Dear Beauty Banter,
I have very small lips. Is there anyway to make them big and plump without cosmetic injections?
Andrea from Vermont
In order to create a pouty pucker without relying on injectables you’ll need:
- shimmering gloss or lipstick
- lip brush
- a steady hand!!
The idea here is to create the illusion of Angelina Jolie lips by extending the lip line with lip liner (don’t go overboard!!!). Feather the lip liner towards the center of the mouth (so that an actual line isn’t visible). Use your lip brush to blend (if it looks like Pam Anderson, then you haven’t blended enough!!). Apply shimmering gloss or lipstick in a lighter shade to the center of the bottom lip (this trick creates a highlight– making lips appear sexy and full).
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