3 Minute Lip Party

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$17 - 0.5 fl. oz.
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Category:
Skin Care > Lip Products (Including Lip Exfoliators) > Lip Plumpers
Last Updated:
1/6/2014
Jar Packaging:
Yes
Tested On Animals:
No

We doubt most people who use this lip plumper will be ready to party because the pepper extract it contains causes irritation. It has an emollient base and includes mica for a shiny finish, but… Wow! Does this make your lips burn! The inflammation from the pepper can make lips swell a bit and increase blood flow, so they appear redder and temporarily fuller, but there are less painful ways to plump lips, and that includes any of the numerous lip plumpers that use menthol or various forms of mint and cinnamon. Just to be clear, We're not advocating applying menthol to your lips (all this irritation is harmful for lips and increases dryness and lines around the mouth), but at least the sensation isn't as problematic as the one you get from pepper (Source: www.naturaldatabase.com). Note that Skinn incorrectly identifies Capsicum annuum as Chinese pepper. The Latin name for Chinese pepper is Zanthoxylum simulans.

Using a natural extract of Chinese hot pepper, 3 Minute Lip Party Mask works to temporarily dilate the capillaries in your lips to give you a fuller, plumper and sexier pout for those special occasions.

Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cocoa Butter, Almond Butter, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit Extract, Carmine, Tocopheryl Acetate, Capsicum Annuum (Chinese Pepper) Fruit Extract

Dimitri James is a makeup artist, hair stylist, and fashion consultant who spent two decades working for some of the biggest cosmetics companies in the world. After stints with brands such as Estee Lauder and Revlon, he decided, as so many others have before him, to launch his own products. Apparently, he was disenchanted with the business model most large cosmetics companies follow. According to James, the formula was always the same: "make a cheap product, put it in a fancy jar with a nice box and charge as much as possible." His cynical summation is definitely appreciated by those of us on the Cosmetics Cop team. Ironically, however, for the most part, Skinn's business model mimics the business model of many large and small cosmetics companies; that is, his products come in fancy jars, make inane unsupported claims, and are absurdly overpriced. Adding to that insanity, many of his products are poorly formulated.

Aside from the glaring same old, same old mix of disenchantment, those hoping for some good news about Skinn products will be pleased to know that this line does have some products worth considering. That doesn't mean the claims are accurate or that they outperform excellent products from many other lines. Overlooking the omission of reliable sunscreen from this line, the handful of good formulas are capable of getting as close as possible to keeping skin looking youthful and healthy. They won't replace cosmetic corrective procedures, but no skin-care routine will do that. Please refer to the list of strengths for products worth your attention; any products not on that list you can skip, unless you want to set yourself up for disappointment, and you will be disappointed if you expect the farfetched claims to come true.

Skinn's promises for their makeup—that they will make you a picture of airbrushed perfection—are beyond reality. Today's best makeup products can go a long way toward making a beautiful finish to your appearance and they're easier to apply than ever before. Just keep in mind that technique still plays a major role, so don't expect any makeup product to be the final answer. Skinn's color line has just as many misses as hits, so shop carefully. In this case, the foundations and concealer are not worth considering over countless others, but there are some great powder blushes and eyeshadows, a fantastic eye pencil, and mascaras that perform beautifully; but again, these are easily replaced with less expensive options. Those intrigued by makeup palettes may find some good options here, too.

All told, the Skinn line has a handful of impressive products, but it's not remotely "the revolution in cosmetics" Dimitri James makes it out to be. For more information about Skinn by Dimitri James, call (866) 346-4874 or visit www.skinn.com.

Note: This line is sold primarily on home shopping channels.

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  1. Jodi p
    Reviewed on Saturday, October 18, 2014
    • Results
      1 / 4
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    Waste rip off
    • Purchased this with 6x serum. It's a let down. Does nothing with the 6x and nothing by itself. Tried to put review on shphq they wouldn't print it. DONT waste your time or money

  2. Carla G.
    Reviewed on Sunday, April 06, 2014
    • Recommend
      1 / 4
    • Value
      1 / 4
    • Results
      1 / 4
    Waste of money
    • I have been using Skinn products and had no complaints until I bought this lip treatment. Had high hopes since such a hype was made when it was shown on TV. I understand that not everyone gets the great results promised, but no result at all? Followed the application instructions to a "T". I also realize that any effect would be temporary, but this did absolutely nothing! A waste of money.

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