Fabulous Friday: Getting pouty. Dior Lip Maximiser V Sally Hansen Lip Inflation

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At least half of female population is jealous of Angelina Jolie’s famous pout. Some are even willing undertake surgery in order to gain those puffy sexy lips. Neither my lips look like those of Jolie’s nor am I up for targeted ‘plastic solutions’.  Still I would love my lips to be or at least to look a little bit, you know, more plumped

Pursuing my dream (pout), I have decided to test 2 exciting lip enhancement products:

(1) Dior Addict Lip Maximiser by Christian Dior

(2) Lip Inflation Plumping Treatment by Sally Hansen

Sally hansen lip inflation v christian dior lip maximiser product review practical test

and now will provide you with a full review!

The promise:

(1) Dior: Incredible volume effect that instantly plumps up lips. Lips appear full, smooth & moisturized. Unbelievable lasting plumping effect to redefine lips. Day after day, brings an ultra-sexy mouth. Immediate sensation of freshness. Subtle mint-vanilla fragrance delivers fresh pleasure.

RRP: $55

(2) Hansen: Revolutionary lip plumper instantly plumps lips! Refreshing gloss enhances lips’ natural color and shape by shape while adding brilliant shine. Peppermint ‘cools’ and stimulates lips. Lips become flush and plump instantly for a sexy, pouty look. Vitamins A and E hydrate the lips.

RRP: $16.95

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The verdict:

  • “Instantly plumps up lips”: Regarding this statement you can see it yourself dear reader, from the images above. I don’t see much of a plumping effect. Do you?
  • “Lips appear full, smooth & moisturized”: Lips appear as full as they would be when wearing any usual lip gloss.
  • “Ultra-sexy mouth”: not sure if this gloss made me instantly sexier.
  • “Immediate sensation of freshness /cooling effect”: Both treatments tingle like crazy. The “sensation” or whatever it is remains (!!) even if you remove the gloss. So regarding ‘sexiness’ of this product: strongly not recommended to be worn if you consider a possibility of kissing action. You may unpleasantly surprise your date.

Is there any difference between high end Dior and affordable Sally Hansen? Nothing noticeable, except for the price.

Marusya V lip maximiser test product review sydney fashion blog 1Conclusion: I’m sorry lovelies but even Dior will not plump up your (or my) lips even by 2 mm, not even saying to the extent of Jolie’s pout. We will have to live with what we’ve got. As for me, it’s calming to know that at least my eyes are bigger then hers :)

So dear readers, lets concentrate on our best features and remember:

“Beauty is not in the face: beauty is a light in the heart”  Kahlil Gibran

Have a Fabulous Friday!!!

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  1. Amalia August 12, 2011

    lol they just look glossy not plumpy for sure… fabulous review though!! I also cant stand these so called plumping things, they burn the heck out of my lips!!! I tried Dior and Lip Fusion.

  2. Jade August 12, 2011

    Too true, loved that you quoted Gibran though <3

  3. Haute Style August 12, 2011

    How interesting!
    I’ve been eyeing the Dior for a while… won’t make the purchase now!
    Awesome review xox

  4. KizzyDoll August 12, 2011

    A shame…but you are right, we must focus on our best features and just accept ourselves as we are!! xx

  5. DanniiBeauty August 12, 2011

    I’ve never been a fan of lip plumpers – don’t like tingling/burning feeling. I just like using gloss in the middle of my lips and highlighting the top of my lip to give them a nice effect.

  6. Marina August 13, 2011

    aaaawww!!! I love this post doll and completely and absolutely agreed with you 100% we need to concentrate in our best features always.

    <3 Marina

  7. Monroe Steele August 14, 2011

    i was wondering if this stuff works…thanks!

    xoxo Monroe

    Fashion Steele NYC

  8. Kel August 14, 2011

    I’ve tried Bare Escentials Buxom and it has the same tingling effect and just a subtle difference that only I can notice by starting at it for a long time. No jolie action happening there either!

    Lots of love from Sydney,

    x Kel

    absorbing optimistic rays

  9. Em August 15, 2011

    I guarantee you that Too Faced lip injection extreme plumps up lips lol but there is a price…stings like you have been stung by a million bees.

  10. la magie de MB August 15, 2011

    so cute blog :)):))
    i love your blog if you wanna look at me it is


    folow each other ?
    kisses from Turkey

  11. Amy August 16, 2011

    LOL, love the honesty here. So true! Have just bought some of the Benefit lip plumping product, so fingers crossed I might have some luck.

  12. Beauty insider August 29, 2011

    Great article!