Not everyone is blessed with full pouty lips but thanks to the power of makeup, you can give the illusion of fuller lips.
Kylie Jenner singlehandedly put the world on to over-lined lips before admitting she had her lips surgically enhanced. She then proceeded to take over the beauty world with her lip kits but fear not, there are other ways of getting that full lip look using these useful makeup tricks.
1. Brush off flakes
Because flaky lips reflect less light, a dry pucker could be making your lips look smaller. To get rid of flakes, brush them lightly with a toothbrush. This also boosts circulation, giving you a rosy tint without makeup.
2. Use concealer to fake a larger canvas
Pat concealer onto your lips, spreading it a little over your lip line. This will make your lipstick go on closer to the colour in the tube, and make your lips look larger.
3. Dab lip gloss in the middle of your lips
Using clear lip gloss or a shade close to your lipstick colour, apply a dab of gloss onto the middle of both of your lips. The shimmery product picks up light, making your pout look fuller.
4. Overdraw your lip line
Whether you believe Kylie Jenner’s mega-lips are from makeup or special enhancements, there’s no doubt that she uses lip liner to make them appear bigger. To try it yourself, use a lip liner that matches your lipstick, and trace just slightly outside your natural lip line. Fill your lips in with lipstick, or just use the liner for your whole pout. Use concealer to hide your lip line for an even bolder look.
5. After applying lipstick, line the outside of your lips with concealer
Use a skinny brush and some cover-up to line the outside of your lips. You won’t believe how much your lipstick will pop.
7. Use two different nude lip colours
Apply one shade all over your mouth, and the lighter colour (or even a white lip crayon) in the middle of your lips. If you have a full top lip but a smaller bottom lip (or vise versa), only apply the lighter shade to the opposite lip. It will even your lips out, and make them both look fuller.