I have very large lips naturally. So I would never buy this product. I got it as a gift for my birthday from my mom. Boy was I puzzled, apparently she thinks I need plumper lips.
I'm pretty disappointed with the color. It is very very sheer. So much so that I forget I put it on, then go to drink something and leave this imprinted on the glass. It looks kinda like dirt too. Not a good look.
As for the plumping effect, I don't think it works. Which for me is a good thing. It just kinda tingles. I think that's because it has peppermint oil it it.
It smells like peppermint oil too. I'm glad about that because some of NYC lip products don't smell to pleasant.
Another thing I noticed is that this stuff is actually pretty moisturizing and when it wears off I'm left with super soft lips.
Polybutene/Octylodeecanol/Petrolatum/Tridecyl Trimelitate/Bis-Diglceryl Polyacyladipate-2/Silica Silicate/C18-36 Acid Triglyceride/Ozerkerite/Flavor/Tocopheryl Acetate/Ethyhexyl Palmitate/Tribehenin/Sorbitan Isostreanate/Pamlitoyl Oligopeptide/Cinnamonium Zeylancium Bark Oil/Zingiber Officinate(Ginger)Root Oil/Menthol Piperita(Peppermint)Leaf Oil/Menthone Glycerin Actetal/Butyrospermum/Parkii (Shea Butter)/Menthoxprobanediol Vanillyl Butyl Ether/ Benzophenrione-3/Phenoxyethanol/Methylparaben/Ethylparaben/Propylparaben/Butylparaben/Isobutylparaben. May Also Contain Calcium Aluminum/Borosilicate/Silica/Tin Oxide/May Contain Titanium Dioxide/Mica/Iron Oxides/Red 6 Lake/Red 7 Lake/Yellow 5 Lake/Blue 1 Lake/Carmine
What's scary is the ingredient list. I can't even say most of that stuff. But the cinnamon oil. peppermint oil and the Shea Butter are nice. Even if they are in extremely small quantities.
For me, no reccomendation. I'll be using the rest of it as a base before I apply lipstick.