Big lips are without a doubt the biggest beauty trend right now, and as a result, there have been some completely crazy methods of plumping your lips. From sucking a shot glass to scary looking contraptions and machines, the market has been inundated with plumping devices. I’ve tried a ton of techniques and gadgets, but so far I haven’t found anything that I want to actually use again. But you know me, I’m always down to try the latest beauty gadget! When we saw the PMD Kiss Lip Plumping System, I thought it looked a little gimmicky, but I wanted to see if it was actually going to be different.
What it is: An anti-aging lip plumping machine that comes with a lip plumping serum. The machine is designed to plump lips, as well as boost collagen to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the long-term. The serum (like a minty, creamy lip balm) should be applied one minute before the machine is used, and then the machine should be pressed firmly against the lips, in six different sections.
What it does: The machine gives the appearance of fuller lips; you just place it on your lips, and over the course of a few minutes, it gradually plumps the lips. It’s super easy to use: you section each lip into three (either side and center) and then let the machine pulse 15 to 20 times on each section – you’ll feel it sucking and releasing.
What we liked: It has two different rubber applications to fit both smaller and bigger lips – it should fit snugly on your lips, so don’t use the big one if you have small lips, (the big option was a little big for me, and I have full lips). The good thing is it’s much more gentle than other lip plumping devices, which I like because it would be almost impossible to damage your lips using this, as long as you stick to the recommended time. I also like that you can target different areas of your lips if you want to: So, if you just wanted a fuller upper lip you can do this, or even if your lips are uneven, you can use this to correct specific areas. It charges super-fast, the battery lasts for ages, and because it’s so light and compact, it’s the kind of thing you can chuck in your bag and carry with you if you want to plump your lips for an event, date, or occasion.
What we didn’t like: It’s super loud! It’s effective, but it does take quite a long time, and the results take a few minutes to show, so you have to be patient and willing to sit and wait. It’s also quite pricey, so it’s by no means an affordable option for most people.
We put it to the test on Huda Beauty HQ…
The verdict: It made my lips stay plump all evening and really enhanced my natural lip shade, which I was impressed with. It actually made my lips look a little swollen, as opposed to plump, and it didn’t make a huge difference to my lips for the amount of time it took. I’m not sure if I’m going to keep using this, I think I might stick to my lip liner, but it definitely does work!