How often do you look in the mirror and wish you could easily change a feature of yours? I know I’m never going to be perfect and I don’t really expect to be. I’m not that critical but every time I’m excited about my makeup, I’m usually not excited about my lips. That’s what I’d like to change but without fillers. No shots for me. Not taking a chance of having duck lips that I’ll regret.
When City Lips offered to try one of their lip plumpers I was happy to give it a go. I had actually used the brand many years ago but in the shuffle of trying so many products I’d forgotten about them. This was a welcome reminder.
City Lips Advanced Formula is one of the original lip plumpers that doesn’t burn or tingle. My first foray into lip plumpers made me sit and gasp in pain for the first 15 minutes and then after that I’d hate the smell that never seemed to go away. It scarred me so much that I tried to block out the name (Lip Venom). City Lips isn’t like that at all. Instead it’s a gloss that’s designed to give you lush lips that are shinier and plumper. It’s a treatment as well as a cosmetic product.
There are many shades available ($40 each, $35 for clear): Nude York, Tinsel town, LosAngeLips, Sin City, Plum Springs, Tokyo Kiss, SunDiego and Clear. I have LosAngeLips, a light pink that has some glisten to it. This is the type of color I like on my lips on a daily basis. If I were brave though I’d chose something like Sangria which is the most beautiful red burgundy and perfect for fall and winter. Other shades include Orchid, Sangria, Sundiego, and Holly.
The way to wear City Lips is to apply it and wait. After a few minutes you can put lipstick over it but I’d wait 10 minutes before doing that so you get the full effect of the plumping.
The main ingredient that does this magic is something we all need, especially once we hit 40: Hyaluronic Acid. You’ve heard Lisa and I rave about products with this ingredient in it because we love what it does for our skin and lips. Hyaluronic acid is a compound which is naturally found in the human body. With its ability to hold several times its own weight in water, it is one of the most effective natural moisturizers. It also contributes to skin elasticity and stimulates the growth of new and healthy cells. In CITY Lips, it contributes to the “instant plump” that happens on application as well as supporting the formation and maintenance of collagen.
City Lips helps lock in the moisture in your lips. It’s a great nighttime treatment which is why the Clear is great to have. I’ve only used it in LosAngeLips but since it’s so light it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing color to bed. The plumping effect lasts for a few hours but when I reapply it does its magic again.
From City Lips website:” City Lips utilizes exclusive ingredients and natural lip enhancers that work painlessly and safely to pump up the volume. City Lips will stimulate lasting natural collagen production with continued use.
What really made me notice how effective my Losangelips worked was when I was hospitalized. At first I didn’t even look in the mirror, but when I finally felt well enough to do so I realized that my lips no longer had that longer lasting effect that City Lips had given me. Now I like to use it at least once a day to give me some glamour and not make me worry about my thinning lips. Unfortunately there’s no long lasting solution that doesn’t involve needles but the next best thing is City Lips and you can have it in your choice of color. — Marcia
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Methicone, VP/Hexadecene Copolymer, Silica, Phenyl Trimethicone, Petrolatum, PPG-51/SMDI Copolymer, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Dipalmitoyl Hydroxyproline, Microcrystalline Wax, Tribehenin, Glycerin, Octyldodecyl PCA, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Water, Benzyl Nicotinate, Flavor, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl Tallowate, O-Cymen-5-OL, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Isostearate, Sucrose Distearate, Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil, Ceramide 2, PEG-10 Phytosterol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sodium Cocoyl Amino Acids, Butylene Glycol, Sodium Saccharin, Sarcosine, Crithmum Maritimum Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Potassium Aspartate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Cananga Odorata Flower Oil, Citrus Aurantium Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Stearyl Glycyrrhetinate
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