GlamGlow Plumprageous Nudes Collection Review + Swatches

If you're into full, plump lips, a la Kylie Jenner lips, then you've probably already tried a bunch of the lip plumping products out there or you might even have lip injections. Whatever the case, you'll be excited to know that GlamGlow has expanded their iconic Plumprageous lip treatment to a new range of glosses called the Nudes Collection. It features 10 colours from light nude to dark brown nude that suit an array of skin tones and comes in three finishes - gloss, matte and metallic. To promote the launch, GlamGlow sent me the entire Nudes Collection to try. Keep reading for my review on swatches and to find out if these glosses really give you that Kylie effect.

 

GLAMGLOW Plumprageous Nudes Collection 

The Plumprageous Nudes Collection comes in a range of ten colours suitable for a variety of skin tones and is available in three finishes - Matte, Glossy and Metallic. These are all formulated with the same Triple Plumping Complex and yet I find that the glosses vary in plumping/ tingling intensity from one formula to the next. The Metallic and Gloss Tints have the most tingle/ plumping effect and colour pay off. They give the lips an instant tingle as the plumping formula begins to work. In terms of how it feels on the lips; I find that GlamGlow's Plumprageous is more on the cooling side as opposed to that burning sensation that I've gotten from other lip plumping glosses (like Too Faced Extreme Lip Injection). And even though it's a cooling formula, it's still a very noticeable and strong tingling sensation so if you're sensitive, these might be too intense for you so give them a try at the store first and see how you react. BTW - if you get this formula on your tongue, it will tingle. 

Like I mentioned, I find the Metallic and Gloss Tints to have the most plumping effect and colour pay off. Just look at the swatches below and you'll see what I mean. I have the Gloss Tints on the left, Matte Tints in the middle and Metallic Tints on the right. You can see right away that the formula on the Matte Tints appear almost sheer, and this is after layering the colour a few times to build up the colour! You'll also notice the Matte Tints aren't exactly matte either and I found that the formula dries to more of a demi-matte finish. The swatch you see below is after letting it sit for 3-5 mins and I'm wonder if perhaps the reason it didn't dry is because I had so much product layered overtop. With that being said, the matte shades are so sheer that it's best to use a lip pencil underneath to get that full colour pay off because these shades really are beautiful. Finally I noticed that these don't seem to tingle or plump as much as the Metallic and Gloss formulas. I wonder if the plump effect was reduced because I had lip liner underneath so the product wasn't in full contact with my lips, but then again even when wore it on my lips my itself, I found it didn't tingle/ plump as much. Regardless the Matte formula does feel very comfortable on the lips. I don't even mind that it's demi-matte but I just wish the colour pay off was more intense. 

GLAMGLOW PLUMPRAGEOUS Gloss Tint (left), Matte Tint (centre) and Metallic Tint (right).

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Finally, these Plumprageous glosses don't open in the traditional manner and feature a twist top wand that's actually very sleek and modern looking. The wand applicator features a flat silicone wand head, which for me isn't the easiest to apply the gloss onto the lips. I have a tough time staying within the lines and drawing a smooth line with this flat silicone applicator head so I need a) more practice and b) a lip liner to help me colour in the lines. I always overdraw my lips anyway so really, I don't mind.

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PRICE: Each tube is $30 CND.
 

PACKAGING:

  • Sleek chrome lip gloss tube.
  • Twist off applicator.
  • Applicator wand features a flat rubber head.
     

WHAT'S IN IT: 

  • Triple Plumping Complex (I couldn't find what this means in terms of ingredients on either the GlamGlow or Sephora sites.) 
  • Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, Cupuacu and Murumuru Butters.
     

THE VERDICT: 

As far as lip plumping glosses go, I find the GlamGlow Plumprageous Nudes Collection has a very comfortable to wear formula. The tingling sensation from these is nice and cooling and continues until the gloss comes off. (As a comparison, I find Too Faced Extreme Lip Injection to have a burning effect for about 20 mins and then it eventually fades and you can't feel it anymore.) The Plumprageous glosses have an array of nude shades that are super flattering. I'm not a big fan of nudes and even I found a few shades that I love - A List, Screen Kiss, Triple-X, Stacked, Body Double and Suggestive. In terms of wether or not it actually does a good job on plumping the lips: yes and no. Yes, it smoothes out fine lines on the lips and it does appear to make them look plumper but no, it's not gonna give you Kylie Jenner lips. I would recommend over lining your lips to get the best results from Plumprageous.

 

GLAMGLOW PLUMPRAGEOUS NUDES COLLECTION LIP TREATMENT

 
 

GLAMGLOW PLUMPRAGEOUS GLOSS LIP PLUMPER TREATMENT

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GLOSS LIP PLUMPER TREATMENT
 

  • Four glossy shades in total: 
  • A-LIST (mauve nude)
  • SCREEN KISS (shimmery coral-brown nude)
  • TRIPLE-X (shimmery medium-dark brown nude)
  • CASTING COUCH (light coral nude)
  • The Gloss and Metallic Tints have the most tingle/ plumping effect and colour pay off.
  • These have more of a cooling as opposed to the burning feeling that other lip plumping glosses can have.
 
 

GLAMGLOW PLUMPRAGEOUS MATTE LIP PLUMPER TREATMENT

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MATTE LIP PLUMPER TREATMENT

  • Four matte shades in total: 
  • UNSOLICITED (light coral nude)
  • STACKED (light-medium brown nude)
  • BODY DOUBLE (medium-dark nude brown)
  • PYSCHO (shimmery medium-dark brown nude)
  • The Matte Tints appear almost sheer. You'll also notice from the swatches above the Matte Tints aren't exactly matte either and I found that the formula dries to more of a demi-matte finish. 
  • These have more of a cooling as opposed to the burning feeling that other lip plumping glosses can have.
 
 

GLAMGLOW PLUMPRAGEOUS METALLIC LIP PLUMPER TREATMENT

METALLIC LIP PLUMPER TREATMENT

  • Two metallic shades in total: 
  • LUSTY (metallic rose gold nude)
  • SUGGESTIVE (medium-dark Bordeaux nude)
  • The Metallic and Gloss Tints have the most tingle/ plumping effect and colour pay off.
  • These have more of a cooling as opposed to the burning feeling that other lip plumping glosses can have.
 

Photography by Geoff and Nathalie Martin.
The GlamGlow Plumprageous featured here were provided as a PR sample. All photos are original and opinions are honest and true. 

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