Lip Plumping Via Pumping?

If you were to ask everyone around the NewBeauty offices if they have a favorite lip plumper, you'd probably get two distinct types of answers. Half the staff would wildly praise their chosen glosses; the other half would say they hate lip plumpers, claiming they either don't work for them or cause strange sensations they just can't tolerate.

If you're like the latter staffers, you're not out of options. We've stumbled upon a much different manner of lip plumping that doesn't require prickly potions or filler-filled syringes.

Luscious Lips, by Cynthia Rowland, is an unconventional lip plumper in that it's not a gloss, lotion or balm. It's a tool-a pump, in fact. It uses a vacuum technique that boosts volume by drawing fluid into your lips and increasing circulation.

The optional Therapeutic Lip Creme prepares your pout for treatment with vitamins and moisturizers, but it doesn't plump in and of itself; that's what the pushing and pulling is for.

While it doesn't hurt, it's really important to follow the conditioning program, which lets you build upon the manual pumping technique to get the best possible results.

OK, so this creates a strange sensation, too, but it's not the tingly sting that traditional plumpers produce. And as long as you can get past the unusual approach, you may find yourself with fuller lips than your gloss-devotee friends.