I once had a friend who described the first impression I make when entering a room as “here comes Melissa’s lips”. I have stuck with that over the years as I think there are few things that make a bolder statement than a fabulous set of freshly plumped lips. I know you natural beauty fans are cringing. But, honestly I don’t believe that genuine natural beauty exists in anyone over the age of 12. Now put down your torches and pitchforks anyone can be beautiful, but let’s not delude ourselves. At 46 I need all the help I can get! As we age lips get thinner and all that lovely collagen we took for granted in our 20’s has done a runner. I, being a big fan of white coats and needles am quite happy to get regular fillers in my race with Father Time. I am referring to time with a male pronoun not because I am being patriarchal, but because surely only a man would have the audacity to steal your collagen and impose the menopause on you in one swoop.
But, I know that many of you are looking for a less invasive way of giving the old girl a bit of a boost. There are some genuinely ingenious ways of getting that pout just right. I was invited to the multiple award winning clinic Juvea Aesthetics to have a treatment called “Perk” Lips. This treatment is from the company that brought us the Rolls Royce of facials, Hydrafacial. Perk is literally a lunchtime lip boost. Performed by the gorgeous and amazingly talented El If Ay I was in great hands.
Perk involves putting a tingly minty serum over your lips and using what I can only describe as a mini hoover over your lips. It exfoliates as well so it leaves you with a gorgeous pillowy finish that is perfect if you want to test drive some super lush lips before committing to more invasive treatments. You take home the peppermint oil and peony extract that lightly plump your pout. So, you can give your lips a little boost anytime. This little roller ball of freshness is now a staple in my handbag.
The Perk Lips is an amazing treatment for anyone, but particularly if you are considering lip fillers. Perk will give you a little preview of what you would look like with fuller lips.
There are a whole list of Perk treatments that can be done over a lunchtime without any downtime and the only side effect is fabulousness!