VolumeXL Seduction Xtreme Lip Plumper (Discontinued)

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Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Plumpers
Last Updated:
1/23/2013
Jar Packaging:
No
Tested On Animals:
Yes

This contains a potent menthol derivative (ethyl menthane carboxamide, to be exact) that makes lips tingle (as claimed) and enlarge slightly from the resulting irritation. The plumping effect won’t cause people who know you to do a double-take over your inflated mouth, but this is an inexpensive option for occasional use because irritating lips like this daily can cause chapped lips. Maybelline offers a clear shade along with several sheer colors (they look much darker in the container than they apply). The texture of each is akin to traditional lip gloss, meaning slightly thick and sticky with a glossy finish. All in all this is an OK option for special occasions and the dispensing method from the sleek component is better than that of many other lip plumpers.

Maybelline is one of the best-known and most recognized mass-market makeup lines in the world—it's available in 90 countries. Throughout its long history, which began in 1915 when T. L. Wilson founded the company and named it after his sister, Mabel, and Vaseline (which he combined with coal dust to concoct a mascara for her), the company has prided itself on bringing innovative products to the marketplace. L'Oreal purchased the company in early 1996 and that's when things really started getting much better. Both companies specialize in offering a large selection of lipsticks, nail polishes, and mascaras, and many of their foundations have the same strengths and weaknesses (smooth textures and finishes plus the inclusion of sunscreens that are often without much-needed UVA-protecting ingredients).

The powders, several mascaras, pencils, matte-finish concealers, and Superstay Lipcolor are impressive and inexpensive. Although L'Oreal remains the more sophisticated and refined of the two lines (and now they have credible products, not just sleek ads, to back this assertion), Maybelline's latest urban image is a positive step, as many of their latest launches have been innovative without resorting to "been-there, done-that" gimmicks. Price-wise, Maybelline is the least expensive of the L'Oreal-owned cosmetic lines (which also includes Lancome, Biotherm, Vichy, and Kiehl’s), and smart shoppers will note the similarities among brands that, with conscientious shopping, can really save you money without sacrificing quality or performance.

For more information about Maybelline New York, owned by L'Oreal, call (800) 944-0730 or visit their interactive Web site at www.maybelline.com.

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