4 Tips to Get Plump Lips without Lip Fillers
Why did we ever have a problem with plump lips in the first place?
Oh the good ol’ plump lips topic – much controversy, right? We’re not quite sure when it happened, but somehow women of all races want plump lips, and that’s okay! While we have a tendency of crediting the Kardashian/Jenner with every beauty or fashion trend, it’s important to know that plump lips that did not originate with them. For starters, many colored women are born with the same type of plump lips that women pay thousands of dollars to achieve using lip fillers. All that aside, you’re not here to read a history lesson on colored women, plump lips, and anti[race]ness. You want to know how to get plump lips without lip fillers! Scroll a bit for five easy tips that won’t break the bank.
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Concealer does exactly what its name says – it conceals blemishes and other troublesome spots. However, did you know that you can conceal your lips, too?! Apply concealer to your lips and blend it well so that it matches the rest of your face. Once you complete this step, apply lip liner to the outer lines of your lips, i.e. over line your lips to be as full as you want them to be. For extra volume, use a lip liner that is a bit darker than your lipstick. Beyoncé does it all the time, babe.
Lip Plumping Gloss
Once cosmetic companies got wind of the plump lips trends, the market flooded with lip plumping glosses. These glosses can be found at your local pharmacy, Sephora, or neighborhood beauty supply store. To tell whether or not a gloss will make your lips plump, look for hyaluronic acid as a main ingredient. Hyaluronic acid hydrates your lips while other agents “irritate” your lips to create the plumping effect.
Wear Light Colored Lip Tones
Strangely enough, darker hues tend to make your lips look flatter than they actually are. That said, wear nudes and light shades if you want to make your lips look more plump.
Keep your Lips Smooth
Believe it or not, lip balm has a plumping effect. The smoother your lips are, the more light reflects off of them, and the fuller they appear. Also, let’s be real… crusty lips are a huge no! People probably never think of this, but it’s real, so keep those lips nice and smooth! Ditch crusty lips by using a toothbrush to brush off all the gross, dead skin particles. This method also adds a little redness which gives the illusion of a fuller pout!
Have you tried any other techniques to make your lips appear fuller? We’d love to hear from you, if so. Comment below or follow us on Instagram and tag us in your fiercest, pouty selfie.