If you want fuller lips but you want them to look natural and subtle, here are a few things you can try.
For some reason, having huge pillow-like lips has become a thing. And that might work for some people (and it is fine), but not everyone feels comfortable with lip injections. If that sounds like you, then we have something you may want to try out.
Cosmetics and technology usually work hand-in-hand to come up with better and innovative products that will help us look the way we want to but in a simpler way. However, if feel like a more natural approach to fuller lips, here are some options for you:
1- Buffing the outline
To create the perfect canvas for lipstick application, start by buffing the outline of your lips with concealer. "Because I'm going to ignore that lip line today. I'm just dulling the perimeter down, I wouldn't do this with a full, opaque concealer. I'm just doing it on the perimeter of the lip so I can really create my own new shape,” explains Hughes.
2- Adding color
"I'm actually going to apply it with the bullet backward, with that bullet angled up toward my lip, that gives me this amazing amount of visibility on where I'm placing the tip of the lipstick. It's totally okay to overdraw with the tip of the lipstick," Hughes says.
3-Time to line
Contrary to every YouTube tutorial you may see online, Hughes suggests starting with the color and afterward line the lips. So starting with your bottom lip, use your lip pencil of choice to "contour and shade the lips to have a fuller kind of look," says Hughes.
4- Blend it out
Using a small, fluffy brush, blend out the contour lines created in step three to create a more natural effect. Hughes uses a patting motion along the line where the liner and lipstick meet to buff it out a bit, going back in with her lip liner if she over-blends.
5- Lip scrubs
A natural way to get your lips plumped is by exfoliating them with lip scrubs. You can get a store-bought version or you can do it yourself using pantry items, like coconut oil and brown sugar. When exfoliating your lips, make small round movements and then rinse. After the lip scrub, it is recommended to use a Vitamin C lip treatment to hydrate and moisturize.
6- Collagen supplements
Lips tend to thin over time, studies show. And if you don’t want to get a lip injection, you can opt for taking a collagen supplement in order to prevent them from thinning too soon. This way, you will have fuller lips for longer.
7- Hyaluronic acid serum
You can get fuller lips by using a topical serum. Hyaluronic acid will rapidly moisturize your lips, making them look healthier and fuller. Just remember: every time you use a hyaluronic acid product, you need to top it off with an occlusive lip product, like oil or wax-based balm.