Many beauty brands carry one lip plumper, if any, but not Fusion Beauty. Known for “fusing beauty with science” and their “tested on scientists, not animals” motto, the company carries many plumping lip products, like the three I recently got the chance to test thanks to a Sephora 500 point perk.
LipFusion XL – Also known as 2x Micro Collagen + HA Advanced Lip Plump, XL is advertized as “a spearmint-flavored nighttime lip plumping therapy.” Despite the way they promote its use, my lips look their plumpy best within the first few hours of application (although the effect does last longer than that). This lip plump feels cool and tingly on my lips but doesn’t hurt like some of the other plumpers I’ve tried. If your lips are very sensitive, I recommend the less tingly LipFusion Infatuation (below), but overall LipFusion XL is the most effective lip plumper I have ever used. It’s clear and works equally well alone or over a lipstick or another gloss. It’s also hydrating and long lasting.
So what’s not to love? How about the price. I don’t see myself paying $50 for the full-size product any time soon, although it would make a great Christmas gift (wink-wink!).
LipFusion Infatuation – A slightly less effective (than the XL variety), but cheaper ($29) lip plumper that comes in a range of different colors. My shade is called In The Flesh, and is described as a “sheer natural healthy nude”.
If this is sheer, I wonder what their non-sheer glosses look like! This one, like XL, feels tingly, cooling, and lasts a long time. It’s a hydrating lip plumper that I will likely repurchase once I finish my sample.
LipFusion Color Shine Micro Collagen Lip Plump — What an excellent lip gloss (mine is in a gorgeous shade called Crave). It’s hydrating, non-sticky, long-lasting and tastes nice, too, but I didn’t find it to be plumping, tingly, or cooling at all. $38 for a basic lip gloss? Not while I’m in graduate school.
This swatch was taken after I had LipFusion XL on for an hour, washed it off, and applied LipFusion Color Shine another 10-15 minutes later. The
plumping effect due to XL is still there!