Let’s be real for a second: products meant to help you achieve full, plump lips are rarely marketed to black women or women of color in general.
And truly, that’s a shame because as diverse as we are, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we don’t all have super full lips.
On the other hand, some of us do have fuller lips and just want to keep them from looking chapped and flat this season—and there’s no shame there, either!
But what’s a girl to do when lip fillers and injections aren’t exactly in this year’s budget? To lip gloss, we go!
Here are 5 of our favorite black woman-friendly lip glosses that’ll give you the full, juicy lips you desire almost instantly.
The beauty of this particular lip gloss is that it’s not just a basic pale pink or clear, it comes in many different shades to suit any and every skin tone.
It’s formulated with Vitamin E which boosts circulation and generates new skin cells, making your lips softer in the process.
If you’re someone who likes to feel their products working, no worries there, either. The menthol brings a cool, tingling sensation to all the lip-boosting action.
Your lips can’t possibly be plump if they’re dry and cracked, so this lip maximizer by Dior promises 24 hours of intense hydration.
Sure that’s a pretty strong claim, but it’s definitely one they live up to. The magic is in the hyaluronic acid, which draws moisture to your lips and locks it in for the long haul.
Not a fan of glass?
You can wear this bad boy under your favorite lipstick to add some extra volume and shine to your lips.
A light, shimmery gloss is always a good way to add a bit of a fun, flirty feel to your makeup looks and Buxom’s Full-On Plumping Lip Cream surely delivers.
It’s a creamy, moisturizing gloss that gives you a naturally full pout. Different from other lip plumpers, this cream doesn’t use peppermint or menthol to stimulate fuller lips.
Instead, it’s formulated with a unique peptide complex that helps to visibly plump your pout to new levels.
Most lip plumpers come in super opaque shades because the more concentrated the color, the fuller your lips look.
However, Milani took a different route and made a whole collection of sheer glosses.
And can I just say that this might actually be a lot better than the other stuff?
The Keep It Full Lip Plumper is non-sticky; doesn’t cause any irritation or burning, and gives your lips a shine that isn’t overly glossy or unnatural. Cool, right?
Sometimes boosting the volume of your lips is all about keeping it simple.
You don’t need a super-shiny gloss or lipstick to give you an artificial plump pout—you just need a solid moisturizer, and PCA Skin’s Hyaluronic Acid Booster is your girl.
Made with peptides that stimulate the collagen in your lips, this maximizer reduces those pesky fine lines and wrinkles in the lips while also plumping and softening them to perfection.