How to Create Fuller Looking Lips In Minutes
Many celebrities are known for their plump pouts. From Angelina Jolie to Kylie Jenner and Scarlett Johansson…there is no doubt about it: full lips are in. For years and years, women have been trying to score A-list lips.
It’s never been easier to achieve fuller looking lips. Best of all? It can be done in just a few short minutes without the use of injectables. Want to give your lips a little extra oomph? These tips and tricks will perfect your pout in no time flat.
Start By Exfoliating Your Lips
Most of us remember to exfoliate our bodies. We buy gentle scrubs and more aggressive scrubs to remove all of those dead skin cells. Unfortunately, a lot of us tend to leave our lips out of the exfoliating process. This is a common beauty mistake. No more! Do you want fuller looking lips instantly? Then try exfoliating before you apply your lipstick. This process will remove impurities from the skin, making the application of lip products easier. It also temporarily lightens the color of your lips. Since lighter lips look bigger, you get an instant boost.
To exfoliate, use a wet toothbrush and gently scrub the skin in an up and down motion. You can also pick up a lip scrub or create a sugar scrub at home. To create the latter, all you need is a small amount of sugar mixed with a few drops or water and lemon juice. Use your fingers to rub it on your lips before rinsing it off with a damp washcloth. Once you add exfoliating into your regular beauty routine, you’ll have look-at-me lips before you know it!
Give Your Lips a Quick Massage
Okay, this next plumping tip might sound a little crazy. Trust us, though – it is super effective. Have you ever tried massaging your lips? If you haven’t, now is the perfect time to start. This technique is great because it improves blood flow to your lips, helping create a fuller appearance.
Use your fingertips and start rubbing your lips in small circular motions. Do this for a minute or two. (Or until you start feeling too silly to continue!) For more dramatic results, simply grab an ice cube from your freezer. Massage your lips with the ice cube for one minute or less. The cold ice will relax your lip muscles. The end result is a fuller and more pigmented pout.
Make The Most Of Plumping Products
Don’t feel like at-home remedies? That’s okay. Makeup can do the trick too. Plumping products, like Sorme’s Lip Thick Plumping Gloss is a fantastic example. It doesn’t just add color and shine, it also stimulates the natural collagen in your lips to increase fullness. That means plumped lips in moments.
Choosing the right plumping products is key. Some lip products on the market plump instantly, others show results over time, and some do a bit of both. Take a minute to think about what you want. Are you looking for an instant boost or longer lasting results? That will guide you to the perfect plumping product for you.
Don’t Forget About Lip Liner
Never underestimate the power of lip liner. Sure, it can be used to prevent your lipstick from bleeding and help the color last longer. There’s also something else it can do…like give you fuller looking lips! It’s true! The key is to over line your lips just slightly. Say, for instance you want to create the illusion of a slightly larger top lip. Use your lip liner to trace just above your natural lip line.
Even though it may seem like you’re drawing outside the lines, the results will be nothing short of gorgeous. Be sure to use a neutral liner for this task (we like the Sorme Smearproof Lip Liner in Natural Nude) to avoid looking unnatural or over drawn. It’s also a good idea to look for a lip liner that is moisturizing. Dry lips automatically look smaller. When you use products with moisturizing properties, your lips are not only soft and hydrated – they look bigger, too.
Are you tired of envying celebrity smiles? Give your own lips the fullness you’ve been dreaming about. Just incorporate these techniques into your regular beauty routine, and you’ll see noticeable results by the time you snap your next selfie.