Draw (Slightly) Outside the Lines
With lip fillers on the rise, it seems that when it comes to lips, bigger is best. Everywhere we turn, we see pillowy, plush pouts (say that three times fast!) that waver on the extreme side. Since we’re all about turning up the drama — with makeup — we have no problem turning up the plump … and the easiest way to get the augmented lip look is by drawing them in. All you need is lip liner, setting powder, lipstick, this tutorial, and you’ll be ready to roll!
Work That Cupid’s Bow
Successfully landing any trend starts with a strong foundation, which is why the Cupid’s bow is such a vital component in the full-lip game. And, even if you don’t have a super-defined bow, every girl should know how to line it (and fake it) the right way. If you’re not one for the steady hand, don’t fret. Drawing in your Cupid’s bow is a matter of “X marks the spot.” So, pick up your lip liner and follow this tutorial!
Pick Up the Highlighter
If you’re short on time and don’t have a minute to line your lips, we have a little tip that will accentuate your lips and make them appear fuller within seconds. And, all it takes is a quick dab of highlighter. Pick up your fave liquid illuminator and follow this super-simple trick. We promise you’ll love the results.
Product Recommendations: L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighting Concealer, Maybelline Dream Lumi Touch Highlighting Concealer
Meet in the Middle
Just as important as your initial conquest for fuller lips, is the finishing touch. No matter what direction or tutorial you opt for, make sure you top off the look with a dab of gloss right on the middle of your pout. While it may seem like an insignificant step, this glossy touch helps accentuate the fullest part of your lips, so don’t skip it!
Product Recommendations: The Body Shop Vanilla Lip Gloss, Urban Decay Naked Ultra Nourishing Lip Gloss,
When In Doubt, Opt for the Quick Fix
If you don’t have the time or patience for any of the tips above, don’t worry. Pouty lips are still available to you via some good ol’ lip-plumping products. Designed for instant gratification, these temporary formulas are created to stimulate the lips and make them swell a bit (the good kind!). While painless and harmless, they usually tingle on initial contact, but within seconds, all you’ll notice are your new lips!