LIPFUSION COLOR SHINE
“The next generation of lip plumpers.” – FusionBeauty
PRODUCT RATING: ★★★★★★★★★★(10/10)
PRICE DETAILS: $38 for .29oz. – Clear plastic container with doe foot applicator (♦♦♦♦♦)
COLORS REVIEWED: (L-R) Clear, Sweet (sheer light peach/pink with slight shimmer), Glow (sheer golden rose shimmer), Crave (flushed coral pink with gold shimmer), Bare (creamy nude), Sugar (sheer opalescent pink mauve with blue undertones), Summer (sheer shimmering bright rose) and Berry (deep plum shine).
QUICK REVIEW: This expensive and superior formula gives lips a plumper look that lasts.
Since FusionBeauty launched their wildly popular LipFusion Micro-Injected Collagen Lip Plumper in Clear ($36), which uses dehydrated marine collagen microspheres that significantly plump lips when they are rehydrated – I haven’t used a lip plumping product that has even come close. This incredible product doesn’t come cheap. At $38 a pop, they are about $10 more than a Chanel Glossimer!
So imagine my elation when, by chance, I happened into my local Sephora just as they put the entire FusionBeauty line at 75% off. I quickly snapped up 4 shades and one of their new Nip Line Erase ($45) and paid only around $50. On another trip, I picked out 2 more shades bringing my collection up to 8 colors.
LipFusion Color Shines are very sheer, giving lips just a kiss of color. This is appealing to me since I prefer sheer lip color, but those who want more coverage might feel unsatisfied. However, the actual lip plumping action of this product gives your pucker an incredibly smooth, hydrated and fuller look and feel – even after it wears off. No, its not like collagen injections – but imagine a better, natural version of your lips. Texturally, these have the right balance of stickiness (for wear) and slip (for comfort) and do not get gummy or pasty. While they work best on clean, bare lips – wearing them over a lipstick is always an option.
I really hope FusionBeauty isn’t discontinuing this product or fiddling with the formula. While I was more than happy to get such a great deal on one of my favorite products, I would be very disappointed if its no longer available.
TIP: Layer on a thick coat while you’re doing your other makeup to let the plumping go to work. When you’re ready to dress your lips, blot or use a wet cotton swab to remove any dead skin. Line lips and apply another thin coat of Color Shine for the best results.