What FOA say: Cinnamon & Ginger stimulate circulation below the skin's surface, encouraging lips to flush and plump. Menthol combines to produce a longer lasting plumping effect for bigger lips. Lanolin fills fine lines and makes lips appear smoother and fuller. Intense light reflecting pigments ensure a mirror-like gloss effect.
I am so in love with this Face of Australia product! I stumbled across it in Kmart months ago (on special for around $8.00) and I could not resist buying it, as Lip Plumpers are one of my great loves, so I’m always eager to try as many different ones as I can. Also, it was mega cheap. I was not disappointed.
The first thing I noticed was how beautiful it felt on. My lips felt moisturised and smooth after this product easily glided on. The fragrance is unlike anything I’ve smelt before, obviously from the combination of active ingredients, menthol, cinnamon and ginger. You would think this would be unpleasant, but actually it’s quite the opposite. You can also feel a light tingling sensation, common among lip plumpers, which is the product working to stimulate circulation under your skin and plump your lips. I’ve tried Lip Plumpers where this ‘tingling’ is absolute stinging agony (hello Too Faced Lip Injection and DuWop Venom Gloss) but that’s not the case here.I love the shade I picked, Lavish Instincts, too. It’s a natural light brown hue that accentuates the natural colour of my lips. Also, as the name ('Divine Shine') suggests, this is a very glossy, shiny formulation, due to the light reflecting pigments. I am happy with the level of plumping, too. Although there are products that result in fuller lips, the price you pay is literally the price (very dear!) and the pain (as mentioned above). I noticed my lips looked fuller, but not only that, they felt smoother and looked great due to the great shade. I’ve not yet tried the other shade, Sterling Blossom (a brighter pink hue, see below), but am eager to in the future.
Shades available in: Sterling Blossom, Lavish Instincts, as swatched above, from the Face of Australia website.
Available at: Priceline, Kmart, Big W and selected Pharmacies Australia wide.