Bigger Lips Without Fillers? Lip Voltage: Review

LV 1What does a lip plumper that actually works have in common with a unicorn? Answer: they’re both completely frigging fictional.

Or so I used to think.

I then started to hear news of LipVoltage, mainly because it’s loved by the likes of the Geordie Shore and TOWIE cast (look, I never pretended I take beauty tips from Kate Middleton?, okay), and eventually I caved in and had to buy the product that’s hailed as the best alternative to lip filler injections.

LV 3LipVoltage contains 2 products: The LipVoltage gloss, which you can see above in the standard lipgloss-style tube, and the MixUp the Voltage solution, which comes in that beautifully gimmicky syringe. The LipVoltage apparently contains peptides and collagen, while MixUp the Voltage is a VBE-infused plumper. I hope all of your faces are as blank as mine.

I was a bit obsessed with finding out what all that actually meant, but there’s not a huge amount about it. What I can deduce from my reading around the web is that on the most basic level, the ingredients produce a tingling, which increases circulation to the lips, which increase blood flow, and therefore leads to the plumping. Still not a simple explanation but hey ho, nothing good is ever simple.

LV 2To use, you add between 1-3 drops of MixUp the Voltage into the LipVoltage lip gloss and then mix together for 30 seconds. 1 drop is supposed to result in a warm tingle, 2 gives a warm to hot tingle, and 3 drops will produce a very hot tingle. I’ve heard tales that this ‘tingle’ is actually very, very painful – and I think, in as non-sick and masochist a way as possible – it was this that actually made me buy it. No pain no gain, right lasses?

When it comes to mixing the two, I personally don’t find it too easy to add the drops in to the gloss; the MixUp formula is quite thick and gloopy, so you have to be careful not to accidentally make loads squirt out (oo-er). However, all that REALLY matters is 1. does it hurt as much as people say it does? And 2. does it actually work?

LV 6In terms of question number 1 – it kind of hurts, yah. It’s not so much pain as a burning, slightly raw sensation similar to if you have really irritated, chapped lips. However, I definitely wouldn’t say it’s unbearable and it’s a case of mind over matter really. Yes, you might feel like your lips are burning and about to drop off. But they’re not. So what’s your beef? The burning does also stop after around 10 minutes, so if you do find it a struggle, know that it doesn’t last that long.

And onto question number 2 – yes, it basically DOES work. I’ve experimented with between 1 and 3 drops now, and do honestly think there is a more noticeable difference each time. This is mainly because of the increase in blood flow that the tingling causes to the lips – they become redder, particularly around the edges, which in turn makes them look bigger. I would say that the lips themselves aren’t actually made larger; it’s more that they puff up a bit, as they do when they’re irritated. Results aren’t drastic, but they are noticeable.

Lip Voltage Before and AfterLipVoltage is notoriously hard to track down due to its cult celeb status, but I bought mine from To Make You Gorgeous and it was delivered super-quickly. At around £16 RRP, I personally think this is a really good product that is much more than a gimmick. Of course, you’re never going to achieve the effects of a cosmetic procedure like lip fillers without actually having the real thing – but for those who just want a bit of plumping, I really do recommend this product.

Have any of you tried LipVoltage? Or would you like to? Let me know in the comments below!

19 Responses

  1. Lauren November 8, 2014 / 7:18 pm

    You can really see a difference, how long does it last though?

    • Claire November 22, 2014 / 11:30 am

      A good couple of hours I would say. It does claim that with continued use, the effects will last indefinitely, but I’m not too sure about that yet as I haven’t wanted to use it every day..! xx

  2. Jessica Edmunds November 9, 2014 / 1:11 am

    I think this sounds fab! I have used lip plumping before and don’t think it hurts at all, I actually quite like the sensation hahha, I will have to buy this to give it a go as it definitely makes a difference- however I will probably at some point go for the real deal…D: xxx

    • Claire November 22, 2014 / 11:31 am

      Haha I haven’t found any to be painful either – which other ones have you tried? I also am a bit obsessed with going for the real deal 😉 xx

  3. Ellie November 22, 2014 / 11:33 am

    I’ve heard a lot about this and have wanted to try it for a while! Definitely going to give it a go now, looks great 🙂 xxx

  4. julieanne December 30, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    Ive had lip injections and can honestly say that lip voltage is great! Not as much pain or swelling as injections and if you dont like it you don’t have to apply . whereas injections your stuck with .”””!!!!!!!go lip voltage !!!!!”””””

    • Claire December 31, 2014 / 9:37 am

      Eee really?! Good to know from someone who’s had injections too, thanks for the comment 🙂 xx

  5. marie February 19, 2015 / 5:39 pm

    Hi. How often are you supposed to put the liquid from the syringe into the tube. Every time you use it or wverybsecond or third time?

    • Claire March 8, 2015 / 2:52 pm

      Hi there, I’m not completely sure as that’s not explained anywhere in the instructions. I found that if I reapplied within a few hours (which I don’t think you’re strictly meant to do), there was still a bit of a tingle but nowhere near the same amount. If you were just applying once a day then I would say you would need to add more each time xx

  6. seraphina September 26, 2015 / 10:29 am

    Looks stunning on you. I’m gonna purchase this soon because my lips are so thin 🙁

    • Claire September 28, 2015 / 7:59 pm

      I really recommend it! xx

  7. Mollie October 14, 2015 / 5:13 pm

    hi, ive just used it, and its killed my lips with pain, im not sure how many ml the syringe comes with as after i applied drops into the lipgloss its gone down to 1.5, i think i put more than 0.3 in my lipgloss.

  8. Wendy Lavery January 31, 2016 / 10:04 pm

    I’ve really really really been wanting to try this. I’m in the US and every time I go to purchase, the shipping will cost just as much as the product or something. I’m so frustrated… I can’t seem to find a place online in the US that sells this brand lip plumper. 🙁

  9. Samantha April 19, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Hi i bought this tried it and it only worked for about an hour then stopped and my lips went back too normal

  10. Ashley June 15, 2016 / 4:01 pm

    I’m super excited to try this product! Hopefully it lasts a long time.

  11. Maria October 8, 2016 / 9:46 am

    I have just put this on for the 1st now,and it burns burns but is starting to wear off lol,do not lick your lips as it is not a nice experience,I can see a change already,hopefully it is worth the money

  12. Ikrah November 17, 2016 / 8:52 am

    Can you put a lipstick over the lipgloss voltage or not?

  13. Gemma February 11, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I’ve purchased the ice it up and was wondering if anyone knows if I can just apply it to a normal lipgloss?

  14. Sam August 16, 2018 / 3:04 pm

    Can you wear it over lipstick will it still work? Xx

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