This chilli gloss plumps lips in seconds

Emily Ratajkowski at the Ami Homme Fall/Winter 2022-2023 show during Paris Fashion Week, January 19, 2022.

A tutorial, which touts the merits of a simple gloss for less than 13 euros to boost the volume of your mouth like an “injection” effect, has millions of views on TikTok.

On social networks, make-up techniques are multiplying to try to boost the volume of the lips naturally, without going through aesthetic medicine. After the “lip contouring” method approved by Victoria Beckham and Mario Dedivanovic, Kim Kardashian’s makeup artist – and which consists of drawing the outline of the mouth with a pencil in order to enlarge its size – a new trick is fascinating the Web.

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A tutorial that has more than 67 million views on TikTok would demonstrate the effect of a simple make-up product to plump them up like after an injection session. The object of desire? Sephora’s Outrageous Intense gloss, a hybrid product between makeup and skincare, formulated with chili extract and hyaluronic acid.

Gloss Outrageous Intense by Sephora

If we are to believe the many “crash test” videos posted about her on the platform, all you have to do is apply it and leave it on for a few seconds before watching your lips swell under the effect of the ingredients (with some tingling that can be felt on the way). Its action could last up to several hours, according to testimonies.

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It is not in itself a cosmetic revolution, since other brands have already launched this kind of product previously (such as Too Faced or Milk MakeUp). But it is rather its mini-price (€12.99) that seems particularly attractive.

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The flagship makeup trend of 2022, gloss is a must on both fashion shows and red carpets. Bella Hadid, Jennifer Lopez, Hailey Bieber or even Ariana Grande have all already adopted this retro and regressive look to perfection.

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This hit from the 2000s is making a strong comeback in vanities to allow us to sport the same glossy lips as the pop icons who brightened up this decade. In addition to its shimmering lacquer finish, it is acclaimed for creating the illusion of plumped lips.