One of the most desired beauty features is a full, luscious pout. Full lips have always been in trend, but it’s only been in the last few years that it appears that lips are literally exploding bigger. And, no, not everyone is born with a pair of thick lips. Fortunately, even if you don’t have naturally large lips, you may use your makeup for that. Continue reading for five beauty tips for large lips that you can try for yourself.
Exfoliation of your lips is essential for getting rid of dead skin and achieving smooth lips. Use a lip exfoliator or a toothbrush to exfoliate your lips. It will help you remove flakes and increase blood circulation, giving your lips a rosy appearance. It will also give your lips a brief plumping effect. Because your lips are more delicate than the rest of your body’s skin, proceed with caution. After exfoliating, use a lip balm to hydrate your lips.
DIY Face Scrub
If cosmetics aren’t working, try this natural and tingling lip plumper made with only a few items from your own kitchen. A tablespoon of olive oil and a few sprinkles of cayenne pepper Gently apply the mixture to your lips and keep it on for a few minutes before wiping it away and hydrating with your favorite lip balm. Though the effects are temporary, this is a perfect option for a quick selfie or a night out. A simple sugar scrub can help smooth out chapped lips and make them blush for those who are more sensitive.
Use a Hydrating Balm
It may seem simple, but you’d be shocked how much plumper your lips would seem if you apply a moisturizing balm to them before applying anything else. As an added benefit, search for a balm blended with peppermint oil, which is a natural circulation booster, increasing blood flow to the lips. Allow the balm to absorb for about five minutes before proceeding to the next step.
Always Apply Lip Liner
Lip liner is a tried-and-true makeup artist technique. There’s a lot of lip liner. But not in the way you’d expect. Choose a lip liner that is one to two shades darker than your natural lip color, and then use it to outline and fill in your whole lip. Using a liner that is slightly darker than your natural lip color helps the completed lip appear fuller.
Try Nude and Pink Shades
Last but not least, you can try nude or pink tone lip shades to make your lips look fuller and bigger. The lighter the lipstick hue, the plumper the lips appear. Lipsticks that are darker make your lips appear smaller, while lighter lipsticks make them appear poutier. For this stage, you can use a lip stain, lipstick, lip tint, or a lip crayon, whichever formula works best for you.