While it may sound like a better alternative to surgical procedures, this lip plumper isn't all it’s cracked up to be.

March 10, 2015

Full lips are having a serious moment. We’re constantly hearing about new ways to inject, plump, or define our pouts for a bigger pucker.

The latest word of mouth: The Fullips Lip Enhancer. The small plastic suction cup draws fluid to your lips as you suck on it, temporarily increasing their size.

Sounds harmless, right? Well, it turns out that all that pursing can cause lips to become dry and cracked. Think about it: Blow up a balloon beyond its size and it’ll eventually pop. Ouch. Plus, with continued use, the vacuum-effect could also lead to fine lines around the mouth, similar to the effects of drinking through straws.

There are easier and more natural ways to create a dramatic pucker a la Angelina Jolie. Try these 6 Makeup Tricks for Fuller Lips instead.

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