Innoxa is one of my favourite Australian affordable and cruelty-free cosmetic brands, and I totally feel like they aren’t spoken about enough. I fell in love with them back when I tried their 5-in-1 BB cream foundation, honestly that stuff is amazing. So I was absolutely over the moon to receive a few of their new releases, including their new VoluLip volume lip crayons which includes 6 shades that are perfect for Spring and Summer.
Volulip is a trademark, so it’s not as easy to find out what makes up the Volulip component – but I’ve had a look at the ingredients in detail and I can guess as to what makes this product a lip plumper. It doesn’t have the usual stimulants in lip plumbers like menthol, cinnamon, capsacin, ginger or caffeine. I actually prefer this, because lip plumpers that contain those types of ingredients tend to make my lips feel really tingly or numb and I actually don’t like that sensation! On the other hand, these lip crayons contain Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38 and a plant extract, known to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid synthesis. I saw that it also contains a huge amount of skin conditioners and hydrating agents like shea butter, argan oil and sucrose cocoate to provide up to 50% hydration.
Application & Finish
These are packaged exactly like a large crayon. Applying them was super easy with the crayon tip, however I can see that as I start to use more of them they will wear down to a thick cylinder so may not be good for getting a precise line after prolonged use.
They were like silk to apply, glided on so beautifully onto my lips and had no drag at all to them whatsoever. A few swipes was all it took to achieve full opacity, even though they are classed as a sheer formula.
I wouldn’t call them a lipstick, they are more like a lip balm that’s really pigmented and creamy. They are incredibly comfortable to wear. Extremely lightweight, and super moisturising. They wear down beautifully throughout the day to leave a pretty stain on the lips – so they don’t just disappear!
Do They Work?
As a topical treatment, the effects of lip plumpers like these are subtle. I didn’t notice a huge difference in the volume of my lips, but what I did notice was that they looked more full. Sounds contradictory I know, but you know those little wrinkles in your lips? I felt like they were filled out after I used these crayons, as if my lips were pulled taught. Not completely gone, but they were less prominent. So in that way, my lips weren’t bigger, but they appeared fuller. The effects were also greater the longer I left them on for.
I really love these lip crayons, they are so comfortable to put on and to wear. So hydrating, lightweight yet full of colour while adding some fullness to my lips. I would definitely recommend these, like every other Innoxa product I’ve tried. They always seem to create really good quality and affordable products. My personal favourites are Coral Crush and Magenta, I feel like they really suit my skin tone well. You can pick these up easily from Priceline or on their website for $16.95 each.
Do you have any personal favourite lip plumpers? Let me know! I’m always up for trying some, just not ones that irritate my lips!