Get luscious, fuller-looking lips sans ﬁllers with these foolproof tips.
A dab of gloss on the middle of your lips goes a long way towards picking up light and creating the illusion of fullness.
TRY: Shiseido Maquillage Watery Rouge in RS705, $40, and Lancome Juicy Shaker in #352 Wonder Melon, $38.
OVERLINE THE LIPS
Using a lip liner that matches your skin tone, line the outer ridge of your lips – this will make them look fuller. Then fill in your lips with the same pencil and you’ll have everyone fooled.
TRY: Lancome Le Lip Liner in #290 Raspberry and #369 Vermillon, $32 each.
GET RID OF FLAKES
Dead skin cells – which are essentially what those flakes on your lips are – don’t reflect light well, and that affects how full and healthy your lips look. Use a toothbrush or lip scrub to gently rub off the flakes and help improve microcirculation too.
CONTOUR AND HIGHLIGHT
Yup, these aren’t just for faking sharper cheekbones. A smidgen of contour powder under the lower lip will give your pout extra oomph, while a touch of shimmery highlighter on your Cupid’s bow will make it pop.
KEEP IT DEWY
… with a hydrating lip mask that not only sloughs off dead skin cells but also locks in moisture for seriously soft, smooth and luscious lips.
TRY: Shiseido Benefiance Full Correction Lip Treatment, $57, and Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm, $70.
CHOOSE THE RIGHT COLOURS
As a rule, lighter colours make lips appear fuller, while darker hues make them look flat and slightly smaller. So go for flattering light corals, peachy pinks and sheer, rosy hues.
TRY: Lancome L’Absolu in #06 Rose Nu, $46, and Shiseido Makeup Perfect Rouge in RD656 Empress, $43.