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Mon Oct 18, 2004 7:46 am      Reply with quote
Kiehl's is the best. It moisturizers your lips and if you use it overnite, you can see that the lines and the chappiness of the lip are gone. Amazing.

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Mon Oct 18, 2004 8:09 am      Reply with quote
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Carekate, how are you liking the Peter Lamas Color Full Lip Enhancer? I thought that was supposed to make the lips fuller?
Let me put it this way: I'm liking the Lamas LE so much that I'm going back to Whole Foods to buy another (spare) tube this week because I don't ever want to be caught without it!

It has (thankfully!) NOT plumped my lips at all, but it has helped smooth out those nasty little lip lines and it really does keep my lips moist and hydrated all day. I put the LE on in the morning and I don't have to touch up at all during the day (which is an absolute first!!).

But the thing I love most of all is the "your-lips-but-better" pink tint that the LE gives me -- it's just subtle enough to "enhance" your natural lip color, but it doesn't scream "hey, look at my gigantic lips!!" I don't know about you other naturally plump-lipped ladies, but I tend to avoid wearing bright or dark colors on my mouth because it doesn't need any more emphasis or attention than it already gets!!!

I can totally relate to people thinking I've had collagen injections, too. I've had strangers (women) come up to me and ask "who did your lips?" Nobody ever believes that I was born with them until I pull out old childhood photos to prove that my mouth has always been this big. When I was still a toddler, my mom and grandmother used to say "Oh, she's going to need braces when she gets older," and my dad would be like, "No, no -- she's just got fat lips." Well, it turns out they were all right: I did need braces and I do have fat lips!!

You know, Angelina's lips are gorgeous and sexy (actually, she's just gorgeous, period, although she's going a little overboard on the tatoos!!), but other actresses who have had collagen injections sometimes look really ridiculous. I'm specifically thinking about Melanie Griffith and Lisa Rinna (used to star on "Days of Our Lives" daytime soap and "Melrose Place"). Lisa Rinna used to be really beautiful back in her days on "Days" but now her lips are so big that she looks like a caricature! I know that's unkind, but really...enough collagen is enough! I can understand women wanting fuller, more lush lips, but sometimes less is more -- you don't want to end up looking like a duck-billed platypus, do you??

I'm sure the others reading this thread are disgusted with us for complaining about our naturally full lips which they would gladly trade for with us...<Sigh> What's that they say? Women always want what they don't have...straight haired girls want curly hair so they get (hideously bad poodle-dog) perms...curly haired girls want straight hair, so they fry it with a straightening iron...small chested women want big boobs and big breasted women want smaller boobs, and now thin lipped ladies want Angelina lips....

You know, I'd love to know what Angelina actually uses to take care of her kisser -- maybe if I used the same product/s, I'd wake up one morning with her money and her looks!! Wink Very Happy

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I used to have this terrible habit of peeling my lips until they bled.. not anymore. I have tried almost every thing else out there....But thanks for the Eucerin Aquaphor recommendation, I would have never thought it could be used as a lip balm. Hopefully it'll work since it's less expensive than Kiehls.
You know what else will help with sloughing off the dead skin on your lips? Before you go to bed at night, take a little Aquaphor (or vaseline, Vicks, even some olive oil or honey!!) and slather it on your lips, then take some plain (white or granulated) sugar and smoosh it into the Aquaphor and scrub your lips gently but vigorously. This will exfoliate all of the dead skin off your lips. Of course you can buy ready-made "lip scrubs" (Smashbox makes one, Benefit makes one, DDF makes one, Mary Kay makes one), but I've used them all and found the homemade one works the best. They say you should exfoliate your lips 1-2 times per week, but I like to do it every night before bed, then I slather on my night-time coat of Aquaphor and hit the sack! Exfoliating your lips really does make a difference to the overall appearance and condition of your lips, but if tramping to the kitchen for the sugar is too much bother, you can just coat your lips with any lip balm, then lightly scrub them with a soft-bristled toothbrush.

