of their GrandeMASCARA, so I can't wait to see how I like that. I'm also thinking of trying their GrandeBROW-fill (not to be confused with their GrandeBROW, which is way more expensive) since I can't get my beloved Benefit Gimme Brow anymore. (sob)

I've tried a lot of lip plumpers over the years, but I've finally found one that I love! GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper!

Have you tried any of the Grande Cosmetics products? I need details! Leave a comment or send me a snap (I'm enjoythevue on Snapchat)!

Products mentioned in this post:
DuWop Lip Venom
GrandeLIPS Hydrating Lip Plumper
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