Stealing the Spotlight: Too Faced’s Lip Injection Extreme

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

Ladies, we all would like that signature Kylie Jenner pout…without the needles. Am I right? While I love recommending products to you that I have tried and used, this week’s Stealing the Spotlight is a little different.

A quick backstory. Since high school, I have been slightly obsessed with the luscious look of full lips. At the time, DuWop made a product called Lip Venom that was all the rage. I was excited to try it — and it actually worked. Fast-forward to last week, when I relentlessly searched for the modern day equivalent of Lip Venom.

After scouring the internet and reading tons of product reviews, I decided to try Too Faced’s Lip Injection Extreme. It had earned top spots on almost all of the lists I saw. And the only negative thing anyone had to say was that if applied under the lip line it could irritate the skin (read: resulting in redness). So off to Ulta I went and $28 later walked out with a new product to love. Or so I thought.

Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme

{Before & After}

I waited until the morning I was going out to meet a friend for breakfast to try the product on my lips (mistake number one). I knew if it worked well I would want to share the news with you all, so I took before and after photos. But shortly after application, my lips felt very tingly (which is a normal side effect). I waited ten minutes before snapping the “after” photo, and as you can tell, the product did little to enhance the volume of my lips. I started to feel a numbness above my upper lip (in the philtrum area) and below my lower lip and got nervous, so I tried to wipe the excess product off. By the time I went out to meet my friend, I felt like I had been to the dentist and had Novocaine. It was an unsettling feeling, and not one that I would want to repeat.

I’m sure my reaction was an isolated incident, and I tell you this story not to scare you away from lip plumping products (if that’s your thing). But this experience taught me that instead of wishing for what I don’t have, I should be grateful for what I have. And after examining my lips (and applying lots of moisturizer to them!), I realized they are fine as they are.

Have you tried Too Faced’s Lip Injection Extreme? Are there any lip plumpers you would recommend?



    1. So sorry to hear that, Christina! Based on the reviews I read for a lot of lip plumping products, it sounded like my experience was very much an isolated incident. But I won’t be trying any other plumping products to find out!

  1. aww I’m sorry about your bad experience! I’ve been using this product for years and I love it! It doesn’t make me look like I have collagen in my lips but it does plump them up a little! I remember my first time though; the tingly scared me too, but it’s just normal and it’s how the product works; it’s basically giving you an allergic reaction to make your lips plump up!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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