Friday, August 28, 2009

Gift - PlumpLips Lip Plumper by Freeze 24▪7

image from amazon.com

Why would I need a plumping lip gloss? I don't. My lips are rather plump...and depending on how much crying I have done they swell to the size of watermelons. But when a friend sent me a sample of this PlumpLips Lip Plumper by Freeze 24▪7 I couldn't resist giving it a try.

I have a love hate thing with lip plumpers. I love the idea, especially for those that have thin lips and hate having thin lips. but I HATE how they work. They, for the most part burn and sting and hurt. The only one I have used that didn't actually hurt and did produce results was Fusion Beauty LipFusion Lip Plumper.

So how did this Freeze 24▪7 lip plumber fair? Let's see. Fist off it's $40 for 0.28 oz. Yikes. That's pricey! but nothing surprising since most of the lip plumpers cost about this much from various brands. Secondly the packaging. Clear container, Gloss style with doe foot applicator. That's all good. The product scent is a cross between fake tropical fruit and Vick's Vapo Rub. YUK! If old age homes had tanning salons run by old people that used to go to tanning salons "back in the day" this is what I imagine them to smell like. Tropical Fruit and menthol. Now THERE is an image for you!
image from yahoo.movies.com
Ahh The classic Lyn Shaye from the move, There's Something About Mary

MOVING ON.
Let me walk you through the experience of application.

Here are what my lips look like prior to application. Pale corpse like, but not necessarily thin.

Application: Smooth easily spread lip gloss. Images of Lyn Shaye occupy my mind due to the scent. The gloss has no taste.

First few seconds. Menthol cooling feeling. SLIGHT tingling

Here are my lips a few seconds after application

1 Minute. Oooh. I feel a lot more tingling. My lips feel like they are growing.

2 minutes. IT BURNS OH DEAR LORD IT BURNS!

3 Minutes. The Burning has subsided. My lips feel and look fuller. It's actually hard to smile because I feel like the skin has stretched over my lips. This is what those holly wood starts with the "trout pout" plastic surgery lips must feel like all the time. No wonder they are so thin. It's hard to eat when you lips feel like water balloons about to burst.

OK. I have to admit I LOVE Brittany Murphy's eye makeup here! Don't you?

4 Minutes. No burning. Nicely colored lips. Still a bit plumped. Not too bad. It works!

Here are my lips after 4 minutes. Whoa. Look at the color!

Let's break down the claims from Freeze 24▪7.
They claim:

* Revolutionary lip plumper and gloss that delivers full, pouty, buttery lips in minutes.
WIN! While I think Revolutionary is an over used word to describe any makeup product, I will agree that it only took minutes to see the results

* New technology increases circulation on the lip surface, and eliminates the drying, burning and irritation associated with most lip plumpers.
FAIL! It BURNS! It BURNS! Not at first but Whoa! after 2 minutes you'll be asking why you need plumper lips this badly?

* Mature lips appear more youthful with our Age-Less Technology, and thin lips appear fuller and more sensual.
MEH. I have never been mistaken as "mature" I still snicker when people say "Duty" and when men named Richard call themselves "Dick".

* Enhances the natural color of your lips (looks like you are wearing lip color but it’s clear!).
WIN! Oh yes. My corpse like lips definitely had color to them after applying this product.

* Not tested on animals and contains no animal by-products.
WIN? OK. Not really a concern of mine, but good to know.

* Hydrates, smoothes and soothes…It’s addicting!
MEH/FAIL. It may hydrate and smooth but only because your lips have been puffed up. I do not find this product soothing or addicting, but then again I'm not a masochist.

* Dermatologist Tested
* Hypoallergenic
* Non-Sensitizing
* Allergy Tested
* Clinically Tested
MEH. Who cares. I have used tons of products that make these claims and I still get bad reactions.

* Non-irritating
FAIL! The whole reason your lips swell and change color is BECAUSE they are irritated. DUH.

Do you NEED this? Well. If you have really thin lips and really want bigger lips without plastic surgery and don't care if you feel like your face is being burned off...sure! Otherwise. Try the LipFusion by Fusion Beauty. For $4 less and 0.01 oz more. (psst. for those that are math impaired LipFusion is $36 for 0.29 oz)

Ingredients for PlumpLips Lip Plumper by Freeze 24▪7
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Niacin, Aminobutryic Acid, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Isostearate, Palmitoyl Oligopeptide, Retinol, Menthol, Vanilla Panifolia Fruit. May Contain / +/-: Mica, CI 77891 (Titanium Dioxide), CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77489 (Iron Oxides), CI 77163 (Bismuth Oxychloride), CI 42090 (Blue 1 Lake), CI 19140 (Red 28 Lake), CI 15850 (Red 7 Lake), CI 45380 (Red 21 Lake), CI 45410 (Red 28 Lake), CI 16035 (Red 40 Lake), CI 77007 (Ultramarines)

4 comments:

  1. I tried this at a BBW when they were first carried there, and oh holy sh*t, it made my lips so red and so huge! It looked like someone had hit me in my mouth and not in a good way (is there ever a good way for that?), and it burned like unholy hell. Put me off lip plumpers for a while!

    My word verification was "peeleg", I kid you not.

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  2. I'd rather get plump lips from making out or biting my lips. Hurts less than a lip plumper!

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  3. I'm a great fan of Lipfusion so I think I'm sticking to it, but I enjoyed the review and the pics! :)

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  4. /lachesis: LMFAO at your VW! And no. I don't think there is ever a good way to be punched in the mouth.

    Joey: I agree. Making out is the best way to plump up your lips!

    thepunkcat: Yay for lipfusion. I guess I really should do a review of that stuff. Husband saw the pics and said. "WOAH! You gave yourself a chemical burn. That's what it looks like!" LOL

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