Fuller lips can really flatter your face. Big, full lips can make your face look feminine and youthful. Thankfully, you’ve got options when it comes to creating a pretty pout. From simple makeup tricks and beauty hacks to semi-permanent fillers, read on to learn 6 tricks for how to get fuller lips and perfect the perfect pout.
1. Outline your lips for fuller lips.
This simple trick really lets you show off your lips natural shape with extra definition. Using a lip pencil matching your natural lip hue, carefully outline your lips. Start by tracing just outside your cupid’s bow under your nose, then define the lower lip using the same technique. Using a nude shade close to your natural lip color and tracing just outside your lip line creates a subtle boost in size while showing off your natural shape.
2. Go nude.
When creating a full look, professional makeup artists suggest using a satiny nude lip color with some strategically placed gloss and highlights. Dark colors and matte finish lipsticks might be trendy, but they weigh down your look and can create a smaller pout. Sparkly or frosted lipsticks can add age to your face and should be avoided, too.
3. Contour like a pro.
Using a small angled brush to add a little bronzer just under your lower lip line can create the illusion of a seriously plush pout. Use a highlighter on your cupid’s bow can create more depth and fullness.
4. Make it minty.
A touch of peppermint oil or a minty lip balm swabbed over your lips can plump lips and color. The tingling sensation is increased blood flow. Bonus: The mint can make your breath even sweeter!
5. Exfoliate your lips for a smooth glow.
Dull, dry lips don’t reflect light and can make your pout seem smaller. Additionally, dry lips can make your lipstick and liner feather out. Consider taking a few seconds when brushing your teeth to gently brush your lips to slough off dry skin. You can also make a gentle (and yummy!) scrub to exfoliate your lips by mixing a tablespoon of brown sugar with just enough coconut oil to form a paste. Vigorously rub the mixture into your lips, let it sit for a minute, then rinse off. Exfoliate your lips two or three times a week to keep them smooth.
6. For lasting fullness, consider Juvederm Volbella.
The makeup tips and beauty hacks above might give you the illusion of a fuller pout, but a surefire way to guarantee lasting results is by using a filler. Juvederm Volbella is a newly FDA approved injectable treatment that can increase lip fullness and banish lines around the mouth for an entire year. One concern many patients express is that they don’t want a “duck face” or over filled lips. Dr. Matthew Doppelt of Southeastern Dermatology is a board-certified dermatologist that has been extensively trained on lip injections. Check out his before and after lip injections.
Dr. Doppelt is specially trained to deliver the kind of results you’ll find only by working is a board-certified dermatologist. For more information, give us a call at (865) 474-8800 or schedule an appointment online.