To me, I’m not too great in terms of make up artistry BUT I absolutely love watching make up videos be it on Instagram, Youtube or even TikTok! I think a lot of talents and influencers do make up look video usually focus on eyeshadow look but I love lovee watching satisfying lipstick swatches video My personal fav is Ashley Rosales on Instagram!
I remember that time lip plumper products are slowly getting into the market when lots of famous cosmetics brands came out with matte lipsticks like mushrooms after rain. I’m not sure if lip plumper is still a thing now since lots of people prefers lip fillers instead but since I’m not into those. Join me in my first ever experience with lip plumper specifically Kocostar Plump Lip Capsule Mask!
Unique, travel-friendly all-in-one lip care! Instantly hydrates dry, chapped lips and gradually makes the lips plumper and fuller
Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Anemarrhena Asphodeloides Root Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate, Vanillyl Butyl Ether, Adenosine, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Glycerin, Polyglyceryl-10 Oleate, Water, Dipropylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Fragrance
- JOJOBA SEED OIL has anti-inflammatory properties which help to tame chaffing and chapping, reduce redness caused by drying, also help to ease the effects of eczema and rosacea skin
- ARGAN OIL has extremely hydrating effects for dry skin thanks to its high levels of vitamin E and essential fatty acids (namely, oleic acid and linoleic acid)
- Tocopheryl Acetate have an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and widely-used in many skincare product as it has high antioxidant properties that can help to prevent ultraviolet radiation-induced skin damage
Comes in plastic ziplock or a red lip-shaped container. The lip serum is stored in heart-shaped capsules
7 capsule / 30 capsule (appx 0.15g per capsule)
Clear sticky serum-like texture
It does have a mild weird scent that I’m not sure how to describe but I think it came from the spices in the ingredients.
Easily dry, chappy lips or dull lips that in need of hydration to achieve plump and full-looking lips
How to Use
- Twist off the tip of a heart-shaped lip plumping capsule
- Squeeze some amount of serum onto a fingertip
- Apply the serum to the lips like a lip gloss
Dehydrated-combination, oilier on nose and cheek area. Prone to redness and mild acne.
I bought the one that has 7 capsules. It comes in a ziplock packaging style so it is easy to store the remaining capsules without leaving them open and can avoid hygienic problems. These capsules reminds me of those Ellips hair serums capsule! Basically they have the same mechanism, twist and squeeze
I only need a small amount for my lips and this definitely can have up to 3-4 more uses IMO. The lip plumper has a similar texture to sticky clear lip gloss, easy to spread on the lips using your finger or use a disposable applicator if you don’t want them on your fingers. It gives slightly tingles that last for a few minutes, quite hydrating and I don’t find them uncomfortable. The only thing that bothers me that I can somehow ‘smell/taste’ the scent in my mouth Unless you have a pretty sensitive nose like me, you probably won’t even notice it because some said they didn’t notice any scent at all
As you can see, for the first few minutes, my lips look slightly red because of the tingling effect but TBH I don’t see much different in term of plumping. It does help soften and smoothen my dry chapped lips but I think I’d get the best result if I exfoliate my lips after it helps soften the peeled skin for a smoother lips. Overall I think it’s pretty nice and the hydrating and moisturizing effect lasted for a while too 👍
I had a light layer of Laneige BB Whitening Cushion in 21N and some blushes from Sleek Makeup in Life’s Peach to brighten my look. To complete this very simple look I put on my fav lipstick from Maybelline’s The Powder Mattes by Color Sensational Lipsticks in #Toasted Brown. It is a beautiful warm brownish nude color lipstick, with intense color payoff with semi-matte finish. I like how it looks peachy brown on my lips and it’s my current go-to lipstick to match the autumn vibe in Japan 🍂
Kocostar’s lip plumper definitely helped prep my easily chapped lips for the matte lipstick to stay on longer without drying my lips out in a short time. Anyone can feel me with this struggle? Having chapped lips but absolute-love matte lipstick? Same gurl
So that’s it! My first experience with lip plumper. I’m not into the scent but I’m pretty satisfied with how moisturizing it feels and it mimics the finish of a glossy lip gloss on it own. I would recommend it if you have a dull pale lips and want to bring some color without using any colored lip product, do give this a try
P/s: All opinions and thoughts are based by my experience and solely mine.
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