A new twist on sucking face.

Posted on May 14th, 2009 by Gina

lippump1Admit it. Just looking at the Luscious Lips device makes you giggle. But it also makes you curious. It’s a “lip pump,” designed to draw fluid into the lips for that fuller, pouty, puckery look without the pain and price of lip fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, or other lip fillers.

The device works by creating a vacuum over your mouth and sucking your lips into the tube, drawing fluid into the lips that leaves them plumped for two to three hours at a time, according to the website. It suggests easing into to it to allow your lips to adjust to the influx of fluid: five 2-second pulls a day for the first couple of weeks; three 10-second plumps two or three times a day after that; then once you’re a pro, three or four 15-second plumps two or three times a day, not to exceed 120 seconds a day.

The concept is interesting, and the physiology makes sense, but we couldn’t help noticing that the device looks similar to pumps you might use on other parts of the anatomy for various other purposes. And if the principle is the same, couldn’t you use one of these pumps you might already have?

Do you plump your pout? Would you try suction over irritation or injection? Have you tried the Luscious Lips Lip Pump?  Sassback!

3 Comments on “A new twist on sucking face.”

  1. Diana

    Ladies, keep it away from your husbands!!

  2. Tena H

    I read somewhere, long, long ago, that brushing your lips with a toothbrush just prior to applying your lipstick would have the same effect. It does work…for about 10 or 15 minutes. Unless you’re up for rushing in to the ladie’s room to scrub-up your lips every few minutes, it doesn’t do much good. Great for that posed photographic moment, though! I would imagine this product produces the same kind of thing (increased blood flow to the lips). I don’t know if I could keep myself from laughing with this contraption stuck against my face, however :)

  3. Lori R

    I don’t believe for a second that this Lip Pump would actually work. Just another gimmick. Are there any proven clincial studies?

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