I freaking love lip filler. There, I said it! I first dipped my toe into the injection pool a few years ago and have maintained a firm footing in said pool ever since. Even though the topic of filler and injectables (or, at least, if people are getting them) remains a tad taboo, I've always been a staunch believer in transparency, and while some people might not feel comfortable admitting to what they have or haven't gotten done, I'm here to say that my lips are juiced up and I plan on keeping them that way until further notice, thank you very much!
That said, filler isn't for everyone, and I know plenty of people who simply aren't interested or can't afford the treatment and/or upkeep. (It's a steep investment, after all!) Luckily for us, the makeup industry has really been kicking it up a notch in the innovation department the past few years and some of the most effective lip plumpers boast drugstore-level price tags. Not everyone is looking for plumper lips, but if you're someone who is craving an extra injection of volume sans filler, you've come to the right place. Below, I'm sharing five of the absolute best lip plumpers that A) can be found at the drugstore or B) boast drugstore-affordable price points. Plus, because I feel so passionately about the subject, I've gone ahead and added the products that will further enhance your pout, and I even tacked on a few of my favorite, albeit more splurge-y, lip plumpers at the end of the article. Keep scrolling!