The 17 Best Lip Plumping Glosses for a Juicy Pout

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Beauty trends come and go, but a plumped pout will always be in. In fact, it was only a couple of months ago that TikTokers were adding lash glue to their upper lips. (Please don’t try this at home). There's also the prevalence of procedures like lip flips or lip fillers that can get the job done. However, cosmetic injections can be costly, time-consuming and nerve-wracking for some—especially if you’ve never tried a treatment like it before. Luckily, there are other ways to boost the volume of your natural pout.

Enter: Lip plumping glosses. Yup, some lip glosses have active ingredients like peppermint extract that temporarily plump your lips without breaking the bank or requiring any needles. Just a swipe of the right gloss can provide the softer, fuller pout you’re looking for. Add the moisturizing ingredients that are commonly found in these glosses (like hyaluronic acid, collagen, shea butter and jojoba oil) and you get the bonus benefit of smoother lips, too. To get you started, we’ve rounded up the 17 best lip plumping glosses to try now.

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1. Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper

Best Overall

Ask beauty mavens what their favorite lip plumping gloss is and chances are high they’ll recommend this one from Too Faced. While it does tingle for the first few minutes, it’ll wear off shortly afterwards, leaving your lips fuller and softer for the rest of the day.

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2. Dior Addict Lip Maximizer Plumping Gloss

Longest Lasting

Thanks to hyaluronic acid (the key ingredient), this gloss offers comfort, shine and fullness. From high shine to shimmery options, there’s a finish for every occasion. Oh, and did we mention the plumping effects last for up to 24 hours, according to the brand.

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3. Nyx Professional Makeup Filler Instinct Plumping Lip Color

Best Budget

Here’s proof that you don’t have to break the bank to get a fuller pout. Whether you reach for “Lets Glaze” (a shiny clear) or “Major Mouthage” (a rosy plum), this $7 gloss plumps and smooths lips in just a few swipes. The formula includes emollients like mineral oil and paraffin, so your pout will stay hydrated throughout the day.

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4. Buxom Plump Shot Collagen-infused Lip Serum

Best Serum

This lip serum packs a punch in the formula department. Its blend of collagen, hyaluronic acid and jojoba oil renders fuller, healthy-looking lips. The clear coat also layers nicely over any lipstick and gives it a subtle shine.

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5. Milani Keep It Full Nourishing Lip Plumper

Most Lightweight

If sheer coverage is what you seek, look no further than this Milani gloss. The six shade collection features neutral tones you can easily rock on a daily basis. From “Champagne” to “Soft Rose,” expect subtle pigment and shimmer for a natural finish. Plus, the doe-foot applicator makes every application seamless and gives you full coverage anytime you need it.

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6. Kosas Wet Lip Oil Plumping Treatment Gloss

Best Clean Formula

Say hello to this 2-in-1 gloss that treats and plumps your pout with clean ingredients like hyaluronic acid, avocado oil and shea butter. It’s so good it even changed one skeptical PW editor’s tune about lip glosses after one application. And you can’t go wrong with any of the eight shades; all of them are subtle and deliver a flattering wash of color.

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7. Duwop Lip Venom

Cult Classic

DuWop is known for being one of the first brands to bring lip plumpers to market in the '90s. Since then, this gloss continues to be a must have for many. Noteworthy ingredients include essential oils, cinnamon, ginger and wintergreen to enhance the lip’s natural color, while boosting circulation for a juicier pout.

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8. Maybelline New York Lifter Gloss Hydrating Lip Gloss

Best Shade Range

Thanks to the hyaluronic acid in the formula, you can swipe any of the 20 shades (yes, 20) in the collection to get an instantly smoother, more luscious pout. Plus, the XL wand applicator makes it easier to fill your lips and accentuate your natural shape.

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9. Grande Lips Hydrating Lip Plumper Gloss

Best Formula

OK, we know lip plumpers give temporary results. However, this gloss is changing the game by improving the fullness of your lips longterm. The blend of hyaluronic acid and volulip moisturizes your pout, while also boosting collagen production—which is why it’s both a quick hydrating fix, as well as a stellar overnight treatment.

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10. E.l.f. Cosmetics Lip Plumping Gloss

Most Hydrating

When vitamin E and coconut oil are involved, you can expect nourishing results. This high-shine gloss delivers instant fullness thanks to a mix of emollients and oils (derived from peppermint and other minty components). If you’re going for sheer coverage, pick up “Pink Sugar” or if you want to elevate your lip look try “Mocha Twist.”

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11. Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Lip Bath Gloss

Best Shine

Of course the plumping effects must be superb, but the amount of shine a gloss delivers is just as important. Use the unique heart tip applicator to smooth it over your lips and coat them in a shimmery glaze—minus any stickiness. While there are five shades to choose from, most rave about “Pillow Talk,” a rosy hue that works on all skin tones.

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12. Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss

Most Volumizing

Whether you wear it alone or combine it with your favorite lipstick, this volumizing gloss will have you rocking plumper lips in no time. The core ingredients (sunflower seed oil, ginger root oil and peppermint oil) provide ample fullness and moisture. The “Universal Volume” and “XXL Nude” shades are fan favorites for their subtle, yet impactful finish.

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13. Dr. Lara Devgan Scientific Beauty Platinum Lip Plump Spf 30

Worth The Splurge

Developed by celebrity plastic surgeon Dr. Lara Devgan, this lip plumper is worth the hefty price tag. The nourishing formula features niacin, hyaluronic acid and ceramides to nourish and improve the appearance of your lips. Apply 1 to 2 times a day for best results.

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14. L.a. Girl Tinted Lip Plumper

Best Drugstore

Take a quick trip to your local drugstore and you’ll come across this hydrating gloss. The $5 pick gives a rosy tint that’s perfect for daily wear. The cinnamon-infused formula boosts circulation to temporarily make your lips look fuller, while the aloe vera soothes and hydrates your lips.

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15. Fenty Beauty Gloss Bomb Heat Universal Lip Luminizer + Plumper

Internet Fave

We’ve been obsessed with Gloss Bomb since day one, so we were ecstatic when the brand launched an entire lip plumping collection. Whether you go for a bold hue like “Hot Cherry” or prefer to keep it casual with “Fenty Glow,” the gloss always delivers on a fuller, shinier pout.

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16. Buxom Full-on Plumping Lip Polish

Best Shimmer

If you like the shimmer and shine look on your pout, search no further than this Buxom pick. Its blend of peptides works to achieve the plumping effect, while a mix of vitamins (A and E) packs lasting moisture and glossy lips. Pick between more than 60 shimmery shades, with fun names like “Bunny,” “Princess,” and “Trixie.”

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17. Derol Lip Plumper Set

Best Set

OK, one plumping gloss is great as it is, but two? This set comes with duo lip enhancers, one of which you apply in morning and the other at night, so you get the best of both worlds around the clock. The first one's ginger aims to plump your lips during the day while the mint extract found in the second one works overnight to repair and protect.

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