Ideal vs. Great Deal: Plumping Products
Need a lift?
Our Beauty Director shows you how to plump up your lips, hair, and skin.
Ideal: Wrinkle filler
Clarins Instant Smooth Line Correcting Concentrate ($32; department stores)
"Soon after I paint this tinted (yes, it’s a concealer, too)
filler on my forehead lines, I feel the tightening effect. An easy-to-use wrinkle remover without a needle—I’m sold."
Great deal: Wrinkle filler
Neutrogena Anti-Wrinkle Deep Wrinkle Filler
"For wrinkle-free skin in the morning, I apply this
retinol-based filler to the lines around my eyes before bed. It’s truly eye-opening!"
Ideal: Lip plumper
Dior Addict Lip Maximizer
moisturizing gloss doesn’t turn me into Angelina Jolie, but it does give me a hint of a sexy pink pout. And the minty scent acts like a breath freshener."
Great deal: Lip plumpers
NYC New York Color Lippin’ Large Lip Plumper in Strawberry Mousse
"There’s no burning or stinging with this
natural lip enhancer. Cinnamon, ginger, and peppermint oils boost your lips, while vitamins A and E keep them smooth."
Ideal: Hair boosters
Davines Defining Texturizer
spray creates extra volume when I go a day between washings and my hair needs a boost. I simply spritz my roots (or comb through for extra body) and style."
Great deal: Hair boosters
John Frieda Luxurious Volume Lavish Lift Root Booster
($7; mass retailers)
root boosters leave my hair feeling stiff and tacky, but not this lightweight, alcohol-free styler. It gives great lift, and I can still run my fingers through my hair!"