If the Kardashian – Jenner family has taught us anything, it is that treatments and make-up, if used wisely , can create voluminous lips and a plumping effect very similar to what would be obtained by resorting to cosmetic surgery, but without great costs and extra recovery time.
If you have thin lips and would like them fuller then, before thinking about invasive solutions, try some of these techniques.
This is step number one for lip care.
A non-homogeneous surface, in fact, reflects less light so leaving dead cells and cuticles in their place can lead to the opposite result compared to the one hoped for: making the lips appear smaller than they actually are.
To eliminate any impurities, regularly scrub with a product containing micro granules, or with a mixture of honey and sugar. Alternatively, you can also brush them lightly with a toothbrush. This operation in addition to exfoliating also increases circulation, giving you a rosy tint without makeup.
Hydrates, hydrates, hydrates
When the body is dehydrated, your lips wrinkle and disappear. So make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day.
Don’t forget the lip balm
In addition to moisturizing your lips by drinking the right amount of water, apply a lip balm regularly to soften them. This way, in addition to being healthier, they will also look bigger.
Rely on a lip pencil
Before Kendall Jenner surgically enhanced her lips, she used this makeup to make them look bigger.
Putting it into practice is very simple: apply your favorite concealer to your lips to make them similar to the color of the skin around them, then draw a line slightly outside the natural one using a pencil. Now fill them with the matching lipstick.
Create a light point
This lightning-fast trick will help you draw attention to your smile and make your lips look plump.
Take a clear lip gloss and spread a small amount in the center of both the top and bottom. The gloss collects the light, creating the illusion of fuller lips.
This technique works both on bare lips and on top of lipstick.
Try a plumping treatment
On the market, there are several plumping balms, glosses, and treatments that perform this function by acting from the outside and without needles or simply putting into practice all the tips to use only makeup.
The most functional are those based on chili which by dilating the blood vessels and activating the microcirculation, give lips more voluminous instantly.
Learn the layering technique
Layering the colors generates an optical illusion that makes the lips appear voluminous while not being particularly voluminous.
Here’s how to do it: apply a shade of lipstick all over your mouth, then cover it, only in the middle part, with a slightly lighter color or a white lip liner. Finally, spread another lipstick over the entire surface, slightly darker than the first.
In addition to making your lips look voluminous, this makeup helps to even out them. If you have a fuller upper lip and a smaller lower lip, or vice versa, try applying the lighter shade only to the smaller lip.
Create a shadow under the lower lip
After applying the lipstick, take some earth powder or a dark product that you usually use to contour, and with a thin brush make a small mark under the lower lip.
This creates a slight shadow and makes the lips look more pouting and voluminous.
The masks designed for this part of the face are many and with the most disparate functions.
Among the shelves of your favorite perfumery, you will surely find some rich in plumping agents, whose effect is precisely that of creating voluminous lips. When choosing, make sure that the formula, in addition to carrying out this task, nourishes, improves the grain, and makes them smoother.
The most popular types are those in fabric, which must be placed directly on the lips for a few minutes so that the beneficial ingredients can penetrate them. If you don’t like them, you can opt for a night mask that applies like a balm stick.
Try the gua sha massage
Coming from the oriental tradition, this technique is usually used to smooth the skin of the face and consists in passing a cold stone over it, exerting slight pressure.
The initial sensation you get while doing it is one of warmth and is revealed right from the name, which consists of two words: gua, which means to rub, and sha, which instead means warmth.
However, the Gua Sha technique can also be used on the lips, all you need is a jade, rose quartz, or obsidian stone, which you can find directly in perfumery.
After preparing your lips by washing and drying them, take the stone and apply gentle, but quick, pressure to the outside of the lips. This will cause friction around the lips and help plump them up and bring out their natural color