Have I ever recommended a product on here before? I'm not sure. I don't think I've ever really reviewed a product either. This is a first.
For my birthday Stuart got me some make-up from Sephora. I love make-up! I love finding a new product that I just love. There's a few things that are a constant part of my make-up routine such as curling my eyelashes, Urban Decay eyeshadow primer, using a brush to apply foundation. Little things like that. Mostly face and eyes. I don't have any products that I can't live without when it comes to lips. Vaseline is good enough for me. I do sometimes use a clean, dry toothbrush to exfoliate my kisser... but my attention always goes to my eyes.
Anyway, Stuart got me a Too Faced make-up gift box that included a sample sized tube of Too Faced Lip Injection. I had been wanting to try a lip plumper for a while just for the fun of it. I slathered the thick pink concoction on my mouth. The gloss isn't too sticky and it goes on nice. I was admiring it in the mirror when all of a sudden it felt like I was being stung on the lips by a billion bees! Sweet mother! My eyes started watering and I was thinking "It can't feel worse than this! HOW MUCH WORSE CAN IT GET?!!" It got worse and worse and worse. I was about to panic when it stopped getting worse and just felt horrible. I looked in the mirror to see if I was bleeding. I don't know why I thought there would be blood - maybe because it felt like razorblades, I don't know. No blood. I think I was in shock.
I went into the living room and saw Stuart sitting and decided to give him a kiss and see what happened. I gave him a little kiss and he wanted another one. Bigger. Ok fine.
Within five seconds he was screaming "What have you dooone to MEEE!?"
The product is made with cinnamon oil which is a natural irritant. You put it on your lips and your skin freaks out so the blood hurries to see what's going on and tries to help out which in turn makes your lips puff up a bit and become darker.
If you get the gloss anywhere outside of your lips that area will turn red too. Learn from my experience.
Overall it was really painful - I also had chapped lips when I put it on - but it seemed to work too. It was weird and for some reason I'll do it again but not regularly, only when I really hate myself - maybe right after I wax my mustache.