Best plumping lip gloss
August 2, 2019

People spend a whole lot of money — not to mention go through a fair amount of regular pain — to plump up their lips. Luckily, no matter what kind of injections your favorite celebs and influencers are showcasing on Instagram, it doesn’t require regular trips to the dermatologist and the sudden inability to eat soup to rock stunning, shiny, full lips. Maybe those injections are the absolute most long-term effective at giving you a more puffy look, but if you want a night out with smoother and fuller lips, all you need is a bit of self-care and the best plumping lip glosses available.

OK, we know what you might be thinking: Aren’t plumping lip glosses banned under the Geneva Conventions for containing too many irritants? Don’t they plump your lips with harsh substances, so they’re really just swollen? Fortunately, that method of lip plumping has largely been left in the past, as a new generation of plumping lip glosses are able to add some perk to your pout through hydration and smart use of shade to blur the fine lines of your lips.

Obviously, that’s very good news, but we know that the stakes of committing to a plumping lip gloss are still pretty high. After all, not every plumping lip gloss is so moisturizing and kind on the skin — there are still plenty of more irritating plump lip glosses out there, so it’s helpful to have an expert guide. And at MASSE, you’ll get guidance from a whole community of beauty product experts! You want full lips, not lists that are full of it, right?

We’ve put together a list of some of the best plump lip glosses on the market today, based solely on the recommendations and reviews of our community members who have really used those plumping lip glosses. We don’t allow sponsored posts or paid reviews, either, so you can be sure that you’ll be getting Instagram-worthy lips without any distractions.

Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Gloss
Lip Plumping Gloss
e.l.f. Cosmetics
Plenty of Pout Plumping Lip Gloss
MAC Cosmetics
Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss
Sex Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss
Soap & Glory
Buxom’s Full-On Plumping Lip Gloss not only leaves your lips full and luscious, it offers a wide array of colors and finishes for a customizable plumped up lol. It’s free of irritants, too, as it uses a peptide complex to plump the lips while vitamins A and E help hydrate and moisturize them. Our users swear by both the look and the feel!

Lip Plumping Gloss

$5.00By: e.l.f. Cosmetics
If there are two key words we like to hear in a product review, they’re “amazing” and “affordable,” and that’s exactly how one enthused MASSE user described it this lip plumping gloss from e.l.f. Cosmetics. It offers hydration and a shine that creates even fuller lips, without any of the tingle you might expect from lip plumping gloss! You can even use it with lipstick for extra shine and life.

Plenty of Pout Plumping Lip Gloss

$19.00By: MAC Cosmetics
MAC Cosmetics is one of our favorite go-to brands because it’s so reliable, and it’s Plenty of Pout Plumping Lip Gloss does not disappoint or fall short of its name. It also feels great to wear thanks to a ginger root complex that gives you a soothing tingle and it plumps up your pout. Plus, moisturizing oils make sure that your lips are fuller for the long term. As one MASSE user said, it’s “hydrating, smooth, and gives your lips a lift!”
Dior’s Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss comes in both high shine and shimmer finish, so you can choose the glimmer of your newly full lips. Its most important ingredient is hyaluronic acid, which helps maximize both fullness and hydration, and its variety of shades, from bright coral gloss shine to light purple holographic shimmer give you lots of different looks for different occasions. One MASSE notes that it does cause slight irritation, but it looks so good that she saves it for special occasions.
Soap & Glory’s Sexy Mother Pucker Lip Plumping Gloss isn’t just cleverly named, though it definitely is that. The company has a proprietary formula that includes what they call SUPERFILL — microspheres that explode with hydration — and LIPSWELL, which is a natural plant oil that helps lips fill up almost instantly. It’s a clear formula so you can use it with any lipstick, which means it’s good for all skin tones — one MASSE user wrote in her review that she told her friends about this plumping lip gloss and they all flocked to it, regardless of their skin tone. It may sting a little bit at first, but if you want to pucker up on the regular, this is the stuff for you.