I’m rather insecure about my lips, specifically my top lip. But, I didn’t want to do anything drastic. So began my hunt for none surgical lip enhancers. I was kindly sent the balm to review in 2018 from Project Lip and then I received the lipstick version in February’s ROCCABOX! (VOLUBLE20 gives you 20% off all subscriptions at ROCCABOX)
Project Lip is a Manchester based lip plumping primer from Haych Cosmetics. Launched in August of 2017 after years of perfecting, the Matte Plumping Primer is hydrating, cruelty free and vegan friendly!
In comparison to similar brands, Project Lip is reasonably priced (Use code LFTFVOLUBLE for 20% off at LookFantastic) and it certainly tingles more than your high street plumping lipgloss. It’s applied in three easy steps;
I have relatively small, thin lips, so I couldn’t wait to try. Firstly, I applied the balm and rubbed my lips together (activating the unique natural tingle ingredient). It definitely tingled right away! I could feel it all over, tip – don’t touch your lips with your tongue!
This photograph is before and 5 minutes after using Project Lip. As you can see, there is little difference in terms of their plumpness. However, the tingle sensation does encourage you to naturally pout. I had to restrain myself for the photograph!
The tingling was quite strong and lasted for much longer after I’d taken the photograph. It’s texture was smooth and I loved that it looked natural.
The second time I used the product, I reapplied after a minute (rather than five). This definately started to show more of a result.
Finally, on the third time, I reapplied every minute, for five minutes.
This picture shows before, during and after I have removed the product. As you can see, the lips are alot pinker and more defined (I haven’t applied any colour or other lip products!)
So, my advice is to definitely to keep reapplying Project Lip as long as you’ve adjusted to sensation! I found it much more bearable this third time and it didn’t feel as uncomfortable as the first.
I’ll definitely be using this product on nights out, as you can keep applying.
I love that this is a UK, in fact, Northwest brand! It’s reasonably priced, unisex and vegan friendly. You can now purchase this in lipsticks and glosses too!
*Products were gifted. All thoughts are my own. Contains affiliate links