The secret to this tasty lip-plumping gloss is 10% Hoodia Gordoni extract, a natural appetite suppressant extracted from cactus-like plants in South Africa and Nambia. Used for centuries by the locals for its hunger curbing abilities, Hoodia has more recently made its way into pills to decrease hunger. Hoodia works by mimicking the effects of glucose on the brain, tricking it into thinking you've just eaten.
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Fittingly, Karen Robinovitz, a New York-based journalist and the brains behind Huge Lips Skinny Hips, came up with the idea at a fashion week party. "I was the person standing where the food was coming out so I could get first dibs on the treats. I thought to myself - my pants are already a size to small, yet here I am...I wish I had a lip gloss that would curb my appetite." When Robinovitz exclaimed that she should call her friends in the beauty industry to get them to make this product, her enterprising husband replied. "Um, no - you need to make this gloss." And Huge Lips, Skinny Hips was born.
The paraben-free gloss also features Meadow Foam to bind moisture to the skin and Lemon Peel Oil to cool and soothe. And Vitamin B3 stimulates blood flow to the lip surface, filling in wrinkles and plumping without stinging or burning. This isn't a gimmick to stop women from eating, but a way to be "more conscious, not mindlessly shoving food down throat," said Robinovitz. And no worries, food won't mess up your shiny, full lips.
The collection includes six yummy glosses, ranging from sheer clear to sultry red, inspired by Robinovitz's favorite icons and philosophies: Red Sole Worship, Kate Kitty, Poledancer, Lychee Martini, Love Your Thighs, No Panty Lines.
Huge Lips, Skinny Hips ($20) will be available this March at Scoop and Space NK. Be the first to hear when it launches - sign up here!
- Dana Oliver