Do Lip Plumpers really work?
Yes and no.
Yes they plump up the lips by irritating them with a highly minty or cinnamon-like feel. The irritation causes blood to rush to the lips and so they get plumper. Some products also add moisture to the lips so that they look more plump. You’ll notice that almost all lip plumpers add a lot of shine to the lip. Shiny lips appear to be more plump than matte lips. It’s somewhat of an optical illusion.
No, the effect is not long-term or long-lasting. As soon as the irritation is gone or your lips are used to the product, then the plumpness is gone too.