Another cheap trick to help smooth out lip lines is to moisten a teabag with warm/hot water then place it over your lips for at least five minutes -- the tannic (sp?) acid in the tea somehow works to fill out those lines...the more often you do it, the better it's supposed to help...just thought I'd share. As I said, I'm a little obsessive about taking care of my enormous lips!! Wink

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Mon Oct 18, 2004 4:30 pm      Reply with quote
LOL! Laughing
thanks for sharing your stories and I will have to try the teabag tip. I would try the Lamas lip enhancer, but right now I'm a little annoyed with their poor customer service. Confused
I agree with you I never wear lipstick, because I don't want to draw attention to my lips. At most I'll wear a lt. colored lip gloss from Origins that's pinkish.
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Mon Oct 18, 2004 10:21 pm      Reply with quote
I can relate to you when you talk about your full lip. Rolling Eyes

I was blessed with great full lips. When I was young I felt so embarassed about them. My brothers would tease me about my BIG LIPS. Believe me they do shrink as you get older. Shock

My lips are still full at 59 but not the way they were when I was 35. Now, I really try to condition them to bring back that pouty look I used to have. I am reading all your reviews to get some good ideas. I want that BIG mouth back!!!!

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Tue Oct 19, 2004 8:24 am      Reply with quote
I am so jealous of all of your full lips! My bottom lip is nice and full but my top lip is much thinner and seems to be getting thinner as I age. I've also found that lips fade as one gets older. I never used to use lipstick, only used gloss. Now, I always use lipstick when I go out and I try to "enhance" my upper with lip liner. I have been watching all of the full lip related threads to see which plumper I should try. As far as conditioning goes. my lips get very dry. I just ordered some emu lip balm so I'll see how that goes. Razz

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Tue Oct 19, 2004 9:31 am      Reply with quote
Nanapost wrote:
I've also found that lips fade as one gets older. I never used to use lipstick, only used gloss. Now, I always use lipstick when I go out and I try to "enhance" my upper with lip liner.
I mentioned this earlier under one of the other "lip related" topics (can't remember now which one), but one of the newest lip plumper companies also has a "revolutionary" process that supposedly allows lip color to some-how penetrate semi-permanently into the lip tissue, but it's not like tatooing your lips. Their wesbite is http://Lips2Kiss.com if you want to check it out -- I'm not certain but I think this company is headquartered somewhere in the Orient....

• To learn more about their lip plumping system and how it's all supposed to work, click on Intensive Spa Lip Care System (there's even some interesting before and after photos of clients who allegedly saw great results and a video presentation to watch) ;

• To check out their penetrating lip color process and how it's all supposed to work, click on Penetratable Lip Color System.

I must admit that I'm intrigued by their claims, and if my mom isn't satisfied with her results using CityLips (see also: LIP PLUMPING PRODUCTS THAT WORK topic), I might try to get her this system...unfortunately, they don't list any prices on their "Place an Order" page (how stupid is that??) and I haven't had the time or inclination to email their Customer Service department to ask for a price list.

Anyway, just thought I'd share!

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Tue Oct 19, 2004 3:22 pm      Reply with quote
Thanks for the info Carrie. I've been looking around online and in stores for lip plumpers and have found next to nothing in stores so, I'm sure, I'll end up ordering something online. No prices? That's strange, makes me think that its probably fairly pricey. I'll check it out one of these days and let you know. Thanks. Razz

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Wed Oct 20, 2004 2:52 am      Reply with quote
Kiehl's lip balm #1 is the best lip balm I've ever used. It moistrizes extremely well for my always-dry lips. Laughing
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Fri Mar 11, 2005 5:04 am      Reply with quote
Mabsy wrote:
I love the Decleor one. I swear it somehow makes my lips look fuller (not sure how) and it keeps them nice and soft. It also has a lovely light cinnamony smell
Mabsy - I mentioned under my Gatineau review that I had noticed the same results (lips look fuller) from the Decleor lip balm, which I mistakenly attributed to some kind of irredescence in it, but it finally dawned on me that it was the cinnamon oil that is causing this!! It's a less painful version of Lip Venom, where the (really strong) cinnamon ingredients make the blood rush to the surface of your lips for that "bee-stung" look. I realized this because everytime I'd put on the Decleor lip balm I'd notice that my lips suddenly looked redder (hence the illusion of fullness). Duh -- mystery solved!! Very Happy
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Fri Mar 11, 2005 9:01 pm      Reply with quote
Very funny posts so far. I'm one of those who don't need lip plumpers & try to look for lip balms that don't create that effect.

