Plump lips are very trendy, especially with the likes of reality tv royalty the Kardashian/Jenner sisters. Maybe you want your lips to look bigger though without having to commit to getting filler put into your lips.
Here are a few tips and tricks to make your lips look fuller without needing to permanently commit.
Flaky lips reflect less light, making dry lips look less full. To get rid of the flakes of dry skin, use a wet toothbrush and gently brush your lips using small, circular motions. Another option is to use a sugar lip scrub to exfoliate your lips. An added perk of doing this is that the rubbing motion will help the blood circulate through your lips, giving them a nice rosy glow.
Keeping your lips hydrated helps keep that dry skin from coming back. Before applying anything to your lips, you should moisturize with a lip balm. Lip Balms that are infused with peppermint will have a nice cooling and tingling sensation.
There are plumping lip balms out there that have collagen in their list of ingredients that help to boost hydration and volume. The swell your lips enough to help them look fuller.
Lip gloss reflects lots of light, making your lips look larger. You can either apply it over the entire lip OR dab a little in the center of your top and bottom lip to give yourself more of the pouty look.
Use a lip liner and trace a line slightly outside your natural lip line. After that's done, fill your lips in with the matching lipstick. Drawing your liner just outside your natural lip line will increase the surface area of your lips. Using a lip liner will also give your lips more definition.
Concealer After Lipstick
Once you've applied your lipstick, use a skinny brush and concealer to line the outside of your lips. This will make your lipstick pop and make your lips look more prominent.
The dip on your top lip is called the cupid's bow, and it should be given some extra attention if you want to make your lips look more prominent. Dab, a tiny bit of highlighter into the cupids, bow on your upper lip, and like magic, your lips will look more significant because of the reflection of the light.
Try dusting a line of bronzer beneath the center point of your bottom lip, and this subtle contour will cast an illusion of a shadow underneath your lips making them look farther apart from your chin (making them look fuller).
Tips and techniques to create the illusion of having bigger lips are easy to execute. It's essential to keep your lips exfoliated and moisturized for the best application of lipsticks and concealers.
Using some of the above makeup tricks can save you lots of money from needing to go under the needle for lip filler. Not only are fillers expensive, they are also risky for your health.
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