Leave the lip injections to The Real Housewives. There are much easier ways to make thin lips look fuller, like these subtle makeup tricks that plump your pout instantly.
Use Lip Liner
Select a liner that is just a fraction of a shade darker than the lipstick you’re using — no darker — to draw around the outside line of your lips. By applying the darker liner on the outside of the mouth, it will create a subtle 3D effect that makes lips look plumper.
Highlight the Outline
Making the outline of the lips lighter will create the illusion of bringing them forward. Use a highlighter to outline the top lip and the groove that runs from the top of the lip to nose, as well as the Cupid’s bow.
Blend Two Lipsticks
When your lipstick gradually gets lighter in the center of the lips, it creates the appearance of fuller lips. Apply your lipstick to the entire lip, then add a slightly lighter shade or a shimmery gloss in the center of both your top and bottom lips, blending with a brush.
Try a Lip Plumper
Many lip plumpers have special ingredients that help to increase the lips’ natural production of collagen, while others temporarily swell the lips. We love Too Faced Lip Injection Color Bomb! Moisture Plumping Lip Tint ($21, toofaced.com) because it dilates the blood vessels to temporarily plump the lips. Also, the line’s six colors, from beige to classic red and light purple, are perfect for any occasion.
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