DuWop Lip Venom | Ordinarily, I don’t put much faith into products making seemingly outlandish claims. DuWop Lip Venom promises to “increase circulation” to the lips, which in turn supposedly enhances the shape and color of your lips. I’ve used other DuWop products before, but I shied away from the lip venom because I’d heard reports that it burns the heck out of your lips (it makes sense, considering two of the essential oils in DuWop’s Lip Venom are cinnamon and ginger!). However, I was intrigued by the rave reviews I heard from other women and read online, so with a bit of trepidation I decided to give it a shot.
Upon first application, I immediately noticed a fairly intense tingling sensation. I was expecting a fierce burn, but never got it. All I experienced was the not-unpleasant tingling sensation, although I can see why some women who are particularly sensitive may not like this product. I didn’t exactly notice any lip-plumping action, but I did receive several compliments from friends and family asking if I was trying a new lip color — it did enhance my natural lip color, which I found very nice. While I was happy with my overall experience, I was a little disappointed at how small the tube is. If you run through lip gloss quickly (like I do!) then you’ll run out of this stuff in no time. At $16 a pop, it’s a pricey luxury for frequent wear.
I’ve worn it a few times since my first attempt at gorgeous, Angelina Jolie-esque lips, but it still doesn’t do much more than enhance my lip color and give me that tingly, spicy feeling. It doesn’t taste too bad, either, which is definitely a plus. Overall, I wouldn’t go into buying this product hoping for plump lips, but it may be worth it for women who just want to enhance their natural lip color without a goopy, sticky feeling like most glosses. If you discover the tingly feeling is too much for you, they do make a version of lip venom without the sting. DuWop Lip Venom