Faking full, juicy lips is a great way to look fabulous and youthful. Not all of us were born with Angelina Jolie lips though. Nevertheless, there are simple things we can do to add some “oomph” to our lips without having to turn to injections, surgeons or ultra-expensive treatments, claiming to “enlarge the lips naturally”. Here are some tested-and-proven-to-give-great-results tricks so you can achieve fuller looking lips instantly!

Exfoliate for a Better “Canvas”

Creating the perfect “canvas” to work on is the most important step before applying any type of makeup. When it comes to your lips, the smoother their surface is, the fuller they will look after you apply lipstick. Apart from that, even if you don’t use any lipstick at all, simply the act of exfoliation itself, visually enlarges the lips, by stimulating the blood flow, making them juicy looking and full of life. You can purchase an exfoliating product for lips or make your own at home (some brown sugar mixed with Sweet Almond Oil works wonders!) or better yet, if you are in a hurry, you can use a toothbrush – gently massage your lips with it for a minute and then apply a thin layer of your daily moisturizer, to hydrate the lips and give them extra plumpness. Brushing your lips gently will remove the dead cells, smooth out their surface and boost blood circulation. Simple, but truly effective ritual!

Plump with a Lip Gloss

The easiest and fastest fool-proof way to appear that you have plumper lips is to use a lip gloss instead of just your regular lipstick. The gloss will reflect the light and this way will make your lips look fuller than they really are. You can apply lip gloss alone, over your favorite lip stick or dab a bit of it in the center of your lower and upper lip. If you want to try the third option (applying it in the center of your lips), make sure to use a transparent/clear gloss or one that has the same color as your lip stick. Lip glosses are the perfect makeup “tool” to achieve hydrated, juicy lips + you can never go overboard with them! And the best part: there’s no need to be super precise. Easy peasy!

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Avoid Dark Lipsticks & Use Lip Liner

You know how darker clothing can make your body look slimmer? Well, same rule applies to lipsticks. The darker the lipstick, the thinner your lips will look. So, instead of grabbing a plum colored lippie or one in bright red, opt for a pink/peachy color, in order to avoid visually shrinking your lips. Another great way to fake juicy lips is by using lip liner. This might be a tricky one for some, though, since it's not so easy + no one wants to be caught “cheating” by faking Angie’s lips. After all, the point is to achieve the most natural look possible,right? Professional makeup artists suggest that you erase the edges of the lips by applying concealer to create a “blank canvas”, then lining just outside the edge and filling in the rest with the same lip liner and blending it carefully with a lip brush. Lastly, put on your lipstick, and voila!

 

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Article Credit: Liza Talavera for La Mav