- Gently exfoliate your lips: Dead skin makes your lips look thinner and it makes it more difficult to apply makeup.
- Apply concealer or foundation to your lips before applying lipstick: This gives you a neutral foundation and you can fill in a little more space with lip color. It also helps your lipstick stay on throughout the day.
- Switch to a lighter color of lipstick: Dark colors are slimming, and while this may be advantageous around the waist, you normally don’t want slimmer lips. Instead of using dark shades of lipstick, switch to light pink or nude colored lipstick that will make your lips look larger.
- Just wear lip gloss: If you like a low-maintenance look, lip gloss could be a great option. It takes almost no time to apply and it is easy to carry with you throughout the day. Lip gloss will make your lips look moist and it will help them look plumper.
- Apply lip liner outside the line of your lips: Applying lip liner just barely outside your lip line is a subtle way to fake larger lips. Use a liner that is the same color as your lipstick and keep it very close to your natural lip line—you want the results to be sexy, but subtle.
- Combine lipstick and lip gloss: After applying lipstick like normal, dab just a little bit of lip gloss in the middle of your lips to add shine and volume.
- Use lip products that contain mint: Some lip products can keep your lips moist while making them look plumper. Lip balm and chap stick with spearmint or peppermint can add volume to your lips.
- Use dermal fillers: If you want lasting results, dermal fillers are the best option. Injectable fillers provides a safe, quick solution that gives you lasting results. In some cases, your doctor may suggest using a hyaluronic acid filler, while in other situations, you may be able to use fat from other areas of your body.
To learn more about using dermal fillers to get fuller lips, schedule a consultation at The Cleft and Facial Cosmetic Surgery Center.