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I'm Caitlin Israel, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup.
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No Injections Necessary

No Injections Necessary

No Injections Necessary | Re-Mix-Her

There's been some talk among beauty bloggers recently about needles and enhancements: to inject or not to inject? I'm one of the wimpiest people you will ever meet when it comes to needles (although I get a flu shot every year with no mishaps, but getting blood drawn is a different story that usually involves me ending up on the ground). If you're looking for a boost to your lips with no needles necessary (*raises hand high*), I've found a few temporary plumpers that really do the trick.

The two I use on a day-to-day basis are Dior's Lip Maximizer and Murad's Rapid Collagen Infusion for Lips. These are gentle plumpers that minimize fine lines in your lips and really prep them for color. My favorite is the Dior one because it's more of a gloss, but if you don't like the feel of a gloss and want something that sinks into your lips with little residue, the Murad one is very serum-like.

The two I use a few times each week are City Cosmetics City Lips Advanced Formula Lip Plumper and Soap and Glory's Sexy Mother Pucker. These two have irritants in them that actually make your lips tingle and react to the irritants, hence the plumping properties. I think these can actually dry your lips out if you use them too often, so I'm careful about how often I use them.

What would you add to the list of lip plumpers that don't involve a needle?

December Beauty Favorites

December Beauty Favorites

My Favorites Posts of 2015

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