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?

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24 comments

    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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