With the Kylie Jenner lip-trend exploding across the internet, new research has shown that full lips could hold the secret to looking younger. Women with larger lips were perceived as being more youthful than those with thin lips and, as a result, bee stung lips are 2017’s beauty obsession. But is it really possible to achieve a luscious pout without the needle?

Hyaluronic filling spheres just might be the answer. No more needles, no more looking like a duck, no more stingy glosses – it almost sounds too good to be true – but this new innovative ingredient is the secret in many of the plumping lip products on the market today.

What are Hyaluronic Filling Spheres?

These little bubbles of plumpy goodness are based off a hygroscopic material. The hygroscopic material forms the spheres, which are then dehydrated and are filled up with water within the skin.

As the spheres hydrate, they expand into the moisture and hydration-retaining capacity of the sphere; this causes the lips to become deeply nourished, plumped up and gives the appearance of smoother lip-lines.

Do they actually work?

From my own personal experience using lip products containing Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, yes. When I have used them, I have seen a noticeable difference- though I can’t say the same for everyone else.

I think that before booking yourself in to have your lips injected and bruised up (which, may I remind you DOES deteriorate sooner than you think it will), it is worth trying a product with this exciting ingredient in it.

With a diverse range of lip products on the market containing Hyaluronic Filling Spheres, here are my top picks of lip products that promise to perfect your pout:

Zelens: Extreme Velvet Lipstick in Tea Rose

Not only is this lipstick a uniquely versatile colour, but its formula is impressively complex. It contains Ultra Filling Spheres, a low molecular-weight hyaluronic acid with glucomannan which penetrates through the upper layers of the epidermis, which in turn absorbs water from the deep dermis. Its Lipid Complex moisturises and protects, and vitamin E protects against harmful UV rays.

lip plumper


It retails at €40 and is available at www.zelens.com

L.O.V. Lip Affair in Christina’s Red

This gorgeous rich colour is named after one of the professionals behind the team at L.O.V., and represents a sophisticated woman’s classy charisma and unstoppable sensuality. The formula’s Hyaluronic Filling Spheres cushion the lips and even the surface appearance and Kendi oil smoothens the lips.

Lip plumper


It retails at €9.99 and is available in Shaws department stores and pharmacies nationwide.

BioAqua Hydrating Lip Mask
A K-Beauty trend that actress Emma Stone is a fan of, this lip mask is deeply hydrating with its concentrated collagen and hyaluronic gel formula.

Lip Plumper

Lip Plumper

It retails for €4.02 at www.thisisbeautymart.com.

Holika Holika Golden Monkey Glamour Lip 3-Step Kit
Three-step masks are the latest beauty trend in Korean Beauty. This three-step treatment consists of an exfoliation treatment, a hyaluronic-rich gel mask and a post-treatment balm with Manuka Honey and Royal Jelly.

Lip Plumper

Lip Plumper

Retails at €9.75 and is available at www.thisisbeautymart.com

I highly recommend trying products containing filling spheres a go if you have been considering going under the needle. It may not work for everybody, but in my own personal experience, it definitely helped to prevent me from trying any unnatural methods in my pursuit of beauty.

Beauty Images from the PS collection at Primark.