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Friday, 14 June 2019

How To Get Fuller Lips Without Injections - Review and Giveaway

**Disclaimer: The products in this post were kindly sent to me for the purpose of review and are therefore listed as an advertisement. All opinions are my own**
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Lip fillers, Botox and other cosmetic procedures. It's all an option these days and when it comes to using treatments to fight ageing and look younger, the world really is your oyster. These treatments do come at a cost though, and not everyone is keen on seeing that needle. Yet, the pressure of looking a certain way is very real and is heavily influenced by celebrities and social media. But do we have a choice to do it differently? Does not wanting that needle mean you won't be able to have fuller lips? Or are there alternatives? In this post I am reviewing the CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner and CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper by Code Beautiful. Do they work? Read on and find out!


What is Code Beautiful?

Code Beautiful is a brand that started off with a mascara in 2014. Their mission:

"To have the confidence to innovate, lead and just be ourselves. Curating a select range of products that stand out from the crowd."

When Code Beautiful started off with their mascara, they wanted one that did not over-promise and under-deliver, but wanted to 'crack the code' and create must-have hero products that we cannot live without.

Is Code Beautiful cruelty free and do they offer vegan products?
Yes - Code Beautiful is 100% cruelty free and both the CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner and the CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper are vegan.

CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner

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The CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner is a universal lip liner that promises to create fuller, more defined lips without a needle in sight. It is 3-in-1, being a lip liner, lipstick and lip plumper all in one. It comes in the shade Nude Blush, which is the perfect nude shade that suits pretty much every skin tone.

Active ingredient: Maxi-Lip

Listed on the ingredients list as: Ethylhexyl Palmitate (and) Tribehenin (and) Sorbitan Isostearate (and) Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1 (on the lip liner it is listed as Palmitoyl Oligopeptide)


So how does it work? The lip liner uses an active ingredient called Maxi-Lip which is a collagen stimulating peptide that moisturises the lips and makes them firmer, smoother and better defined. The lip liner can be used as a base underneath the lip plumper or any lipstick, or on its own by filling in the lips. Next to the plumping effect, the lip liner prevents lipstick and lip gloss from bleeding, and it is self sharpening too! All you need to do, is twist the lid clockwise until it clicks and voilĂ !, a perfectly shaped point every time. Quite a handy little thing.

CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper

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The CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper is a lip product that hydrates, plumps and defines the lips. The consistency is almost like a lip gloss, just not quite as sticky. It comes in a very neutral shade called Nude Rose which looks very pink in the packaging, but is actually a very nude shade once applied.

Active ingredient: Hilurlip


Listed on the ingredients list as:  Isohexadecane (and) Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer (and) Sodium Hyaluronate (and) Xanthan Gum (and) Phenoxyethanol (and) Tripeptide-1

The active ingredient in the plumper is called Hilurlip which was designed for its boosting effect on the lips. Hilurlip plumps and redefines the lips, but also minimizes the appearance of vertical lines, making the lips appear younger. The CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper contains Hyaluronic Acid that helps plump the lips over time, so with this product the more you use it, the plumper the lips appear!

My thoughts

For the purpose of this review, I have applied the CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner and CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper as follows:


• I started off lining and filling my lips with CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner.
• I then applied a layer of CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper followed by a second layer.

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Natural lips

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Lips with one layer of CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper

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Lips with CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner

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Lips with both the lip liner and lip plumper

Straight after applying the lip plumper, I felt a soft tingling feeling which is normal and is caused by the peppermint oil in the lip plumper. I could also instantly see that my lips looked slightly more plump.

The lip liner applied smoothly and the tip is very detailed and nice to work with. The formula did not dry out my lips and the colour is a beautiful nude. I also found the lip liner to be very long lasting and definitely one of the nicest formulas I have tried so far. Whether the lip liner itself is plumping on its own, I am not sure. I could not see much difference, but perhaps this will change with prolonged use.

I did notice a considerable difference when I applied both the lip liner and the lip plumper together and I am curious to see if the plumpness (is that even a word?) increases as I keep using it. I don't think the above pictures do it much justice. The pictures of my lips are not edited as I want you to see what the products really look like. Overall I think the CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner and CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper are great products and a good way to try out having fuller lips without injections.

As with any products like these, the effect is obviously not permanent or as long lasting as lip fillers, but I am happy with the results and will continue to use.

Giveaway time!!
After reading this post, I hope you've got excited about the CODE SSL Soft Smooth Lip Liner and the CODE LIP Lip Intense Plumper. Code Beautiful and I are also giving one of you the chance to win the set worth £38! Here is how to enter:

Win The Fabulous Lip Duo From Code Beautiful #20

Please note that the winner will be picked and contacted by Code Beautiful. The giveaway ends on June 30.

Thank you so much for reading and good luck!!


2 comments :

  1. This looks IMMENSE! Can't believe the difference using the lipliner and the plumper together.

    Naomi xo

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    1. I know! Crazy, isn't it?! I must admit, I wasn't sure whether lip plumpers actually worked, but I think I have been converted after trying this one! Thank you so much for reading and leaving a comment ❤️

      Annemieke xx

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