Not even a layer of $100 lipstick can camouflage a pout that’s severely dried out, thin or showing signs of aging. These 12 new, innovative picks are designed to tackle a less-than-perfect pout in easy-to-use formulas and devices, all delivering a serious boost of confidence—and healing—stat.
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Zelens Lip Treatment Oil ($65)
This glossy oil boasts a restorative blend of plant oils, peptides and vitamins to keep lips looking smooth, plump and younger. Tuck it away in your bag to keep silky-smooth lips on deck around the clock.
Elizabeth Arden Plush Up Lip Gelato ($26)
It looks like your next favorite lipstick, but it does so much more. Peptides and hyaluronic acid smooth, hydrate and plump; vitamins A and E and shea butter soothe, protect and lock in moisture, and caffeine delivers a boost of energy to plump and brighten lips in this gel lipstick, while delivering a long-lasting kiss of color.
37 Actives High-Performance Anti-Aging and Filler Lip Treatment ($95)
Created by a dermatologist set out to develop a daily treatment to fill lips over time, this powerful product uses a cooling-rollerball design to restore a thin, aging pout that’s fraught with lip lines with help from 20 transformative ingredients including a high concentration of plumping hyaluronic acid and healing peptides.
Skinmedica HA5 Smooth & Plump Lip System ($68)
Five different forms of hyaluronic acid combine in this two-step system that first hydrates, smooths and reduces the look of lip lines, then majorly pumps and enhances your pout’s rosiness for a flirty look, naturally.
Clinique Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask ($17.50)
Behold, the easiest way to repair your lips. Swipe this mask on before bed (or any time as a five-minute treatment), to deliver intense hydration and a softer texture come morning. It goes on sheer, so it can even be used as a lipstick primer to keep any persisting roughness at bay.
Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper ($25)
Shea Butter, sunflower oil and avocado soften and hydrate while lemon and tangerine essential oils exfoliate dead skin cells and smooth rough patches in the brand’s best-selling tinted lip-plumper, now in on-trend shades for fall.
3LAB Perfect Lips ($45)
Apple stem cell technology is at the heart of this high-tech treatment that delivers intense, lasting hydration and fullness while tackling lip lines and wrinkles over time. Plus, the bottle is small and sleek, making it a must for travel and everyday use.
Dermalogica Nightly Lip Treatment ($49)
Like a cooling under-eye treatment but for an aging pout, this nutrient-rich, overnight formula works to reduce laugh and feather lines while you sleep. Apply it to your lips and the surrounding areas (I keep it on my nightstand so I never forget to) and wake up to plumper, smoother and flake-free lips.
Fresh Sugar Cream Lip Treatment ($24)
Similar to the brand’s classic Sugar Lip Treatment but with an extra punch of milky damage-control, this creamy offering nourishes even the most dried-out lips while leaving behind a pink shimmer and a refreshing citrus scent.
PMD Beauty Kiss ($139)
The latest in high-tech, thin-lip fixes, this handheld tool uses pulsating vacuum technology and a specially formulated serum to create a temporarily fuller-looking pout, fade lip lines and restore your lip’s naturally pink hue. When used daily, it promises an uptick in collagen and plumper lips over time.
skyn Iceland Berry Lip Fix ($14)
Parched, peeling lips have officially met their match. This natural, vegan cocktail of wintered red algae, shea butter, olive oil, sweet almond oil and a proprietary arctic berry complex melts into a rich yet lightweight oil upon application to lock in moisture for instant and long-term relief to dehydrated lips.
Lavido Lip Thera Balm ($14)
Don’t let the minimalistic packaging of this all-natural, organic brand fool you. Packed with cold-pressed shea butter, vitamins, proteins and carbohydrates to rebuild skin from the inside, this white tube is the ultimate remedy for dry lips that just won’t let up.