A few years ago I bought beauty items left, right and centre. New launches, seasonal collections and trending products were my vices. Nowadays I am a little more selective when makeup shopping – the ordinary just won’t cut it.
My beauty stash only has room for innovation as of late, which is exactly why the MAKE UP FOR EVER Ultra HD Lip Booster Hydra-Plump Serums are at the top of my recommendation list this month. The secret to perfect, camera-ready lips, the Ultra HD Lip Boosters are made with makeup artists in mind, and if they’re good enough for makeup artists then they’re good enough for me!
I’ve been busy testing the formula and swatching all the colours. Here’s everything you need to know…
The Ultra HD Lip Boosters have 3 main aims: to keep lips optimally hydrated, beautifully plump and comfortably smooth. More than a lip balm or a lip tint, the professional formula transforms dull, tired lips so that your pout always looks its best (yes, even with lipstick – I know that can be a struggle if you’re prone to flaking!).
Like all MAKE UP FOR EVER formulas the Ultra HD Lip Boosters include stand-out ingredients that make the formula work so well. The addition of 2% hyaluronic acid provides a moisturising action while plumping the lips and creating a natural barrier for added protection. Loofah oil rich in fatty acids prevents dehydration and works to repair the lips so that your smile is always lipstick ready.
Now, let’s see them on…
00 – Universal
Everyone needs a thirst-quenching transparent lip balm in their makeup stash and the Ultra HD Lip Booster in 00 – Universal is that and more. The nourishing formula glides onto lips with a clear finish, dressing the pout in reflective shine that immediately makes lips appear bigger and more healthy looking.
Tip: Apply a thick layer as a mask before lipstick application. Wipe off any excess when you’re ready to apply lip colour.
01 – Cinema
The perfect everyday nude, 01 – Cinema has a radiant rosy hue that will go with every makeup look. The pretty shade is an excellent pick for someone that wants to wear a natural yet polished lip colour.
02 – Pink
This light fuschia pink is a really exciting shade because it’s available exclusively at Escentual. Feminine and demure, 02 – Pink can be worn minimally for a natural healthy glow or layered up for an intensified colour effect.