Monday, 15 August 2016
After seeing seeing ShaaanXO's review of the set Full Lips all those months ago - I have secretly been dying to try out a temporary lip enhancer like the Perfect Pout*. Because getting to change the shape of my features - even just for a few hours - is as close to magic as I am ever going to get. It's fun, totally harmless and may provide some with a much needed confidence boost. So when they kindly dropped an e-mail into my inbox, how could I refuse?
The way this witchcraft works is by temporarily increasing the blood flow to your lips for a limited period of time in order to enhance them. Think the Kylie Jenner shot glass challenge but much less dangerous. You create this effect by placing the Perfect Pout* onto your lips and sucking in a few breaths of air until you have a tight seal and can feel gentle suction. I found a few 30-second sessions usually worked best and didn't leave my lips feeling sore or bruised- at all.
I also experimented between placing the cup differently to create shapes - vertically so that my lips appeared fuller in the centre and tapered out to my natural shape and horizontally to create an all round fullness. In the photo above I used the Small Oval* vertically.
My lips instantly felt subtly fuller. It was a small difference on the out and a big difference on the inside. It's kind of like that feeling when you wear a new foundation and or buy a new pair of boots. You know they're different but not everyone will notice. Which, to me, is exactly what I'm looking for in a product like this. If I walk out of the house looking like I just underwent major surgery, people are going to start to ask questions.
But, whilst it makes for great blog pics *pause whilst every blogger rushes to order one* the effect is only temporary and not something that would last through a dinner date without repeated use - read multiple trips to the bathroom.