8 Instantly Effective Hacks for Plumper Lips That I Learned From TikTok
Makeup TikTok is an absolute gold mine. I know this isn't exactly *news,* but I've discovered so many A+ lip-plumping hacks on the platform that it would honestly be a crime not to share them. And I'm not the only one who considers these tips 100% genius—many of these hacks involve viral products TikTok users tried and loved.
The best part about this treasure trove of discoveries is that they require very little effort on your part. Whether that's a lip-plumping gloss here or a DIY scrub there, these clever little tricks are easy and most importantly, don't cost a fortune. If you'd like a few pointers on how to plump lips naturally at home, keep scrolling for a few TikTok-approved ways to do it.
The Derol Lip Plumer went viral on TikTok with many users calling it "lip filler in a bottle." The set includes a day and night plumping gloss that each has ingredients like ginger, mint, collagen, and vitamin E. You can even use the night gloss as a sleep mask for smoother, softer lips in the morning. Fair warning, though, many users report it stings pretty badly for a while.
You can thank celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic for this next hack. It simply involves using a liner like the Ultra Suede Sculpting Lip Pencil to make the distance between your lips and nose look smaller, thus giving your lips a more lifted look. Basically, you only want to overline the cupid's bow and bottom center of your lower lip so it gives the appearance of full and ultra-defined lips.
This list wouldn't be complete without including TikTok's main squeeze, the Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme Lip Plumper. Listen, users love it because it works. A blend of Atecollagen, marine filling spheres, avocado, jojoba oil, and vitamin E help provide long-term plumping effects to the lips.
Apparently, I've been sleeping on the power of cinnamon powder and oil for natural lip plumping hack. Cinnamon can increase circulation, but it does irritate the lips in a way. You might want to patch test before trying this one out.
Huda Kattan recently coined the "bow and arrow lip lift" hack on Huda Beauty's TikTok. It contours and shapes the lips a little bit differently than normal. She uses a cream contour palette to draw an arrow above her lip and below. Then she uses a dark liner to create another arrow on the center of her lips. After that, she uses a liquid lipstick over it and after blending it all out, it creates the appearance of fuller lips.
A few users have even tried out this pricier option from SkinMedica and seen great results. It's a two-step treatment that helps hydrate the lips, smooths fine lines, enhances rosiness, and of course, plumps.
One TikTok user's viral lip plumping hack included making a DIY mask of cinnamon, sugar, and coconut oil (or olive oil). Because it's similar to the above cinnamon oil and cinnamon powder hack, it produces the same kind of plumping effect. The user even reported that she "looked like she had filler by the end of the video." It's easy, only requires ingredients you probably have in your kitchen, and produces some pretty noticeable results. Definitely worth a shot.
Our final genius hack comes from plastic surgeon, Anthony Youn, MD on TikTok. He shares that adding a couple drops of peppermint oil to any lip gloss can make it into a plumping gloss. He reports that it should feel tingly when you apply it, but shouldn't sting. You should see results after a few minutes.
More Lip-Plumping Products We Love
Eminence offers this organic lip plumper with cinnamon oil, jojoba oil, pumpkin seed oil, pomegranate oil, blueberry seed oil, and paprika. The stimulating plant extracts give your lips a fuller appearance naturally.
In addition to providing plumper lips, this overnight treatment also helps with hydration and fine lines. It has shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and the brand's Maxi-Lip technology that visibly increases lip volume by 40 percent.
Boost your lip volume and softness with PCA Skin's hyaluronic acid-filled formula. Ultra-filling spheres combine hyaluronate and konjac root for instant hydration and lip volume. A tripeptide complex also stimulates collagen production.
Tatcha's lip mask helps restore hydration with Japanese peach and squalane. The rose extracts and Japanese camellia oil in the formula also help smooth the lips and give them a plumper appearance after use.
The NuLips treatment duo comes with a lip balm and exfoliating brush meant to soften and plump the lips. The natural lip balm features hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, peptides, and antioxidants, while the brush can be used to gently exfoliate and polish the lips. You'll have baby soft, fuller-looking lips when done.
This plumping lip mask uses a DuraQuench complex to form a structural layer on the lips to reinforce its natural barrier and lock in moisture. The brand's Volulip complex also plumps and reduces fine lines or wrinkles around the lip area.