Achieving the perfect pout – you know somewhere between your natural lips and a Bratz™ doll – is a mission and obsession for millennials. A perfect pillowy pout is a timeless trend. Some ‘get it from their momma’, but for the less fortunate of us who don’t want help from the plastic Gods, here’s a step by step guide to help fake your way to fuller lips.
STEP 1: SCRUB-A-DUB-DUB
To keep your lips looking youthful and full of life – exfoliate. Exfoliating your lips routinely at night will help keep your lip cells regenerating while you get your beauty sleep. My favorite lip scrub is the organic Lush Cosmetics Bubble-Gum lip scrub. It’s sweet like candy, true to its name and all natural just in case you eat it all up. When exfoliating your lips, it’s v important to hydrate and moisturize immediately afterward, which leads to the next step.
STEP 2: HYDRATE – Fuller Lips Are Thirsty AF
When choosing a lip balm, not only is it important to choose a product that moisturizes and heals, but also one that penetrates hydration to increase your lip’s plumpness. Laqa & Co’s Lip Lube in Boss Lady has a peppermint-shea butter formula that gives a hint of mint and long lasting moisture to smooth your lips without being sticky. It’s great to keep on your nightstand for before bed or in your purse for on the go.
STEP 3: KYLIE JENNER
Ok, kind of, but if I had put Contour as the headline, all of you would have rolled your eyes just at the sight of the overused word. But, Jenner is proof that overlining your lips works– and if you come from a famous family it could also get you a cosmetics line but hey, you can’t have everything. On a serious note, we should totally thank her for like, realizing stuff: Overlining is contouring for the lips. Be sure to match your lip color with your lip pencil and simply outline the outer perimeter of your lips. Choose a long-wear lip pencil to keep the illusion of a bold, full lip throughout your day. When creating a fuller lip look, it’s great to invest a bit in your liners. Burberry Lip Colour Contour is slightly larger than your average lip liner which means extra love for your lips. With a range of nude colors, the collection is creamy and has the perfect hint of shine.
STEP 4: PLUMP, PLUMP, PLUMP IT UP
Finally, set your newly plumped lips with a gloss that not only shines, sets your new lip shape, but also enhances your pout with a noticeable tingle. Winky Lux’s Pucker Up Lip Plumpers are affordable and leaves you with fuller lips that are sultry and oh so kissable. They’re gluten free, paraben free, long-lasting and leaves your luscious lips smelling like a delicious slice of lemon cake or pink lemonade.
Of course, when all else fails, it’s almost 2018 and we have Snapchat filters for fuller lips. *Wink Wink*