I luv Carmex & Blistex but my all time fav. are mango butter & Hemp (for very dry, chapped lips) by Body Shop. They have other fruity flavors as well. Available in their stores & online.

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Sat Mar 12, 2005 3:55 pm      Reply with quote
I've been devoted to Kiehls lip balm for what seems like forever. It really is quite good... BUTTTT, lately I've been using Smith's Rosebud Salve - it is just lovely and sooooo cheap.
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Mon Mar 14, 2005 4:23 pm      Reply with quote
I'm really into Smith's Rosebud Salve at the moment. It smells sooo good!
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I agree on the smell of the Smith's Rosebud Salve but after wanting for so long to try it and finally getting it (it's very hard to get in Australia) I was actually quite disappointed with it Sad
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Tue Mar 15, 2005 11:53 am      Reply with quote
My all time fav is Burt's Bees lip balm. I looovve that stuff.
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Thu Mar 17, 2005 4:37 pm      Reply with quote
I have a Bobbi Brown lip balm that I suprisingly love1 Its a tube application gloss in colour:punch that gives your lips super shine but also has a really nice fresh, minty feeling after application so your lips just feel great! I don't usuually go for cooling/minty things but on lips i've been won over by it.
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Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:02 am      Reply with quote
My favorites are Rosebud Salve in Strawberry and Beauticontrol's Lip Appeal. Very Happy

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Wed Mar 30, 2005 8:56 pm      Reply with quote
Tried and tested favs are also Lancome juicy tubes and lucas pawpaw ointment!
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Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:16 am      Reply with quote
I use a salve by Vita Fons II don't know if anyone has heard of this - made with numinous energy Exclamation
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Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:48 am      Reply with quote
My fave is Dr Hauschka lip care stick -- I'm wearing it right now!!
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Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:23 pm      Reply with quote
i'll have to second the dr. H stick. I have several lying around the house.
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Wed Apr 06, 2005 8:53 am      Reply with quote
I love Sally Hansen's Lip Conditioner + Plumper. Not much of a plumper, but a GREAT lip conditioner with Shea Butter and vitamins A & E.

Love it...and it's cheap. $4.99

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Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:43 am      Reply with quote
The absolute best ever lip balm in my honest opinion is Bare Faced Minerals Tantalizing Tubes! These come in a variety of AWESOME colors, and feel extraordinary on your lips. Never waxy, cakey, just perfect. Your lips feel great all day.

Very, very lightly scented - but you can get them unscented too.

I am fast building up a collection.

I do love Lamas Lip balm too! Use it at night. Very nice - close second to BFM!

Maria Laughing

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Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:27 pm      Reply with quote
I just checked the BFM website out. Thanks Maria! But how do you select a lip color online? THey have soooo many Exclamation
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I too have tried the Rosebud lip salve and it did nothing for me. I think it's ok if you don't have a very serious dryness, but does nothing if you do Sad

I wanted to try this Lamas LE lip balm, but I notice on their website that the international shipping rate is $32.00 - Shock Shock a little too steep for a $15 lip balm!!

I think I will try the Gatineau Electelle as I have found a site in the UK that sells it for £19 (approx $35) Very Happy

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Gaby -

Rhonda, the owner of BFM, has done a great job capturing the colors online, although I know it's hard to choose. My favorite color of the moment is Hibiscus, which is a soft burgundy/wine and when the light hits it right, there's a soft pink to it - it's gawgeous!!! It also makes my teeth look very white - bonus! lol!

I just ordered Maybe Baby and Rosy, they look great too!

If you hit "details" on the picture, she does a really good job explaining the color.

Rhonda is a joy to deal with - super fast shipping, excellent customer service and for $6.50 a pop, I might just end up getting the whole collection!

Hope that helps! Maria Smile

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