Beauty Basics: Lining Your Lips for a Plumper Pout
Have you ever looked around the room at all your best gal pals and realized you have total lip envy? Are all your friends rockin’ lush, plump lips and you can’t help but stare? It happens to the best of us, but when it comes to beauty basics, plumping up your lips is one of the easiest (and best) tricks of the trade and can change your whole look in an instant. Here are a few tips for how to line your lips for a plumper look:
First of all, exfoliation is the name of the game. You can easily plump up your puckers with some quick exfoliation – just use your toothbrush to get rid of any flakes and dullness. Make this a daily habit and your lips will look lusher in an instant.
Create a smooth and seamless canvas for lipstick or gloss by first lining and filling in lips with a nude lip liner. Sounds so simple, right? It is! Think foundation for your lips – it will create an even surface for any gloss or color you apply later.
Give your lips that instant added plump by going for glosses or lipstick that also incorporates mint or spearmint. Believe it or not, this yummy herb is a natural pout enhancer and gives your lips that fresh invigorating feeling that mint is known for. Check out Motives Lip Candies (pictured below), which are all infused with tingling spearmint for an instant boost.
Experiment with using lip liner to line the outer edge of your lip – just make sure you are barely on the outer edge to keep it super delicate…we want your but to be plump, but still natural. Fill in with your favorite lipstick color and top with shiny gloss. Try lining with Motives Lip Crayon, Pink Lady for a lighter-toned, natural look.
Keep your lip color on the lighter side with peach and pink tones for a naturally fuller look. Turns out staying more toward the natural hues is the best way to have those full lips you love so much. Motives Lip Candy in Butterscotch or Lollipop are perfect options.
So, what do you think? Is getting that plump lip look easier than you thought it would be?