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I have noticed that I am developing a faint sunken line around the outer edge of my lower lip. It is as though it is deflating, like you would expect to see on someone dehydrated. But, I am not dehydrated. So, I thought I would try the Lip Kit (It has a nice ring to it). But, I am not looking for shiny, shimmering, glittery lips. I am assuming the Lip Kit will fill in this sunken area, yes? But, will it make my lips shiny, shimmering, and glittery? And if yes, what is suggested to use to tone it down?

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I am leaving others to answer.

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The liquid crystals looks a little shiny to start, but sinks in.  I would not say that it's shiny or glittery.  Not like the commercial lip glosses.

 

It doesn't plump necessarily, but makes my lips look smoother.  I only wear it at night as a conditioner.

 

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I would say the liquid crystals look more 'wet' than 'shimmery' on the lips.  I steer away from shimmery too.  To avoid that 70's wet-gloss look, just use it sparingly, dont glop it on - your lips will then look moist, but not glossy. 

 

Since using the lip formula my lips have become much more hydrated, it seems, and therefore smoother and slightly fuller.  I love it, I mix up my own now. 

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I see the Lip Kit's base is liquid crystal. So, I think I just want to start with that. I read a plumper recipe of Donna's in one of the forums, which includes, "ALA, DMAE, Niacinamide, Hesperidin and a pinch of dermagen or matrixyl."

I know the lip kit already has in it the ALA. I'm curious as to the adding of DMAE in a lip mixture. It states that DMAE is a skin tightener and I don't think I want my lip tighter...or do I? It's all new to me. I don't have a problem with the color of my lips so I wouldn't be adding the Hesperidin. But, the Dermagen sounds great. (Would this be good in an eye mixture too because it states that it helps thicken the skin.) However, I couldn't find the Matrixyl listed as part of the product line though. I assume this means it's no longer available?

Thanks for responding to my post, (past, present, and future)
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Matrixyl is palmitoyl pentapeptide.
http://skinactives.com/products/matrixyl.htm

Remember that you have to take into account. Only hydrophobic (lipophilic, oil loving) actives will "dissolve" in liquid crystal. For DMAE, you need to use a suitable solvent, maybe even water.


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