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Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

Have you ever wanted fuller looking lips without the extra price tag, or even the short-term commitment? Rather than turning to collagen injections or even fillers, many women are using good old makeup to create the illusion of larger lips. Here are just a few ways to alter the look of your lips, without going under the knife.

Lip liner 

Purchase a lip liner which is close in colour to your natural skin shade, since this will be the best way to plump your lips. The trick is to slightly (yes, slightly) over-draw your lips on the sides and on the bottom.

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

 

We want this look to be natural as possible, so lightly draw a line that extends from your natural lips outwards. Then simply blend well with your finger or even a lip-brush.

Cinnamon 

Get those lips looking juicy by dabbing a touch of cinnamon just before you apply your lip products. The cinnamon should make your lips feel warm, and just after a few minutes they will appear slightly plumper than usual.

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

Then simply remove the product with a damp cloth, and apply your usual lip products such as liner, lipstick and even gloss to complete the look.

Highlight 

Apply a touch of highlighting powder on your cupids bow to give the illusion of full lips. The cupids bow is located just above your lips, in the little indentation which is found in the centre. Avoid using products which are yellow-based, since this look won’t appear natural and you might resemble a disco-ball!

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

 

This is where the sun should naturally hit your face, so it’s best to head outside with a compact mirror, ensuring you’ll apply the product in the correct place.

Contour 

It might seem odd, but many women choose to contour their lips to make them plump and juicy. The secret is to apply a darker shade on the outer perimeters of your lips, then 1-2 shades lighter in the centre. Blend well to ensure that any harsh lines are disguised.

 Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

White lip liner 

You can also try using white lip liner at the centre of your lips if you don’t have a lighter shade on hand. Concentrate the product on the centre of your lips, and blend well before applying a gloss.

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

Concealer

Apply a light concealer or light coloured foundation on the outside of your lips, and blend well with your fingers. The heat from your fingers is better than using a brush, because it will push the product right into the skin and avoid dry spots from popping up.

Makeup Hacks For Fuller Lips

 

The light concealer or foundation will help to highlight the area, creating the illusion of larger lips.

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September 19, 2014

4 Ways To Plump Your Lips Naturally

Looking to plump your lips without going under the knife? It is possible to make your lips look bigger without the need for surgery, injections or even over the counter plumping products. Use the following tricks to naturally enhance your lips right at home!

Toothbrush

Apply some of your favourite lip balm and brush over with a clean toothbrush will not only exfoliate your lips, but also promote blood flow which will make them look bigger. Use in circular motions to both the top and bottom lips before applying lipstick or other makeup products. If you want your lips to last longer, use cayenne pepper or cinnamon powder which will work to make your lips look huge!

Lip liner

Make like Kylie Jenner and use that lip liner to give the illusion of fuller lips. The trick is to use a liner which matches the colour of your lips, since this will look the most natural. Start by lining the bottom lip, then match along to the top – taking care when drawing over the cupids bow. Then blend together with your fingers before applying a lipstick or lip gloss over the top.

Derma roller

The derma roller is a quick and easy home care treatment which is used specifically for collagen stimulation and helps to plump up your lips! A total of 192 tiny needles surround the roller, which you will then press back and forth over your lips. With no damage to the skin, this treatment is really easy and can be used on the face, hands, and even legs.

Concealer

Focus on the centre of your lips and fill in both the top and bottom with a concealer stick or pencil. This will give your lips a 3D look, especially when filled in properly. Blend in with your fingers, then apply your usual lip liner/lipstick combination over the top for fuller lips!

Which tip would you use to enhance your lips?

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September 9, 2014