Full lips do a lot to help make you look both healthy and beautiful. Society has a particular standard though that starts at “movie star” and goes higher. This can make it more than a little annoying to try to match up when your lips aren’t naturally gifted or you don’t have a dedicated team of makeup artists to make you look your absolute best at all times. There are procedures you can undergo for fairly long-lasting results that need to be refreshed now and again, but not everyone wants to consider cosmetic surgery. Fortunately, there are plenty of small, quick tips that almost anyone can use to help make their lips look fuller than they actually are. It turns out that one of the best ways to help make your lips fuller is to simply remember to take care of them properly.
Exfoliate Your Lips
Let’s take a brief moment here and quickly highlight that this doesn’t mean applying an exfoliating product to your lips. There are tools available that can gently exfoliate your lips for you. You can also use a light scrubbing with your toothbrush to achieve somewhat similar results if you’re traveling and don’t have access to your full beauty kit. Why does this make your lips look fuller? A lot of people forget to take proper care of the skin of their lips for one reason or another. This leads to flaky skin that diminishes the natural color of your lips and fades them a bit. Your lips standing out less actually makes them appear smaller than they actually are. Occasionally exfoliating your lips will keep them clean and actually help promote blood flow in the area which will give your lips a plumper look as well as promoting a more noticeable natural color.
Make Your Own Lines
A good trick for thinner and uneven lips is to set the rules for your own appearance by correcting nature’s oversight. You can actually use a good lip liner to to trace just outside your lips to give yourself fuller, even lips than nature intended. You need to be careful with this though. This is especially true around the cupid’s bow to ensure you keep the look consistent. Practice a few times before actually committing to a look using this trick. Once you’ve got the lip liner in place as a guide, all you need to do is fill in the space between the lines. Consider using a lighter, matte shade that works with your natural lip color to make the most of this kind of look. The key here is to ensure the outer line is thin enough to be usable as a guide, but not so thick that it is obvious. Getting it right will be an easy way to fuller lips whenever you want them.
Use a Product
When all else fails, there are products designed specifically to plump your lips up for a little while to help them look fuller. These are typically fairly clear in their packaging to ensure you know what you’re looking for and give a noticeable boost for a short window of time. These are particularly good if you’re simply looking to get a brief boost for a picture or when greeting people. You can then simply allow other tips to help maintain the look for the rest of your outing. It should be noted that many of these products work for a window of ten to fifteen minutes at absolute most. You can try other alternatives to these though. Mint oil-based products have been known to have a positive effect on blood flow when applied topically. This could give you a longer, natural boost to lip fullness that gives you both fuller lips and better color.
Full lips don’t have to be something you’re at the mercy of genetics for anymore. These tricks and others can all help to give you the look you want without the need for a cosmetic procedure or massive amounts of makeup know-how. All it takes is a little time and effort. A natural makeup look will work best with all of these tips, but some can be used for a more dramatic look quite easily. Just take your time when putting any new ideas into practice to make sure your skin remains happy and healthy during the experiment.